Performance Stage



Our daytime performers are from the Twin Cities diverse and thriving cultural landscape and will delight music fans of all tastes.  In 2016, the performance stage at Salsa a la Salsa will feature everything from Swing Dancing to Rock and Roll.

Our evening bands start out on Friday with the acclaimed reggae band Dred I Dred.  Formed in 1998 and voted “Best Reggae Band” in Minnesota in 2000 and 2001 by the Minnesota Music Academy.   Dred I Dread has shared the stage with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts.

Our Saturday night band, The Unlikely Candidates, hails from Fort Worth, TX.   This five-piece band brings a refined indie sensibility to the raw energy of rock music. Kyle Morris and Cole Male forged a musical partnership over ten years ago after meeting in high school and after traveling all over Europe playing music and writing songs returned to their Texas roots and their live shows caught the attention of Atlantic Records and led to their signing. Their song “Follow My Feet” spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Charts in 2013.

The Uptown Art Fair is excited to announce the line-up for 2016’s Uptown Art Fair. We will be hosting 5 news acts to the stage as well as 8 returning acts. These performances range in genre from dance inspired from around the world to musical guests performing Pop to Americana.

GO 96.3 Performance Stage Schedule 2016

The performance stage is located in the Salsa a La Salsa parking lot, 2841 Hennepin Ave. S.

Friday, August 5

2PM | The Dap Squad | Funk Party

3PM | Demolition Means Progress | Indie Rock

4PM | Jackson and the Roosters | Americana Band

6PM | Dred I Dread | Reggae Band

Saturday, August 6

1PM | Matt Hannah | Folk American

2PMKalpulli Yaocenoxtli | Traditional Mexica Aztec Dance and Drum

3PM | Capitol Sons | Rock and Roll

4PM | The Casey Band | Indie Rock

6PM | The Unlikely Candidates | Pop/Rock Band

 Sunday, August 7

1PM | Tim Houlihan | Americana

2PM | Sisters of Sahara | Middle Eastern Dance

3PM | Uptown Swing | Swing Dance and Lessons

4PM | Mayda | Soul Pop



Watch The Casey Band perform at 2015’s performance stage: