Minnesota Public Radio Announces Activities for MPR Day at the State Fair, Sept. 3

Aug 5, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 5, 2021 – Minnesota State Fair goers are welcome to join in on the fun of MPR Day on Friday, Sept. 3, at the fairground’s Dan Patch Park. MPR Day will feature a day of free performances and conversations open to all fair attendees. 

This schedule is subject to change. Visit mpr.org/statefair for updates and additional details.  

9-9:45 a.m. YourClassical Story Time | YourClassical presents a live version of its popular  online series for children. [Editor's note, Aug. 17: With the rise in COVID-19 cases among children too young to be vaccinated, MPR has decided to cancel the YourClassical Storytime in Dan Patch Park. Our MPR Day programing will start at 10 a.m. with The Current’s Radio Heartland presentation of Turn Turn Turn.]

10-10:45 a.m. Radio Heartland Presents Turn Turn Turn | The Current’s Radio Heartland  presents a special performance from Turn Turn Turn with music from their debut album Can’t Go  Back  

11 a.m.-Noon. YourClassical Presents Bring the Sing with Cantus | Beloved Twin Cities choral  group Cantus performs  

12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. MPR News featuring Angela Davis & Cathy Wurzer | Davis and Wurzer discuss  upcoming programming changes at MPR News and what audiences can expect.  

1:15-2 p.m. The Current Presents David Huckfelt | David Huckfelt of The Pines performs songs  from his new solo album Room Enough, Time Enough 

2:15-3:15 p.m. The Current Presents Annie Mack | Rochester musician Annie Mack will bring her  band to Dan Patch Park for an hour-long performance. 

3:30-5 p.m. The Twin Cities Beer Choir | The Beer Choir invites you to sing along with some of  their favorite beer hall songs.