“Live on the Drive” turns five this summer! Celebrate by packing a picnic, bringing your family and inviting your friends to our fabulous fifth anniversary summer concerts, our last one of the season is August 9. The free concerts are held from 6 to 8pm on Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis, one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city.
August 9: Ipso Facto
Ipso Facto is a Minneapolis-based reggae/funk/jazz band that has played for audiences around the world. They are “still rockin’ the body, still rockin’ the mind, and playin’ music about change.” Band members for the Live on the Drive gig include Wain McFarlane on guitar and vocals, Greg McFarlane, drums and percussion, Julian McFarlane on bass and vocals, Bruce Jackson on keys and vocals, Tommy Harsevort, guitar and vocals, Beth Ann Dodds, vocals, and Jose James on saxophone, percussion and vocals. – A nice, big seven piece band to help us celebrate five nice, big years of Live on the Drive!
“Live on the Drive” is presented by founding partner, North Memorial, with the Cleveland Neighborhood Association, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Northwest Minneapolis Business Association, Camden Music School and through a grant from the Metro Regional Arts Council. (Sponsors to date.)
Concert-goers say it best: “This is just a wonderful thing for our community. It really brings people together.”
Everyone is encouraged to save gas and walk or roll to the events.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend all three free “Live on the Drive” concerts. For further information, call 612-588-1155 or visit LiveOnTheDrive.org