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The 2019 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, and The Current will be there!
Plan to visit The Current at the Minnesota State Fair for live broadcasts, musical performances and special merchandise! Come relax on the benches at our booth to watch radio being made, and enjoy the special “Recharge” station for you to take a break and gather your energy for more fun at the fair.
All events at the MPR Booth near the corner of Judson and Nelson unless otherwise noted.
Friday, Aug. 30 (MPR Day) — Dan Patch Park: Andrea Swensson introduces a performance from Shredders. This live session will be recorded for The Local Show.
Saturday, Aug. 31 — Jill Riley hosts an on-air shift from our booth from 3 to 7 p.m. Join us at 4:30 p.m. for a live performance from Dwynell Roland.
Saturday, Aug. 31 — State Fair Grandstand: The Current’s Music On-A-Stick featuring Brandi Carlile with special guests Mavis Staples and Savannah Conley.
Sunday, Sept. 1 — Bill DeVille hosts an on-air shift from the MPR booth from 2 to 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 2 — Purple Current Karaoke: sing along to your favorite Prince songs between 12 and 3 p.m.
More events at the State Fair to be announced!