Live Outdoor Music at the Minnesota History Center During '9 Nights of Music,' Tuesdays in July and August

For immediate release

Release dated: 
May 28, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3141,
Wendy Jones, Minnesota History Center, 651-259-3411,

Quick facts: 

Event: 9 Nights of Music
When: Every Tuesday in July and August, 2014
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. (6:30-7 p.m. for dance instruction)
Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: Free
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773

Live Outdoor Music at the Minnesota History Center During '9 Nights of Music,' Tuesdays in July and August

The History Center's popular "9 Nights of Music" returns with FREE outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with live music and dancing at 7 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair and pack a picnic or buy food from the Café Minnesota terrace grill. Come early and take advantage of free admission to the museum galleries from 5 to 8 p.m. In case of rain, performances move indoors. Call 651-259-3000 for rain updates at 4 p.m.

Crowd at the History Center for 9 Nights

"9 Nights of Music" 2014 summer lineup:

  • July 1 - Café Accordion Orchestra
    French/Latin/Gypsy mixer
  • July 8 - Somali Camel Band with Abdulkadir Said and Najiib Elmi
    Urban and traditional Somali folk dance and song
  • July 15 - Rockin' Rondo Jazz Quartet with Debbie Duncan
    Half Pintz Drill Team kicks off the evening. Jazz, Rhythm and Blues potpourri honoring Rondo Days in collaboration with Rondo Avenue, Inc.
  • July 22 - Explosion Big Band
    A swinging soiree with Doug Haining and Scott Agster's 17-piece orchestra
  • July 29 - Dick Hensold Band
    Scottish ceilidh
  • Aug. 5 - Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra
    Swedish social
  • Aug. 12 - Gertie and the T.O. Boyz and Finn Hall
    Waila (chicken scratch) and Finnish jamboree
  • Aug. 19 - Okee Dokee Brothers
    Grammy-winning American Folk for kids
    Special activities
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Lawn games, bubbles and toys
    6:30-7 p.m.
    Dance instruction (clogging)
    7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Live music
  • Aug. 26 - Ukrainian Village Band
    Ukranian vechirka (party)

"9 Nights of Music" is presented by Xcel Energy. Additional support is provided by 99.5 Classical MPR and the Tapestry Folkdance Center.

About the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.