Lowertown Guitar Festival 2019, presented with MacPhail Center for Music is on!

August 17th, 2 to 9 p.m.

Historic Como Lakeside Pavilion

FREE Entry.

10 dollar suggested donation for Steve Cropper set to benefit Music Mission (link), a program to support underserved communities in creating and sharing their music.


Parking can be interesting around urban parks. We recommend using the neat bike paths if you mobile that way or try https://www.lyft.com/! Seems like a way easy and breezy to transport.


Baird Private Wealth Management Promenade Stage  

11:30-12:15  2nd Street Quartet  MacPhail student ensemble (classical) https://www.macphail.org/

12:30-1:15   Michael Hauser ( Flamenco w/ dancers) for more info

1:15-3:00  El Diablo Gear swap ensues! for more info

1:30-2:20  “Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association sponsors a Bluegrass Jam/ Workshop with Bill Cagley” open to the public on promenade 

2:30-3:15  Taylor Seaberg Duo (Fusion/Rock ) website

3:30-4:15  Greg Koch (acoustic rock/blues)https://www.gregkoch.com/

4:25-4:45 Lukas Murdych  (classical) advanced MacPhail student 

4:45-5:15 closed for  sound check 

5:30-6:15  Steve Cropper  (R&B) http://playitsteve.com/

6:30-7:15  Mary Cutrufello (Songwriter/Rock)http://www.marycutrufello.com/

7:30-8:30  Chris Castino   ( Roots Rock)http://www.chriscastino.com/

Spring Cafe Stage

1:15-2:00  Tabah Duo   ( dream rock) https://tabah.bandcamp.com/

2:15-3:00  Julian Manzara ( Jazz)https://www.julianmanzara.com/

3:15-4:00  Leonoris Causa  ( Spanish/Songwriter)www.leonoriscausa.com

4:15-5:00  Parisota Hot Club (Gypsy Swing)https://parisota.com/

Waterfall Stage (in case of weather moves inside ) Please note there is no power there but we will provide this little battery operated unit: https://www.fishman.com/charge/

11:30-12:15  guided meditation w/ Mark Anderson the "Urban Monk" open to the public

accompanied by Paul  Metzger.for more info

12:15-12:50  (ethereal )https://paulmetzger.net/

1:00-1:50     Mike Michel & Carnage ( groove/beat)for more info

Purposeful break while wedding party takes photos and they settle into their reception 

3:00-4:15 ( flex time)  Jeremy Ylvisaker ( space/loop/feedback) for more info

4:30-4:55    Strum Along Sing a Song Community jam  (folk) 

 (4:45 sound check will be happening on promenade ) 

5:00-5:30     Matt Jennings   (metal flamenco) for more info




Thank you LGF 2019 sponsors!  MacPhail Center for Music, Baird Private Wealth, Fulton Beer, CopyCats, Willie’s American Guitars, Spring Cafe/Lancer Catering, , FretCentral, Vig Guitars, El Diablo Amps and Pedals, Capitol Guitars, Godin Guitar, Reverend Guitars, Fender Guitars, Martin Guitars, EarthQuaker Devices, Chase Bliss Pedals, MBOTMA, Minnesota Guitar Society, Vintage Guitar Magazine, St. Paul School of Music, It’s A Secret, Sue McLean&Associates, Big Watt Coffee, Aiborn Disc Golf, Acoustic Remedy Cases,Fulton Brewery