We Are Working On the 2020 Line Up, Stay Tuned!

WHEN: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. June through August 
Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan
COST: Suggested donation $5 per person/pay what you can – free for children under 12

In addition to our main parking lot at 1220 Diffley Road, performance parking is available at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic fields (unless noted). Banners and signs will be posted. Walking distance to amphitheater is a hilly 5-minute hike from either entrance. Golf carts are available to transport guests with mobility needs.

Event Details
The Summer Performance Series provides the community with access to music, theater and dance performances by artists of diverse ethnic and artistic backgrounds. For 2019 CAP is switching roles from presenter to co-creator and working with the artists, an intercultural consultant and community members to create immersive experiences for the audience that go beyond a single art form or culture.

2019 Summer Performance Series Schedule

The Summer Performance Series has ended for the season.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible! Stay tuned for next summer’s schedule.
We will update this page once the performances and dates are set. 

Earlier This Season:

“Summer Rain” by Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist 

Held on Sunday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at Caponi Art Park for a collaborative performance by Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist, SUMMER RAIN features five works that blend Indian Classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music. Each piece focuses on a different facet of musical traits, similarities and differences between the two musical cultures. This interactive event welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to listen and learn. Grab a blanket or some chairs, your family and friends and join us under the leafy canopy!

Siama’s Congo Roots

Held on Sunday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

3795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan  MN 55122

Due to the extreme heat and threat of severe weather
we have moved this evening’s performance to Art Works Eagan.
Same date, same time. See you there!

Back in Africa Siama Matuzungid became a soukous legend, recording his intricate guitar on hundreds of songs and touring the world with popular artists. Now in Minneapolis, his catchy, upbeat songs and musicianship have earned him a McKnight Fellowship and numerous grants and a Parents’ Choice Parent Approved award. He loves performing and sharing his music with people of all ages.

This interactive event welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to listen and learn. Grab a blanket or some chairs, your family and friends and join us under the leafy canopy!

Electric Machete Studios

Held on Sunday, August 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to the multifaceted, cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary experience Electric Machete Studios is bringing to the park on Sunday, August 18th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. You will enjoy an outdoor art gallery, organic tacos, art vendors, performances and displays that embrace traditional Latinx culture with modern influences.

This family friendly event will be a night to remember!
We look forward to seeing you there!

On Stage: Lady Xok, Curandero, DJ Don Cuco, Tito Ybarra, Sampson Bros Hoop Dancers, Bomba Umoya performances of music, comedy, song, drum and more!

Art activities: Screen-Printing, Custom Stickers

Mural installation: Come see the mural that was on display at Rice Park during construction.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.