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Patio Nights @ City House
Fridays June 17, July 8, and July 22
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Music begins at 8 p.m.

Admission is FREE
Appropriate for all ages!

Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) is bringing back Patio Nights for three Friday nights in June and July. While Patio Nights @ City House will have some semblance to the popular Patio Nights once hosted at the former home of MMAA in the West Publishing Building on Kellogg Boulevard, guests should expect a few inspired changes.

Each rejuvenated event will highlight a different band, and have exceptional food and drink, available for purchase, from local restaurants. The biggest change to the event is location. Now hosted at City House, this former municipal grain elevator on the Mississippi River has been renovated into a unique park pavilion with large doorways that provide intimate open-air views of the water
(see map). Once scheduled for demolition and listed as an endangered historic site in Minnesota, it was restored by St. Paul Riverfront Corporation in 2009 as an integral part of the Great River Revitalization Project.

In addition to the scenery of the river, guests will also be able to view Jim Campbell’s Scattered Light, a vibrant 3D sculpture of nearly 1,600 LED lights on a structure spanning 80 feet wide, 20 feet high, and 16 feet deep. For a closer experience, guests are encouraged to take the short 167 yard walk to the piece as it becomes illuminated at sundown.


Food will be provided by:


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Thank you to our Advertising, Media, and Print Sponsors of Patio Nights @ City House!


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Live Performances


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Communist Daughter
Friday, June 17
7:30-9:30 p.m.




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Matthew Inkala & the Hostages
Friday, July 8
7:30-9:30 p.m.




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Mr. Rowles and Band
Friday, July 22
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Photo by Tim Rummelhoff


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