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 “Sounds of the City of Minneapolis” theme. Over the past two years, Pianos on Parade had offered fun and exciting musical performances throughout our downtown community, ranging from music students to Minnesota Music Hall of Famer Lorie Line. You never know who will be performing downtown!

 

THIS WEEK:

Pianos on Parade performance at 12 pm-1 pm begin–check the schedule below for locations and performers. Check out our performance list below!

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

weekly thursday performances (12 pm – 1 pm)

 

Stop by for piano performances each Thursday throughout June for special musical performances at each of our downtown Minneapolis pianos.

 

sheet music provided

 

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!

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.

3rd and Hennepin: Katia Cardenas | 12-1 pm

American Academy of Neurology: Joseph Ye | 12-1 pm

Brave New Workshop: Joseph Leibig | 12-1 pm

Capella Tower: Jordan Anderson | 12-1 pm

DID – 5th and Hennepin: Benjamin Raye | 12-1 pm

DID – Minneapolis Central Library Theater in the Round: Patrick Adkins | 12-1 pm

First Avenue: Mary Saviano | 12-1 pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Taylor Breuer | 12-1 pm

IDS Center: Stephen Eslinger | 12-1 pm

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Celeste Heule | 12-1 pm

Lakes & Legends: Orv Pibbs | 4:30-5:30 pm

Marquette Plaza: Carlisle Evans Peck | 12-1 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Mira Kenhoe | 12-1 pm

Nicollet Theater in the Round: Prairie Fire Lady Choir | 6:30-7:30 pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Nate Hance | 12-1 pm

St. Olaf Catholic Church: Crystal Shoener | 12-1 pm

Thrivent Financial: Tom Kehoe | 12-1 pm

222 Hennepin: Joseph Leibig | 12-1 pm

4Marq: Cavanaugh’s | 12-1 pm

American Academy of Neurology: Tom Kehoe | 12-1 pm

AT&T Tower: Joseph Ye | 12-1 pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Ginger Larson | 12-1 pm

Brave New Workshop: Taylor Breuer | 12-1 pm

Capella Tower: Patrick Adkins | 12-1 pm

City Center: Benjamin Raye | 12-1 pm

DID – 5th and Hennepin: Mary Saviano | 12-1 pm

DID pop-up satellite office: Yegor Ganshyn | 12-1 pm

DID – Theater in the Round: Mira Kehoe | 12-1 pm

Hennepin County Government Center: Stephen Elsinger | 12-1 pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Carlisle Evans Peck | 12-1 pm

IDS Center: Jordan Anderson | 12-1 pm

Lakes & Legends: Orv Pibbs | 4:30-5:30 pm

MacPhail Center for Music: Zach Sands | 12-1 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Jenna Graves | 12-1 pm

Thrivent Financial: Celeste Heule | 12-1 pm

4Marq: Patrick Adkins | 12-1 pm

American Academy of Neurology: Joseph Leibig | 12-1 pm

AT&T Tower: Ginger Larson | 12-1 pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Julia Vikesland | 12-1 pm

Brave New Workshop: David Hocker | 12-1 pm

Capella Tower: Joseph Ye | 12-1 pm

City Center: Diana Woit | 12-1 pm

DID – 5th and Hennepin: Carlisle Evans Peck | 12-1 pm

DID – Information Center: Colin Doherty | 12-1 pm

DID – Theater in the Round: Tom Kehoe | 12-1 pm

First Avenue: Jordan Anderson | 12-1 pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: Nate Hance | 12-1 pm

IDS Center: Yegor Ganshyn | 12-1 pm

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Zach Sands | 12-1 pm

Lakes & Legends: Orv Pibbs | 4:30-5:30 pm

MacPhail: Irina Elkina | 12-1 pm

Marquette Plaza: Mira Kehoe | 12-1 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Mary Saviano | 12-1 pm

Nic on Fifth: Benjamin Raye | 12-1 pm

St. Olaf Catholic Church: Celeste Heule | 12-1 pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Jenna Graves | 12-1 pm

Thrivent Financial: James Johnson | 12-1 pm

222 Hennepin: Katia Cardenas | 12-1 pm

4Marq: Zach Sands | 12-1 pm

American Academy of Neurology: David Hocker | 12-1 pm

AT&T Tower: Carlisle Evans Peck | 12-1 pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Nate Hance | 12-1 pm

Brave New Workshop: Cavanaugh’s | 12-1 pm

City Center: Joseph Ye | 12-1 pm

DID pop-up satellite office: Celeste Heule | 12-1 pm

DID – Theater in the Round: Lightnin’ Joe Peterson | 12-1 pm

First Avenue: Joseph Leibig | 12-1 pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: Benjamin Raye | 12-1 pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Mary Saviano | 12-1 pm

IDS Center: Diana Woit | 12-1 pm

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Julia Vikesland | 12-1 pm

Lakes & Legends: Orv Pibbs | 4:30-5:30 pm

MacPhail Center for Music: Patrick Adkins | 12-1 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Ginger Larson | 12-1 pm

Nic on Fifth:  Mary Mae Conzemius, Kamya Chakravarthi, Toby Kramer, Shya Kramer | 12-1 pm

St. Olaf Catholic Church: Tom Kehoe | 12-1 pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Jordan Anderson | 12-1 pm

Thrivent Finanical: Mira Kehoe | 12-1 pm

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

thanks to our partners and locations

The 2017 Pianos on Parade program was also supported by piano sponsors Thrivent Financial, and our host sites: American Academy of Neurology, AT&T Tower, Bachelor Farmer, Brave New Workshop, Capella Tower, City Center, First Avenue, Fulton Tap Room, Hennepin County Government Center, Orpheum Theater, IDS Center, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Marquette Plaza, Minneapolis Convention Center, Peavey Plaza Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, YMCA, YWCA, 3rd & Hennepin, 5th & Hennepin, 7th Street between Hennepin & Nicollet, 8th Street between Hennepin & Nicollet, 10th & Hennepin, and 12th & Nicollet.

don’t miss out on the fun

 

Over the past two years, we’ve had a collection of surprise performances like 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.

Stop by our 2018 Pianos on Parade locations and share your music with our downtown!

pianos on parade is produced by:

in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids

 

thank you to our promotional partners: