News from the Downtown Alliance
June 11, 2021
A note from the president


Our #WelcomebackSTPL campaign is really kicking into gear, and I can’t tell you how great it is to see all of you back downtown (even as its been a bit sweltering of late). Last week’s Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performance in Mears Park was magical; Big River Pizza rocked it on Saturday night; Jazz and Blues festival killed it on Sunday and again Wednesday; Trivia Mafia and live music at the Loon lit up 7th Place on Wednesday and Thursday – and that was just ONE WEEK!
A special thanks to everyone who came out last night to celebrate the formal kickoff of our #WelcomeBackStPL campaign and the return of Lowertown Sounds. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces including Deputy Mayor Tincher, Councilmember Noecker and Downtown Alliance Board Chair Chris Hilger, among many others. We had a great time despite the heat thanks to incredible performances from Chris Holm, Allie McIntosh and Lady Midnight. I want to extend a special thanks to our partners at One Simple Plan for bringing Lowertown Sounds back to Mears Park this year, we certainly missed it. Please check out WelcomeBackStPL for upcoming events as well as highlights for the week ahead down below.
The weeks to come show no sign of slowing down! Welcome back, Saint Paul.

Joe Spencer
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
#WelcomeBackStPL events & news this week
Tickets for Rose Fest are still available but selling quickly! Last week our summer-long busking series with the Minnesota Music Coalition kicked off. Here's a snippet of what else is coming up:

  • June 14, 4:30 p.m. | Busking at Pedro Park
  • June 15, 11:30 a.m. | Busking at Rice Park
  • June 16, 4:30 p.m. | Busking on 7th Place
  • June 17, 11:30 a.m. | Busking on Ecolab Plaza
  • June 17, 7 p.m. | Pride Grand Marshal MASKqueerade Party | Amsterdam Bar & hall
  • June 17, 6 p.m. | Lowertown Sounds | Mears Park
  • June 20, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. | Rose Fest | Kellogg Mall Park

Be sure to bookmark - new events are added daily!
Being featured in Downtown Rising
The upcoming edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal will include a special feature dedicated entirely to the state of our two downtowns called Downtown Rising.

Downtown Rising is an opportunity for community stakeholders and downtown businesses to show their support and commitment to the revival of our downtowns and promote their contributions alongside content that will map the future of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Downtown restaurant and retail options
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