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Music in Mears 2012 season brings free music to Lowertown St. Paul

Tonight marks the first installment of the free Music in Mears series, which is expanding this year to include performances by three different acts each night. The series takes place nearly every Thursday (the only exception being the week Independence Day) throughout the summer and has quite the quality lineup; highlights include Communist Daughter (June 14), The Idle Hands with Heartbeats (July 12), the stellar front-to-back trio of Mayda, Kill the Vultures, and No Bird Sing (August 9), The Honeydogs (August 23), and many more.

See the full lineup below. The performances from July 19-August 30 will also be paired with 9 p.m. film screenings. Keep an eye on the Music in Mears Facebook page for the latest updates, and click here for a map of Mears Park.

June 7th 

The Annie Lawler Band 6:00
Crossing Guards 6:45
Dan Israel and the Cultivators 8:00

June 14th

Caleb Hawley 6:00
Sans Souci Quartet 6:45
Communist Daughter 8:00

June 21st 

John David and the Jerks 6:00
The Small Cities 6:45
Joey Ryan and the Inks 8:00

June 28th 

Pippi Ardennia and the PipJazz Experience 6:00

July 12th 

Vonnie Kyle 6:00
Heartbeats 6:45
The Idle Hands 8:00

July 19th

Corey Koehler 6:00
Brian Just Band 6:45
Farewell Milwaukee 7:45

July 26th 

Matthew Santos 6:00
Zoo Animal 6:45
New Standards 8:00

Aug 2nd 

The Goondas 6:00
Maudlin 7:00
Rockford Mules 8:00

Aug 9th 

Mayda 6:00
Kill the Vultures 6:45
No Bird Sing 8:00

Aug 16th 

Inukshuk Pass 6:00
Chemistry Set 6:45
Flamin’ Oh’s 8:00

Aug 23rd 

Savannah Smith 6:00
Brian David Band 6:45
Honeydogs 8:00

Aug 30th 

High on Stress 6:00
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank 6:45
Charlie Parr 8:00