EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Teaching Artists / Poets Chavonn Shen and Teresa Ortiz, and composer JG Everest lead a FREE outdoor Poetry + Nature writing workshop at Silverwood Park on Saturday June 22, creating new works for the Summer Sound Garden at Silverwood on Saturday June 29. Open to all abilities and backgrounds.
I’m so excited to bring the Summer Sound Garden back to Silverwood Park, the site it was originally composed and designed for, on the island in the middle of Silver Lake, and where it premiered in July 2018. After being remounted several times at other outdoor sites in the years since, it’s finally coming back “home” to Silverwood Park. Featuring 50+ speakers and site-specific poetry, dance, and visual art, plus Blue Lady and the Free Range Orchestra & Choir singing her Summer Song, “Soakin’ it In”. FREE and Family-Friendly as always. MORE INFO
Thrilled to bring the Fall Sound Garden back to Caponi Art Park for the Eagan Art Block Festival over 2 days in September.

PAST EVENTS

The Library Woods Sound Garden which was composed for and premiered in the wooded memorial garden at the Madeline Island Public LIbrary in 2023, returns for another 2-day run over Memorial Day Weekend, featuring roving, live accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra.
Gold Minefield celebrates the release of our new album by opening for some of our musical heroes, featuring members of Fugazi at the incredible Turf Club in St Paul.
The Sugar Bush Sound Garden returns to Wargo for a special Earth Day celebration, featuring Blue Lady and the Free Range Orchestra & Choir, a live movement score by dancers Erika Hansen, Sarah Baumert, and Suzette Gilreath, and a Dakota Language Scavenger Hunt facilitated by poet / storyteller Lisa Yankton. FREE & Family Friendly.
Excited to perform again with poet and storyteller Rosie Peters and co-lead a community workshop in Grand Rapids!
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE
The Fall Sound Garden returns to Rice Creek, but this time upstream from where it premiered in 2018, at the Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. With a roving movement score by four dancers,, a Dakota Language Scavenger Hunt facilitated by poet Lisa Yankton, and the fall song “When We Fall” performed by the Free Range Orchestra & Choir.
The Summer Sound Garden returns to HeartSpace Garden in the East Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis, with live poetry, sidewalk chalk art, and Blue Lady and the Choir singing her summer song “Soakin’ It In”.
The 2-day premiere of a new sound + performance installation for the memorial woods and gazebo at the Madeline Island Library in LaPointe, WI
The LOLA Sound Garden returns to Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin for three days in June, with five free onsite community Art & Nature workshops leading up to the events. Click here for more info or to register.
The Akiing Sugar Bush Sound Garden travels to the MN Grove greenspace in the the DogPatch neighborhood of San Francisco for a special 1-day pop-up event. Presented as part of the Museum of Craft & Design’s MakeArt Family Day.
Artist Residency & world premiere at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California – a new 2-Day sound + performance installation event for Earth Day 2023, March – April 2023.
Join Blue Lady and her winter choir, along with storyteller Lisa Yankton and poet Tim Blighton at the Winter Sound Garden with live performances, bonfires, warm treats, and the Winter Sound Garden installation playing through 40 speakers around the outdoor space.
Sans Le Systeme “Coretet” (JGE, Truth Maze, Dosh, Jacqueline Ultan) performs for closing night of the DOSH residency at ICEHOUSE, with Free Range Orchestra members Matty Harris, Bob DeBoer, Riley Helgeson, and Mark Niebuhr. JGE also joins Liz Draper, Dosh, and Tasha Baron for the second set.
Gold Minefield performs at the legendary Drone Not Drones event at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, at 7:50pm Friday Jan 20.
I perform with poet / storyteller Rosetta Peters to celebrate the release of our new chapbook album, “The Hummingbird’s Dance”, as part of Birchbark Books’ visiting authors series, held next door at the Bockley Gallery.
This year, we bring the Fall Sound Garden to historic Texa-Tonka Park in St Louis Park, along the majestic North Cedar Lake Trail and Victoria Lake. Featuring live accompaniment by the Free Range Orchestra & Choir, and a site-specific dance score by Leslie O’Neill, Sarah Baumert, Suzette Gilreath, Erika Hansen, and Megan Mayer. FREE, but registration required.
Join us at intimate Icehouse for our chapbook album celebration, with special guest poetry performances by Chavonn Shen, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and Ty Chapman.
Join us at the new community gathering space in the East Phillips neighborhood for activities including edible boulevard garden planting, sidewalk chalk mural art, and group singing of Blue Lady’s summer song.
