Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is just one of the acts performing at the Concrete and Grass Festival
With fall on the horizon, Minnesotans should do all they can to enjoy as many outdoor music events that the area has to offer before the weather eventually turns. And next weekend marks the eighth annual Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free, three-day musical celebration that will match the tastes of any fan.

Held in the lovely, tranquil setting of St. Paul's Mears Park from Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6, this family-friendly event officially serves as the kickoff to the fall performance season for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, and the Schubert Club.

In addition to offering the opportunity to see world-class orchestras, operas, and ensembles from throughout the area's music community, the Concrete and Grass Festival also features a headlining performance from Badfinger's Joey Molland, the pure, dulcet vocals of the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, the narrative charms of singer-songwriter Martin Devaney, and the Breaking Brass Band, composed of students from the McNally Smith College of Music.

Full lineup and set times for the 2014 Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival:

Thursday, Sept. 4

7:00 p.m. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chamber Ensemble (performing Beethoven's Septet in E-flat)

8:30 p.m. Martin Devaney

Friday, Sept. 5

5:00 p.m. Prairie Fire Lady Choir

6:30 p.m. Salsa del Soul presented by the Ordway

8:30 p.m. Adam Meckler Orchestra

Saturday, Sept. 6

4:00 p.m. Ancia Saxophone Quartet presented by the Schubert Club

5:30 p.m. Minnesota Opera

7:00 p.m. Breaking Brass presented by McNally Smith College of Music

8:30 p.m. Joey Molland's Badfinger


All of the performances are free and all-ages, with food, wine, and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District available for purchase.

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