pianos on parade

enjoy the music this june in downtown mpls

Pianos on Parade will place uniquely designed pianos throughout downtown Mpls in June. The pianos will be open for impromptu concerts as well as for programming with local musical talent.

Each piano is painted by local artists to evoke a downtown Mpls theme, including iconic buildings, neighborhoods, sports stadiums, art designs, bridges and must-see destinations. Over the past two years, Pianos on Parade had offered fun and exciting musical performances throughout our downtown community, ranging from music students to Minnesota Music Hall of Famer Lorie Line. You never know who will be performing downtown!

Check back throughout the spring for more information on this year’s Pianos on Parade program, painting a piano and more.

play your own performance—or listen to one downtown
(june 1 – june 30)

weekly tuesdays performances (12 pm – 1 pm)

 

Stop by for piano performances each Tuesday throughout June for special musical performances at each of our downtown Minneapolis pianos.

 

sheet music provided

 

Take a look at several PDFs with sheet music. Play piano reading music off your phone or mobile device!  The beauty of the Pianos on Parade program is anyone can use the pianos to share their talents with the community. When you see a piano, pull up this sheet music and play!

get to know the artists

 

The Pianos on Parade were painted by local artists who helped showcase their visions of downtown Mpls through their art work. The pianos were painted in May before being placed throughout the downtown community.

Performance locations and artists TBD. Check back for more information.

Performance locations and artists TBD. Check back for more information.

Performance locations and artists TBD. Check back for more information.

Performance locations and artists TBD. Check back for more information.

Enjoy this 2016 music video by Jon Storm performed at our downtown Mpls Pianos on Parade locations

thanks to our partners and locations

The 2017 Pianos on Parade program was also supported by piano sponsors Thrivent Financial, and our host sites: American Academy of Neurology, AT&T Tower, Bachelor Farmer, Brave New Workshop, Capella Tower, City Center, First Avenue, Fulton Tap Room, Hennepin County Government Center, Orpheum Theater, IDS Center, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Marquette Plaza, Minneapolis Convention Center, Peavey Plaza Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, YMCA, YWCA, 3rd & Hennepin, 5th & Hennepin, 7th Street between Hennepin & Nicollet, 8th Street between Hennepin & Nicollet, 10th & Hennepin, and 12th & Nicollet.

don’t miss out on the fun

 

Over the past two years, we’ve had a collection of surprise performances like Lorie Line, Nicholas David and Mark Mallman, music videos shot by artists Jon Storm and Mark Mallman, and an incredible group of local (and visiting) piano players who shared music daily. Come find a piano and play throughout June!

While you’re here, don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your experience with others. Invite friends, family and colleagues to come with you, and post your photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #pianosonparade and #mymplsdt.

You can learn more by following @mplsdowntown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Below are the 2017 pianos on parade locations. Check back soon for 2018 location information.

pianos on parade is produced by:

in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids

 

thank you to our promotional partners: