2 Months Out
Wed 8 July @ 7:30pm
Thurs 9 July @ 7pm
Sat 18 July noon - 10pm
Sat 15 Aug @ 7:30pm
Fri 21 Aug @ 8pm
Sat 22 Aug @ 7:30pm
Now accepting credit & debit cards! And as always, cash & personal checks
Patrick's Cabaret's premises are alcohol-free
ASL interpretation and audio description are available upon request
(2 weeks prior to a performance is appreciated)
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
The Longfellow Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival has some exciting updates to share regarding this year's 5th Annual Block Party fundraising event for the non-profit community theater, Patrick's Cabaret, on Saturday, July 18th from noon to 10pm.
City of Minneapolis Grant
Through a supportive grant by the City of Minneapolis' Great Streets program, this summer's award winning celebration of the arts and culture of Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood will boast a number of significant improvements over previous years. "The City of Minneapolis is excited to showcase the rich and diverse business and arts community at Minnehaha and Lake Street with support from the Great Streets program," said City of Minneapolis Economic Policy and Development Director David Frank. "We hope that the visitors attracted to the corridor by the Longfellow Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival discover hidden gems during the event that bring them back and encourage them to tell their friends."
Expanded Footprint & Music Stages
The Longfellow Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival will feature an expanded footprint and an increased number of entertainment stages, including a performing arts stage curated by Patrick's Cabaret Board Chair, Tom Cassidy. The performing arts stage will be located in the Artist Village - North (Patrick's Cabaret parking lot), and will showcase a number of local performance artists, including: Joseph Bozic, Dorothy Cleveland, Ted King, Mike Finley, Amy Salloway, Brian Mazo, and many more. In addition, several interactive performers will be delighting attendees, such as: The Baron of Bubble, live painters, Kiss a Drag Queen Booth, and local groove instrumentalists GST. The Longfellow Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival will also showcase a wide variety of local Longfellow artisans in (2) Artist Village locations, showing off an eclectic array of work, from paintings, illustrations and recycled art to jewelry, textiles, and much more.
Food & Beverage Additions
Another noticeable improvement to this year's event is the addition of an international food court with offerings from Longfellow neighborhood brick-and-mortar restaurants, including authentic: French (Le Town Talk), Indian (Gandhi Mahal), Mexican (El Nuevo Rodeo), South American (Senora Grill), East African/Ethiopian (African Paradise and T's), and much more!
Late Night Stage Added
This festival wouldn't be what it is without the music, and in addition to the (4) stages stacked with incredible live local, regional, and national talent from noon-10pm (compete lineup and schedule can be found online at: www.rootsrockdeepblues.com/schedule), the festival has added a 5th stage just a couple blocks away at the Eagles Post #34 that will run from 9:30pm to close that same evening. This site will include late-night drink specials and performances by: The Gaslighters Union, Poverty Hash, and The Out of Controllers (featuring members of Midnight Evils & Chooglin). This event is free to festival attendees or just $5 without a festival wristband.
Metro Transit Free Rides & Zero Waste
For the first time, this year's festival will also be "zero-waste" with an attempt to use 100% compostable and recycled materials. We are also very proud to be partnering with Metro Transit to provide Longfellow Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival attendees with free bus/rail transportation to and from the festival. For our two-wheeled attendees, we have again partnered with The Hub Bike Co-op to offer a free bicycle valet service on the festival grounds.
Tickets are general admission for this music and arts all-day event and are still available for just $15 through the festival website: www.rootsrockdeepblues.com until the week of the event when they will rise to $20. Please direct all festival, press, and artist interview inquiries to Patrick's Cabaret Festival Director, Chris Mozena, at 612-306-3059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.