The musical festivities in Minneapolis leading up to this year’s Super Bowl will include an outdoor concert featuring some of the Twin Cities’ indie-rock luminaries of the ’80s and ’90s, a lineup that includes Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks and The Suburbs.
Those bands are set to perform Feb. 3, the day before the big game, on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. It’s part of a 10-night series of free concerts, largely involving artists with Minnesota roots, put together by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on behalf of the Super Bowl Host Committee.
The series, fittingly, includes a big tribute to Prince — The Revolution, Sheila E., and Morris Day and the Time are playing Jan. 29 — but, alas, no all-star salute to The Replacements, nor any involvement from Paul Westerberg or Tommy Stinson, whose short-lived reunion is no more.
Not that they would have, anyway.
Verizon Up Stage At 8th And Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 2/3/18
4:45 p.m.: Bob Mould
5:45 p.m.: The Suburbs
6:45 p.m.: The Jayhawks
7:45 p.m.: Soul Asylum