Lyn Lake Street Fest and Lyndale Open Streets to join forces for June 8 event

After four successful years, the Lyn Lake Street Festival has become a signature community event that promotes Lyn Lake as a great place to come too. It’s also a gift to the surrounding communities that support local businesses. After a one year hiatus, the festival is slated to return on Sunday, June 8th and moves to a new location in the parking lot behind The Jungle Theater and Fuji Ya on Garfield between 29th and Lake Street from noon to 8 PM.

This year’s festival will partner with the other premier event on Lyndale, Open Streets Minneapolis, closing Lyndale Ave from 22nd St. to 42 St. for the 4th consecutive year, allowing pedestrians to take over and promenade on bikes, blades, skateboards and strollers between the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information about Open Streets, go to www.OpenStreetsMpls.com

This year’s Lyn-Lake Street Fest features seven popular TwinCities bands for an afternoon of non-stop music. Headlining the show will be the Secret Stash Soul Revue (6:00-7:00pm), Rogue Valley (5:00-5:45pm), Dosh (4:00-4:45pm), Toki Wright & Big Cats (3:00-3:45pm), Ginkgo (2:00-2:45pm), Ashley Gold (1:00-1:45pm) and Bunny Clogs (12:00-12:45pm). Dave Campbell of 89.3 The Current's Local Show will be the event’s host emcee.

The event raises money for three community nonprofits, the Blaisdell YMCA, The Lyn Lake Business Association and the Joyce Food Shelf, strengthening the sense of community that’s at the heart of our eclectic neighborhood. The Blaisdell YMCA plays a prominent role as a key sponsor for the festival and providing a large part of the volunteers for the day of the event.

The Lyn-Lake Street Festival promises to be one of the highlights of the local outdoor concert season this summer in the Twin Cities, free and family friendly. Partnering with Open Streets Minneapolis adds a new dimension to the already festive feel of the Lyn Lake community. The Lyn Lake Business Association is encouraging businesses on both Lyndale and Lake Street to join the festivities.

For more information about Open Streets, go to www.OpenStreetsMpls.com

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