Feb
15
th
2020
Mainroom
Saturday
Feb
15
th
2020
Mainroom

Celebrating the Life of ED ACKERSON

with The Jayhawks, KRAIG JOHNSON & THE POE-GRAM (ft. David Poe & special guests), Mark Mallman and more!

Show Starts

5PM

Ages

18+

Hosted by Adam Gislason and Jim McGuinn

featuringThe JayhawksKraig Johnson & The Poe-gram (featuring David Poe & special guests)Mark MallmanTwo HarborsBNLX (with guests Chris Pavlich and Kris Johnson from Two Harbors)Polara (with guests John Strohm from Blake Babies and Kris Johnson)and DJ Jake Rudh

5:00pm: Doors/Open House6:00pm: Celebration of Life Ceremony7:00pm: Celebration of Life Rock Show

All proceeds will benefit the Ed Ackerson Family Fund and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Click Here for the Silent Auction – Table, Seats, and Two Tickets

** NEW RECORDS available: limited edition vinyl release of the first self-titled Polara record and Ed’s brand new project, Capricorn One. **

Performers


Celebrating the Life of ED ACKERSON

Stillwater-native Ed Ackerson was a musician and producer based in Minneapolis, MN. He produced or engineered dozens of records including works by prominent artists such as The Jayhawks, The Replacements,...

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Special Guests


The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of almost 4 decades,...

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KRAIG JOHNSON & THE POE-GRAM (ft. David Poe & special guests)

“Call a couple of stars and they’ll start a feud,” sings Kraig Jarret Johnson on the first song of his new album, KRAIG JARRET JOHNSON & THE PROGRAM, released April...

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Mark Mallman

Minneapolis rock legend, Mark Mallman has created a masterwork that turns the classic concept album on its head. The End Is Not The End was released March 25, 2016 on...

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Two Harbors

Two dreams came true on one record for Two Harbors frontman Chris Pavlich, who’s as big an Anglophile rock fan as anyone you’ll ever meet. First, he recruited the graphic...

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BNLX

Upon first listen, it’s immediately obvious where BNLX’s obsessions and influences lie. From the overdriven feedback fuzz that scores the record, to the epic, post-punk spirit that courses throughout, Jesus...

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Polara

Following the dissolution of his retro-pop band the 27 Various, Minneapolis-based singer/guitarist Ed Ackerson formed Polara with Peter Anderson (drums), Jennifer Jurgens (guitar, vocals, organ), and Jason Orris (bass, vocals)....

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DJ Jake Rudh

Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ hosting “Transmission” the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm. Jake’s worked in music for over 30...

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Hosted By


ADAM GISLASON

Jim McGuinn

Jim McGuinn joined 89.3 The Current in January 2009 as Program Director and on-air host, moving to the Twin Cities from Philadelphia and WXPN. Ever since seeing the Clash during...

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Venue


First Avenue Mainroom

Since 1970

First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in…

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