#Current11 The Current's 11th Birthday Parties
Hosted by 89.3 The Current
MPR members on sale Thursday, December 10, 2015, 10:00 AM
public on sale Friday, December 11, 2015, 10:00 AM
The Current will go to 11 and celebrate the start of a new decade with a weekend filled with all-local lineups on Jan. 22 and 23, 2016 at First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Friday night’s (Jan. 22) show includes melodic hip-hop duo Bones & Beeker, indie rockers Bad Bad Hats, rap favorites Mixed Blood Majority, acclaimed singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson and beloved and revered Duluth natives Low. GRRRL PRTY's DJ Shannon Blowtorch will provide tunes before, between and after sets.
On Saturday night (Jan. 23), teenage grunge punkers Bruise Violet, ‘60’s soul and R&B group Gospel Machine, classic country band Cactus Blossoms, psychedelic dance punk-infused Gramma’s Boyfriend and Minneapolis rock legend Tommy Stinson will take the stage. Transmission's DJ Jake Rudh will provide tunes before, between and after sets.
“This year’s eclectic lineup is a reminder of the rich and diverse music that is happening right here in our backyard and we’re excited that we get to share this great music with our fans,” said Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current. “While these concerts mark the birth of The Current, the party is really for our awesome members and listeners, who support The Current day after day and year after year.”
Grain Belt will supply limited edition tap of 89.3 The Current's 11th Birthday Beer, a copper lager with citrus, apple and pear hop notes and a bready malt backbone.
Friday, Jan. 22
11:05 p.m. Low Low perform in The Current studio
10 p.m. John Mark Nelson John Mark Nelson performs in The Current studio
9:05 p.m. Mixed Blood Majority Mixed Blood Majority perform in The Current studio
8:15 p.m. Bad Bad Hats Bad Bad Hats perform in The Current studio
7:30 p.m. Bones & Beeker
Saturday, Jan. 23
11:05 p.m. Tommy Stinson Tommy Stinson performs in The Current studio
10 p.m. Gramma's Boyfriend
9:05 p.m. The Cactus Blossoms The Cactus Blossoms perform in The Current studio
8:10 p.m. Gospel Machine
7:30 p.m. Bruise Violet Bruise Violet perform in The Current studio
Tickets and MPR Member Pre-sale
Tickets will be on sale online to MPR Members only on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. CT (service fees will apply). Go to thecurrent.org to purchase. MPR Members must have a valid MPR member ID to purchase tickets during the online pre-sale. Limit four tickets per MPR member ID, per night. A limited number of tickets will be available to MPR members and the general public in person at First Avenue's Depot on Thursday, Dec. 10 at noon. There is no service charge for purchasing tickets in person at the Depot during the pre-sale. Limit four tickets per person, per night. The Depot is located at 17 N 7th St in Minneapolis.
All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. (service fees will apply). Limit four tickets per person, per night. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public in person at First Avenue's Depot on Friday, Dec. 11 at noon (service fees will apply). Limit four tickets per person, per night. The Depot is located at 17 N 7th St in Minneapolis.
18+ (those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult)