Minnesota Beatles Project Vol. 3 raises money for arts education

Share this:
November 4, 2011
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss

For the third time, non-profit organization Vega Productions has gathered an all-star lineup of Minnesota musicians for the “Minnesota Beatles Project,” which aims to raise money for arts and music education in Minnesota schools. The album, which features local musicians covering 15 Beatles tracks, will be available on CD, LP and digital download on Dec. 6, with all proceeds donated to music and arts programs in Minnesota public schools.

“Through music and art education, students learn the power of creativity, dedication and collaboration. Sadly, many Minnesota public schools are being forced to make difficult budgetary decisions, which often means opportunities in music and art are lost,” said Mark Gehring, executive director, Vega Productions, Inc. in a statement. “Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3 calls on the best of the Minnesota music industry to help not only preserve, but enhance music and arts education so students can continue to learn and develop their talents.”

The CD release show for “Minnesota Beatles Project Vol. 3” will be held at First Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in conjunction with Curtiss A’s annual tribute to John Lennon. Performers include White Light Riot, Dark Dark Dark and Her Choir and Me and My Arrow.

“Minnesota Beatles Project Vol. 3” will be available on Dec. 6 at Target stores, independent record shops and all major digital music services. The track list is as follows:

01. Cloud Cult - Help

02. Solid Gold - Love You Do

03. White Light Riot - Hey Bulldog

04. Charlie Parr feat. Nicholas Mrozinski - Rocky Raccoon

05. Motion City Soundtrack - Here Comes The Sun

06. The Fiddle Heirs - I've Got A Feeling

07. Me and My Arrow - Don't Let Me Down

08. Red Pens - Helter Skelter

09. Dark Dark Dark and Her Choir - Long Long Long

10. The Honeydogs - Dear Prudence

11. Tapes 'n Tapes - I Want you (She's So Heavy)

12. the 4ontheFloor - Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

13. The Arms Akimbo - YoU Won't See Me

14. Cantus - Got to Get You Into My Life

15. Anoka Middle School for the Arts - A Hard Day's Night

City approved redesign plan for Peavey Plaza