Live on the Drive 2016 Lineup Announced

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! The Live on the Drive 2016 lineup is an incredible slate of Minneapolis-based musicians you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar for June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th from 6-8pm . With out further ado…

Rio Nido Band PhotoRio Nido – June 9th

Rio Nido is one of the Twin Cities’ most beloved vocal groups. The original trio of Tim Sparks, Prudence Johnson, and Tom Lieberman established themselves as ace performers, playing classic jazz from the 1930s and ’40s at the hottest spots in Minneapolis between 1972 and 1986. Each member eventually moved on to enjoy successful solo careers. The group has come back together for a handful of reunion shows including Live on the Drive.

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#MPLS – July 14th

#MPLS (M-P-L-S) combines contemporary soul, R&B, and hip hop infused with the legendary sound that put the city, Minneapolis on the map; funk! This band is comprised of some of the most elite musicians whose resumes include playing with the Sound of Blackness, Mint Condition and Prince to name a few. They’ve been performing together since 2010 to sold out venues such as, Bunkers, the Fine Line and First Ave. MPLS provides concert goers an “experience”, as they combine just the right amount of original music with great covers that are infectious and make people dance.

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Ashley DuBose Band PhotoAshley Dubose – August 11th

Ashley DuBose is probably most widely known for her participation in Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, but her musical journey began years before her world debut on the hit reality TV show. Ashley’s music creation process is often collaborative, unconstrained and spontaneous, very much reflective of her free-spirited nature. For this reason, one might hear elements of hip hop, blended with neo-soul-like lyricism on the verses, and a catchy pop-worthy hook all in one song that’s laced with an acoustic guitar loop.In 2014, Ashley was named “Best Vocalist (Female)” by City Pages in their annual Best of the Twin Cities magazine issue.

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