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Open Streets Closes Out It’s Season At the U of M

Dogs, Dancing, and Music Take Over The U

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Dancing In The Streets at Open Streets U of M - Photo by Dylan Novacek

Despite a rainy morning, this year’s final installment of Open Streets drew an impressive crowd. The Minneapolis based street festival took over the University of Minnesota campus and brought a range of musicians, food trucks, and some very good dogs.

This was my first Open Streets experience and it was such a good one. Open Streets is more than a street festival- it’s a community get together. Thanks to this event I was exposed to so many local businesses, musicians, and more.

Hot Pink Hangover
Hot Pink Hangover- Photo by Dylan Novacek

One local band I want to highlight is Hot Pink Hangover, a retro styled punk band out of Minneapolis. Their sound is confident, strong, and absolutely unique. After this event I looked into their stuff and would highly recommend their song Dirty City.

The White Keys
The White Keys- Photo by Dylan Novacek

Another excellent local band that performed were The White Keys. Primarily a cover band, this duo was able to get the attention of festival goers with high energy and extremely impressive piano playing from Sebastian Davin.

Bear The St. Berdoodle
Bear The St. Berdoodle. Photo by Dylan Novacek

The best part of attending Open Streets was the high volume of “very good boys”. I had the honor of meeting dog celebrity Bear, the St. Berdoodle- follow him on Facebook! This article was originally going to be a top 5 dogs from Open Streets, but this is a music blog.

Music In Minnesota Open Streets
Photo by Dylan Novacek


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Open Streets Attendees Dancing In The Streets- Photo by Dylan Novacek

If you want to get out in your community Open Streets is the place to do it. Please visit their website for more info and future dates. From literal dancing in the streets, music, and good boys- there is something for everyone at Open Streets.

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Written by Dylan Novacek

Graphic designer and photographer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Fan of mid 2000s emo, late 90s boy bands and everything in between. Recent graduate from Concordia, Saint Paul. Check out my work:

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