Love Is the Law concert celebrating marriage equality announced
Love is the law.
Well, it will be officially on Tuesday. Following Governor Dayton's signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill Tuesday afternoon, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will host a concert at Ecolab Plaza featuring the Suburbs, P.O.S., and several other local musicians celebrating the new legislation.
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The festivities will take place in downtown St. Paul at Ecolab Plaza (mapped below). According to a press release, the Minnesota Freedom Band will head up a procession from the Minnesota State Capitol lawn to downtown St. Paul.
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The full lineup for the event includes (updated with set times):
6:30 Hookers $ Blow
7:35 Zoo Animal
9:30 Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
9:40 Mayor Chris Coleman speech
9:45 Chan Poling and Friends (The Suburbs)
DJ Jake Rudh will play music in between sets.
This is an especially sweet announcement for Poling, who recently offered up the band's 1984 hit "Love Is the Law" to Minnesota United, and has a son in California who is in a civil union. "I was really pleased yesterday to call him up and say, 'Come on home
to Minnesota and get married!' We all want to go to a wedding, you
know," he told the Current.
Here's the song that'll figure heavily into Tuesday's proceedings.
The event will be held on Tuesday from about 6 p.m. to 10:15 at Ecolab Plaza, 375 Wabasha St. N., Saint Paul.