pianos on parade

enjoy the music this june in downtown mpls

Pianos on Parade will place uniquely designed pianos throughout downtown Mpls in June. The pianos will be open for impromptu concerts as well as for programming with local musical talent.

 

Each piano is painted by local artists to evoke a downtown Mpls theme, including iconic buildings, neighborhoods, sports stadiums, art designs, bridges and must-see destinations.

Sign up to perform on one of our 25 pianos each Tuesday in June from 12 pm – 1 pm. Click here to learn more.

play your own performance—or listen to one downtown
(june 1 – june 30)

weekly tuesdays performances (12 pm – 1 pm)

 

Stop by for piano performances each Tuesday throughout the summer during your lunch hour at Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street)! A piano at South Plaza will include programmed musical performances each Tuesday. Grab some food and enjoy a gift of music each week. You never know who will be tickling the ivories!

 

sheet music provided

 

Coming soon: Take a look at several PDFs with sheet music available for you to use at any of our Pianos on Parade locations. Play piano reading music off your phone or mobile device!  The beauty of the Pianos on Parade program is anyone can use the pianos to share their talents with the community. When you see a piano, pull up this sheet music and play!

get to know the artists

 

The Pianos on Parade were painted by local artists who helped showcase their visions of downtown Mpls through their art work. The pianos were painted in May before being placed throughout the downtown community. Click Here to learn more about the artists who helped make these pianos a vibrant showcase of visual arts throughout our downtown neighborhoods.

Enjoy this 2016 music video by Jon Storm performed at our downtown Mpls Pianos on Parade locations

thanks to our partners and locations

This program is also supported by piano sponsors American Academy of Neurology, Meet Minneapolis/Minneapolis Convention Center and Thrivent Financial, and our host sites: American Academy of Neurology, AT&T Tower, Be The Match, Bachelor Farmer, Brave New Workshop, Capella Tower, City Center, Fifth Street & Hennepin Avenue, Fulton Brewery, IDS Center, Hennepin County Government Center, Hilton Minneapolis, Lakes & Legends, Mayo Clinic Square, Marquette Plaza, Meet Minneapolis/Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis Central Library, Peavey Plaza, Target Field, The Depot Tavern & First Avenue, Thrivent Financial, WeDo Cultural District, Whole Foods and YMCA.

don’t miss out on the fun

 

Last year we had a collection of surprise performances like Lorie Line and Nicholas David, a music video by Jon Storm and an incredible group of local (and visiting) piano players who shared music daily. Come find a piano and play throughout June!

While you’re here, don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your experience with others. Invite friends, family and colleagues to come with you, and post your photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #pianosonparade and #mymplsdt.

You can learn more by following @mplsdowntown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

view last year’s piano locations below. 2017 locations comign soon

pianos on parade is produced by

in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids