The annual Northside summer music series Live on the Drive continues with local talent, Ashley DuBose in concert on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date August 18). The last of three concerts held outdoors this summer on the scenic Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue N., one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city.
Ashley DuBose is probably most widely known for her participation in Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, but her musical journey began years before her world debut on the hit reality TV show. Ashley’s music creation process is often collaborative, unconstrained and spontaneous, very much reflective of her free-spirited nature. For this reason, one might hear elements of hip hop, blended with neo-soul-like lyricism on the verses, and a catchy pop-worthy hook all in one song that’s laced with an acoustic guitar loop. In 2014 Ashley was named “Best Vocalist (Female)” by City Pages in their annual Best of the Twin Cities magazine issue.
Come with an appetite and enjoy dinner from food vendors Mama Donato’s Woodfired Pizza and Sandy’s, and treat yourself with gelato from Nona Rosa’s. Stay into the evening for a movie in the park, featuring Jurassic World at dusk, right at the Live on the Drive concert site. Our “green” events feature recycling and composting, diverting 93 percent of materials out of the waste stream last year. Be sure to invite your neighbors and bring your friends to this family-friendly, all-ages event!
Live on the Drive brings people together from across the Northside and throughout the greater Twin Cities to hear extraordinary music and to celebrate summer, good health and Northside city living. For info call 612-588-1155 or visit LiveOnTheDrive.org.
Live on the Drive is presented by the Cleveland Neighborhood Association with our founding partner, North Memorial, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Victory Neighborhood Association, KBEM 88 FM, City of Minneapolis, Camden Lions, Insight News, KFAI Radio, 89.9 KMOJ, Healy Creative, NorthNews, Victory Neighborhood Association and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.