More than 200 art vendors, as well as food stands, free entertainment and children’s activities, are expected to draw thousands to the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. June 25 at St. Cloud State.
St. Cloud State’s signature summer event will feature performances by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the opening ceremony of St. Cloud’s annual community festival, Granite City Days. Lemonade 2015 also kicks off the summer Celebrate! St. Cloud State weekend of events.
Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and $1.50 per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. A free shuttle service will run from K and Q parking lots to the center of campus.
Entertainers include the Hindustani classical music of Sitar Tabla Twin Cities, Minneapolis folk rocker Jeromy Darling and stringed-instrument polymath Paul Imholte ’82. St. Cloud State student entertainers include the Wind Ensemble and Heels and Stage Theatre Group. The Sitar Tabla Twin Cities percussionist is Pratik Suwal Singh ’09.
The Little Lemons Art Park will offer children art projects, craft projects, performance art and more. Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center staff members will coordinate activities 11 a.m.-6 p.m., south of Stewart Hall.
Mayor Dave Kleis will honor recipients of the Rock-On Awards during the 6:30 p.m. Granite City Days opening ceremony. The award recognizes St. Cloud individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding civic participation, leadership and achievements.
The 7:30 p.m. symphony program will feature patriotic songs and popular pieces such as Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” the Hoedown from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” and Han Zimmer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Clinton Smith, artist director and principal conductor, will conduct.
Farmer’s market vendors will offer fresh produce, plants and more between the Miller Center and Administrative Services Building.
The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is managed by the Department of Campus Involvement, with sponsorship from Liberty Mutual Insurance. The symphony’s appearance is funded by the Central Minnesota Arts Board, via the state Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
St. Cloud State is a tobacco-free campus: stcloudstate.edu/tobaccofree.