Skyline Music Festival 2013 at Target Field lineup unveiled

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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum at First Avenue in 2012
Looks like 2013 is the year that music finally gets to live and breathe in Target Field. The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park has announced plans to host the Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26, featuring hometown heroes Soul Asylum. This is dubbed "The LP tour," so each band will play its most cherished album in its entirety. Expect to hear Grave Dancers Union from "Somebody to Shove" to "The Sun Maid."

Filling out the classic alt-rock bill are Matthew Sweet performing his essential album Girlfriend and Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing Sister Sweetly. Plus, another local treasure, the Gear Daddies, will also be along. This comes not long after Target Field opened its doors to an extensive list of local acts for its Midwest Music Showcase series, and it finally feels like a place where music fans can settle in.

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Review: Soul Asylum at First Avenue, 7/20/12

Put on in partnership with 96.3 K-TWIN, the concert will be the first of its kind at the stadium. Unlike last summer's Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw show set up in center field, the Skyline Music Festival stage will be in foul territory near third base with seating sections along the third base line open for the show -- and, of course, the majestic Minneapolis skyline towering behind the stage.

Tickets for the Skyline Music Festival featuring The LP Tour at Target Field go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

The Skyline Music Festival with Soul Asylum, Matthew Sweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and the Gear Daddies. $25-$45. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday, July 26. Purchase tickets here or call 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467).

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mariecooney
mariecooney

As a member of IATSE Local 13, the stagehand and wardrobe union that serves many of the theater, dance, music, conference, and other venues throughout the Twin Cities, I do not understand why you are NOT using our services during this weekend's concert series.

In additions to the recent Kenny Chesney concert at Target Field, we regularly provide the largest number of professional stagehands available for concerts at Target Center, Target Field, Xcel Energy Center, MN State Fair, MOA Metrodome, Midway Stadium, Harriet Island, Basillica Block Party, Stillwater, etc.

As the number one provider of professional stagehand and wardrobe members to local theater, dance, and music venues throughout the Twin Cities, I do not understand why you are not using members of IATSE Local 13 for this weekend's concert series.

You may claim that this is only a "test", and that if the series is successful, then dialogue and negotiations with IATSE Local 13 will be continued. I don't buy that logic for one second. A test should never be performed with less than the best available players. Hence the "test" might fail due to inferior conditions.

One would not want to believe that a precident was set by such actions, and that IATSE 13 stagehands would not be used in the future!

Would the Twins ever consider a test run of baseball games without their best available players? How would your fans respond if you brought in a line up of none-Twin players? Is this how the Twin support the Minnesota tax payers who paid for their stadium, by blocking out the largest talent pool of local professional stagehands?  And finally, why did you wait until the last minute to make public that IATSE 13 member would not be used, when you had months to prepare for this concert series?

Sincerely,


Marie G. Cooney
IATSE Local 13 stagehand

m9ke.sherrill
m9ke.sherrill

all these bands rock...you haters can shuck it

BoycottRQ
BoycottRQ

It will be about 100 degrees that day and from thenceforth the festival will forever be known as "Sweatin' to the Oldies."

BoycottRQ
BoycottRQ

Listen to win tickets every hour from May 31 through July 25 on KTWN. Only way they put asses in the seats.

mspmidway
mspmidway

Wow!!  I didn't realize how out of touch the Twins organization and the peeps at 96.3 really are.  The Twin Cities metro area has one of the youngest populations in the country and all these morons can present us with is some country "star" (Kenny Chesney) and a so-called music festival featuring bands such Big Head Todd?  The whole concept of Minnesota and the Twin Cities being progressive is beyond flawed.  Honestly, our peer metros including, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, hold festivals that national and international bands attend.  The Twin Cities on the other hand decide to compete with the likes of Fargo and Sioux City with this garbage.  I know. I know. Leave if you don't like it.  I'm planning on it.  Minneapolis has lost it.

Jeff Robertson
Jeff Robertson

Sweating to the oldies. I guess it beats, 38 Special, Poison and Damn Yankees.

Paul Pirner
Paul Pirner

I'm waiting for them to add walk mink and Run Westie Run to the bill...

ned0
ned0

Plenty o' elbow room to be had at this one.

Josh Nelson
Josh Nelson

Doc Pedrolie can you make it that weekend?

Josh Nelson
Josh Nelson

made to be broken, or while you were out

Melissa Zeleny
Melissa Zeleny

Paul Pirner -I want in-it happens to be my birthday that day! Josh Nelson and I can carpool from the right side of the river from which we reside.

Josh Nelson
Josh Nelson

Paul Pirner we have to go to this. can you secure it?

swenner29
swenner29

@mspmidway Apparently you haven't hear of the little Block Party held every year in July, right around the corner from Target Field, featuring nationally and internationally well-known and emerging musicians? The Skyline Music Festival is just one concert, held one night, and while it's not progressive it does fill a niche (and the Twins organization has nothing to do with selecting the acts that perform, so I'm not sure why you threw them under the bus). There's plenty of amazing, progressive music being played IN the Twin Cities and BY Twin Cities musicians. You just need to pull your head out to find it.

BoycottRQ
BoycottRQ

@mspmidway Don't forget Milwaukee knows how to do more than a week of live music every summer on the waterfront, something Minnesota could never pull off. LiveNation can't even figure out how to make money at Harriet Island after two days of big shows last year. This town is diseased. (And yet the hicks flock to Wee Fest. Oy ve!)

BoycottRQ
BoycottRQ

@Jeff Robertson does not beat Poison. Poison is nothin' but a good time in concert.

BoycottRQ
BoycottRQ

@Melissa Zeleny I will never understand the fascination with Gear Daddies. Mediocre music done over and over and over. Pinch me. If GD are so precious, why aren't they a national phenomena. Case closed.

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