Register for the 2023 Mac-Grove Fest!
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Mac-Grove Fest on Saturday, September 9, 2023
The fest is a free all ages event at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center. Mac-Grove Fest aims to celebrate the businesses, organizations, artists, and residents that make Saint Paul a great place
to live, work, learn, play, and worship!
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Mac-Grove Fest 2022
See what time these amazing artists are performing at Mac-Grove Fest!
Learn about the amazing musical groups who are performing at Mac-Grove Fest 2022!
School of Rock
School of Rock is performance-based music education program for all ages, skill levels, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians. The patented School of Rock Method uses programs that are designed to encourage learning in a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable and engaged. The best part is, they are located right in Macalester-Groveland on Cleveland Ave!
O’Shea Irish Dance
O ‘Shea Irish Dance is led by director Cormac O’Sé. Established in 2005, OID provides training for the demanding and technical art form of traditional and competitive Irish Step dance where dancers train as artists, musicians, and athletes. Teaching ages three to adult, OID instructors inform the whole dancer to train a healthy body in strength, flexibility, and fitness as well as a healthy mind in confidence, discipline, and performance.
Kashimana is a mother, musician, vocalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through their original compositions. The name Kashimana means ‘that’s their heart’ and you can hear Kashimana’s heart beating in the compelling sound of their music which is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more. Kashimana often draws from her Nigerian heritage and experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya and living in the United States. Kashimana is a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, a 2019 In Common Composer in Residence, a Cedar Commissioned Artist ‘Phantom Cries’ and a Northern Spark Festival Artist in 2018 and 2019 ‘Applause Posse’ and ‘Soundscape of Stories’. Kashimana is also the co-creator of a MN Opera MNiature Opera ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ with Khary Jackson, a contributing artist and composer to The Art of The Revolution Twin Cities Community Album ‘Mama’ and a composer on a Sprig of That trio latest album ‘Eight Threads – The Only One’. Check out Kashimana’s latest single “Oh Yes Flow” on Bandcamp.
Tony Ortiz and Randy Wideman
From San Diego to Minnesota, Tony Ortiz has thrilled audiences with his outstanding singing and heartfelt songs. As lead singer of the Monroes in the 80s, you’ve heard Tony on the radio singing ‘What Do All the People Know’ or perhaps seen them touring with Rick Springfield or Toto. Now in Minnesota and fronting his band, the Guns of Soul, Tony’s original songs are a powerhouse of Americana soul.
Enjoy free art activities throughout the duration of Mac-Grove Fest!
Now. Make. Art
Now.Make.Art creates spaces for people of all ages to have incredible experiences making art together. They specialize in interactive installation art using clay – their current interactive installation art project is called Clay City. The city is filled with sculptures that come from the minds and hands of everyone who participates to make one amazing city at the end of the day. They are currently partnering with St. Paul Parks and Rec so you can find them at various St. Paul parks throughout the summer leading up to Mac-Grove Fest. Visit their instagram to find out more!
Art Start’s mission is to inspire artistic creativity and illuminate the connections among people, ideas and the environment through engaging artists, children, families, and communities in quality arts education experiences. lkjlfkja;lfkjl;adsfjk
Crayon Kelly started making art while in High School. In 1999, she received her Associates degree in Graphic Design and in 2003, she went back for a graduate degree in Graphic Design. After a marriage and two kids, her and her husband started an art business focused on allowing individuals to express their emotions through art.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors – Mac-Grove Fest wouldn’t be possible without you!