Performance Stage


This award winning event is held in Uptown Minneapolis and will take place from August 4 – 6. Uptown Minneapolis is an electric mix of commercial and residential properties in South Minneapolis. The intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue is the center of a lively, business district and is one of the busiest intersections in the state of Minnesota. The Art Fair is promoted aggressively through dedicated marketing vehicles including web, print, TV, outdoor, radio and social media generating almost 150,000 of impressions in 2016. With exposure to an ideal audience, the art fair draws a diverse group of nearly 400,000 loyal and new attendees. Through this free cultural experience, attendees have the opportunity to visit over 340 artists, food vendors, outdoor beer gardens, live stage performances sponsored by 96.3 K-TWIN in the evenings, a youth art fair, and much more. As this year marks the fifty-forth time that this successful event will be celebrated, we want to make it the best fair yet!

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application below (online, or printable pdf). This document is intended to provide the information needed to make an informed and educated decision about submitting an application to participate as a performer in the Uptown Art Fair.

Application deadline is April 17, 2017.

2017 Performance Stage Application

Or apply online HERE



The GO 96.3 Performance Stage features everything from Swing Dancing to Rock and Roll.

GO 96.3 Performance Stage Schedule 2016

The performance stage is located in the Game Sports Bar 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

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: