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2014 Stone Arch Bridge Festival lineup to include Cactus Blossoms, Sean Anonymous, Greg Grease, more

The Cactus Blossoms perform at the Current's birthday party this past January at First Avenue. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival, a free three-day event on Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15, released their music lineup today. The festival will feature over 40 local bands performing an eclectic mix of genres from folk to hip-hop. These musicians will be dispersed among three stages near the festival’s iconic namesake landmark: under the Central Avenue Bridge, on Water Power Park, and in Father Hennepin Park.

Nailing down the list of performers was not an easy task for the festival coordinators. Over 125 bands applied for a spot to perform. “Every year I’m humbled by the amount of talent that applies to perform,” said entertainment coordinator Stacy Schwartz in the press release. “It’s difficult to choose a lineup, but it also means I get to check out some new bands, which is always fun,”

The kickoff concert of the festival will be Friday the 14th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The festival will also welcome over 250 visual artists for the weekend. “We are especially excited for this year with a mix of both returning musicians and artists and a number of new faces. We’re looking forward to another great weekend of arts and entertainment,” said Matt Mithun, festival owner, in the press release. Mithun acquired the festival in 2012 after the death of festival founder Ira Helicher, preserving the event as an annual tradition.

Check out the complete lineup below.

Friday, June 13

Water Power Park

7:00 p.m.
Mike Munson
7:30 p.m.
Frankie Lee
8:30 p.m.
Mike Munson
9:00 p.m.
The Cactus Blossoms

Saturday, June 14

Father Hennepin Park

1:15 p.m.
Sarah Morris
2:15 p.m.
Swallows
3:15 p.m.
Andra Suchy
4:15 p.m.
Mother Banjo
5:15 p.m.
Jessica Manning
6:15 p.m.
Tortuga!

Water Power Park

12:00 p.m.
Jill.
12:45 p.m.
Danami and the Blue
1:45 p.m.
Verskotzi
2:45 p.m.
Vision the Kid & Tru
3:45 p.m.
Step Rockets
4:45 p.m.
Two Harbors
5:45 p.m.
Taj Raj
6:45 p.m.
Unknown Prophets
7:45 p.m.
Greg Grease
9:00 p.m.
Sean Anonymous

Under the Central Avenue Bridge

11:15 a.m.
Bob & Lynn Dixon
12:15 p.m.
David Gerald Sutton
1:15 p.m.
Walker Fields
2:15 p.m.
Stephanie Says
3:15 p.m.
Will Bauermeister
4:15 p.m.
Mike Munson
5:15 p.m.
Adam Svec
6:15 p.m.
Kind Red Spirits

Sunday, June 15

Father Hennepin Park

12:15 p.m.
Jillian Rae
1:15 p.m.
Peter Lochner
2:15 p.m.
Steve Noonan
3:15 p.m.
Maple & Beech
4:15 p.m.
Jake Ilika & the Heavy Set

Water Power Park

12:00 p.m.
Street Hassle
1:00 p.m.
Some Pulp
2:05 p.m.
Johnny Rey
3:10 p.m.
Courtney Yasmineh Band
4:15 p.m.
Ruben

Under the Central Avenue Bridge

12:15 p.m.
EMOT
1:15 p.m.
Billy Johnson
2:15 p.m.
Dan Israel
3:15 p.m.
Ben Glaros
4:15 p.m.
Paul Seeba

Ellie Fuqua is a freshman at Macalester College. She plans to double major in international studies and media and cultural studies, and hopes to pursue journalism as a career.

  • Freedom_Baby

    I love the Swallows! Check them out people!