Messersmith, Osgood set to rock for the arts

Last year, when Chris Osgood (the former Suicide Commando frontman, not the Red Wings goalie) left the Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul for a job with the nearby McNally Smith College of Music, Springboard threw a party–the Osgood Do-good Bash. And had so much fun, they’re doing it again, to raise money for Springboard, which offers low-cost business, management, and legal resources for artists.

This year’s concert is Friday, June 26, and features not only Osgood, with a group called The Warblers, but Jeremy Messersmith and many others, such as spoken-word artist E.G. Bailey, hip-hop hero Tou Saiko Lee, and Ragamala Dance member Amanda Dlouhy. Additionally, an art sale will be held, with work from some rather hip local artists: photographer Chris Faust, painter Teresa Cox, etc.–all Springboard clients.

The party, sponsored by The Current, among others, will be in St. Paul at the McNally Smith College of Music Auditorium from 7 to 11 pm.