Gold Minefield plays at Icehouse Jazz Mondays w/ Prints. Doors 5pm GMF at 8pm. Prints at 9pm. $15
We’re so excited to finally release our new music + poetry chapbook album, and we’re celebrating with a special intimate concert at the outdoor patio at the Brookside Bar & Grill in Rosie’s hometown of Marine-on-St-Croix, on Thursday June 30 at 5pm, with many special guest poets.
So excited to bring the LOLA Sound Garden back to the beautiful pine forest in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin for three days this June, leading up to the summer solstice. With free community Art + Nature workshops onsite in the week leading up to the events.
Gold Minefield (featuring Zak Sally, JG Everest, Ben Durrant, Matty Harris, Ryan Lovan) opens for Mess Esque (featuring Mick Taylor from Dirty Three) in the 7th Street Entry.
The premiere of a new site-specific sound + performance installation at historic Riverside Park in Minneapolis on Saturday May 14, 12-4pm. FREE, reservations required.
So excited to finally perform live with Rosie Peters again for this special showcase at MacPhail Center For Music on Saturday April 2. We’ll be performing four pieces from our new album slated for release this summer!
The fourth and final event in a series of outdoor “pop-up” installments of my four-part WATER SUITE: Four Seasonal Sound Gardens on West River Parkway in Minneapolis in 2021-22. FREE, but reservations required, limited capacity.
The third in a series of outdoor “pop-up” installments of my four-part WATER SUITE: Four Seasonal Sound Gardens in Minneapolis in 2021, with limited admission, reservations required.
The supreme Diane Miller and I team up for some improvised duets perched high in the midst of a vast grove of Red Pine at the glorious Belwin Conservancy. We play two different sets, at noon and 2pm, part of the 2-day Music In The Trees event.
The long-awaited premiere of my newest site-specific sound + performance installation, at the pristine and wild Prairie Woods – delayed from last summer due to Covid19 – come experience a sound garden truly embedded in nature, with a live movement / dance score and live accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra.
The second in a series of outdoor “pop-up” installments of my four-part WATER SUITE: Four Seasonal Sound Gardens in Minneapolis in 2021, with limited admission, reservations required.
I’m leading a series of free community art + nature workshops and creating a special Sound Garden performance installation to celebrate Make Music Day in historic Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, presented by LOLA Land O’ Lakes Arts.
To celebrate the release of my new album “Harbor Park: A Spring Sound Garden”, and the 15-Year Anniversary of Harbor Park, we are re-mounting the live 50-channel sound + performance installation at Harbor Park in Grand Marais, MN on the north shore of Lake Superior for two days over Memorial Day weekend, part of the Art Along The Lake festival.
The Return of the iNMiGRATiON series! Sans Le Systeme and the Free Range Orchestra come together for a special FREE outdoor Spring Celebration and Eid Mubarak at the People’s Center! SLS and the FRO play two sets, with live poets, sets by DJ Yasmeenah and dance performances by the Minneapolis Somali Museum’s dance company. Plus sidewalk chalk murals by muralist and longtime iNMiGRATiON contributor Tim Blighton.
The first in a series of outdoor “pop-up” installments of my four-part WATER SUITE: Four Seasonal Sound Gardens in Minneapolis in 2021, with limited admission, reservations required.
Check out our new POV-style film from our Fall Sound Garden at Riverside Park event in Fall 2020, now streaming on the Wavelets Creative vimeo channel.
Diane Miller performs with JG Everest, Renee Copeland, Davu Seru, and dVRG at ICEHOUSE PATIO Wed Aug 19 7pm
The third and final night of our Winter Residency at Icehouse, featuring D.Mills, Martin Dosh, Crystal Myslajek, Chavonn Shen, Sasha Suarez, Jamela Pettiford, Truth Maze, Ben Durrant, Ben Clark, Lars Erik Larson, Dennis Conrad, and the Free Range Orchestra & Choir, plus live video art projections by Brian Dehler
Record Release show! more info and tickets available here
JG Everest directs the Free Range Choir roving ensemble in accompanying Jeanie Ockuly’s Blue Lady in a spatial performance of her winter song “Snowflakes” composed with JG Everest for the Winter Sound Garden. FREE. All-Ages.
The second night of our Winter Residency at Icehouse, featuring D.Mills, Martin Dosh, Joey Van Phillips, Crystal Myslajek, Chavonn Shen, Anthony Ceballos, Sasha Suarez, Jamela Pettiford, Truth Maze, Ben Durrant, Ben Clark, Cory Healey, Dennis Conrad, and the Free Range Orchestra & Choir, plus live video art projections by Brian Dehler
Rosie Peters + JG Everest perform a set of their Poetry + Music as part of the acclaimed Outpost Series. click for tix!
The iNMiGRATiON series returns to Icehouse for a Winter Residency beginning on Wednesday November 20 at 9pm. No Cover.
Last Outdoor iNMiGRATiON event of 2019!

