Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank


enjoy the music this june in mpls downtown

Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank will place uniquely designed pianos throughout mpls downtown this June. 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 seven 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 1 – 30)

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.


enjoy the artwork

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 FAIR School, De La Salle High School, Kulture Klub Collaborative, Modern Day Me, Choices, Inc. and individual local artists.

share your music

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!



222 Hennepin: TBA

Aloft Hotel: Benjamin Raye, 12pm – 1pm

American Academy of Neurology: Edwin Aybar Lopez, 12pm – 1pm

AT&T Tower: Peter Alexander, 12pm – 1pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Diane Zilverberg, 12pm – 1pm

Be The Match!: TBA

Canopy Hotel: Adam Daniel, 12pm – 1pm

Capella Tower: TBA

City Center: David Dobkin, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: Garrett Lesnar, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Joseph Leibig, 12pm – 1pm

Hilton Minneapolis: Natalie Fideler, 12pm – 1pm

IDS Center: Dennis Sindberg, 12pm – 1pm

Loring Park: Grey Tison, 12pm – 1pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Amanda Leger-Harewood, 12pm – 1pm

RBC Gateway: David Krusen, 12pm – 1pm

Riverplace: TBA

Stone Arch Bridge: Mira Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Alley Project: Hyein Choi, 12pm – 1pm

The Commons: Tom Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Dayton’s Project: Jonathan Tauscheck, 12pm – 1pm

The Depot Hotel: Tom Siler, 12pm – 1pm

The Nordic Plaza: Todd Harper, 12pm – 1pm

Thrivent: Patrick Adkins, 12pm – 1pm



222 Hennepin: Jonathan Pemberton, 12pm – 1pm

Aloft Hotel: Todd Harper, 12pm – 1pm

American Academy of Neurology: Tom Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

AT&T Tower: Mira Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: David Krusen, 12pm – 1pm

Be The Match!: Amanda Leger – Harewood, 12pm – 1pm

Canopy Hotel: Jonathan Pemberton, 12pm – 1pm

Capella Tower: Patrick Adkins, 12pm – 1pm

City Center: TBA

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: Peter Alexander, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: TBA

Hilton Minneapolis: Hyein Choi, 12pm – 1pm

IDS Center: Garrett Leibig, 12pm – 1pm

Loring Park: Natalie Fideler, 12pm – 1pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Jonathan Tauscheck, 12pm – 1pm

RBC Gateway: Adam Daniel, 12pm – 1pm

Riverplace: David Dobkin, 12pm – 1pm

Stone Arch Bridge: TBA

The Alley Project: Grey Tison, 12pm – 1pm

The Commons: TBA

The Dayton’s Project: Dennis Sindberg, 12pm – 1pm

The Depot Hotel: James Walter, 12pm – 1pm

The Nordic Plaza: Dorothy Doring, 12pm – 1pm

Thrivent: Joseph Leibig, 12pm – 1pm



222 Hennepin: David Krusen, 12pm – 1pm

Aloft Hotel: Grey Tison, 12pm – 1pm

American Academy of Neurology: Joseph Leibig, 12pm – 1pm

AT&T Tower: Tom Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Jonathan Pemberton, 12pm – 1pm

Be The Match!: Patrick Adkins, 12pm – 1pm

Canopy Hotel: Mike Sobolewski, 12pm – 1pm

Capella Tower: Zach Sands, 12pm – 1pm

City Center: Jonathan Tauscheck, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: David Dobkin, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Dorothy Doring, 12pm – 1pm

Hilton Minneapolis: Dennis Sindberg, 12pm – 1pm

IDS Center: Mira Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

Loring Park: Adam Daniel, 12pm – 1pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Orv Pibbs, 12pm – 1pm

RBC Gateway: James Walter, 12pm – 1pm

Riverplace: Diane Zilverberg, 12pm – 1pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Emmy Woods, 12pm – 1pm

The Alley Project: Natalie Fideler, 12pm – 1pm

The Commons: RJ Johnson, 12pm – 1pm

The Dayton’s Project: Tom Siler, 12pm – 1pm

The Depot Hotel: Todd Harper, 12pm – 1pm

The Nordic Plaza: Garrett Lesnar, 12pm – 1pm

Thrivent: Peter Alexander, 12pm – 1pm



222 Hennepin: Daniel Rottenberg, 12pm – 1pm

Aloft Hotel: Zach Sands, 12pm – 1pm

American Academy of Neurology: Natalie Fideler, 12pm – 1pm

AT&T Tower: Emmy Woods, 12pm – 1pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: TBA

