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Festival Palomino moving to Hall's Island in Mpls. from Canterbury Park

Festival Palomino's dueling stages will be erected on Hall's Island next month instead of Canterbury Park. / Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Festival Palomino's dueling stages will be erected on Hall's Island next month instead of Canterbury Park. / Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

The last big outdoor music festival of the year will now be the second such event this year to take over Hall’s Island near downtown Minneapolis.

Festival Palomino, the third annual eclectic rock and roots music fest helmed by Trampled by Turtles, will now be held in the riverfront park on Sept. 17, a change in locations from Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

The switch was purportedly made due to recent rain storms in the Shakopee area, which delayed construction of a new festival site inside the horse track. No doubt, Hall’s Island was also seen as an advantageous substitute, thanks to its central, accessible location and the good reception the park received as the host of Wilco’s concert two weekends ago with Kurt Vile.

First Avenue’s staff, co-organizers of the festival, praised the city’s park staff for allowing the late change. The club also put together the Wilco concert and last summer’s Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty double-header.

“We’re incredibly thankful to the Minneapolis Park Board for allowing us to move to such a beautiful location,” First Avenue general manager Nate Kranz said in the club’s announcement. “While we love working with our partners at Canterbury Park, we both agreed it was in the best interest of thhe fans to move the festival this year.”

Nearly everything else about Festival Palomino will stay the same. Well, except for the chance to hit the card room to play blackjack or do some off-track betting, like at Canterbury. In addition to Trampled by Turtles -- who haven’t played in town since last year’s festival -- the Palomino 2016 lineup includes Dan Auerbach’s new-ish band the Arcs, Andrew Bird, Jake Bugg, Houndmouth, Frightened Rabbit, Elephant Revival, the Cactus Blossoms, Margaret Glaspy and many more spread over two stages. Tickets are on sale for $52 general admission or $151 for VIP via www.FestivalPalomino.com.

Questlove to spin Prince dance parties after the Revolution's concerts

Questlove sported a Prince T-shirt behind the kit with the Roots' at the Soundset festival in May. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Questlove sported a Prince T-shirt behind the kit with the Roots' at the Soundset festival in May. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

In true Prince fashion, the partying won’t stop when his Revolution bandmates finish their three tribute concerts at First Avenue later this week, and some special guests will show up, too.

Questlove of the Roots and “The Tonight Show” will DJ for the after-parties on Friday and Saturday night at the club, while local spinmeister Jake Rudh will also head up a late-night dance fest following Thursday’s gig. The parties -- scheduled 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. each night -- will be open to all Revolution ticketholders, and a limited number of extra tickets are on sale now for $10 via First Ave outlets. First Ave also released a small amount of extra tickets to the Revolution shows this morning.

Along with the dance-party announcements, First Ave also confirmed that Prince’s “Purple Rain” co-star Apollonia will also appear at this week’s Revolution concerts. Both Apollonia and Questlove have appeared with the Revolution’s members in recent years at First Ave for drummer Bobby Z’s My Purple Heart fundraiser shows.

Well-known as a Prince fanatic, Questlove planned to spin a Prince tribute set at First Ave in May as the after-party for the Soundset festival, where the Roots played (and slayed). Perhaps still raw from Prince's death a month earlier, he changed his mind and stuck mostly to old-school hip-hop. He half-apologized at the end of his set after only spinning one Prince rarity ("Cloreen Baconskin"), telling the crowd, “It goes without saying I love this city. I'll make it up to you next time with a Prince set.” Looks like he’s a man of his word.

Click here for Jon Bream’s moving interview with the Revolution band members from Sunday's newspaper.

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