Since 2017, Street Show has brought hundreds of hours of paid street performance to Nicollet and Hennepin avenues each year. Normally, this time of year we’d be gearing up, prepping the little red wagons, booking musicians and other performers and getting ready to launch the Street Show season downtown.
But this year is different in so many ways with COVID-19. Since we can’t be out on the street for you, we want to bring you a bit of joy over lunchtimes in May and June with a live streaming version of Street Show featuring some of our regular performers from their home studios, backyards or front porches.
Whether you are working remotely, or one of our essential downtown workers, we hope you’ll tune in at www.streetshowmpls.org.
Street Show is organized by the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District and curated by Hennepin Theatre Trust and the Warming House with financial support primarily from downtown commercial property owners.
- Tuesday, May 5 (12 to 1 p.m.): Courtney Yasmineh
Courntey Yasmineh sings folk, rock and gospel songs from her own nine album catalog plus songs that shaped her as a songwriter in the fifty years she’s been writing songs.
- Thursday, May 7 (12 to 1 p.m.): Xibaba
Xibaba plays Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, samba, world musica and originals throughout the country at everything from summer festivals to intimate clubs.
- Tuesday, May 12 12 (12 to 1 p.m.): Reuban Correa
Reuben Correa is a professional harpist with over 30 years of performing beautiful harp music in a fusion of folk and classical musical stylings.
- Thursday, May 14 (12 to 1 p.m.): Phlo the Poet
Creating in the moment, Phlo composes poetry on the fly in response to audience interaction
- Tuesday, May 19 (12 to 1 p.m.): Really Spicy Opera
Really Spicy Opera is an award-winning jewel-box opera company who create striking, entertaining and though-provoking musical and dramatic experiences.
- Thursday, May 21 (12 to 1 p.m.): Roe Family Singers
For 15 years Kim and Quillan Roe have made music together using inspirations from a long line of Appalachian and Ozark fiddlers, poets and writers.
- Tuesday, May 26 (12 to 1 p.m.): The Advice People
Have a spare nickel? Then get some shockingly affordable guidance from The Advice People but don’t expect it to be completely serious! These performance artists offer some wisdom as well as some laughs.
- Thursday, May 28 (12 to 1 pm): Debbie Moore
Debbie Moore is a musician, writer and teacher to the Twin Cities music scene whose violin playing at area open mics led to performances at The Guthrie, the Ordway and the Capri Theater.