Sans Le Systeme + The Free Range Orchestra create a spontaneous spatial outdoor soundscore at the Midtown Farmers Market with featured live poetry by Sasha Suarez, Anthony Ceballos, Teresa Ortiz, Jeffrey Skemp, Tim Blighton, and Chavonn Williams Shen and special live performances by RedBone Singers. FREE! Sans Le Systeme featuring Martin Dosh, JG Everest, William “Truth Maze” Harris, Diane Miller, Greg Schutte, Ben Clark, Ben Durrant.

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Migizi Grand Opening Celebration & Open House 
Thurs Sept 12, 2019, 4-8pm.  Free. 
featuring live music by JG Everest + Diane Miller
w/ Live poetry by Rosetta Peters and Lisa Yankton. 

Lateduster (Martin Dosh + JG Everest + Bryan Olson) performs live at Open Streets MPLS
at Minnehaha Recording Company, OUTDOORS, FREE, All-Ages. 4pm.
4501 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls, MN.

Sat June 1: BEE & POLLINATORS DAY
at the Midtown Farmers Market

SATURDAY JUNE 1     9am-1pm FREE
iNMiGRATiON at Midtown Farmer’s Market
featuring
Sans Le Systeme 
featuring Martin Dosh, JG Everest, Truth Maze, D.Miller, Ben Durrant, Greg Schutte, Matty Harris, Ben Clark, and more
Blue Lady & her LOVE Butterflies
The Free Range Orchestra & Choir
Live Poets Lisa Yankton, Tim Blighton, Rosie Peters, Jeffrey Skemp, Chavonn Shen, and Teresa Ortiz.

Tues May 14: RESEARCH COUNCIL #7: Action Items

 at The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Research COUNCIL: Episode #7/Action Items
Created by SuperGroup in collaboration with Pramila Vasudevan (movement), Savannah Reich (text), and JG Everest (sound).
Performed by SuperGroup.
Tickets: $6-$15 Sliding Scale
Doors 7pm. Preshow 7:30pm. Show 8pm. 

Sun May 19: Rosie Peters + JG Everest: An Awakening

Sunday May 19, 6:30pm FREE
a Poetry + Music concert at St Bart’s Church, Bemidji. MN
6:30 meal + open mic
7:30 Rosie Peters + JG Everest performance (poetry, storytelling, live music)

Thur May 9: BOSSO POETRY

at Dusty’s Bar, Northeast Mpls  1319 Marshall St NE Minneapolis
JG Everest performs an instrumental set with Karen Townsend and members of the Free Range Orchestra, followed by separate shorts sets with both Rosie Peters and Jeffrey Skemp. FREE 21+  8pm doors 8:30 show

SOUND GARDEN DEMO event

at Belwin Conservancy, Afton, MN
Thursday May 2  3-5pm  FREE

Roma di Luna @ Icehouse Mpls
Fri Dec 21 10pm  Tickets: adv $16 / $20 door
Sat Dec 22  10pm Tickets: adv $16 / $20 door