Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank

 

enjoy the music this august in downtown mpls

Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank will place uniquely designed pianos throughout mpls downtown from June through August. The program will be open for impromptu concerts as well as for programming with local musical talent.

Each piano is painted by local artists with a downtown mpls theme. Over the past six years, Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank had offered fun and exciting musical performances throughout our downtown community, ranging from music students to prominent local musicians like Kerri Noble, Mark Mallman, The Voice contestant Nicholas David, MN Music Hall of Famer Lorie Line and more. You never know who will be performing downtown!

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

downtown performances

Stop by for piano performances each throughout the summer at pianos located all across downtown. Most pianos performances will take place from 12-1 pm on Thursdays, with the exception of Peavey Plaza. Peavey Plaza’s piano will host performances on Wednesday from 12-1 pm and on Thursday from 5-6 pm. Check the listing below for official performance times.

 

enjoy the music and art

Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank are painted by local artists to reflect a vibrant mpls downtown theme. Artist collaborations this summer also include Kulture Klub Collaborative, FAIR School, Art Buddies, and individual local artists. Learn about these talented artists here.

Plus, take a look at several PDFs with sheet music. 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!

 

 

AT&T Tower: Zach Sands

FAIR School Alley: Nate Hance

IDS Center: Adam Daniel

Commons Park: David Krusen

Stone Arch Bridge: James Johnson

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Carlisle Evans Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT&T Tower: Sigma Alpha Iota

FAIR School Alley: Nate Hance

IDS Center: Benjamin Raye

Commons Park: Orv Pibbs

Stone Arch Bridge: James Johnson

Hennepin Theatre Trust: David Krusen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT&T Tower: David Krusen

FAIR School Alley: James Johnson

IDS Center: Tom Kehoe

Commons Park: Mira Kehoe

Stone Arch Bridge: Victoria Cavanaugh

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Lady Di

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

thanks to our partners and locations

 

 

 

The 2021 Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank program is produced by the mpls downtown council, the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids. Thank you to all of our partners and piano locations for helping make this event a success each year.

 

 

 

don’t miss out on the fun

 

Over the past six years, we’ve had a collection of surprise performances like Kerri Noble, Lorie Line, Nicholas David and Mark Mallman, music videos shot by artists Jon Storm and Mark Mallman, 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.

Check out the 2021 Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank locations below. We can wait for you to share your music with our downtown!

pianos on parade is produced by:

in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids

 

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