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Zac Brown Band will be one headliner for second TC Summer Jam in Shakopee

Zac Brown/ Star Tribune photo by Aaron Lavinsky

Zac Brown/ Star Tribune photo by Aaron Lavinsky

 

Twin Cities Summer Jam is coming back for a second year of three nights of genre-blending, with Zac Brown Band headlining on July 24.

More acts for July 23-25 fest at Canterbury Park in Shakopee will be announced on Dec. 4, with tickets going on sale on Dec. 13.

This year’s inaugural and ambitious TC Summer Jam starred Rascal Flatts, Aerosmith and Tim McGraw, with REO Speedwagon, Pitbull, Soul Asylum and others opening.

Peak attendance was about 15,000.

There were complaints about ticketing issues and empty VIP seats near the stage. Officials emphasized there is a learning curve in the first year. Ticket prices and policies for the 2020 TC Summer Jam have not been announced yet.

Zac Brown Band last performed in the Twin Cities in 2018 at Target Field.

Actors who've been without homes perform for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The cast of "Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone" includes (from left) Ify Osadabee, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, Chamjock, Charles Hilton and Tahiti Robinson. /Kat Eng photo

Taking its cue from the familar intro to classic TV series "The Twilight Zone" ("a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight"), zAmya Theater Project's annual fall roadshow, "zAmya Zone" will introduce audiences to a dimension "as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all."

The world premiere will be performed at venues throughout Minneapolis Nov. 18-23 to mark two events: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and the 15th anniversary of zAmya, whose company creates theater based on stories lived by its members who have experienced homelessness. Its core belief? "The basic human right of safe, stable, affordable housing for all."

Junauda Petrus-Nasah wrote "zAmya Zone," which is directed by Eric Avery and Maren Ward. The play was developed in workshops last summer with members of the homeless community.

Tickets are free for performances, all at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Av., Mpls.), Thursday, Nov. 21 at Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall), Friday, Nov. 22 at Washburn High School (201 W. 49th St., Mpls) and Saturday, Nov. 23 at Pillsbury House Theater (3501 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.). The final performance will be followed by a birthday celebration.

For more information, visit zamyatheater.org.

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