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Stone Arch Bridge Festival unveils rest of music lineup

After some worry last year that the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts would end its run on St. Anthony Main following the death of its founder, Ira Heilicher, the event has been picked up by a new owner and will return this year as the Stone Arch Bridge Festival

“Father’s Day weekend in Minneapolis wouldn’t be the same without arts, music, and festivities along the Mississippi River,” said Matt Mithun, who now owns the Stone Arch festival. Mithun also owns the Somerset Amphitheater that hosts SoundTown. As in past years, the festival will be held over Father’s Day weekend (June 15-17), and local photographer and booker Stacy Schwartz was brought in to oversee the three music stages at Stone Arch.

The festival’s organizers say that they will unveil the music headliners for Friday and Saturday nights closer to the event, but you can peruse the bulk of the lineup below. Additional acts will perform each night at 7:30 p.m. in Water Power Park.

UPDATE 5.23.12: The “after hours” acts in Water Power Park include A. Wolf & Her Claws, Heiruspecs, Romantica, and the Evening Rig. Their set times are listed below.

 

Stone Arch Bridge Festival 
Historic Main Street and Father Hennepin Park, Minneapolis
Free, All ages
 

Friday, June 15

Cities 97 Stage on Water Power Park

7:00 pm – Romantica
8:15 pm – The Evening Rig
 

Saturday, June 16

Star Tribune Stage in Father Hennepin Park

11:15 am – Karl Remus
12:15 pm – Schoenburg
1:15 pm – FAIRFAX, AK
2:15 pm – Very Small Animal
3:15 pm – Art Vandalay
4:15 pm – Tortuga!
5:15 pm – Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade
6:15 pm – Kevin Steinman 

Cities 97 Stage on Water Power Park

12:00 pm – Silent Agency
1:15 pm – Kaleidoscope Effect
2:30 pm – Squares
3:45 pm – Two Harbors
5:00 pm – Fire in the Northern Firs
6:15 pm – Sleep Study 
7:30 pm – A. Wolf & Her Claws
9:00 pm – Heiruspecs 

City Pages Stage under the Central Avenue Bridge

11:15 am – Frank Boyle & His Eminent Acoustic Entourage
12:15 pm – Peter Lochner
1:15 pm – Bob & Lynn Dixon
2:15 pm – Nina Yasmineh
3:15 pm – Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold
4:15 pm – Brianna Lane
5:15 pm – Mayfly Rooks
6:15 pm – Martin Devaney

 

Sunday, June 17

Star Tribune Stage in Father Hennepin Park

11:15 am – David Booth
12:15 pm – i like you
1:15 pm – Joey Verskotzi
2:15 pm – Electric String Quartet
3:15 pm – Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures
4:15 pm – Pioneer Son
5:15 pm – Aldine
6:15 pm – Joey Ryan & the Inks

Cities 97 Stage in Water Power Park

11:15 am – Hunting Club
12:00 pm – Small Cities
1:15 pm – Roster McCabe
2:30 pm – The Pinsch
3:45 pm – Ghostmouth
5:00 pm – Van Stee
6:15 pm – Dream Crusher 

City Pages Stage under the Central Avenue Bridge

11:15 am – Tyler Haag
12:15 pm – Steve Parry
1:15 pm – Niki Becker
2:15 pm – Dan Israel
3:15 pm – Kara Laudon
4:15 pm – Dan Mariska
5:15 pm – Matt Moberg
6:15 pm – Walker Fields