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Summer Entertainment in the Park

Summer Entertainment in the Park
Posted on 06/01/2022

Enjoy summer entertainment at the New Hope Performance Center with Music and Movies in the Park. You'll find the Performance Center in Civic Center Park, located at 4401 Xylon Ave N.

Music in the Park
Enjoy free musical entertainment Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. unless noted.

  • June 8 – Dirty Shorts Brass Band
    This New Orleans style brass band plays everything from jazz to dixie to funk to blues to rock n' roll to gospel to swing...and back! Sponsored by the New Hope Lions.
  • June 15, 10-11 a.m. – The Jolly Pops
    This group of musical dads offers the best in children's music and entertainment with their catchy tunes and interactive show. Sponsorship available.
  • June 22 – Mitchell Hall & The Tennessee Trio
    This tribute band features the look, sound and energy of Johnny Cash and his band during their early years. Recapture the magnetism of the Man in Black in this authentic show! Sponsorship available.
  • July 6 - Sawyer's Dream
    This 70s-styled vocal harmony band features a unique cross-blending of Americana, folk, soul, pop and rock music. Inspired by the music of The Mamas & The Papas, ABBA and Fleetwood Mac, Sawyer's Dream offers a unique, modern twist on the 70s. Sponsorship available.
  • July 27 – Blue Ox Trio
    The Blue Ox Trio features a piano, bass and drums, and their repertoire is wide and varied, and includes everything from standards written 80 years ago to original music. Sponsorship available.
  • Aug. 10 – Salsa del Soul
    This five-piece orchestra performs various styles of Caribbean dance music including Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and of course, Salsa! Sponsorship available.
  • Aug. 31 – The Teddy Bear Band and Rich & The Resistors
    The Teddy Bear Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. for guaranteed family fun. Be sure to bring your Teddy Bear! Then stick around for Rich and the Resistors at 7:55 p.m. and you'll discover how they earned their position as the Minnesota Vikings House band, playing rock, blues and party hits. Sponsored by the New Hope Women of Today.

Movies in the Park
Movies will be shown on a jumbo screen at the New Hope Performance Center.

Concessions will be available for purchase (provided by the New Hope Dance Booster Club). Bring your own blanket or chair. Come a little early to get your spot and participate in pre-movie activities!

  • Thursday, June 16 – "The Lego Movie"
    When an ordinary, rules-following LEGO mini-figure named Emmet is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person, he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a mission to stop an evil tyrant from conquering the world. Rated PG. Bring your favorite toy to watch the movie.
    Movie begins at approximately 9:15 p.m.
    Sponsored by West Metro Fire-Rescue Auxiliary
  • Thursday, July 14 – "The Lion King"
    In this classic animated movie from 1994, a lion cub named Simba looks forward to following in his father's footsteps, but when tragedy strikes he runs away and becomes acquainted with two outcasts who teach him the ways of "Hakuna Matata". Bring your favorite stuffed animal to watch the movie.
    Movie begins at approximately 9:15 p.m.
    Sponsored by the New Hope Lions
  • Thursday, Aug. 25 – "Remember the Titans"
    After leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone, a man who is tough, opinionated, and very different from the beloved Yoast. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of young men into champions plays out in this remarkable true story. Rated PG. Wear your favorite football team jersey to the movie.
    Movie begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by Thrivent – New Hope Group.

Find complete details at newhopemn.gov/performancecenter.


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