Linden Hills will be alive with the sounds of accordion, jazz, bluegrass, Swedish folk, tango and 1960s rock ‘n’ roll on Thursday, Aug. 12.
That’s when Linden Hills Live takes place at 43rd Street & Upton Avenue South from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The free event features local performers, including members of the Minnesota Tango Dancers troupe; Move Over Brita, a Swedish folk music ensemble; the good-time bluegrass of The Cousins (the young performers in the group are truly cousins, by the way); and The Archives, a band specializing in golden oldies rock.
Also slated to perform are members of Team Yo-Yo, teenaged champs who will do a 20-minute demonstration. The bill includes Sabillous and Company, a puppeteer and accordion-player duo; a jazz group known as Lineup; as well as the eclectic pop stylings of Holly Schramm.
Organizer Bryce Hamilton said Famous Dave’s would be selling grilled burgers and hot dogs, as well as chips and soft drinks. A portion of the proceeds will help the sponsoring organization, the Linden Hills Business Association, cover the event’s costs.
The Linden Hearts Kids’ Club will also have a lemonade stand.
Hamilton said a Mankato family will sell farm-fresh kettle corn, making "the smell and the ambience" just right for an eclectic evening of strolling, chatting and enjoying music.
He said the concept of Linden Hills Live is "community-building and just having folks come together."