Be The Match!: Dorothy Doring, 12pm – 1pm

Canopy Hotel: Garrett Lesnar, 12pm – 1pm

Capella Tower: Todd Harper, 12pm – 1pm

City Center: Diane Zilverberg, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: Dennis Sindberg, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Patrick Adkins, 12pm – 1pm

Hilton Minneapolis: Tom Siler, 12pm – 1pm

IDS Center: Jonathan Tauscheck, 12pm – 1pm

Loring Park: Brian Allen, 12pm – 1pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Peter Alexander, 12pm – 1pm

RBC Gateway: Jonathan Pemberton, 12pm – 1pm

Riverplace: Joseph Leibig, 12pm – 1pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Rachel Brady, 12pm – 1pm

The Alley Project: Tom Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Commons: Gail Olszewski, 12pm – 1pm

The Dayton’s Project: Mira Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Depot Hotel: Vicky Mountain, 12pm – 1pm

The Nordic Plaza: Grace Bunday, 12pm – 1pm

Thrivent: Adam Daniel, 12pm – 1pm




222 Hennepin: Patrick Adkins, 12pm – 1pm

Aloft Hotel: Jonathan Tauscheck, 12pm – 1pm

American Academy of Neurology: Grace Bunday, 12pm – 1pm

AT&T Tower: Jonathan Pemberton, 12pm – 1pm

Basilica of Saint Mary: Dennis Sindberg, 12pm – 1pm

Be The Match!: John Paul Donahue II

Canopy Hotel: Daniel Rottenberg, 12pm – 1pm

Capella Tower: Dorothy Doring, 12pm – 1pm

City Center: Peter Alexander, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: David Krusen, 12pm – 1pm

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Garrett Lesnar, 12pm – 1pm

Hilton Minneapolis: Todd Harper, 12pm – 1pm

IDS Center: Rachel Brady, 12pm – 1pm

Loring Park: David Dobkin, 12pm – 1pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Orv Pibbs, 12pm – 1pm

RBC Gateway: Natalie Fideler, 12pm – 1pm

Riverplace: Grey Tison, 12pm – 1pm

Stone Arch Bridge: Gail Olszewski, 12pm – 1pm

The Alley Project: Mira Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Commons: TBA

