Happy to share info on one of my favorite winter events…
DRONE NOT DRONES (28-hour drone benefiting Doctors Without Borders)
Returns to The Cedar Cultural Center January 31st & February 1st
Minneapolis, MN: The 7th Annual DRONE NOT DRONES Concert will take place from Friday, January 31st 2020 at 7pm to Saturday, February 1st at 11pm at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN.
DRONE NOT DRONES started in 2013 as a project to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The annual benefit concert features one seamless, uninterrupted 28-hour drone with 50+ local and national bands, drone choirs, Indonesian gamelan groups, drone robots, throat singers, and many more acts rotating on and off stage and overlapping with each other. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets and bliss out overnight under the glow of visuals from a variety of artists. The 2020 lineup will feature artists including Clarice Jensen, Saariselka, Lea Bertucci, Ami Dang, Jessica Moss, BCMC (Cooper Crain of Bitchin’ Bajas and Bill MacKay), Alan Sparhawk (LOW), Paul Metzger, and many more to be announced.
As in past years, KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio will be streaming the concert live on air, preempting all regularly scheduled programming during that time. Listeners in the Twin Cities can tune in at 90.3FM Minneapolis, or listen online at http://www.kfai.org. In addition, a video livestream of the concert will be available at dronenotdrones.com.
To date, DRONE NOT DRONES has raised over $15,000 for Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries. Founded in 1971 in France, today MSF is an international association with offices in 19 countries. In 1999, the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of show, and are available online, by phone, at the Electric Fetus, or at The Cedar during shows.
- Buy advance tickets for Drone Not Drones 2020: https://www.thecedar.org/listing-2/dnd7
- Drone Not Drones 2020 Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2GxYEYZ8No
- Listen to Drone Not Drones 2019 on Bandcamp (All proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders): https://drone-not-drones.bandcamp.com/album/drone-not-drones-the-6th-annual-28-hour-drone-minneapolis-2019
And video from last year’s show: