It all started in 2004 when three guys united over a single mission: to bring more life and vitality to the Lowertown community. From there, the concert series Music in Mears, was born, attracting those with toddlers and canes alike. Eight years later the concert series has grown from four shows to 12, and attracts crowds ranging from 300 to over 1,000 people.
This Thursday’s concert kicks off at 6 p.m. with Buffalo Moon, a band known for it’s samba-infused sound and Latin flair. The five-member group claims their style is “South America meets South Dakota,” the latter being the state most of the members hail from. Their light and fun style will get you up and moving or provide the perfect backdrop for lazy summer lounging. Next on stage is Dark, Dark, Dark, a self-proclaimed “chamber folk pop” band. True to their name, many of their songs dig into a moodier side, often producing hauntingly beautiful sounds. Either way, it’s clear this sextet’s style can’t be shoved into a box.
This series guarantees tons of heart and soul and will entertain die-hard music fans as well as those who simply want to get together with neighbors. It’s time to lounge in the beautiful gardens of Mears Park and see why so many people describe the shows there as “magical.”
Music in Mears
Mears Park, 221 E. Fifth St., St. Paul
Thursday, August 4
Starts at 6 p.m. (shows will go on rain or shine)