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McNally Smith Presents Music Events at the 2010 Lowertown Saint Paul Soundcrawl 2010 – Oct. 8-9, 2010

The soundtrack for the Art Crawl — New Music for Now People — is back and better and badder than ever!

Beginning at 4:00 pm and running til dawn, the 2010 SoundCrawl will take place in St. Paul’s exciting Lowertown area October 8 – 9. Lovers of art and Twin Cities artists can mingle and hang with Twin Cities makers of music  – including a Laptop Marching Band – at various locations around the beloved art event.

For 14 hours, starting Friday October 8th and continuing all night until dawn on Saturday October 9th, there will be a wide range of events and concerts at McNally Smith College of Music, TPT, The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, Studio Z and the streets of St. Paul. ??The music and art marathon mixes some of the finest visual artists in the area with a wide range of musicians — from Laptop Marching Bands to brass and drum marching bands, plus, DJs, improvisers, jazz, rockers — you name it! The cultural mash-up hopes to expose fans of great Minnesota music to the abundance of acclaimed visual artists from the land of 10,000 artists and musicians — and vice versa.

Musicians participating in the event include at the following venues include:

  • Black Dog Cafe: Caly McMorrow and th Soundheads at the Black Dog
  • TPT: Jazari, A Freestyle Summit w/Eyedea, Eric Blair (No Bird Sing)
    and beatmakers Big Quarters, Liminal Phase (featuring Adam Levy)
  • Studio Z: James Patrick, Timefog

Other highlights will include:

  • McNally Smith College of Music Student Ensemble Performances
  • “Laptopia” Laptop Marching Band Parade w/ Art Car Fighter Escort
  •  DJ party ‘til dawn at Zeitgeist Studios, Lowertown

    For a full list of performers and times see www.soundcrawl.com

The free event is hosted by McNally Smith College of Music, Minnesota Public Radio, TPT, and Timefog Recordings with fellow sponsors Summit Brewing, Artisan Vineyards and concert-site sponsors, The Black Dog and Studio Z.

All events are FREE and open to the public.??The 14-hour music and art marathon mixes some of the finest visual artists in the area along with a wide range of musicians — from Laptop Marching Bands to brass and drum Marching Bands, plus, DJ’s , improvisers, jazz, rockers — you name it! (See full schedule below). The cultural mash-up hopes to expose fans of great Minnesota music to the abundance of acclaimed visual artists from the land of 10,000 artists and musicians — and vice versa.

About the Art Crawl
The Saint Paul Art Crawl is one of the Twin Cities’ cultural highlights of the year. Its mission is to create an artist-run venue, which facilitates a mutually beneficial and meaningful interaction between the arts community and the public. The St. Paul Art Collective/Saint Paul Art Crawl will be celebrating its 30th Art Crawl this year, making it one of the longest-running events of its kind in the nation. Run by the artists themselves, it developed out of a need for the artists who live and work in the Lowertown community to reach audiences for their art. The Saint Paul Art Crawl has always been free and open to all.

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