The Council of Graduate Students presents

Twin Cities Students Welcome Back Concert

Featuring Haley Bonar with John Mark Nelson
Past event
Aug 29, 2014
Twin Cities Students Welcome Back Concert


PARKING ALERT: Parking for the Haley Bonar concert is not available in the 4th St Ramp and these Lots: #37, Gold, Maroon, Minnesota, Ski-U-Mah, Victory, Gateway, C58, C33. Those facilities are reserved for State Fair patrons. Concert attendees can park in Church St Garage, Nolte Center Garage, Washington Avenue Ramp, East River Road Garage. Get directions to these spaces

Sponsored by The Marshall and 89.3 The CurrentDoors Open: 7:00 pm18+, General Admission 

Tickets:Free for U of M students and the general public.The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) welcomes University of Minnesota students back on campus and invites the Twin Cities community to join in the celebration. As part of the first annual “Graduate and Professional Student Week of Welcome,” COGS will host local musicians Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson at Northrop, hoping to allow incoming students to experience cultural life in the metro area. Representatives in the arts, Minnesota museums, radio stations, and more will be on site for students to gain familiarity with these and other cultural offerings in the Twin Cities.Haley Bonar is more than a hard working musician. She is an innovator, creative ass-kicker, and visionary dug into the trenches of living. She writes genuine, epochal, and poetic tales that feel like our heartbreak, failure, frustration, and joy. In a clear, insistent, and often haunting voice, she tells real stories back to us, as if they were our own. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

Only 20 years old, John Mark Nelson sings with a slow-smoked croon that belies his age, and he fills his lyrics with sharp, detailed observations of life and love in the Midwest. This folk-pop songwriter has racked up an impressive list of accolades, too.

Note: Official After Party will be at The Library in Dinkytown.

As a part of the celebration, The Current is providing a giveaway for two free Music-On-a-Stick concert tickets and the Minnesota State Fair.

To learn more about COGS Week of Welcome, visit the COGS website.