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Evening Performance Series 2014

Select evenings this summer
Normandale Lake Bandshell*

As a part of our Arts in the Parks programs, the sounds of summer will echo throughout Normandale Bandshell (unless otherwise noted) with the Twin Cities most sought after musicians and concert bands. Introducing our new Hillside Jazz Series, Jazz fans won't want to miss these premier jazz events on select Tuesdays.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Everett Smithson Band

The Everett Smithson Band plays an interesting variety of music as well as standards that have a unique spin on them and many delightful originals.  Their New Orleans / French Quarter sound will feature Zydeco, Blues, Rockin Roots, Hillbilly Hoedowns, gospel and more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys

The Mullet River Boys are musical purveyors of vintage vaudeville, jug band and ragtimey bluegrass music. Led by EMMY Award winning songwriter Jack Norton, the boys have been called, "one of the most entertaining acoustic groups in the Midwest" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the group was named "Artists of the Year" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2000.  This dynamic band - whose stated goal is to literally, "corrupt an audience with pleasure" - features Jack Norton on banjo, ululele and guitar - backed by the Mullet River Boys performing on washboards, kazoos, harmonicas, washtub bass and more.  Performing original songs, gypsy hokum, vaudeville swing and instrumental breakdowns along with barbershop-style vocals sung through vintage megaphones, sight gags and comedy, the boys are highly entertaining.

To discover more about our other Arts in the Parks options please follow the links below.

For a complete schedule of all Arts in the Parks programs please see our brochure (coming soon!), or view our Parks and Recreation calendar of events.

For more information or in case of inclement weather, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation 24-hour information line at 952-563-8878.


For more information, contact:

Parks and Recreation
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
PH: 952-563-8877, TTY: 952-563-8740, FAX: 952-563-8715




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