The Dayton’s Project: Tom Kehoe, 12pm – 1pm

The Depot Hotel: Brian Allen, 12pm – 1pm

The Nordic Plaza: Joseph Leibig, 12pm – 1pm

Thrivent: Diane Zilverberg, 12pm – 1pm



  • 222 Hennepin: “Downtown” by Laila Idheibeh – FAIR School Student
    • “I mainly sketch and draw. I am from Minnesota. I love everything theater. I love sunsets and nature and the forest is my peaceful place. I love going to the Renaissance Fair.” – Laila
  • Aloft Hotel: “Downtown Bloom” by August Pederson, FAIR School Student
    • “I’m August from Minneapolis. I love to paint because there’s so much you can do with it and you can use it to express so much. Art is soul healing and just a way to relax and have fun.” August
  • American Academy of Neurology: “Random Brain Rhythm” by Chriscell Bedard & American Academy of Neurology
  • AT&T Tower: “Plants & Wildlife of the Mpls Parks” by Choice, Inc.
    • We are a group of artists from an adult day program in Eden Prairie, MN. We love being out in the community and showcasing our individuality through creativity. At Choice, making art is a way for us to have fun whether that’s making jewelry, gifts for others, or to add flair and color on-site at our program. We are very excited to paint a piano and be in the parade this year!” -Choice, Inc. 
  • Basilica of Saint Mary: “Minnesota Plains” by Danielle Day
    • “I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am Danielle and I am an artist. I love to paint because to me it is a good way to release out stress and other emotions and it makes me feel better and more relaxed and happy.” -Danielle
  • Be The Match!: “Babes from Flowerland” by Moqui Joy
  • Canopy Hotel: “Midnight Downtown Bloom” by Raquel Zeferino Rosendo – FAIR School Student
    • “I am an artist, dancer and a photographer. I was born and raised in Minnesota. The reason why I love to paint is because it calms me down and helps me think in only the art I’m creating. I also love to create “new” colors that no one has made which gives me ideas in my mind telling me that I can do/find more things that no one has done.” – Raquel
  • Capella Tower: “Florescene” by Christy Swanson
    • “I am a mother to three amazing children. As my children got older, I found more to delve back into the art world. I studied art and history at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, which further cemented my love of Minneapolis. My artwork often incorporates humor, color and nature. I have loved art all of my life. My journey with an artistic lifestyle began with parents who shared all of their adventures with me and my brother Jon.” – Christy
  • City Center: “City in Bloom” by Monroe Hunt
    • “My name is Monroe Hunt. I am a 16 year old artist from the Twin Cities. I have been doing art as long as I can remember. My favorite color is purple. I love art because it is one of the best ways we can express ourselves. I love and especially the color purple.” -Monroe
  • Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza: “Spring in the City” by Ajah Hikes
    • “My name is Ajah Hikes. I’m a high school student from Minneapolis. I’ve always remembered having a passion for art, even when I was very young. Looking back at my work, it’s nice to see the growth I have made. I love art because it gives the ability to create anything. There are always new things to learn and improve on. It’s helpful for me when times are hard and just as helpful when times are easy too. Everyone is capable of making art, which to me is a beautiful thing.” – Ajah
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust: “Checkered Future” by the Students of South Saint Paul High School
  • Hilton Minneapolis: “Seeds of Growth” by Kelly Anderson
  • IDS Center: “Pollinator” by Leah Fargo
  • Loring Park: “Art Shapes Minneapolis” by Maya Jacobson – FAIR School Student
    • “I was born in South Minneapolis, and I love painting because it’s a good outlet for me creatively and emotionally. I also love drawing, reading and listening to music.” -Maya
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: “Rainbow Pastels” by Alexandra Motz
    • Alexandra Motz is a local artist based in Minneapolis, MN. She strives to create one of a kind original paintings from her everyday surroundings. She creates artwork that is recognizable to the mind, but uses nature’s natural geometry to take apart and piece back together using bright vivid colors and textural mediums.
  • RBC Gateway: “Minneapolis Bloom” by Kelly Frankenberg
    • “I am a painter, wandered, world traveler, photographer, illustrator, writer, mother, teacher from Minnesota. I love to paint to try to capture the beauty of this world and share it with others. My only goal is to inspire.” -Kelly
  • Riverplace: “Floating down the River” by Alyssa Melander – Student at DeLaSalle High School
    • “I am from Northeast Minneapolis. I got really into painting in the fifth grade. I hope to have a career in the arts.” -Alyssa
  • Stone Arch Bridge: “Sunny Day” by Kulture Klub Collective
    • Kulture Klub collaborative is an arts organization serving youth experiencing homelessness. We offer multidisciplinary arts experiences to our youth and painting is just one of them. We use art as a way of healing, self-expression, and connection. Our teaching artist, St. Paul Slim, will be leading our youth in the design and painting of the pianos. St. Paul Slim, in the past 8 years since he has gone public as a visual artist he has had 9+ solo art exhibits, has been a featured artist in multiple Hennepin Theatre Trust ‘Made Here MN’ series and has a permanent installation at The Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also been published in the St. Paul Almanac and was the first street artist to hang visual art and exhibit at the State Capitol in the Attorney General’s office. 
  • The Alley Project: “Sunrise to the City” by MJ Arlinghaus, Lily Hodlund & Liliana Luna – FAIR School Students
    • “Born and raised in Minneapolis and from a family of artists. I learned some of my skills from them and have created my own style since. I use art as a release and an expression of creativity.” – Lily
  • The Commons: “Purple Reign” by the Kulture Klub Collective
  • The Dayton’s Project: “The Statues” by Tonya Thies – FAIR School Student
    • “I was born in South Minneapolis and I’ve lived there my whole life. I stared painting in 5th grade and I don’t remember why but I’ve been doing it ever since.” -Tonya
  • The Depot Hotel: “Bloom Where You Are Planted” by Laura Burlis
    • “I’ve lived in Powderhorn Park area of Minneapolis for 30 years. My main art form is polymer clay, inspired by nature and Minnesota landscapes, but I also love to paint. It gives me a kick to paint a piano and I imagine it being out there on the street being played. I love the challenge of fitting my design to the shape and structure of the piano I’m given to paint. I think the painted pianos are so joyful and I love being a part of this project.” -Laura
  • The Nordic Plaza: “Blooming Moments” by Gulliermo Valedez – Modern Day Me
  • Thrivent: “Cherry Blossom” by Angela Davis
    • “I am a local artist born and raised in Mpls. I’ve been an acrylic painter all of my life. I enjoy creating art that brings joy to everyone.” -Angela

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

thanks to our partners and locations

The 2023 Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank program is produced by the mpls downtown council 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 eight years, we’ve had a collection of surprise performances like James “Cornbread” Harris, Phil Thompson, 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 2023 Pianos on Parade presented by PNC Bank locations below. We can wait for you to share your music with our downtown!

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