BASTILLE DAY 2014-Sunday July 13th


Bastille Day Block Party

Free! Rain or Shine A Zero Waste Event Join us Sunday, July 13th from 3pm-10pm for the free annual block party! Featuring performances by Hippo Campus, Black Diet, GRRRL Party, Nadine Dubois & Les Folies Risque, The Cloak Ox, Heiruspecs, the Brass Messengers, MC Foxy Tann and more! Street entertainment with Kaleena Miller Dance & Infiammati Fire Circus.

Thanks to our Sponsors! City Pages, 89.3 the Current, New Belgium Brewing, 2 Gingers, Reyka, Hendrick’s Gin, Lillet, Cristalino Champagne, Crispin Cider, Eureka Recycling, Yelp! and Thrifty Hipster. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit People Serving People. The organization provides emergency shelter to 99 homeless families every night in Hennepin County. Located in Downtown Minneapolis, this 10-story building is essentially a hotel whose primary form of hospitality comes in helping families to overcome homelessness. The heart and soul of People Serving People’s work is the time spent on strengthening the futures of the 200+ children at the shelter every day – through early childhood education, healthy meals, volunteer readers and tutors, healthcare, family activities, school transportation, and stabilization of family life. Everyone deserves to have a place to call home – and People Serving People depends on the community’s support to help families find their way home.

Eureka Recycling, a local nonprofit waste-reduction organization, is proud to partner with Barbette to make the block party a zero waste event again this year! Through careful planning and the participation of everyone attending, this event can generate no waste. By eliminating, reusing, recycling and composting all the discards generated here, we are greatly reducing our impact on the environment!


Black Diet

Recent winners of’s Are You Local? Showcase and named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013, Black Diet is a garage/indie/soul band with a sartorial flair. Indebted to Stax records, they put on shows that look like Baptist church services held at punk houses. Part of a stream of vintage sounding acts coming out of Minneapolis’ Pinata Records, they’re spitting out sharp, testimonial jams for the masses.


Hippo Campus

And the development of false memories with the illusion of raising four young boys minnesotan . Revival and awakening the dormant consciousness of one who bothered to bursting with abandonment . The lakes are smitten lads always elusive halocline, the water body has been found to support their music on the air misperception . Testimonials of himself screaming against heresy , energetic , danceable indie tunes near the stature of the underlying cynicism and distaste for the anti- drunken stupor helpable stride to produce hand-in- hand . Nothing feeds the fire of the mountain , they are regardless of their ascent . We are all halocline.



GRRRL PRTY is a celebration of femininity and unsheathed swagger featuring three of the most innovative voices in hip-hop this decade. The spitfire poetess Sophia Eris, percussive hellion Manchita, and southern rapstress Lizzo defy ideals and create an undeniable gritty, unapologetic sound. GRRRL PRTY’s upcoming album showcases versatility from lilting double-time flow to bold anthemic vocal performances and features in-your-face production from Red Velvet Beats, 2% Muck, Last Triumph and more. Alongside DJ-duo, DJ Shannon Blowtorch and DJ Clean Drop, GRRRL PRTY delivers a sizzling live show. GRRRL PRTY is infectious and leaves listeners feverish for more. You’re invited to GRRRL PRTY. Get it.


The Cloak Ox

The Cloak Ox is made of four staunch music-making Midwestern men. They are Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh and their names may be familiar. Of course, they may not be. They hail from Minneapolis, MN, and have been friends for many years, playing a lot—a lot—of music together and apart. They have started bands, quit bands, restarted bands, played in others’ bands, inspired other people’s bands that became very successful, and even sometimes joined those bands after the fact. Suffice it to say, they have played damn near every kind of music there is to play. But with the Cloak Ox, these four return to rock and roll, and they play it very, very well. Sometimes it’s loud and sometimes it’s quiet. Sometimes it’s funky and sometimes it’s gentle. Sometimes they spazz the fuck out and sometimes they boogie. Andrew’s words can be sad or funny, surreal or mundane, tender or venomous. And it’s the combination of all of those things that makes the band’s debut EP, Prisen, something to marvel at—a modern testament to human ingenuity and American workmanship proudly no more nor less than sum of its finely tuned parts. In their past lives, combos and collaborations, the members of the Cloak Ox have been lauded and dismissed. They have succeeded and failed. They have been respected and completely forgotten. Their story is a lot like your story, and you are the best rock and roll band in the world.



In ancient Rome, a Heiruspec was a high priest who foretold the future. Today, Heiruspecs are a live hip-hop band that is the future. Based in Minneapolis, Heiruspecs (high-roo-spex) recently released its sophomore album, ‘Small Steps.’ Making giant steps in the live hip-hop arena, Heiruspecs have set necks snapping nationwide and ‘Small Steps’ has earned the band loads of critical acclaim — the album was voted as one of the Top 20 records of 2002 by the Star Tribune, and Heiruspecs have also been written up in such magazines as Jane and URB. Formed in 1997 while its members were enrolled at an arts high school, Heiruspecs is consistently cited as one of the most promising acts in the thriving Midwest hip-hop scene


Nadine DuBois & Les Folies Risqué


Brass Messengers

A Minneapolis/St. Paul sprawling fun factory of eleven musicians. Music of choice is anything that fits into the twisted brass tubing, from inspired originals, to “sing-a-longs” and “covers” from around the globe. Truly, a joyful noise.


Infiammati Fire Circus

We are fire artists, metalworkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, stilters, aerialists, contortionists, musicians, circuit nerds, and wild-asses. We are intent on having fun and making live, visually stimulating spectacles of wonder that combine elements of puppetry, pyrotechnics, dance, theater and circus arts to tell our stories. We not only create and perform , we design and build it all ourselves as well!Then… we light it all on FIRE!

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Kaleena Miller Dance

Kaleena Miller is a Minneapolis-based performer, choreographer and teacher best known for her work in the tap dance genre. She is a founding member of Rhythmic Circus, and currently tours nationally and internationally with their production Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!  As a solo artist, she is a 2007 SAGE Award recipient for People’s Choice and a 2011 nominee for Outstanding Performer. She has received funding from the Jerome Foundation, and has twice been commissioned to create works for the Walker Art Center.