A Day of Community Appreciation
Celebrate with Food, Music, Dancing and Family Fun!
Saturday, September 17, 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
2700 E. 26th St., Minneapolis 55406
We invite you and the entire Common Ground community to put this exciting event on your calendar and encourage you to invite your friends and family, too!
The Festival is an outdoor music concert put on by volunteers from the Common Ground Community. Admission is free! This year’s festival will feature well-known musicians Passed Presents (Jayanthi Kyle & Alicia Steele) Ellis, Dean Magraw, Larry Long, and Michi (Emily Hurd & Gabe Keller), as well as spoken word performances by Louis Alemayehu and dance calling by Ann Carter.
Donations will be accepted to support a few highlighted non-profit organizations that are doing great work to make this world a better place. During the past five years, The Festival has raised over $40,000 for nonprofit organizations in our community.
This year, we will accept donations for a total of 5 organizations:
- Doing Good Together (DGT) is a Minneapolis -based nonprofit that empowers parents and other adult mentors to raise generous, civic-minded children by offering a variety of resources and opportunities for adults and children to practice kindness and serve others together.
- Soup For You Cafe! at Bethany located at Bethany Lutheran Church in the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, serving lunch Monday through Friday at no cost, located at 2511 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
- The Immigrant Law Center of MN occupies a unique niche among nonprofit immigration legal service providers because of the breadth of immigration legal services available, their capacity to represent clients throughout the state, and their ability to work with clients of all nationalities.
- Minnesota Home Host Network: Host Homes connect young people who lack stable housing with community members who provide space in their homes and a reliable caring presence. This cost-effective housing option works in low-density rural and tribal settings, as well as in urban and suburban locales. But most important, it addresses the #1 priority for unaccompanied youth: Getting connected to stable adults who can provide ongoing support!
- Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities. They’re building powerful, active campaigns for better public transit, workers’ rights, expanded voting rights, and police accountability.
Ways to Get Involved
- Volunteer!. Teams are in place to run different aspects of the festival both on the day of and during the weeks before. All teams are looking for volunteers. Find details about each team here and if you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the appropriate form below:
Please put this date on your calendar:
6th Annual Music Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2016!
If you cannot make it to the event but would like to make a donation, just click on the donate button to support the Music Festival. You’ll be directed to PayPal but don’t need a PayPal account. Just click continue next to the credit cards. Be sure to designate it for the festival, on the final confirmation page.