Fans come out for return to Twin Cities Summer Jam

July 23
Concertgoers sang along to Brett Young at the Twin Cities Summer Jam at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., on Friday, July 23, 2021. ] RENEE JONES SC
Friday's Carrie Underwood-led lineup at Canterbury Park put the fest back on track.

Rolling Stones' rescheduled U.S. Bank Stadium date set for Oct. 24

July 22
The Rolling Stones started up their No Filter in 2019 but had to delay the 2020 dates due to COVID-19.
Postponed by the pandemic in 2020, the band will hit Minneapolis again on a newly rescheduled 13-city No Filter Tour.
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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performed at the New Yorker Festival in 2019.

Bon Iver to head up Line 3 protest concert Aug. 18 at Duluth's Bayfront Park

The Water Is Life festival will benefit Winona LaDuke's Honor the Earth with First Ave and many more performers involved.
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July 27
Karl Remus and Bailey Cogan of 26 BATS!

Twin Cities band 26 BATS! celebrates a magic number with a new sound

Shape-shifting, portal-hopping duo 26 BATS! celebrates a golden year with a new sound.
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July 26
Karl Remus and Bailey Cogan of 26 BATS! Photo by Madalyn Rowell. ORG XMIT: MIN2107200817510003

Minneapolis duo 26BATS! hits their magic number

Shape-shifting, portal-hopping duo celebrates a golden year with a new sound.
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July 25
Prince, seen in 1991, died without a will or heirs more than five years ago, and his estate is still being sorted out by his family.

Large music publishing firm controls half of Prince's estate

Primary Wave has bought out three siblings' interest in the estate; a deal on the value of Prince's real estate also has been reached.
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July 24
A view of the Upper Harbor on the Mississippi River .] Jerry Holt  •Jerry.Holt@startribune.com   The Upper Harbor Terminal project’s concert venue

Minneapolis aims to retain public control of Upper Harbor Terminal concert venue

Minneapolis, First Avenue partnership in riverfront project re-examined.
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July 23
EVV

6 cool things in music this week include EVV, Palmer's patio and Gully Boys

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Monica LaPlante, who will headline Palmfest in Minneapolis July 30:1 Palmer's Bar…
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July 22
Prof was riding high in 2019 at the Soundset Festival on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. JEFF WHEELER / Star Tribune

Backlash over Prof concert in Rochester won't stop this weekend's show

Last year's MeToo wave in Minnesota's music scene has spilled over into the state's first big hip-hop concert since the pandemic.
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July 22
Nur-D plays the Fine Line with Novyon Dix on Friday. Jerry Holt • Jerry.Holt@startribune.com

Our Friday best: Aquatennial, Nur-D, 'Mamma Mia' and more

Aquatennial returnsMinneapolis' annual celebration of summer is once again filled with activities. Watch the nimble aquatic antics of the Twin Cities River Rats in their…
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July 22

A sweet summer songlist from former Suicide Commando Steve Almaas

POP/ROCKSteve Almaas, "Everywhere You've Been" (Lonesome Whippoorwill)Although best known in Minnesota as a pioneering punk rocker with the Suicide Commandos, Almaas long has forged his…
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July 18
Bob Dylan/ AP file photo by Chris Pizzello

First streamed concert shows another side of Bob Dylan

His intimate, artful show will be available until late Tuesday night.
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July 17
Jon Kimura Parker’s tenure as the orchestra’s creative partner for summer programming is underway after COVID scuttled last year’s plans.

Minnesota Orchestra returns to full strength in its first summer concert since pandemic

REVIEW: Concertgoers were bathed in big sound, but the most powerful moments were subtle.
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July 16
Isbell

6 cool things in music this week include the Clown Lounge, Jason Isbell, Cheap Trick and a book on Prince in the studio

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Andrea Swensson of Minneapolis:1 Cindy Lawson, "New Tricks." What a breath of…
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July 16

Last week's top Billboard hits

POP/SINGLES Last week1. Butter, BTS12. Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo23. Levitating, Dua Lipa44. Kiss Me More, Doja Cat35. Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil…
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July 16
Violinist Yevgeny Kutik

Minnesota Sinfonia emerges from the pandemic sounding better than ever

REVIEW: Impressive musicianship on display in lakeside concert that will be repeated Friday evening.
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July 16
Osmo Vänskä with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Minnesota Orchestra plans a grand finale year for conductor Osmo Vänskä

ANALYSIS: His 19th season with the Minnesota Orchestra will be an ambitious one.
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July 16
Audience members wear beer-patterned cowboy hats while waiting for Darius Rucker to perform at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake Friday, June 18, 2021.

Country stars are leading the charge as music returns to Minnesota stages

No mask? No vax? No problem, as country acts return to Minnesota in a big way.
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July 15
Molly Maher

Roots fest, Mixtape and gangster tours on tap this weekend

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues FestUsually spread across multiple stages around the Hook & Ladder, this three-day marathon of rootsy, gritty and/or just authentic Americana…
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July 15
Sasha Cassadine performed for the crowd at Crave in Minneapolis.

Flip Phone's Chad Kampe has become the Twin Cities' king of drag-queen parties

With his drag events company Flip Phone, Chad Kampe has gone from schoolteacher to LGBTQ party master.
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July 15

New music reviews: Sault addresses the Black experience in London and Miles Davis recorded at one of his final concerts

POP/ROCKSault, "Nine" (Forever Living Originals)One of the biggest mysteries of the genre-bending British group Sault is how they have been able to release five uniformly…
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July 15
Questlove on the Oscars red carpet in February. He served as host/DJ for the Academy Awards this year.

Questlove to DJ as Walker Art Center brings back its fall garden party

The hybrid event, which also can be viewed virtually for free, will feature Dessa, too.