Linden Hills Block Party
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Linden Hills Block Party

Brass Messengers return to Linden Hills for the annual block party!!

Clancey's will be grilling brats and other goods while Brass Messengers parade around Linden Hills and bring the dance party! Always a good time, come and join in all the festivities, enjoy the beautiful weather, great food and fun music.

Everyone welcome!

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DULUTH'S ANNUAL SMELT FESTIVAL & PARADE
May
13
3:30 PM15:30

DULUTH'S ANNUAL SMELT FESTIVAL & PARADE

RUN SMELT RUN!

Brass Messengers make a triumphant return to the smelt run in Duluth, MN!

3:30 PM Brass Messengers lead a second line parade on the Lakewalk with the stilt walking Royal Guard!

5:00 PM Parade leads to the smelt fry and party at the Zeitgeist Cafe at 222 E Superior st.

Everyone encouraged to wear silver!

 

 

 

 Everyone encouraged to wear silver!

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WALK FOR ANIMALS
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

WALK FOR ANIMALS

The Brass Messengers return to one of their favorite annual celebrations -- the Humane Society's WALK FOR ANIMALS!

An annual fundraiser for the Animal Humane Society with tons of festivities, foods and entertainments for animals and people of all ages and walks of life!

Bring your dancing shoes for the Brass Messengers, playing joyful noises for all creatures great and small, and don't forget to bring your animal of choice!

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CZECH HALL BENEFIT BAND BLAST!
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

CZECH HALL BENEFIT BAND BLAST!

The second annual and even bigger, better musical fundraiser Band Blast, sponsored by the Sokol Minnesota and Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities. Rocket Appliances return to open the evening with their Americana set, followed by The Houdeks playing eclectic mix of swing and waltzes. Next in the line up is Boiled in Lead, rock/world-music band, called the most important folk-rock band to appear since the 1970s! And Brass Messengers will close the evening with a gusto that only they know how. They play anything that fits into twisted brass tubing: inspired originals, sing-a-longs and covers from around the globe. Christopher Yeager returns once again to be the emcee of the evening, not to mention he’ll also teach us a dance or two. But there is more! Sing-a-longs, raffle, trivia, surprise door prizes and contests for young and old. And of course refreshments available for purchase plus a cash bar (naturally)! A $10 admission donation is suggested. Door opens at 7pm. Bring your family, bring your friends! Come and hear amazing local bands helping us to raise money for the hall roof and exterior repair fund. Join us for a night of fun. Let's raise the roof. Let's fundraise for the roof! Be a part of Twin Cities history!

 

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOLIDARITY DAY
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOLIDARITY DAY

This Good Friday, March 30th, the Brass Messengers return in solidarity with Planned Parenthood

(From PP): Every year on Good Friday, thousands of anti-Planned Parenthood protesters descend on the Planned Parenthood clinic at Vandalia Street in St. Paul. They can have their protest. We’re going to have a rally. This is your chance to show up, speak up, and stand up for the patients that count on Planned Parenthood. Join Planned Parenthood supporters beginning at 10 a.m. to stand in solidarity and celebration as we proudly show the world that Planned Parenthood is here for good. 

ARRIVAL → Enter the event at the corner of Pillsbury Avenue and Charles Avenue

The Brass Messengers will be there rain or shine and play a joyful noise in celebration, support and solidarity for affordable, quality healthcare for all.

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MAYDAY ACROSS THE WORLD: MAYDAY FILM FUNDRAISER
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

MAYDAY ACROSS THE WORLD: MAYDAY FILM FUNDRAISER

Brass Messengers return to the Riverview Theater in support of In The Heart of the Beast Theater and the 44th Annual MayDay Festival!

Join us Wednesday March 28th at 7:00 PM for film, music and festivity!

A Fundraiser event for MAYDAY with film showings, Brass Messengers welcome all upon entrance to the Riverview Theater and provide entertainment between film showings. Come out and support this vibrant Twin Cities institution. Far more than just a theater, for decades Heart of the Beast has played an instrumental role enriching the community, bringing people of all ages together and working for the common good of the people through the power of puppet and mask performance.

Tickets $20 - all profits support 44th Annual MayDay celebration!

7:00-9:00 PM

 

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New Year's Eve at Can Can Wonderland!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at Can Can Wonderland!

Brass Messengers ring in the New Year at Can Can Wonderland!

We also celebrate Can Can Wonderland's 1st Bday!

Join us for this black, white & gold event. Say BYE BYE 2017, and HELLO 2018!

Mini golf! Champagne tower! Balloon drop! Two stages! Vaudeville spectacular! & MORE!

Brass Messengers play THREE SETS!

Party starts at 8 PM

This is a 21+, ticketed event

Tickets & more info at www.cancanwonderland.com

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SantaCon Lowertown X !
Dec
16
to Dec 17

SantaCon Lowertown X !

After a year off, Brass Messengers return to one of the best pub crawls in the Twin Cities!

