It is officially the Year of Music in St. Paul


Palace Theater in downtown St. Paul has sat vacant since 1984, but will soon reopen as a concert hall after a $14 million renovation // Photo by Aaron Davidson

“Music is more than a series of notes—music is a pathway to a stronger, more vital community.” -St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

This morning, Mayor Coleman announced 2016 as the Year of Music in St. Paul.

“We have much to celebrate here in Saint Paul, with music and the arts at the center of it all, bringing people together and making this city a vibrant, exciting place to be,” Coleman said. “Let’s continue to build on the vibrant arts and culture of our city. Let us marshal our collective resources and our creative energy to build to a crescendo in 2016. Let’s make sure that our musical venues and artists are supported and celebrated in 2016 like never before. Let’s do it because it reflects our higher purpose and because culture and music and vitality are inextricably linked.”

To do this, venues and artists across St. Paul will spend the year highlighting the people and performances that make up its music community. The line-up for this 12-month mission can be found at

Kick off the fun tonight with Mayor Coleman, Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee), Silverback Colony, and Mary Bue at the Turf Club. Use #STPSoundsPerfect to share about your Year of Music shenanigans on social media.

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