Event promoters aim to make the new River's Edge Music Festival a high-profile destination event akin to California's Coachella or Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. Will it stack up? We'll know soon. The weekend-long outdoor concert on downtown St. Paul's Harriet Island, featuring the Dave Matthews Band among many others, launches Saturday.
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Dave Matthews Band and Tool will headline new St. Paul music fest
The River's Edge Music Festival debuts on Harriet Island June 23rd and 24th. It will feature a mixture of rock styles put together by concert promoters Live Nation. That company will also handle St. Paul's Fourth of July festival at the same location.
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This weekend brought the first multi-day rock music festival to Harriet Island since Taste of Minnesota died with a sparsely attended whimper two years ago. The River's Edge Music Fest enjoyed much bigger crowds and lots of raves on Twitter.
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Harriet Island will rock out next summer
A five-year deal has been struck between the City of St. Paul and concert promoter Live Nation for a new multi-day music festival starting in 2012. No artists have been named, but promoters expect crowds upwards of 40,000. Live Nation's roster of artists include U2, Madonna, Jay-Z and Nickelback.
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