UPDATED LINEUP: Mill City Live Returns in August with Four Concerts by top Local Artists

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 9, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Laura Salveson • Mill City Museum • 612-341-7499 • laura.salveson@mnhs.org

David Stevens • Mill City Museum • 612-341-7524 • david.stevens@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Mill City Live

Date: Aug. 7, 13, 20, 27

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: Mill City Museum
Address: 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis MN 55401
Cost: $5, free for MNHS members
Phone: 612-341-7555
Email: mcm@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.millcitymuseum.org/millcitylive

UPDATED LINEUP: Mill City Live Returns in August with Four Concerts by top Local Artists

Mill City LiveEnjoy the sights and sounds of summer this August at Mill City Live. Starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7, 13, 20 and 27, audiences will be able to enjoy the season with some of the Twin Cities' hottest musical acts. Performing in the fresh air of the Mill City Museum Ruin Courtyard will be the following artists:

  • Thurs., Aug. 7: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders
    Led by Crankshaft (a.k.a. Alex Larson), this group offers an original brand of high-energy upper Mississippi blues that is sure to appeal to young, old and everyone in between.
  • Wed., Aug. 13: The Cloak Ox
    This critically-acclaimed group sways audiences with their groovy style of indie rock that immediately hooks audiences.
  • Wed., Aug. 20: Fort Wilson Riot
    The Minneapolis-based avant pop duo of Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis are set to release their latest album "TrIllIun" featuring 12 Rods and Mystery Palace man, Ryan Olcott, at the production helm.
  • Wed., Aug. 27: Erik Koskinen
    Erik Koskinen has built a following as a guitarist (Molly Maher, Randy Weeks), songwriter, producer (Trampled by Turtles) and engineer. "America Theatre" (2014) is Koskinen's second album, the follow-up to the acclaimed "Keep it to Yourself."

Cost is $5 and includes museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m. Food and drink by D'Amico Catering will be available for purchase.

Mill City Live is supported by 89.3 the Current and Vita.mn.

About Mill City Museum

Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits.

The museum is located at 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit www.millcitymuseum.org.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. 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.