In the months leading up to the public vote on a marriage amendment last fall, musicians in the Twin Cities stepped up to host benefit concerts and awareness campaigns in the hopes of garnering more support in favor of its passing. Now that the legislature has passed the bill, those musicians are ready to celebrate, and they’re doing it with Mayor Chris Coleman’s blessing.
After Governor Dayton signs the bill into law, the Minnesota Freedom Band will lead a procession (who are we kidding, this is a parade!) from the Capitol lawn to downtown St. Paul. The Governor, Mayor Coleman, and Minnesotans United’s Richard Carlbom are expected to speak in advance of performances from The Suburbs and Chris Osgood of the Suicide Commandos. It was The Suburbs, after all, whose 1984 hit “Love Is the Law” has become the official anthem of the same sex marriage movement in Minnesota. Additional sets from the TC Gay men’s Chorus, P.O.S., Zoo Animal, Hookers $ Blow, the Jack Brass Band, and DJ Jake Rudh are planned, kicking off at 6 p.m. Free. —EK
EcoLab Plaza, 375 Wabasha St. N., St. Paul