The lineup is taking shape for Lake Harriet Live!, a music, food and art show set for Sunday, Sept. 19 to celebrate the Lake Harriet Bandshell restoration.
Organizers hope the festival will become an annual event to raise money for ongoing park improvements, said Mark McGowan, lead organizer.
The festival will include five food vendors, who will donate 20 percent of their sales to the Lake Harriet Preservation Fund, McGowan said. They are: Pepitos, 4820 Chicago Ave.; Whole Foods, 3060 Excelsior Blvd.; Famous Dave's, 4264 Upton Ave. S.; Mayslacks, 1428 NE 4th St., and Hibbing-based Schweiby's, a brat vendor. (McGowan said Schweiby's owner Keith Schweiberger is a 1970 Southwest High grad.)
Midwest Bottling Company, which has exclusive contract with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will donate all profits from the sale of Coke and Dasani bottled water to the Lake Harriet Preservation Fund, McGowan said.
According to McGowan and Music Director Mick Sterling, the tentative schedule is:
8-8:45 a.m. Wellbridge will sponsor a family-oriented yoga class. (Wellbridge owns Northwest Athletic Club and the Calhoun Beach Club, and is an event sponsor.)
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Art Fair opens. Twelve artists will display, selected by Southwest resident Felicity Britton and photographer Steve Linder. Their repertoire has to include park and recreation-related art.
9:30-1030 a.m. Mark Ahers, a volunteer who worked on the bandshell and who also is an ordained minister, will lead a nondenominational church service, including the TC Gospel Chorus.
12:55 p.m. Minnesota Brass will kick off the music festival with "The Star Spangled Banner." (David Figge, CEO of U.S. VICO, one of the painting companies that supported the bandshell renovation, will play trumpet.)
1 p.m. Ventu Ache (Cuban music)
1:55 p.m. Debbie Duncan (Jazz)
2:50 p.m. Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets (Roots, Rock, Americana), with special guest Sherwin Linton
3:45 p.m. The New Primitives (Reggae)
4:45 p.m. Minnesota Orchestra (Classical)
6 p.m. Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers (Soul and R&B), with special guest Pat Hayes of Lamont Cranston
7:10 p.m. The Honeydogs (Rock 'n' Roll)
8:15-9 p.m. Boogie Wonderland (Disco, Funk)
Other festival special guests include: Stephanie Verone, Rev. Gary Timms and Paul Metsa.