2014 Market Square Summer Concerts

Sponsored by the Village of Mendota Heights Tenants

This year, the free outdoor concert series whas been expanded! In addition to our three headlining performers, we will host 12 events at the Market Square (located at The Village at Mendota Heights). Bring your lawn chairs!

Events will be held rain or shine. Check our Facebook Page for event updates!

Pat Donohue
Pat Donohue & the Prairie Stars
June 18, 6:30 pm
Pat Donohue Website

Pat is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the Guys All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radioís A Prairie Home Companion, Pat gets to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week.

His decade-long association with Garrison Keillorís popular program has led to some unusual gigs: There was the after-show club date in Berlin, when Wynton Marsalis showed up to sit in with Pat and the Prairie Home band. Or playing music on camera for the Prairie Home Companion movie with director Robert Altman and stars Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones.

Honors include a 2005 Grammy for his participation on Pink Guitar, a compilation of Henry Mancini tunes on acoustic guitar, several Minnesota Music Awards, and the title of 1983 National Finger Picking Guitar Champion.

Connie Evingson
Connie Evingson
July 23, 6:30 pm
Connie Evingson Website

Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson appears in theaters, concert halls and nightclubs around the world. She has been a featured guest artist with Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Doc Severinsen, the Toronto Symphony, JazzMN Big Band and others.

Connie appears regularly at the nationally renowned Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis and is the featured artist on the Jazz at the Jungle concert series at the Jungle Theater, also in Minneapolis.

August 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Free petting zoo, face painter, DJ, dancing and gifts

Kidsdance is America's interactive DJ service for kids! Kidsdance performances are receiving rave reviews among community leaders, principals, teachers, parents and kids alike.

Other Free Summer Activities

Echos of Elvis
June 4, 6:30 pm

Free Live Music

Fu-Ga-We Tribe
June 6, 6:30 pm

Free Live Music

  City of Mendota Heights 5k Run/Walk
June 7, 9:00am

Sponsored by City of Mendota Heights

  Puppet Wagon
Mondays, June 16th – August 4th 11:45am

*no show on July 2

  Family Yoga in the Square
June 24, 10:00am

Calling all kids and parents - join Green Lotus Teacher Patti Opsahl for yoga, family style. This FREE class is fun, playful, and appropriate for all-levels, even if you are brand new to yoga, and for kids over age three. Please bring some water and a yoga mat or beach towel for each student.

  Somewhat Dixieland Band
June 25, 6:30 pm

  Northern Wind Concert Band
July 8, 7:00pm

  Cash and Kerry Shows
July 9, 6:30 pm

  Twin Cities Show Chorus
July 16, 6:30 pm

  Manny and Debbie Cortez
July 30, 6:30 pm

  Kidpower with Rachel & Animal Show
August 6, 6:30 pm

  North Suburban Chorus
August 13, 6:30 pm