Caponi Art Park’s Eagan Art Block Activities

Caponi Art Park is pleased to be participating in the Eagan Art Block.   It is a community art event with interactive events and activities all taking place within one-square-mile area in the center of Eagan. Caponi Art Park is hosting events on Saturdays September 14th and 21st.

Our events offer a variety of artistic and cultural experiences. Each one is fun for the whole family and a great way to get outside to enjoy some beautiful fall days!

September 14th — 10:00 A.M. Christian Adeti & Titambe West African Dance
September 14th — 11:00 A.M. Fall Sound Garden
September 21st — 4:30 P.M Annie Mack w/Kashimana

Christian Adeti &
Titambe West African Dance
Saturday September 14
10:00 A.M.

Free, suggested $5 donation

Titambe Drum and Dance Ensemble was established February 2001 in Copenhagen Denmark as a multicultural performing arts organization. We have performed all over Denmark, in Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, and various islands in Europe.

Titambe West African Dance Ensembles mission is to preserve traditional African drumming and dance heritage as well as promoting cultural understanding. This is done by educating audiences of all ages about different African countries through language, music, and movement for a better appreciation of diversity. Through performances and dance lessons in Minnesota, we are able to reach out to the communities.

Titambe Drum and Dance is committed to sharing knowledge, building long lasting relationships with their community and its leaders, and developing professional artists that will produce quality productions. These artists are mainly comprised of Ghanaians, Liberians, Kenyans, Trinidadians as well as American born. Titambe West African Dance Ensemble has a repertoire of over one hundred authentic traditional drumming, dances, music, story telling, dance drama, reggae dancehall, ndombolo, soukous, coupe decale, among others.

“Titambe West African Dance Ensemble believes that with traditional dance and drum we can gentle unlock the ancestral vibration that has been covered for centuries, which involves peace, love and unity.”

Fall Sound Garden
Saturday, September 14
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Free, suggested $5 donation

Award-winning Composer / Director JG Everest brings his immersive Fall Sound Garden sound + performance installation to Caponi Art Park as part of the Eagan Art Block arts tour event. The Fall Sound Garden is one part of Everest’s 4-part suite of site-specific “sound gardens” composed for each of the four seasons. JG Everest is a 2019 McKnight Composers Fellow.

The Fall Sound Garden at Caponi Art Park is a family-friendly, free outdoor event open to all ages and will take place from 11am – 3pm on Saturday Sept 14. The Fall Sound Garden is a self-guided, immersive experience in which attendees can move and pause to listen at their own pace, taking time for reflection in this beautiful outdoor natural space, among sculptures and a newly installed labyrinth.

The Fall Sound Garden features a temporary sound installation, comprised of 35+ small,battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music – a spatial “concert you can walk through!” With roving, live accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra & Choir and site-specific nature photography by Sarah Musgrave.

Annie Mack w/Kashimana
Saturday, September 21
Doors open at 4:00 P.M.

$10 presale/$12 at the door, Free for children 12 and Under

Purchase Tickets >> Here

This particular event has several unique pieces that collectively form a spectacular evening!

1. Women led: Not only are our performers women, but the food truck, Foxy Falafel, and the craft beer, Urban Growler, are also owned by women.
2. This evening we are hosting a food drive for The Open Door; a local food shelf who’s clients are 55% percent female and who’s services
are supported by 245 female volunteers.
3. It is part of the Eagan Art Block; a 16 day community event filled with art-focused events.

So please, join us under the leafy canopy and show your support for local women, local artists and the community!

Food Truck: Foxy Falafel
Locally sourced organic, and sustainable ingredients

Beer: Urban Growler
First women owned micro brewery in Minnesota

 Annie Mack  has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction.
A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers. A regional Powerhouse with National Recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues, including The John Coltrane jazz Festival-High Point North Carolina, The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival-Lancaster Pennsylvania, The Thunder-Bay Music Festival-Ontario Canada, The Minnesota State Fair, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Bayfront Blues Festival(six years running)-Duluth MN, Buddy Guys-Chicago Illinois, The Blues City Deli – St. Louis, Missouri and The Arts Garage Del-Ray Beach Florida. Annie is a regular performer around Minnesota, appearing frequently at venues such as The Aster Cafe,Bunkers Bar and Grill,Vieux Carre and The Dakota Jazz Club.

​Most recently Annie Had the honor of opening up for Modern Blues Legend Robert Cray at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Several Songs from Annie’s Ep Tell It Like It Is have been receiving radio airplay on MPR/NPR The Current and Radio Heartland.
Annie is proud to be a Deck Night Productions featured Artist.

Opening Act: Kashimana

Kashimana is a singer-songwriter with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through her original pop acoustic compositions. Along with her distinctive voice, Kashimana’s stage presence pulls you in and leaves you in a warm and fuzzy thrall that’s hard to shake. Her songs are simple, catchy, and paint compelling stories of her experiences in Africa, Europe and America. Kashimana’s rich soulful voice is like the mellow voice of Sade mixed with the raw attitude of Tina Turner and her songs show you where her heart beats.

Caponi Art Park to Host a Food Collection Site

At this event Caponi Art Park will be hosting a collection site for The Open Door; a hunger relief organization dedicated to ending local hunger through access to healthy food. Hunger is often considered an “inner city” issue, but the reality is that it affects your neighbors in the suburbs as well. The Open Door serves nearly 6,000 Dakota County residents each month and distributes over 1 million pounds of food annually.

We ask that you consider bringing one of their most needed items with you as you enjoy a night of music, food and beer with your family and friends. Caponi Art Park strives to make art accessible to all by keeping ticket prices low or free. So you when you visit the park you may never know if the person you greet on one of our trails is struggling to make ends meet.

When you bring an item you are supporting the park and your neighbors in need. For more information about The Open Door and ways you can help visit their website.

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