'Nine Nights of Music' continues through August at History Center

"Nine Nights of Music," the Minnesota History Center's popular series of outdoor concerts continues Tuesday nights in August, beginning Aug. 1 with the rocking tunes of Todd Menton and the Tara Boxers. The group is known for is muscular, melodic brand of British Isles-American folk tunes. Katie Stephens will teach traditional Irish step dancing, courtesy of Tapestry Folkdance Center.

Each Tuesday evening, the History Center offers a different musical performance to celebrate the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural neighborhoods. Subsequent musical guests are Los Jefes playing traditional Mexican music on Aug. 8; Fatala Express' sounds of West Africa on Aug. 15; Maxx Band Reloaded playing funky R&B and hip hop on Aug. 22; and Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra on Aug. 29. Instructors from the Tapestry Folkdance Center, co-sponsor of the series, will be on hand each evening to teach dance steps.

Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for use on the lawn. Picnics are welcome but food is also available from the Café Minnesota terrace grill. There is a nominal fee to park in the History Center parking lot.

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 296-6126, 1-800-657-3773 or TTY 282-6073.

The Society's calendar of events is posted on the Internet at events.mnhs.org/calendar. The web site also has information about all of the Society's programs, museums and historic sites. To request a free guide to museums and historic sites, call 1-800-657-3773.

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