Now in its second year, Treedome Productions event, Shut Down Third Street, brings music, art, food, and other vendors to downtown Winona. The website musicinminnesota.com has taken notice with a great feature on the one-day festival in a piece titled, “Winona Prepares for Shut Down Third Street Music Festival featuring YAM HAUS and More!”.
Writer Justin Bailey breaks down all the day’s activities and shows, interviews Treedome founder Nathaniel Nelson as well as artist Maggie Pancetta, and gives a brief history of the event. Nelson says, “We’re truly excited to grow this festival in Winona. Nothing is better than spending a day outdoors, taking in the best Minnesota has to offer while supporting downtown.”
The festival will feature four stages, 32 bands, and will close down traffic on three blocks of 3rd Street -the main historic and commercial area of downtown Winona- for attendees of the event.
Bailey writes, “Last year, SDTS brought more than 2,000 people into the downtown business district. This year, the festival is a city-wide block party running from noon to 9 p.m. on September 21, with late-night entertainment from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at other venues.” These other venues will include Island City Brewery, Ed’s (no name) Bar, Blooming Grounds Coffeehouse, Public Launch, and more. The main outdoor stage for the event will be located at 3rd and Market Streets, near Treedome’s storefront space.
Maggie Panetta, a director at Treedome, is quoted saying, “We look forward to showcasing truly high-quality artists and vendors at this year’s events. Local artists and organizations will be highlighted alongside those coming to Winona for the first time, who will bring fresh perspectives to the area.”
Bailey reports that, “The three main attractions are Minneapolis acts Bad Bad Hats, Yam Haus, and Gully Boys, but the fun certainly will not end there. The Shackletons, Lydia Liza, Last Import, The Ultrasounds, Double Grave, Coyote Kid, Mike Munson, and Karate Chop, Silence are also on the bill, and that isn’t even half of the performers.”
The event is free to attend. Over 45 artists, arts organizations, and food vendors will be lining the street at booths and tables offering tasty treats, visual and performing arts, and activities for the whole family. Nelson said, “It’s about the community coming together and giving back to itself, and the only way we can do that is by keeping the event open to everyone.”
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