Green Minneapolis is excited to announce its second year of free performing arts events, Summer at Peavey Plaza! – an outdoor series of over 100 free performances, from live music to dance, including our 2023 artist-in-residence, Phil Thompson. Phil is an internationally recognized singer and piano player known for his performances of everything from Billy Joel and Elton John to country western and 80’s hits.
From May through September, Peavey Plaza will be the Twin Cities’ best place to go for free music, dance, and theater performances in a beautiful outdoor setting. Join us every Wednesday and Thursday for lunch hour for performances by MNspin artists and every Saturday morning for Music in Motion with the Children’s Theatre Company, perfect for young audiences. And don’t miss the Peavey Plaza Piano Bar brought to you by Phil Thompson every Tuesday afternoon and his Tribute Concerts on the last Thursday of the month.
Additional performing partners include the Minnesota Orchestra, Cantus, ARENA DANCES, MIRAGE Performing Arts, Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora, The Minnesota Horn Quartet, and Enzyrose, with new partners including James Sewell Ballet, Threads Dance Project, and the Pan Asian Arts Alliance. Funding for this programming is made possible by charitable contributions to Green Minneapolis.
For those who want to break a sweat at Peavey Plaza this summer, you can join the YWCA Minneapolis every Wednesday evening for free Yoga in the Plaza from May 24 to October 11 and the James Sewell Ballet for improv jams and movement classes in September. For a complete listing of performances and activities, visit greenminneapolis.org/events.