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On sale Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:00 AM
The 2020 Common Sound Music Festival will again bring people together through the common experience of music and amplify the message that there is more that unites us than divides us. Because the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted the world's ability to physically bring people together, the festival has moved to an online experience.
This year, Common Sound has partnered with the Twin Cities Film Fest to produce a compilation of recorded music video performances generously provided by incredible musicians. Purchased tickets will allow the viewer 5-days of viewing access. Two virtual concerts will be available, including a special Common Sound Virtual Music Festival: Kids Edition with fun family-friendly music. Net proceeds benefit Minnesota Central Kitchen and Second Harvest Heartland. With COVID-19 and our community’s food supply outlets facing disruptions from protests and riots, helping neighbors experiencing hunger is more necessary than ever. Second Harvest Heartland is committed to ensuring no one faces this difficult time hungry. Minnesota Central Kitchen brings together restaurants, caterers, and hunger-fighting organizations to continue to meet the growing need for meals in our community.
“We believe that our partnership celebrates our diversity, and shows that there is more that unites us than divides us. When people from different backgrounds, neighborhoods and religious faiths come together, we can strengthen community, support education and build relationships that will help us address community challenges that impact all of us.”
— Rabbi Avi Olitzky, Beth El Synagogue
The Common Sound Music Festival began in 2018 to amplify the belief that music can be a powerful catalyst for bringing people together from different backgrounds and religious faiths to strengthen our community. The festival has come a true celebration of diversity using music as its platform of common ground.
Common Sound Music Festival will provide ticketing links and updates on the website: commonsoundfestival.com.
Tickets will go on sale June 10. Viewing dates are June 24 - 28.
Jeremy Messersmith, Doomtree, Charlie Parr, Davina and the Vagabonds, Lisa Loeb, Kiss the Tiger, Ali Gray, Dan Israel, Cassandra Cole, McNasty Brass Band, Jonatha Brooke, Early Eyes, Black Market Brass
Kids Edition: Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Bazillions, Milkshake Music, Teddy Bear Band, Lisa Loeb, Okee DoKee Bros., Laurie Berkner, Will Hale, The Jolly Pops, The Roe Family Singers, Alex and the Kaleidoscope
About Minnesota Central Kitchen
Minnesota Central Kitchen brings together restaurants, caterers and hunger-fighting organizations to address food insecurity and job losses brought on by the coronavirus. Empowering our state’s hospitality professionals to keep working at what they do best—feeding hungry people—despite restaurant closures, the initiative also responds to the growing need for food assistance in the state.
About Second Harvest Heartland
Hunger doesn’t wait. While COVID-19 affects our community, helping neighbors experiencing hunger is more necessary than ever. Missing work and an uncertain economy mean families are missing meals. Second Harvest Heartland’s COVID-19 plans includes emergency food boxes, prepared meals from Minnesota Central Kitchen, access to SNAP (food stamps), extra measures to keep Second Harvest Heartland employees and food safe, and partnering with elected officials. We are all concerned about staying safe and reducing our exposure to illness. But for some of our neighbors, a lack of resources means they can’t afford to stock up on food. Please donate at www.2harvest.org/emergencyfood to fund an emergency food box today. You can also learn more about Second Harvest Heartland’s COVID-19 response by visiting www.2harvest.org/covid19update.