Street Show Gem: Nur-D | Aug 28, 2020
Enjoy another special Street Show Gem performance by Nur-D! Street Show brings you this very special performance from U.S. Bank Stadium in #mplsdowntown. Nur-D’s performance will support zAmya Theater Project which Nur-D selected, with the first $1,000 contribution by the Mpls DID. Click here to donate.
Street Show Gem: Lady Midnight | Aug 21, 2020
Enjoy another special Street Show Gem performance by Lady Midnight! Street Show brings you this very special performance from Hennepin Theatre Trust’s rooftop in #mplsdowntown. Lady Midnight’s performance will support Kulture Klub Collaborative which Lady Midnight selected, with the first $1,000 contribution by the Mpls DID. Click here to donate.
Street Show Gem: King Pari | Aug 14, 2020
Enjoy another special Street Show Gem performance by King Pari! Street Show brings you this very special performance from Le Meridien Chambers’ rooftop in #mplsdowntown. King Pari’s performance will support Street Voices of Change which King Pari selected, with the first $1,000 contribution by the Mpls DID. Click here to donate.
Street Show Gem: Turn, Turn, Turn | Aug 7, 2020
Enjoy another special Street Show Gem performance by Turn, Turn, Turn! Street Show brings you this very special performance from Brit’s Pub in #mplsdowntown. Turn, Turn, Turn’s performance will support Juxtaposition Arts which Turn, Turn, Turn selected, with the first $1,000 contribution by the Mpls DID. Click here to donate.
Street Show Gem: Jeremy Messersmith | July 24, 2020
Listen to this special Street Show Gem performance by Jeremy Messersmith! Street Show brings you this very special performance from The Dayton’s Project terrace in #mplsdowntown. Jeremy’s performance will support Voices for Racial Justice which Jeremy selected, with the first $1,000 contribution by the Mpls DID. Click Here to donate.
Live Streaming Performance Schedule
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Street Show season is going virtual—performances are at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October.
Normally, this time of year we are gearing up—prepping the little red wagons, booking musicians and other performers and getting ready to launch the Street Show season downtown. Since we can’t be out there on the street for you, we want to bring you a bit of joy over lunchtimes this year with a live streaming version of Street Show featuring some of our regulars (and a few special guests). So whether you are working remotely, or one of our essential downtown workers, we hope you’ll tune in.
Street Show Artists Unite for Justice
Join us throughout 2020 as Street Show performers dedicate their live-streamed noontime performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays to social justice organizations. Instead of asking for your contributions to their virtual tip jars, they’ll be asking for your support toward making Minneapolis a more just city. Mpls DID will match the performers’ fees as a contribution in the performers’ honor to their selected charity.
More performances to be announced soon…
Meet some of our performers
The Advice People
The Advice People is a blend of street theater, very cheap “therapy,” and compassionate community building. Modeled after Lucy van Pelt’s “Psychiatric Help” stand, from the Peanuts comic strip, the Advice People offer advice for a nickel, or whatever you think it’s worth. Customers can step up, toss whatever coins they’d like in the can, and share their question, problem, issue or dilemma. The two advisors collaborate (or disagree!) on a suggestion of what to do. They’ve been called “eerily intuitive,” “incredibly helpful” and “worth way, way more than a nickel.” Website: http://www.amysalloway.com/The_Advice_People.html
At age 14, Jarrelle Barton (Chinese name: Jie Ao, 杰遨) began learning guzheng from master Li Jiaxiang (李嘉骧), a former musician of the Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) From Li, Barton learned traditional pieces, particularly those from the Teochew and Hakka schools of southern China, as well as modern-style guzheng solos. Now 26, Barton is in constant demand for events throughout the Twin Cities. He was selected for a 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA). Website: https://jarrellebartonguzheng.weebly.com
DJ Mickey Breeze
