Apr
13
th
2016
Mainroom
Wednesday
Apr
13
th
2016
Mainroom

R.T. Rybak, Big Trouble and dVRG

with Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Toki Wright and more!

Show Starts

6PM

Ages

18+

A Fundraiser to support City of Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment program. Donate HERE.

Celebrate the release of R.T. Rybak’s Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis with the former mayor (and legendary stage-diver) — a fun night of local music, highlights from the book, and a signing with R.T. Show starts at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Pothole Confidential is a clear-eyed look inside the life and times of Minneapolis and its dynamic three-term mayor. In the words of Lizz Winstead, “This book is a love letter to Minneapolis and it tells the riveting story of what you must tackle to make and keep a city great.”

Featuring:Big Trouble + dVRGWith special guests Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Toki Wright, and Terry WalshPlus the World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band and DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Books will be available for purchase from Magers & Quinn Booksellers.

Free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream scoops, including R.T.’s favorite: The Flavor Formerly Known As Nicollet Avenue Pothole.

Just added: VIP Tickets benefitting STEP-UP – $100.00  (VIP ticket will include admission and a signed copy of the book. Additional proceeds will benefit City of Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment program).

Performers


R.T. Rybak

R.T. served as mayor of the City of Minneapolis from 2002-2013. During his tenure as mayor, R.T. led efforts to make Minneapolis a national leader in innovative, cradle-to-career approaches to...

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Big Trouble

Let’s be frank: Big Trouble took a kind of cavalier attitude towards ’07. But a new year brings new things, and believe me: ’08 belongs to Big Trouble. and Barack...

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dVRG

deVon R. Gray, multi-instrumentalist, is best known as dVRG in the acclaimed live hip hop band, Heiruspecs. Lesser known are his classical and chamber music works, film scores, experimental collaborations...

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Special Guests


Chris Koza

Singer/songwriter Chris Koza is an internationally-recognized artist who has released a dozen albums over the past several years. He performs regularly as a solo artist and with his band, Rogue...

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Lucy Michelle

At 28, Lucy Michelle is a songwriter as serious as they come. Twin Cities natives will know her as frontwoman of gypsy-pop outfit Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, a...

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Toki Wright

Raised in a Buddhist household, immersing himself in Black history, world culture, and community work, Toki Wright’s awareness of the diverse world we live in is translated through his content...

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TERRY WALSH

WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS POLKA BAND

The Worlds Most Dangerous Polka Band began in the year 1975 with Joe Hayden joining the band in 1996. The band uses a rotation of up to four drummers. They play a...

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DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH

Shannon Blowtorch is an award winning, DJ, promoter, professional party thrower, sound engineer, businesswoman, and entertainment consultant. She’s a DJ who was named by the City Pages and Star Tribune...

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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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