st. patrick's day in minneapolis
I'm not irish, but I enjoy a lot of irish music.
If you're going to be in Minneapolis (or thereabouts) this St. Patrick's Day, there's a ton of great music to be seen and heard.
The Big Concert is of course Boiled in Lead's 18th annual concert at First Avenue. I think I've been to at least half of those shows over the years. Doors open at 4pm, opening acts are Lehto & Wright, The Tim Malloys, and the Minnesota Pipes and Drums. Boiled in Lead takes the stage at 7:30pm or so.
Lojo Russo & Funks Grove are also playing this St. Patrick's Day:
From Noon 'til 2pm at Borealis Cafe (4th & 13th in Dinkytown)
From 4pm 'til 8:30pm at Kierans
And from 9pm 'til close at The Local (10th St. & Nicollet Mall)
And The Tim Malloys aren't content to merely open for BiL, they're also playing at Kierans from Noon until 5pm.
Yes, you too can play along with the "how long will Adam Stemple's voice hold out?" game (Adam plays guitar and sings with both the Tim Malloys and Boiled in Lead).
Minn-stf is also having their annual Pool Party at the Radisson South Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. Starting at 2pm running 'til at least 2am if all goes true to form. Plenty of musician types I know plan to go to the Boiled in Lead show, then return to the Pool Party to play music for a while.