News Release

Lemonade 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photo of Daniel O'Bryant, assistant conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

Daniel O'Bryant, assistant conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.

Photo of Daniel O'Bryant, assistant conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Photo of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Photo of Robin Berry, harpist Photo of Paul Imholte, multi-instrumentalist 

The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair returns June 23 with art and craft vendors, food stands, a farmers' 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 10,000 people to campus, runs 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. in and around Atwood Memorial Center and Stewart Hall. Organizers expect more than 240 vendors.

In its 38th year, the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is sponsored by Health Partners Clinics.

Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar-an-hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. Parking is also available in lots south of the Education Building and west of Halenbeck Hall.

A free shuttle will run between the fair area and the parking lots.

Mayor Dave Kleis will honor recipients of the Rock-On Award during the 7 p.m. Granite City Days opening ceremony in Ritsche Auditorium. The award recognizes St. Cloud individuals, organizations and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding civic participation, leadership or achievements. 

The symphony orchestra, under the direction of Daniel O'Bryant, will perform a mix of contemporary and traditional tunes 8 p.m. in Ritsche Auditorium. The program will include Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell," John Phillips Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Stevie Wonder Medley" arranged by John Whitney.

O'Bryant is an assistant professor and director of orchestras at St. Cloud State. He also is the SCSO's assistant conductor.

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. vendors will display pottery, watercolors, garden art, jewelry, glass work, photography, painting, clothing, music and more.

The Little Lemons Art Park will feature art projects, craft projects, performance art, a juggling show and more. The children's fun runs from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. south of Stewart Hall. It is coordinated by the Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center.

Performing during the day are:

  • Robin Berry, harpist | east of Performing Arts Center | website
  • Paul Imholte, multi-instrumentalist | roving the grounds | website
  • St. Cloud Area All Star Jazz Band | World Commons | video
  • John "Aldo" Altenbernd, keyboardist | east of Centennial Hall | website
  • Radiant Moon Belly Dance | west of Stewart Hall | website

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.

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