Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401




$11 adults
$9 seniors (65+)
$9 college students (valid ID)
$6 children ages 6-17

Free for MHS members and children age 5 and under.


Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
(open Mondays in July & August)
Closed Easter Sunday, April 20th

2014 Apr 25

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Mill City Live 2014









Mill City Live returns for its eleventh season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August.

Set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, "Mill City Live" features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists. 

  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Fee: $5 includes concert and museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m., an opportunity to visit Mill City Museum at a significant discount.  Free for Minnesota Historical Society members.  
  • In case of rain, Mill City Live goes on indoors! 

2014 Schedule:


August 6th, 6-8pm

Blues, roots
   Crankshaft (a.k.a. Alex Larson) has been forging his own brand of high-energy, low-brow,  
   upper Mississippi blues, a new genre of music he likes to call "Pork Neck" since 2008.
   Performing and as the leader of his trio, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, fans of Mill City
   Live can expect a new breed of foot stompin' country blues that appeals to young and old
   alike.  Crankshaft writes great songs, and sings them with passion. The energy at his live 
   shows is undeniable, and he won't rest until everyone in the room is rockin' and rollin' with
   him." - Page Burkum, The Cactus Blossums



August 13th, 6-8pm            

Indie Rock
   The Cloak Ox is made up of indie rock vets Andrew Broder and longtime friends and
   sometimes bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh. In 2011 the
   group topped City Pages new artist Picked to Click list and in 2013 their full length
   Shoot the Dog made top ten lists by the Star Tribune and City Pages.  “Shoot the
   Dog is loaded with the nervous, sensory-grinding energy of urban life…and the
   jaggedy frayed art-rock noodling of bands like Television and latter-day Wilco.”
   -Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune



August 20th, 6-8pm

Country, rock
   Bethany Larson and The Bee's Knees, one of Twin Cities best kept secrets as
   declared by Twin Cities Metro, brings a preacher’s daughter from Austin, Minn. to
   the local music scene. In the process of recording her sophomore album
   she joined forces with the "Bee’s Knees" – her brother Chris Larson on guitar,
   keyboards and backing vocals, Sara Horishnyk on drums and Sam Johnson on
   bass.  “…Bethany’s voice has evolved beautifully: as much Ella Fitzgerald and
   Juliette Greco as Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Bethany’s lyrics about love
   and heartbreak have a worldly sophistication and the band has fleshed out unique and sweet arrangements that both swoon and rock.”  –Adam Levy, The Honeydogs

August 27th, 6-8pm      

Folk Rock
   Grand Rapids native Eric Pollard (a.k.a. Actual Wolf) has been the drummer for
   Retribution Gospel Choir and others. As a singer song-writer, his self-titled full-
   length debut made the top 10 local releases in the 2013 Star Tribune Critics
   Tally, and he was named Best Minneapolis Songwriter by City Pages in 2013.
   “Actual Wolf  packages his couplets into arrangements that recall Neil Young's
   sonic grit and Elton John's soaring glitz. Don't be surprised if experiencing Actual
   Wolf gets your own eyes a little misty." -City Pages