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Sat • August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Back to the City presents “Music Heals Us” 01: Chance York, Lady Midnight, Annie Fitzgerald

Sound Journey + acoustic set , Twin Cities premiere of short virtual reality film “Pursuit & The Elusive” , movement workshop + rap set
Uptown VFW
Tickets $10 – $15
BACK TO THE CITY PRESENTS MUSIC HEALS US VOLUME 1: ANNIE FITZGERALD | LADY MIDNIGHT | CHANCE YORK Saturday August 3rd James Ballentine "Uptown" VFW Post 246 2916 Lyndale Ave S Mpls Doors 7pm :: Show 7:30-9:30pm :: 21+ GA: $10 ADV / $15 DOS

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  • Doors 7pm :: Show 7:30-9:30pm
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Back to the City presents “Music Heals Us” 01: Chance York, Lady Midnight, Annie Fitzgerald

 
Sound Journey + acoustic set | Twin Cities premiere of short virtual reality film “Pursuit & The Elusive” | movement workshop + rap set
 

-7:30pm Annie Fitzgerald Sound Journey + acoustic set
-8:10pm Lady Midnight Twin Cities premiere of short virtual reality film “Pursuit & The Elusive”
-8:50pm Chance York movement workshop + rap set

Curated by Back to the City host & producer Simon Calder, this is the first of two “MUSIC HEALS US” events presented by Back to the City this summer. It’s sister event – MUSIC HEALS US VOLUME 2 – is 7-9:30pm on Saturday September 7th, feat. special guests Mary Bue, Venus DeMars, and Larry Wish.

Each of these “MUSIC HEALS US” events provides a container within which recent Back to the City guests demonstrate / discuss the healing power of music. Guests are invited to participate in this  series following especially rich discussion of music and wellness with Simon on his show. 

Two of the musicians involved in this inaugural event – Annie Fitzgerald and Chance York – are wellness practitioners whose healing practices are informed by their ongoing music-writing and vice versa. When our third special guest, Lady Midnight, was composing her newest record “Pursuit & The Elusive,” she simultaneously created a short (healing-focused) virtual reality film, also titled “Pursuit & the Elusive.” That 15 minute virtual reality film will receive its twin cities debut at this event.

Chance York (still also an active rapper) is now Owner of Connected Wellness LLC, Co-Founder / Producer of Peace in Practice, and host of award-winning PBS wellness show ‘Outside Chance.’ Chance is  a recurring guest on Back to the City; we conducted our first interview – concerning Crunchy Kids and his solo rap career – in 2016, at which point Chance was eager to share how transformative his recent development of a yoga practice had been. Chance performed at the final Mortimers-based Back to the City Showcase on Jan 30, 2020; ahead of that, we conducted an interview centered around his 3-4 year transition from rapper – via rapper + yoga instructor – to “energy entrepreneur.” Chance will perform a rap set at MUSIC HEALS US 1, preceded by an interactive movement workshop. 
Lady Midnight SHORT FILM twin cities premiere. Lady Midnight is an ethereal vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background in visual art, dance and Afro-caribbean-indigenous roots to create work that timelessly reflects our collective lives. Join us for the Twin Cities premiere of “Pursuit & The Elusive”, a short virtual reality film starring singer/songwriter Lady Midnight (@iamladymidnight), where she will be joined by directed Laura Robards (@lrcoolg) and cinematographer Brian Skalak (@secondsightvisuals) for a brief talk – curated by Back to the City host Simon Calder – after the screening.

Annie Fitzgerald is an established Singer-Songwriter, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Transformational Astrology Guide, and co-owner of Under the Moon Creative LLC. Her music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere). Her songs have been featured numerous times as Song of the Day on the Current, and her 2023 single release “Anam Cara” was on the ballot for the Currents’ Top 89 Songs of 2023. Annie facilitates Group Sound Journey sessions at the Hewing Hotel, the Yoga Center Retreat, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Honest Yoga, and other spaces around the Twin Cities metro area. Annie will open MUSIC HEALS US 1 with a Sound Journey, then conduct a brief on-stage interview with Simon before performing acoustically. 

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Date:
Sat • August 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
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Uptown VFW
2916 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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