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MPR50 Block Party!   

General Event Information
Event Category: MPR News Events
Price: FREE
Dates and Times: October 7, 3:00PM-9:00PM; (Rain or Shine)
Venue: Between Landmark Plaza + Ecolab Plaza
City: St. Paul
State: MN
Zip Code: 55101
Country: United States
Telephone: 651-290-1500
3 - 10 p.m
Downtown Saint Paul
Rain or Shine
Join us for this free, family-friendly celebration that will feature all of our regional services (MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current) with live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

Kid-friendly activities provided by the Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul Central Library, ArtStart/ArtScraps, the Saint Paul Saints, Ready Go Carts and others will be featured throughout the block party. Food and beverages will be available for purchase by several vendors located throughout the site.

3:30-4 p.m. Native Pride Dancers, Hamm Plaza Stage
4-4:30 p.m. Minnesota Percussion Trio, Landmark Plaza Stage
4:30-5 p.m. Walker West Music Academy, Ecolab Plaza Stage
5-5:30 p.m. The Steeles, Landmark Plaza Stage
5:30-6 p.m. Alan Sparhawk & Gaelynn Lea, Ecolab Plaza Stage
6-6:30 p.m. VocalEssence, Landmark Plaza Stage
6:30-7 p.m. jeremy messersmith & friends, Ecolab Plaza Stage
7-7:30 p.m. Dessa, Landmark Plaza Stage
7:30-8 p.m. Erik Koskinen, Ecolab Plaza
8-9 p.m. FINALE with Chris Thile and the Prairie Home Companion House Band, Landmark Plaza


Meet hosts from all three of our regional stations and participate in one of these activities:

3-5 p.m. Heimie's Haberdashery Selfie Station
3-6 p.m. Saint Paul Saints
3-8 p.m. Ready Go Streetcorner Letterpress
4-8 p.m. Saint Paul Central Public Library
4-8 p.m. Science Museum of Minnesota
4-8:30 p.m. Ready Go Traveling Table Tennis
4-9 p.m. ArtStart Make & Take
5-7 p.m. Ready Go Mobile Comedy Suitcase

Refreshments for purchase

Meritage will have beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options at stations throughout the area.

The following Food Trucks will be on site:
Chef Shack
El Burrito
Potter's Pasties
R.A. MacSammy

Whether you are a fan of MPR News, Classical, or The Current we'll have your gear available plus limited edition 50th anniversary items!

MPR50 Block Party Sponsors
Thank you to our MPR50 Block Party SponsorsMPR

Coming to the Block Party? There are many ways to Saint Paul!
1) Get your FREE MetroTransit Pass! MetroTransit offers multiple options to downtown, including the Green Line.
2) Bike riders can find some rack spots on parking meters.
3) Drive + park. Nearby ramps and metered spots will have standard rates. See
Presenting Organization
Name: Minnesota Public Radio
Telephone: 651-290-1500
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