Hey, does that sound like Free Bird to you?
On the evening of Thursday, July 22, residents in various Eden Prairie neighborhoods heard muffled, but persistent beat of music carried in the humid summer air.
As reported on various Facebook groups and pages the mystery music was heard in the areas of Homeward Hills Road, Pioneer Trail, The Preserve, 212 and Dell Road, Highway 169 in Bloomington and Eden Prairie, Off of Village Woods and Coachman Lane, near Hyland Park, around Lake Riley, as well as near the Eden Prairie High School, Oak Point elementary school, and Cedar Ridge elementary school.
As the evening wore on commentary on social media questioned where the music was coming from, celebrated the return of live music, and lamented the muffled sounds interrupting slumber.
Eventually, the music was traced to the start of the Twin Cities SummerJam event, which included the classic rock group and “Free Bird” creators Lynyrd Skynyrd, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Ready to reverberate on Eden Prairie?
Lynryd Skynyrd will be travelling on now, but the music schedule remains the same into the evenings of Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24.
On Friday the music starts at 2 pm with Wisconsin singer Chris Kroeze and continues on to country music headliner Carrie Underwood’s show starting at 9 pm.
The Saturday show schedule also starts at 2 pm and the headliner, Zac Brown Band, takes the stage at 9 pm.
So, if you think you’re hearing something in the muggy Friday air this evening about a no good cheater wearing three dollar bathroom Polo cologne you’re not wrong.