Not many past or present have been more solid a pillar of the Minnesota music community than musician, producer, and local show regular Ed Ackerson. The deep outpouring of sadness and support from far and wide when Ackerson passed away shows as much, and to celebrate his legacy and benefit his family, First Avenue presents a night with The Jayhawks, Mark Mallman, Ackerson’s bands BNLX and Polara (with guests). Keep the party going after the big tribute by heading to an extra-special Sussed at Bryant Lake Bowl, Ackerson’s de facto living room. Saturday, February 15th, 5 PM. $20.Taylor Carik

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