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Dorothy Doring, Semiconductor Orchestra, Retro Spectacle, and Au NaturElle, Warm up the Greenway

Midtown Greenway

Warm up the Greenway

Warm up the Greenway with a jazz concert, posters printed by bike, a 15-piece orchestra, and improvisational song, dance, and storytelling.

Dorothy Doring Sings Jazz on the Greenway!

Location: Sheraton Midtown patio near Chicago Ave
Hours: 6 pm – 7:15 pm

Dorothy Doring, a chanteuse specializing in jazz standards with a hint of gritty blues, is a longtime Twin Cities favorite. She will perform on June 9 from 6 pm until 7:15 pm on Midtown Greenway near the Midtown Bike Center. She is a versatile singer who brings her eclectic background into her live performance.

Treadprint Posters with ARTCRANK and LOCUS Architecture

Location: on the Greenway at Elliot Avenue, near the Midtown Bike Center
Hours: 6 pm – 9:30 pm

Bring your bike to make your own Treadprint poster to take home or hang in our outdoor gallery. Participants will create works of art with their bike tires through a special process involving crushed chalk. Each “treadprint” poster will be unique, depending on the bike tire and how the artist chooses to bike over the poster paper. Keep your work of art or hang it in our public gallery on the Greenway.

Semiconductor Orchestra

Location: on the Greenway near Chicago Avenue, near the Midtown Bike Center
Hours: 7 pm – 9 pm

This 15-piece orchestra will light up the Greenway with classical music. Enjoy an outdoor concert, courtesy of the Semiconductor Orchestra. The orchestra includes cello, viola, piano keys, guitar, banjo, brass, oboe, French horn, flute, Native American flute, clarinet, and percussion, and the musicians take turns conducting, so each piece is a new experience.

Sponsored by Friends of Walker Library

Yonic Arts Collective

Location: on the Greenway at the CEPRO plaza at Tenth Avenue, near the Midtown Bike Center
Hours: 7:30 pm – 8 pm

Join us for a night of improvisational song, dance, and storytelling on the Midtown Greenway. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm at the CEPRO green space, a new public plaza on the Greenway between Tenth and Eleventh avenues. Yonic Arts Collective is a group of multitalented creative women from numerous artistic backgrounds. Since our founding in September 2011, we have had the privilege to dance at Patrick’s Cabaret, perform spoken word and music for Nathan Blumenshine’s state legislative campaign, and dance at the Bryant–Lake Bowl. If you are interested in joining our weekly gatherings, contact jvkmusica@gmail.com.  

A Small Greenway Spectacle

Location: under the Bryant Avenue bridge on the Greenway
Hours: 8 pm – 8:45 pm

See Retro Spectacle and Au NaturElle’s dazzling performance as the Greenway comes to life! These performance artists celebrate the diverse bicycling body (the individual bodies that transport us and the community of bicyclists that sustains us) and empower riders through inclusive, bicycle-inspired performance.