Mickey Breeze is a DJ, artist, and teacher. He started playing instruments at the age of 5 and now plays trumpet, drums, piano, violin, and cello. He began producing music electronically at the age of 8 and started DJing at 10. Breeze uses a drum pad controller to add percussion and transitions over the top of the tracks he plays and adds a unique live performance layer to his sets. His sets include everything from hip hop to EDM, from R&B to lo-fi beats. As a musician, he likes to work in his own edits, remixes, and original productions. Website: https://www.facebook.com/djmickeybreeze01
Reuben Correa is an internationally acclaimed professional harpist, composer, recording artist, and online harp instructor. He has entertained audiences with his Celtic/Classical sound throughout the U.S. and in countries as far away as Singapore. Website: http://www.reubencorrea.com
Beverly Cottman is an interdisciplinary artist creating at the intersections of literary, visual, and performance art. As Auntie Beverly the storyteller, she shares stories, folktales, and fables from the African Diaspora with audiences young and old. Prepare to be entertained, educated, enlightened, empowered, inspired, and even encouraged to ‘join in’ the telling of some old tales with a modern twist. Website: http://www.mnartists.org/beverly-cottman
This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style mixes Americana with Rock, Ska, Blues, Rockabilly, Irish and touches of irony. Three members of Machinery Hill- Bill Lee, Brian Handeland and Datta Hartman- can often be found busking on Nicollet Mall when the weather is nice. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/machineryhillband
Debbie Moore is a multidisciplinary musician, writer, and teacher who is new to the Twin Cities music scene. After relocating to Minneapolis in late 2017, Debbie played violin at open mics, leading her to performances at the Ordway, Guthrie, and Capri theaters, teaching at the Billingsley School of Music and Art, and more, demonstrating the art of creativity which flows from the soul. She is in the beginning stages of planning and producing her own album and performing on various stages throughout the Twin Cities area.
Nico is a south side hip hop artist, actor, activist, and an educator of youth. Nico has been connecting with performing art sense an early age, and has been working as an actor, musician, dancer and a poet for over 15 years. Using art for healing more then just entertainment Nico believes is important, “everyone is an artist it’s about how we use our creativity.” https://www.facebook.com/nicolas.moore.161
Nancy Olson sings and plays many folk instruments including guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, and ukelele. Her unique interpretations of folk, blues, pop oldies, standards, and her original songs, delight and amaze!
Phlo Real is a scribe working to accurately portray the intricate layers of earth healing itself through every moment. Some call this poetry. Others, science. A few, magic. In any case, all three require a willingness to listen for the quietest sound in the room, so you can trust they’ll be working from this skillset.
Really Spicy Opera
Singer-pianist Basil Considine is the artistic director of Minneapolis-based Really Spicy Opera. His long and spicy career in music includes singing for composer John Williams, recording multiple albums, and touring internationally. Website: http://spicyopera.com
Roe Family Singers
Wife and husband Kim and Quillan Roe are the Roe Family Singers, a good-time, old-time hillbilly band from Kirkwood Hollow, MN. This award-winning duo mixes original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus. Website: http://www.roefamilysingers.com
Hassan Shahidi is a self-taught musician and singer-songwriter. Shahidi aspires to use his music to connect with the community and also convey his perspective & emotions in his slow soothing lyrics over the acoustics guitar. He mixes up the platform by doing classic 2000’s music covers from a wide variety of artists and genres. Shahidi is currently looking to grow as a recording artist. Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShahidiAcoustics
Courtney Yasmineh has been writing songs, making albums, and touring all over America and Europe for twenty years. She calls Minneapolis her home and earns her living from her music and writing. Website: http://www.courtneyyasmineh.com
Multi-instrumentalists Mira and Tom Kehoe are a creative and versatile duo, playing and improvising in Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, samba, world music and originals; vocal and instrumental. With their band, Xibaba (she-BA-ba), they play Brazilian jazz at summer festivals, private parties, concert venues and clubs. Website: https://miratomkehoe.com