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Erik Koskinen w/ Pat Egan - forWARD Neighborhood Park Concerts | FREE! | Sponsored by Mayo Clinic

5:30 PM - Pat Egan - Pat Egan is a singer songwriter who lives in Rochester Minnesota. He was born and raised in Michigan and ended up in Minnesota when he graduated from WMU and found a job in Rochester. His music covers a wide range of styles from Folk, pop, and blues, and topics of the lyrics range from silly, sweet to sad. His music is personable and relatable with heart and humor. You never know where they may go or what they will be about , Groundhogs to Zebras , Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss , Anchor and wings, looking for Peace of Mind or Zombie’s wanting the same.

6:30 PM - Erik Koskinen - Sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of America’s theaters of war, history, relationships, and reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”

Six free events in six parks, one for each ward in the City, on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, featuring local bands opening for regional/national/or international headliners. Promoting neighborhood vitality and livability, while emphasizing activities outside the downtown area. Designed to activate the City park system, and raise awareness of the City ward system and each ward’s representative on the City Council.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.