If you’re craving peace and quiet this weekend, you might want to leave town.
If you want to party on your porch, you won’t have to pay for the band. From social media to neighborhood coffee breaks, much of the talk today in Eden Prairie was about the Summer Jam concerts in Canterbury Park, and the upcoming Air Expo at Flying Cloud Airport.
“Six disturbing-the-peace calls were logged by 911 last night,” said Katie Bengston, senior communications coordinator for the City of Eden Prairie. Bengston posted on EPPD’s Facebook page, alerting residents to noise and potential traffic jams along Pioneer Trail this weekend.
According to various EP social media sites, the music could be heard last night all over Eden Prairie.
Jeff Strate was sitting on his porch on Summerhill Drive, listening to the Twins lose and mourning the Nelson Cruz trade. “Between the catastrophe at Target Field and a documentary on climate change airing on MPR,” said Strate, “I was feeling pretty depressed. Then I heard ‘Free Bird’ wafting in on the breeze. I was pretty sure it wasn’t the high school band.”
Twin Cities Summer Jam continues through through Saturday night.
If you want a program for your backyard listening, here are the lineups:
Tonight (July 23rd) Tomorrow Night (July 24th)
Carrie Underwood Zac Brown Band
Brett Young Ashley McBryde
Blanco Brown Mitchell Tenpenny
Ian Musnick Fabulous Armadillos
Wings of the North Air Expo Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th
If you’re in the vicinity of Flying Cloud Airport, it’s always fun to sight the vintage warplanes on final approach or orbiting the airfield. So dig out your binoculars. Better yet, head out to the airport, see the planes up close, and visit with aviation’s “VIPs” who will be there. Air Expo runs from 9 to 5 on Saturday and 9 to 4 on Sunday.
Shakopee’s noise ordinance calls for quiet time starting at 10 pm on Fridays and 9 pm on Saturdays. But don’t count on anyone taking you seriously if you call it in for SummerJam. Turn up the white noise monitors to help the kids sleep, put on your sense of humor, and dance!