|The Idle Hands|
By Robyn Schindeldecker
Injecting some pizazz into its “early to bed, early to rise” image, St. Paul plays host to Wabasha Days, a summer music series held at the outdoor Ecolab Plaza. Presented by 89.3 The Current and Dutch-inspired Amsterdam Bar & Hall, the free local music showcases take place every Friday from 4:00-9:00.
According to talent booker and unabashed pastry aficionado Flip Arkulary, the response to Wabasha Days has been encouraging so far. “It’s fun to offer music that’s free and open to the public in this locale,” Arkulary said.
As an edible accompaniment to the entertainment, Amsterdam offers beer, pulled pork, and other fare for worker bees needing a much deserved pick-me-up or casual carousers looking to jumpstart their Friday night activities. Either way, it’s the weekend and you’ve (probably) earned right to indulge.
This week’s installment boasts the devil’s local playthings, the Idle Hands, along with other up-and-coming acts We Became Actors, West of Aldine, and Small Cities. In short, it’s a lineup that is likely to attract even more concertgoers to the series, which runs through the end of the summer.
What? Wabasha Days
Where? Ecolab Plaza, 376 Wabasha St. N., St. Paul, MN 55102
When? Every Friday from 4:00-9:00 PM through August 31