A newer traveling music festival is coming to Minneapolis this autumn. Downtown Festival is a newer event hosted by Downtown Records. The festival started in 2011 as a five year anniversary of Downtown Records and turned into a full-fledged touring event in 2013. This year Minneapolis is included as one of their five featured cities.
Signed onto Downtown Records are names you’ll recognize: Cyndi Lauper, Gnarls Barkley, Marilyn Manson, Santigold, Scissor Sisters, and much more. Downtown Records is a label under Red Distribution. Red Distribution’s other label artists will be featured at the Minneapolis Downtown Festival show.
The headliners at the festival include Future Island, Deafhaven, Nosaj Thing, Moon Boots, Russian Circles, Turquoise Jeep, Hippo Campus, Cakes Da Killa, and Stu Larsen. I have heard some of these artsists’ music on the Current. Although I find them very talented, I find it peculiar that no artists actually signed onto Downtown Records will be performing at the Minneapolis weekend show.
All shows will take place at the Skyway Theatre (and their multiple stages) on September 26 and 27, 2014. There are multiple ticket options: a general two day pass, a VIP two day pass, or single day passes. Prices range from $76 to $20.
Regardless of who these artists are signed for, the show will bring a fresh taste to the Minneapolis music scene. Minneapolis is a great place for innovative music and rising artists to showcase their tunes onto open0-minded listeners. That’s probably one of the main reasons why we were picked as one of the five chosen cities.
Images via: Downtown Festival — The Current