For its 10th year, SantaCon Lowertown will bring holiday merriment through the streets and pubs of Lowertown St. Paul

Festivities from 7:00 PM to bar close

Attendance is FREE

More info at http://lowertownsantacon.info

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Kevin Kling's Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin Kling's Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log

Brass Messengers return to the Guthrie this December 11th for Kevin Kling's Holiday favorite "Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log".

From the Guthrie website:

Kevin Kling returns to the Guthrie in his celebrated one-man show Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log. Best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows, Kling delivers hilarious, often tender stories that have delighted audiences around the country. With Yule Log, Kling spins hilarious yarns of family traditions and holiday merriment. Wry tales, both old and new, of Midwestern Americana take surprising turns, from laugh-out-loud bizarre to the touchingly insightful.

The performance will be followed by a book signing at the Guthrie Store on Level One. Stop by to explore the selection of Kling’s books, CDs and notecards featuring his artwork.

Brass Messengers will introduce the evening with a set of music, and then join Kevin, Simone Perrin & Dan Chouinard for the show

Show at 7:30 PM

Tickets and more info at https://www.guthrietheater.org/shows-and-tickets/concerts/kevin-kling/

 

 

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GARLIC FESTIVAL - 12TH ANNUAL!
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

GARLIC FESTIVAL - 12TH ANNUAL!

An annual Brass Messengers favorite! 

Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games…and lots of GARLIC – all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.

Come for the garlic, stay for the garlic ice cream!

Brass Messengers play in parade at 1:30 PM, 2nd set at 4:00 PM

Info at http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest

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DREAMACRES
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

DREAMACRES

BRASS MESSENGERS PLAY DREAMACRES FARM !

ENJOY WOOD-FIRED PIZZA FROM SEASONAL INGREDIENTS GROWN ON THE FARM AND LIVE BRASS FROM MINNEAPOLIS !

PIZZA 6 PM

BRASS MESS 8 PM

MORE INFO AT WWW.DREAMACRESFARM.ORG

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POLLINATOR PARTY
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

POLLINATOR PARTY

An annual Brass Messengers favorite, the Pollinator Party celebrates the beautiful life of bees and their critical agricultural role in pollinating fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. 

A FREE event open to the public of all ages. Games, activities, food, live music and bees.

Gather at the Lyndale Park Gardens at 1300 W 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55409, 5-8 PM

Brass Messengers play at 5:00 PM

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7th Annual Open Streets MPLS: Lake & Minnehaha 2017
Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

7th Annual Open Streets MPLS: Lake & Minnehaha 2017

  • Lake Street & Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore your neighborhood and local businesses as you bike, walk, or roll on streets closed to vehicle traffic and opened up to community! Now in its seventh year, Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event hosted by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross).

Brass Messengers play from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM as mobile brass trouble troupe down Lake + Minnehaha! Bike, walk or roll down to join in the fun.

You can catch a free ride to Lake + Minnehaha on Metro Transit with a free pass from http://www.openstreetsmpls.org/lake_minnehaha !

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6TH ANNUAL SMELT FESTIVAL
May
14
2:00 PM14:00

6TH ANNUAL SMELT FESTIVAL

ANNUAL FESTIVAL BY THE MAGIC SMELT PUPPET TROUPE IN DULUTH, MN

JOIN US FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE SMELT QUEEN AND ROYAL PROCESSION DOWN THE LAKEWALK FEATURING BRASS MESSENGERS!

SMELT FRY AND BRASS MESSENGERS DANCE PARTY WILL FOLLOW AT THE ZEITGEIST CAFE, 222 E SUPERIOR ST.

WEAR SILVER OR BLUE OR SILVER AND/OR BLUE OR SILVER ON SILVER OR BLUE ON BLUE AND SMELT UP!

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ROCK THE CAUCUS!
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

ROCK THE CAUCUS!

Join us at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge for a concert to energize progressives to get out the caucus this April 4th to support our progressive candidates!

Featuring Guante, Little Fevers, MC Longshot, Fort Wilson Riot, Brass Messengers and Symone Smash It. 

21+ and FREE!

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Fundraiser for Heart of the Beast
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fundraiser for Heart of the Beast

  • In The Heart of The Beast Puppet & Mask Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Playing in support of Heart of the Beast Mask & Puppet Theater!

Brass Messengers will provide critical musical support for those who brought you the May Day Festival & Parade, Barebones Halloween Extravaganza, and much more.

At Heart of the Beast / Historic Avalon Theater 

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MONARCH FESTIVAL / FESTIVAL DE LA MONARCA
Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

MONARCH FESTIVAL / FESTIVAL DE LA MONARCA

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE MONACH BUTTERFLY AND ITS MINNESOTA-MEXICO MIGRATION

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES! MUSIC, FOOD, DANCE, HANDS-ON ART, NATIVE PLANT SALES AND ALL THINGS MONARCH!

EAST OF LAKE NOKOMIS COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY E. MINNEHAHA PKWY, WOODLAWN BLVD, AND E. NOKOMIS PKWY

FESTIVAL OCCURS 10 AM-4 PM, BRASS MESSENGERS PLAY AT 11:30!

MORE INFO AT WWW.MONARCHFESTIVAL.ORG

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