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at Skyway Theatre
Friday 07/14/17 (8pm/$35)
Parisian seven-piece electronic big band Caravan Palace is back at the Skyway Theatre this Friday, July 14th.
We previously caught the band in June 2016 and noted, “The energy was tangibly palpable, and reciprocated between the performers and the audience in a way I hadn’t seen in ages. While the colorful and deep hues of electro-waves hypnotized the crowd, the simultaneous brilliance and authentic 20’s swing overtones enlivened everyone’s bones. The audience was truly enraptured. It felt almost sacred, a subtle letting down of our collective guards. Caravan Palace immediately gave us permission to enter into celebration; a wild and yet knowing aliveness took hold, and we danced. And danced. There were so many smiles throughout the audience all night it was infectious.”
July 7 New York, NY Irving Plaza
July 8 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
July 11 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre
July 12 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
July 14 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
July 15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 16 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
July 20 Baie St. Paul, QC Le Festif!
Sunday 07/16/17 (3pm/$$)
So The World May Hear—
Saint Paul’s Rivercentre rolls out the Hollywood-style red carpet this coming Sunday for one of the most anticipated events of the year, The Starkey Hearing Foundation 17th Annual Awards Gala.
The So The World May Hear Awards Gala is one of the most acclaimed fundraising events in the country. Because of the generosity of gala sponsors and guests, Starkey Hearing Foundation is leading the world in the creation of a community-based hearing healthcare program and other global strategic hearing health initiatives.
This year’s honorees include Ben Affleck, director, actor, writer, producer, and founder of Eastern Congo Initiative; Esther Lungu, First Lady of Zambia; the Wilf Family Foundations; FedEx; and Scott Borchetta and Sandi Spika Borchetta of Big Machine Records and Music Has Value.
The evening’s entertainment, hosted by emcee Sinbad, will also include exclusive performances by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler with his Nashville-based The Loving Mary Band; country singer/songwriter Darius Rucker; legendary CCR frontman and singer/songwriter John Fogerty; Zambian pop singer and philanthropist Portia Clark; 13-year-old singer/ukulele winner of America’s Got Talent Grace VanderWaal; and acclaimed Australian vocal group ARIA.
The gala itself is anticipated to generate more than $9 million, which will accelerate the pace and scope of Starkey Hearing Foundation missions and locally. Proceeds will also support grants for local and regional nonprofits.
Numerous other local and international celebrities are expected to appear:
Television personality Caitlyn Jenner; Daymond John (Shark Tank); Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker; comedian Norm Crosby; Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan; Scarface); Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side); deaf actress Trishelle Edmond (Master of None); and actors Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Chris McDonald, Verne Troyer (Mini-Me), Frankie Muniz, (Malcolm in the Middle) and Chris and Kyle Massey.
American Idol winner/country artist Trent Harmon; drummer Danny Seraphine of Chicago; musician Rohan Marley; Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore; acclaimed songwriter Paul Williams; and Stone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo.
Boxers Evander Holyfield and Andre Berto; paralympian Mallory Weggemann; NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Kyle Rudolph, Chad Greenway, Stephon Diggs, Sam Bradford, Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes, Alex Boone, Michael Floyd, Greg Jennings, Andre Roberts, Carl Eller, Chuck Foreman, Chris Doleman, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Moe Williams, Will Witherspoon, Tommie Harris, Derrick Coleman, Robert Smith; NBA’s Karl Anthony Towns, Cole Aldrich, Joe Young, Dikembe Mutombo, Ralph Sampson; MLB’s Barry Zito, Roberto Clemente Jr.; and soccer star Tony Sanneh; and former first daughter and philanthropist Barbara Pierce Bush.
A public area outside the Rivercentre is available to view the Red Carpet arrivals as well.
Limited availability for the Gala remains, with ticket and participation opportunities available here: starkeyhearingfoundation.org/gala
at Palace Theatre
Sunday 07/16/17 (5pm/$27.50)
All Time Low will be headlining the Palace Theatre in St Paul this Sunday, July 16th. Please note that this is an all-ages show so show up early to check out SWMRS, Waterparks and The Wrecks.
We previously caught The Wrecks when they were only 11 months old in October 2016. By now, the Los Angeles alternative rock band are seasoned professionals.
As for bay area quartet SWMRS, we previously caught them in November 2016 and noted, “SWMRS’ music is a very upbeat, in-your-face, style of rock n roll. It’s got a classic sound but a unique feeling to it which makes it something memorable.”
07/13 @ The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
07/14 @ Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
07/15 @ Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
07/16 @ Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN
07/18 @ The Pageant Saint Louis, MO
07/20 @ Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
07/21 @ Aragon Ballroom Chicago Heights, IL
07/22 @ Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
07/23 @ Express Live! Columbus, OH
07/25 @ Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
07/26 @ Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls, NY
07/28 @ House of Blues Boston, MA
07/29 @ The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
07/30 @ The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
07/31 @ Central Park New York, NY
08/02 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
08/03 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
08/04 @ The Ritz Raleigh, NC
08/05 @ Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
08/06 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
08/07 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
- 07/14/2017 22-year-old rapper Phora will be at the Lumber Exchange Event Center (10 S 5th St, #300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55305) in Minneapolis to support his forthcoming album Yours Truly Forever. The record comes out August 18th. I’ve listed the address because this is not the typical music venues we normally list. 7pm, $18.
- 07/14/2017 Queen + Adam Lambert is playing Xcel Energy Center. 7pm, $29.50.
- 07/14/2017 Our favorite nerdrockers Weezer is headlining Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Cold War Kids and The Relationship will open. 7pm, $25.
- 07/15/2017 Rolling River Music Festival is a family-friendly free event at Central Park Bandshell in Red Wing, Minnesota. Since it’s in an open area, the show will go on, rain or shine. Bands set to play: Horseplay, Sam Lewis, and Girls Guns and Glory (who headlined the 7th Street Entry the night before). 4pm, FREE.
- 07/15/2017 Quintron and Miss Pussycat is back in St Paul at the Turf Club. We love them, they put on a puppet show. It’s pretty swell. Makr and Celica to open. 8pm, $15.
- 07/16/2017 Mitski and Kitten Forever and Half Waif will be triple rocking the Triple Rock Social Club on Sunday. The show is sold out. 7pm, $15/Sold out.
- 07/17/2017 Jonathan Harms is having a Single Release Show at the 7th Street Entry this Monday. Special guests Noodhammer and Adam Biel to open. 7pm, $8.