Lemonade Concert and Art Fair
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair returns today with art and craft vendors, food stands, a farmer's market, children's activities, live music and an evening concert by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra (SCSO).
St. Cloud State's signature summer event, which annually draws about 8,000 people to campus, runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds surrounding Atwood Memorial Center.
Parking in campus lots is free and open to the public. A free shuttle will run between the fair area and K and Q parking lots at the south end of campus. The Fourth Avenue Parking Ramp charges $1 an hour or $8 per day. View the Campus Map.
Mayor Dave Kleis will honor recipients of the Rock-On Award during the 7 p.m. Granite City Days opening ceremony. The award recognizes St. Cloud individuals, organizations and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding civic participation, leadership or achievements.
The orchestra, under the direction of Daniel O'Bryant, performs at 8 p.m. O'Bryant is an assistant professor and director of orchestras at St. Cloud State. He also is assistant conductor of the SCSO.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. more than 230 vendors will display pottery, watercolors, garden art, jewelry, glass work, photography, painting, clothing, music and more.
Among the vendors is pianist Bradley Joseph, who has toured the world with Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling international recording artist Yanni and Grammy-winning pop vocalist Sheena Easton. Look for Joseph on the west side of Centennial Hall.
From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. children can participate in art projects, craft projects and performance art in the Little Lemons Art Park south of Stewart Hall. The activities are manged by the Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center, St. Cloud. New this year is a Kwanzaa Culture Camp organized by Diversity thru Colors.
The farmer's market that debuted late last summer at St. Cloud State will make an early-season appearance. Look for vendors southeast of the Miller Center.
Musical acts and their venues include:
In its 37th year, the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is managed by University Program Board, the student-run entertainment arm of St. Cloud State.
For more information contact Jessica Ostman at 320-308-2205.