A Free Concert for the Community at Minnehaha Park
July 14th, 2010 – Minneapolis – The Institute of Production & Recording (IPR) presents Music in the Park on August 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is invited to this free, all-ages concert at Minnehaha Park’s bandstand, located at 4825 Minnehaha Avenue South in Minneapolis. Featured groups include Mid-West Konnect, F. A. (IPR’s Student Run Records artist), the Paul Green School of Rock Elite Road Crew band, and Rhymesayers Entertainment recording artist, Toki Wright.
Toki Wright will headline this event and perform songs from his newly released album “A Different Mirror.” Wright is well known as an opening act and hype-man for Brother Ali. He is an established emcee and one of the hardest working community activists in the Twin Cities area, with numerous accolades and a tour history that has taken him from New York to Uganda.
IPR’s own Student Run Records artist Faquama Anthony Delin (aka FA) grew up young and early in the midst of a brutal Liberian civil war. He first performed in church, singing in choir and learning to play piano, guitar, and drums. Hearing Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, and Boyz 2 Men sparked the young multi-instrumentalist’s lifelong love for American r&b.
With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, The Paul Green School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids ages seven to 18. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals with the ultimate goal to perform live for real crowds.
This is an outdoor event with plenty of seating provided by the park; however, don’t hesitate to bring a blanket and a picnic basket to lounge on the grass with friends. Complimentary water and granola bars will be provided by The Institute of Production & Recording as well as fresh guacamole and chips provided by Chipotle. Minnehaha Falls is also home of The Sea Salt Eatery which features the freshest fish in town. A list of menu items include Po’Boy sandwiches, Calamari, oysters on the half shell, catfish fingers, shrimp, tilapia, fresh seafood tacos, fried fish sandwiches among a host of locally brewed beers and a selection of fine wines.
IPR is a private college located in downtown Minneapolis that offers an associate degree in media arts with an emphasis in music and entertainment business or audio production and engineering, as well as certifications in all levels of ProTools, Logic and Ableton Live. IPR graduates have careers in artist management, live sound, audio for video, recording engineering, merchandising, music production, event coordination, performance and much more. Visit www.ipr.edu for more information.