Music

Twin Cities Veg Fest is delighted to present a range of Minnesota musicians who will perform both during the festival and at the ticketed 21+ after-party. The music tent will be located next to the pavilion, facing the picnic tables.

 

Festival Performers

 

 

Bruce Leroy Williams

Event Emcee

Bruce Leroy Williams has been performing comedy on stage for 6 years now. He was named one of Minnesota’s “2017 Artists of the Year” by The City Pages, and Growler Magazine’s “Trailblairs of the Twin Cities” with Baddies Comedy Co. In December of 2017, Bruce Leroy was featured on “Hart of the City”, aired on Comedy Central as new up coming comics!

 

 

RedBone Singers

11:00am

The RedBone Singers are from the Twin Cities area (Minneapolis/St. Paul). RedBone consists of singers from the Ojibwe, Lakota and Ho-Chunk Nations.

RedBone Singers

 

YaLonda Lolar

11:30am – 12:30pm

YaLonda “LaLa” Lolar-Johnson is a vegan, inspirational gospel recording artist, entrepreneur, vlogger and healthy lifestyle radio personality. When she is not singing she enjoys traveling and spending with family and friends. She and her radio cohost CoCo advocate for those in their community to try a healthy lifestyle on KMOJ, 89.9, on Wednesdays at 4pm. You can follow her on all social media outlets.

 

The Meditation Center

11:30am – 12:30pm

The Meditation Space at Twin Cities Veg Fest will host live ambient music by Bryan Schumann from 11:30am till 12:30pm with five-minute-long guided meditations by Dawn Morningstar and Freeman Wicklund every ten minutes. Learn more about Bryan, Dawn, and Freeman at their websites. The meditation space will be on the east side of the park, in the quiet space outside the main festival.

 

The Peace Life

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Music has no higher purpose than to lay your burden down and The Peace Life bears such a vibration. Married duo Jack and Tessa O’Connor swirl folk, rock, acoustic and jazz into a plant-powered sound of the future today.

 

The Sunshapes

3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Sunshapes are an indie music group based in Saint Paul, MN. Led by singer/songwriter Bryan Schumann, the group blends the sounds of folk/Americana, pop, and classical. Animal advocacy is near-and-dear to the group who has performed for multiple Farm Sanctuary, Chicken Run Rescue, and Compassionate Action for Animals events.

 

After-Party Performers

Cam Awesome

Event Emcee

Originally from Long Island, NY, Cam Awesome is a 5 time USA National Champion, a 4 time Golden Gloves National Champion, 2 Time Olympic Trails Champion boxer and Captain of the USA National boxing team. His career as a boxer has given him enough material to be a successful standup comic and has given him life experience to be a keynote speaker.

Cam Awesome, vegan athlete, and inspirational speaker

 

DJ Wagz

5:00pm

A vegan DJ whose eclectic library full of gems will bring on the party!

 

Mary Bue

5:30pm – 6:15pm

Mary Bue is an indie singer-songwriter, owner of Imbue Yoga Studio, and vegan based in Minneapolis. A prolific songwriter with 7 albums, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, dreams, and deep concern for the environment mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue.

marybue.com

 

Mistress Ginger

6:45pm – 7:45pm

Mistress Ginger is your typical quadruple-threat diva: singer, dancer, actress, and vegan know-it-all. Since 2006, her high kicks and musical licks have been featured at various venues throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, from the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater to the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. She’s presented more than two dozen jazz-pop cabaret shows and shared the stage with such musical artists as Rick Carlson, Lori Dokken, and George Maurer. Her vegan cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone, was published in 2014 and wowed the critics with its high-heeled brand of plant-based cookery. Find it on Amazon or get autographed copies from the Mistress herself at mistressgingercooks.com.