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Stevens Square, Mears Park music + movies series kick off this week

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Minnesota musicians, Movies Updated: June 6, 2012 - 9:02 AM

 

Nightosaur kicks off the Cinema & Civics series with (what else?) "Jurassic Park" on Wednesday. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Nightosaur kicks off the Cinema & Civics series with (what else?) "Jurassic Park" on Wednesday. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

 

Two of the liveliest free outdoor music series of the summer, the Cinema and Civics shows in south Minneapolis’ Stevens Square Park and the Music in Mears in downtown St. Paul both get under way this week. Hard-stomping metalheads Nightosaur will be perfectly paired with “Jurassic Park” in Stephens Square on Wednesday (8 p.m. start). Americana/twang-rock favorites Dan Israel & the Cultivators and Crossing Guards kick off the concerts in Mears on Thursday (6-9 p.m.). The movies portion of the Mears shows doesn’t start until July 19, but the beer and food stands will be there from the get-go. Here are the full lineups of each series.

Next week, with Me and My Arrow.

Next week, with Me and My Arrow.

 

CINEMA & CIVICS (Stevens Square Park, 18th St. & 2nd Av. S., Mpls. 8 p.m., www.cinemaandcivics.org)
Wednesday: Nightosaur / “Jurrasic Park”
June 13: Me and My Arrow / “Blues Brothers”
June 20: Birthday Suits / “The Goonies”
June 27: Zoo Animal / “Ghostbusters”
July 11: Kristoff Krane / Minnesota Short Films showcase

MUSIC IN MEARS (Mears Park, 6th St & Sibley St, St. Paul. 6-9 p.m., www.musicinmears.com)
Thursday: Annie Lawler, the Crossing Guards, Dan Israel & the Cultivators
June 14: Caleb Hawley, Sans Souci Quartet, Communist Daughter
June 21: John David and the Jerks, Small Cities, Joey Ryan & the Inks
July 12: Vonnie Kyle, The Heartbeats, Idle Hands
July 19: Corey Koehler, Brian Just Band, Farewell Milwaukee
July 26: Matthew Santos, Zoo Animal, New Standards
August 2: The Goondas, Maudlin, Rockford Mules
August 9: Mayda, Kill the Vultures, No Bird Sing
August 16: Patti Ryan, Chemistry Set, Flamin Ohs
August 23: Savannah Smith, Brian David Band, Honeydogs
August 30: High on Stress, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Charlie Parr

Great lineups have also already been announced for later in the summer at the Walker's Music & Movies in Loring Park and Vita.mn's August Music & Movies at Lake Harriet Bandshell.

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