the northeast minneapolis music, beer, and art festival is on for may 19-21.
Ten years ago, we threw our first Whirlygig during Art-a-Whirl weekend. A full decade later, our little shindig is now a full-blown music festival. Brimming with art, music, and beer, our corner of Northeast is the place to be May 19-21.
Friday, May 19: 3pm-11pm
RSVP for Friday’s event on Facebook here.
Saturday, May 20: 12pm-11pm
8:45pm: LA Buckner + Big Homie
7:30pm: Joe Rainey
6:30pm: Papa Mbye
5:30pm: Denim Matriarch
2:30 pm: Creeping Charlie
1:30pm: Mik Cool
RSVP for Saturday’s event on Facebook here.
Sunday, May 21: 12pm-10pm
5:00pm: Turn Turn Turn
4:00pm: The Foxgloves
3:00pm: Cornbread Harris
2:00pm: Dani Erin
11:30am: Divas of the Midwest: A Drag Review
RSVP for Sunday’s event on Facebook here.
Enjoy food from Red Cow, Revival Smoked Meats, The Donut Trap, Aki’s, and KCM Eggrolls to pair with your festival-going experience. Beers, both in cans and on tap, will be widely available at the event (there will be beyond beer, THC beverages, and non-alcoholic options, too). The Carefree Zone will feature family-friendly entertainment for kids (and kids at heart) on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, including bubble fun from The Baron of Bubbles, balloon twisting, MONDO jugglers, and more.
Legacy Glassworks will be live glassblowing and making custom glass pipes all weekend with a featured pop-up pipe show called Whirlyrig on Saturday from 12-4pm. Our collaboration THC drink called Watermallow is also releasing this weekend.
Whirlygig coincides with Art-a-Whirl presented by NEMAA, the largest open studio tour in the country. There will be artwork from nearly 1,000 artists in every medium at more than 60 locations, including the Solar Arts Building. Watch Chuck U at work during one of his live drawing sessions off the loading dock at our taproom and purchase prints on-site, too. Flavor World will be doing live screenprinting.
Entry to this event is free and open to all ages (must be 21+ to drink beer and THC beverages), but please keep your pets at home. Whirlygig will go on rain or shine. The event is cash only, both inside and outside, with ATMs on-site.
New this year is the street closure of Quincy Street to motorized vehicles. For more information on the closure and how to get around, check out NEMAA’s website here.