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The Current to host virtual live concert series this weekend

Listeners can tune into The Current's Facebook page for three days of local lineups

For Minnesota music fans, mid-May usually marks the start of outdoor concert season.

But summer favorites including Rock The Garden, Music & Movies in the Parks and Music at the Zoo have all been canceled, which is why The Current is offering an alternative.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a showcase of local artists including Har Mar Superstar, P.O.S., 26 Bats!, Chastity Brown and Charlie Parr will join hosts from The Current for a virtual local music festival.

The festival, called Sounds Like Home, will take place via livestream on The Current’s Facebook page. Performers will be paid through the Legacy Amendment Arts And Cultural Heritage Fund. 

The event happens to take place during the same weekend as Art-A-Whirl, which normally boasts dozens of local lineups. Instead, virtual Art-A-Whirl attendees can peruse through art and music from hundreds of artists at their own pace beginning May 15.

Many artists have turned to virtual concerts since the coronavirus crisis began, which The Current has tracked on its gig list. Sounds Like Home is the largest virtual music endeavor yet in Minnesota, offering a glimpse of what the rest of the summer could look like.

“Our listeners come to us to feel connected to the music community,” The Current’s managing director, David Safar, said in a statement. “Sounds Like Home is a great way to do that by giving us a shared experience that supports the local artists we love.” 

Here's the lineup:

Friday, May 15

2 p.m. P.O.S
3 p.m. Gully Boys
4 p.m. Chastity Brown
5 p.m. Dwynell Rolland
6 p.m. Reina Del Cid
7 p.m. Dave Simonett
Saturday, May 16
2 p.m. Kara Laudon
3 p.m. 26 Bats!
4 p.m. Kiss The Tiger
5 p.m. NUR-D
6 p.m. David Huckfelt
7 p.m. Remo Drive
Sunday, May 17
10 a.m. Sophia Eris
11 a.m. Lady Lark
12 p.m. Charlie Parr
1 p.m. Har Mar Superstar
2 p.m. Yam Haus

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