Midway Neighborhood News and Events

The Hamline Midway neighborhood is known as active, family-friendly, and full of amenities.

Numerous civic groups address local issues from urban greening to engaging youth and elders. Shops, parks, recreation centers, restaurants, and a library are right in the neighborhood making it easy for Hamline-Midway residents to walk and bike to local destinations.Hamline University and nearly a dozen other educational institutions dot the neighborhood, drawing learners from around the metro area and beyond.

The neighborhood is centrally located between both downtowns and the State Fairground, served by high-frequency bus service and the future Central Corridor Light Rail line, and has easy access to I-94.

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For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass

MUSIC PHOTOS | The Current's 10th Anniversary featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens at the Turf Club

Photos by Patrick Dunn

It was great to see people packing into the sold out Turf Club in St. Paul January 19th to support and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of 89.3 The Current. It’s establishments like this that keep the Twin Cities known for being rich in the arts. The event titled Mary Lucia’s Rock and Roll Radio show created a little extra buzz as they were able to arrange for 80s rocker Billy Idol who is out on tour to swing by and squeeze in a 6 song acoustic set. Idol was packed full of charisma and his strong vocal only needed his longtime guitar master Steve Steven’s to do the music justice. The rockabilly style “To Be A Lover” was a standout and of course “Rebel Yell” was the big closer.


MUSIC REVIEW | Generations of Punk celebrate The Current: Suicide Commandos, Craig Finn and L’Assassins

Photos by Ann Treacy

Generations of Minnesota garage punk were on stage and in the audience Friday night for The Current’s ten-year birthday party. Craig Finn put a frame on that fact when he talked taking guitar lessons as a kid from Chris Osgood of the Suicide Commandos. “I learned how to be cool,” he explained, by watching Osgood turn up the stereo before he answered the phone instructing Finn “you want people to think you’re having a party.”


MUSIC PHOTOS | Girl Germs at Turf Club

Photos by Emmerlee Sherman.

Girl Germs performed its second installment at the Turf Club on Saturday, January 10.


MUSIC REVIEW | Girl Germs: An epidemic you won’t mind catching

Photos by Ann Treacy

Saturday night the Turf Club welcomed the second infestation of local Girl Germs. Like lots of good ideas, it’s a simple theme – local musicians paying homage to women in rock. That might mean Kitten Forever taking a pop icon like Beyoncé and making it their own. It might mean Aby Wolf striking perfect pitch of Kate Bush. There’s something for everyone, which makes the case that women can’t be pigeon-holed – they can rock any genre, any era, any taste.


MUSIC REVIEW | Understated timeless cool of Jeremy Messersmith at the Turf Club

(Photos by Ann Treacy)

Man, woman, child, I don’t care who you are – everyone has a little crush on Jeremy Messersmith. He could fit into almost any era with pompadour, dark glasses and cardigan. He could play with Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly or the Bing Crosby, banter with Mr. Rogers, give him a pipe he could hang with Beaver Cleaver’s dad. The themes of his song – mostly love lost – are just as universal. And that adds to the crushability!