MPR at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

MPR at the Minnesota State Fair
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Venue
Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave. N
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Join us at our booth!

Visit our booth near the corner of Judson and Nelson to meet some of your favorite hosts, see live performances and purchase some Pretty Good Goods. And be sure to stop by our recording booth to share your story about how Minnesota Public Radio has impacted your life – you might just hear it on the airwaves! On MPR Day (Friday, Sept. 4) we will be giving away water bottles to members of Minnesota Public Radio, while supplies last.

Know who's playing and when!

Sign up for the Minnesota State Fair music newsletter curated by your friends at MPR. For each day of the fair we’ve assembled a list of musical performances happening at the MPR booth as well as on stages throughout the fairgrounds!

Saturday, Aug. 29

3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mac Wilson

Sunday, Aug. 30

12-2 p.m.: Kid's dance party with DJ Hampster Dance presented by The Current, hosted by Mac Wilson

Monday, Aug. 31

9-10 a.m.: Classical MPR choral sing-along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Sonny Knight and the Lakers

Tuesday, Sept. 1

9-10 a.m.: Classical MPR choral sing-along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu 12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast, Alison Young hosts the Copper Street Brass 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: Trivia Mafia with Sean McPherson of The Current's Morning Show

Wednesday, Sept. 2

9-10 a.m.: Classical MPR choral sing-along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu 1-2 p.m.: MPR News live taping, Kerri Miller hosts foodie roundtable 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Haley Bonar

Thursday, Sept. 3

9-10 a.m.: Classical MPR choral sing-along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Tom Weber 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: Trivia Mafia with Sean McPherson of The Current's Morning Show

Friday, Sept. 4 (MPR Day)

Carousel Park Stage

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, Tom Weber hosts guest Mark Seeley 12-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, Gary Eichten hosts guest Senator Amy Klobuchar (who will be signing books) 2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast featuring the Great Northern Union Chorus, hosted by John Birge 4-5 p.m.: The Current Presents Black Diet

Carousel Park: MPR Membership Hospitality Tent

12-1 p.m.: Book signing by Mark Seely, author of Minnesota Weather Almanac 12-5 p.m.: Book signing by Tom Weber, author of 100 Things to Do in The Twin Cities Before You Die 2-3 p.m.: Book signing by Cathy Wurzer, author of We Know How This Ends

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

7:45 p.m.: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

Saturday, Sept. 5

MPR Booth

3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Jill Riley

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

7:30 p.m.: The Current's Music-on-a-Stick: The Avett Brothers with special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sunday, Sept. 6

12-2 p.m.: Kid's dance party with Koo Koo Kanga Roo and DJ Hampster Dance presented by The Current, hosted by Mac Wilson

Monday, September 7

9-10 a.m.: Classical MPR choral sing-along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu 12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast, Steve Staruch hosts the Singers 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Bill DeVille 4:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring the Cactus Blossoms

Previous days

Thursday, Aug. 27

9-11 a.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Kerri Miller 12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast, Julie Amacher hosts the Dolce Wind Quintet 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Charlie Parr

Friday, Aug. 28

12-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, TPT Almanac hosted by Cathy Wurzer 3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat 4:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Reina del Cid