Events - Summer Concerts - 2012

Summer Concert Audience 2006

Claudia Schmidt

Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.

Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: Schmidt's shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what's going to happen next, chances are it's going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you'll never be the same again." More succinctly, Garrison Keiilor said "when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung"

DuShane & Nick Jordan
The Moonlight Duo
Tuesday, July 17th, 7:30p.m.

Summer Concerts

The Moonlight Duo is Mary DuShane & Nick Jordan.  Fiddlin' Mary DuShane, as Garrison Keillor called her, is a masterful fiddle stylist and long-time luminary of the Twin Cities folk and roots music scene.  She played in the original Powdermilk Biscuit Band on A Prairie Home Companion and has worked in bands ranging from jam rock to contra dance, most recently Cajun.

With Nick Jordan - vocals, fingerpicked and flatpicked guitar, mandolin, flute/whistle and foot percussion - the Duo serves up a wide-ranging repertory of Southern traditional roots music, featuring bluesy old time songs, plus Appalachian and Irish dance tunes, spiced with Cajun and country swing.  

Light of the Moon website.

Dean Magraw
Tuesday, June 12th, 7:30 p.m.

Composer/Guitarist Dean Magraw’s musical passion transcends all perceived musical boundaries, yet the vital essence of his distinctive style remains, whether he is performing and recording as a solo artist, or with creative and popular regional projects such as “Red Planet”, or collaborating and touring extensively (North America, Europe, and Japan) with international notables including Japanese shamisen prodigy Nitta Masahiro, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, South Indian vocalist and vina virtuoso Nirmala Rajasheker, epic songstress and storyteller Ruth MacKenzie, Irish supergroup Altan, radio and film celebrity Garrison Keillor, jazz bassist Anthony Cox, and many others.

2012's Summer Free Outdoor Concerts are at Pratt Outdoor Amphitheater (performance circle) at the corner of SE Malcolm Ave and SE Sidney Ave. 7:30 p.m. In case of rain or extreme heat, look for signs to alternative locations.

Download Summer Concerts flyer here.

The Pratt amphitheatre is Wheelchair accessible. In case of rain, the concert moves indoors to Prospect Park United Methodist Church across the street.

Summer concerts are presented by the PPERRIA Community Events Committee and are funded in part by the Pratt Council, PPERRIA, Luxton Park, Schneider Drug & Tierney Brothers, Inc. Your voluntary donations will help these concerts continue. Concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater at Pratt School, 66 SE Malcolm Ave, Minneapolis. For further info: 612-339-3064.

Information on 2011's summer concerts can be found here.
Information on 2010's summer concerts can be found here.
Information on 2009's summer concerts can be found here.
Information on 2008's summer concerts can be found here.
Information on 2006's summer concerts can be found here.
Information on 2005's summer concerts can be found here.