The Sunset Series Outdoor Concerts
FREE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES IN DOWNTOWN PARK
Thursdays June - August at 7 PM, 40 9th Avenue South, Hopkins
From local favorites to emerging new talent, the Sunset Series is a showcase for great talent from all genres.
June 11, 2020
The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new. Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique.
SALSA DEL SOUL
June 18, 2020
Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-base, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Twin Cities Salsa fans. Enjoy some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities Latin music scene as they perform styles of music including Son, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, and of course, Salsa!
LAMONT CRANSTON BAND
June 25, 2020
Pat (Lamont) Hayes, with his brother Larry, founded the band in 1969 and he hasn’t stopped driving the renowned boogie blues train of the one and only Lamont Cranston Band. This Minneapolis based band has a rich history in the music scene, having recorded 14 albums and written and produced a number of hit songs including the chart topping “Upper Mississippi Shakedown.” The band is going strong and turning out new material all the time.
HOPKINS WESTWIND CONCERT BAND
July 9, 2020
The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band provides the community with live concert band entertainment while engaging adult musicians in lifelong musical learning. The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (HWCB) was organized in 1983 by Minnetonka resident R. G. Wolf to provide a place in the western suburbs of Minneapolis for adult musicians to play. The band now includes more than 75 musicians on its active roster.
July 16, 2020
Kashimana means, “that is her heart.” When you listen to the music written by Kashimana, you can feel where her heart beats. Kashimana’s rich soulful voice sounds like Aretha Franklin mixed with the mellow voice of Sade and the raw attitude of Tina Turner. Kashimana blends Pop, Soul, AfroFunk, Rock and R&B to create an experience is unforgettable. Her songs are easy to sing along to and paint compelling stories of her experiences in Africa, Europe and America.
July 23, 2020
A native of Chicago, Lila has had many musical influences from family to a myriad of musicians and from the musical styles of Mozart to Monk. She has inherited an illustrious legacy through the gifts of her grandfather and uncle: Albert Ammons (piano) and Gene Ammons (tenor sax.) She attended graduate school at the Manhattan School of Music, and for 13 years performed opera, oratorio and recitals around the US and Europe, before turning her focus to the jazz music she truly loves.
July 30, 2020
Singing a cappella harmony in 4-part barbershop style is their hobby and they really enjoy doing it! And they do so MUCH more than that, ranging from solemn spirituals, to vocal swing jazz, to up tempo Christmas arrangements. Their show productions are always theatrical with movement and choreography. A big, full quality sound combined with colorful costumes and entertaining stage play make any Commodore production a truly memorable experience.
TURN TURN TURN
August 6, 2020
Turn Turn Turn is the story of girl meets boy meets girl--a trio who bonded over their mutual love of close harmony 60s and 70s country, folk and pop music and formed an original Americana band.
Members Adam Levy (guitar, vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) are all mainstays of the Minnesota music scene and together craft an infectious, pop-infused Americana.
August 13, 2020
New Primitives was founded in 2003 by Stanley Kipper, a veteran drummer of the Southern California music scene. The music is a mixture of different genres, Reggae/Ska, R&B, Afro Cuban, World Music, deep Funk and American Rock and Roll. Sometimes all played at the same time. New Primitive live shows are legendary, big fun, hypnotic, dance filled events where the music is designed to bring the performers and the audiences into greater focus and deep into the groove, all day or night long! Prim’s bring a unique vibe unmatched by any of their contemporaries!