Progressive bands plan ProVention Concert in St. Paul during RNC

by Josh Kimball

The Provention Concert, slated for September 2 at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium, is a rock-based attempt at drawing attention to “People, Peace and the Planet” during the Republican National Convention. Several local bands have signed up to be part of the counter-programming initiative, including such Twin Cities as Dan Wilson, Kid Dakota, The Alarmists, Chris Koza, Charlie Parr, and the Honeydogs. The politically progressive rock concert has been in the works for several weeks now, but it’s site has been down until recently.

Also worth a gander is the Poster Offensive, an aesthetic attempt to promote “peace and democracy,” while drawing on the media attention and foot traffic that will be concentrated in the city during the Republican National Convention.

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