Music, Dance, & Theatrical Entertainment

Main Stage Lineup :: 2–8 PM

sun-solo  Minnesota Opera (2–2:45 PM)

Photo of performers from the Minnesota Opera.

Whether you are a regular opera goer or an opera newbie, join the Minnesota Opera for a thrilling performance of opera’s greatest hits.  Performers will present a 45-minute program of opera favorites and the best from the golden age of musical theatre.  It’s a performance you won’t want to miss!

sun-solo  Lakeshore Radio Players (with the Lakeshore Players Theatre) (3–3:45 PM)

Radio Players photo

The Lakeshore Radio Players put on a fun, live, ’40’s themed radio show at gigs around the community.  With classic skits, musical interludes, and information about happenings at Lakeshore Players Theatre, you are in for an old-timey treat!

sun-solo  Park Square Theatre (4–4:45 PM)

Photo of Park Square Theatre performers.

Join Park Square Theatre for a medley of performances perfect for summer!  We’ll begin with local performer and storyteller Dane Stauffer as he weaves a story or two and sings some of his favorite show tunes to salute the summer.  Next, Max Wojtanowicz and Alice McGlave will dazzle you with two duets from their recent appearance as Fredrick and Mabel in Park Square Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.  The performers will all be accompanied by gifted pianist and assistant music director Andrew Fleser.

sun-solo  Zorongo Flamenco (5–6 PM)

Zorongo Flamenco

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School brings the soul of southern Spain to the Mid-Summer Festival.  A concert of traditional flamenco dance and music that brings the expressive and rhythmic excitement to the stage that only flamenco can.  Susana di Palma founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 1982.  It is one of the few American Spanish dance companies that presents both traditional flamenco programs and original theater flamenco works.  The company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers, and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.

sun-solo  Live Music and Dance (starts at 6:30 PM)

Live jazz and swing music accompanied by dancing.  Featuring Greg Keel on sax, Reid Kennedy on drums, Karen Pieper on piano, and Tom Pieper on bass.

Christopher Yaeger has a contagious love for dance and movement.  He enjoys dancing the polka, the jitterbug, a line dance, and a waltz.  He always has safe and simple steps that will get the party jumpin’so join in!

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Arts & Lifelong Learning Showcase Stage Lineup :: 2–8 PM

Join teaching artists from MacPhail Center for Music at the Arts Showcase Stage for live music throughout the day.

sun-solo  2–3 PM ― J2J (Julie Johnson and Jacqueline Ultan on the flute and cello)


sun-solo  3– 4:30 PM ― Paula Lammers (voice and piano)

Paula publicity

sun-solo  4:30–6 PM ― Joey Clark (voice and piano)

Joey Clark Headshot

sun-solo  6–7 PM ― Pinar Başgöze (piano)

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sun-solo  7–8 PM ― Andrea Stern (celtic harp)

Andrea Stern

Lyngblomsten partners with MacPhail Center for Music to bring weekly music classes to the Lyngblomsten campus.  Founded in 1907, MacPhail provides music education to more than 14,500 students of all ages and abilities each year with classes and lessons taking place at many sites across the metro and through distance learning.

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Entertainment in the Lyngblomsten Apartments Lobby :: 2–6:40 PM

sun-solo  Drum Circles with HealthRHYTHMS Drumming (circles start at 2, 3, 4, & 6 PM; each lasts 40 minutes)

HealthRHYTHMS Drum It Up photo

Discover your personal rhythm.  HealthRHYTHMS group drumming is an evidence-based wellness program that promotes relaxation and boosting of the immune system.  You’ll be filled with fun and laughter as you participate in this Drum Circle.  No instruments or experience are necessaryjust come and have fun!