Pop Up Classical – Most Loved Lake Edition

The Water Main and Classical MPR present Pop-Up Classical – Most Loved Lake Edition. We’re bringing The Concert Truck, a classical concert venue on wheels, to some of Minnesota’s most loved lakes to celebrate MPR water month’s Most Loved Lake competition.

Concert Series

We will kick off the series on Wednesday, August 1st in Excelsior, MN on the shores of Lake Minnetonka at Excelsior Brewing. On Thursday, August 2nd we visit the Lake City Market  on the shores of Lake Pepin in Lake City, MN. On Friday, The Concert Truck will pop-up by the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at the Bemidji Waterfront in Bemidji, MN. And last, but not least, on Saturday, August 4th we’re celebrating the winner of the Most Loved Lake contest, Lake Superior, with a multi-location pop up performances.

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Lake Superior Celebration

On Saturday, August 4 we celebrate Lake Superior as the winner of Minnesota’s Most Loved Lake and continue the Pop-Up Classical series with three performances along the North Shore. The Water Main, MPR News, and MPR Classical will host these pop-up celebrations featuring The Concert Truck and tributes to Lake Superior in the form of spoken word, poetry, photography, and more.

“My Lake Superior” Poetry Competition

Do you have a knack for prose, and a love of Lake Superior? Submit a poem to our poetry competition! The 2017 Minnesota Book Award winner for poetry, Sun Yung Shin, will select three poems, including one by a writer under 18 years old, to be read at a series of performances along the Lake Superior shore on Aug. 4. Submissions are due July 20.

Series Schedule

Wednesday, August 1st at 6:00 PM

Classical MPR host Scott Blankenship
Excelsior Brewing – Excelsior, MN
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Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM

Lake City Market by the Lake – Lake City, MN
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Friday, August 3rd at 3:00 PM

Classical MPR host Julie Amacher
Lake Bemidji Waterfront – Bemidji, MN
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Saturday, August 4th

Classical MPR host Julie Amacher
11:00 AM – Tettegouche State Park – RSVP on Facebook
2:00 PM – Historic Train Depot in Two Harbors, MN – RSVP on Facebook
7:00 PM – Lake Place Park in Duluth, MN – RSVP on Facebook



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