2019 Block Party

2019 Pryes Brewing Anniversary Block Party

Celebrate with us at the Pryes Anniversary Block Party. Featuring two days filled with live music 👩‍🎤, expanded beer garden 🍺, local makers 🛍and more! Join us Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th.

🥁 Friday, June 14th

The Block Party kicks-off on Friday at 4pm. Enjoy a beer in our expanded beer garden, food from our outdoor grill, music at our outdoor Main Stage and DJ’s inside on our Feather Bowling Stage.

  • 4:00pm: Doors Open

  • 5:00pm: Battlerat

  • 6:00pm Seaberg & the Black Velvet Punks

  • 7:00pm Jaedyn James & the Hunger

  • 8:30pm The 4onthefloor

  • 🎶Taproom DJ from 9:00pm-1:00am:
    Electric Feel  

🎉 Saturday, June 15th

The celebration continues on Saturday with a giant Makers Market, mini golf, expanded beer garden,  7 amazing bands on our Main Stage and a rotating cast of DJs on our Feather Bowling Stage.

  • 1:00pm: Doors Open

  • 2:00pm: Mae Simpson

  • 3:00pm: Gentlemen Speaker

  • 4:00pm: ahem

  • 5:00pm: Black Widows

  • 6:00pm: Gully Boys 

  • 7:00pm: Nooky Jones

  • 8:30pm: Black Market Brass with special guests

  • 🎶Taproom DJ from 9:00pm-1:00am:
    DJ Shannon Blowtorch
    with special guests



Friday // 5:00pm //  Main Stage

“Celeste Heule has made tension an integral component of her music since her early days in Minneapolis-by-way-of-Madison cult band Sleeping in the Aviary. The talented pianist and saw musician has since gone on to form Battlerat, a dynamic chamber pop outfit.” - Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages

Seaberg & the Black Velvet Punks

Friday // 6:00pm // Main Stage

Seaberg is a hip-hop, jazz punk, and neo-soul band fronted by black genderqueer guitarist, Taylor Seaberg joined by phenomenal drummer/vocalist, Traiveon Dunlap (of Traiveon and Candi) and bassist/vocalist, Roderick Glasper (of Blvck Madonna). Often soulful and punk driven, the group carries a vibrant energy.

Jaedyn James & the Hunger

Friday // 7:00pm // Main Stage

“A young, high-energy, soulful belter who’s part Irma Thomas and Amy Winehouse with a groovy funk ’n’ soul big band akin to Sonny Knight’s Lakers.” – Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune


The 4onthefloor

Friday // 8:30pm // Main Stage

The 4onthefloor deliver stompin' blues at an alarming intensity. The music is inspired by the gutsy stomp of the Delta Blues and the hoe-downs from America’s past and present. While 4onthefloor prides themselves on their original songs, they also love putting their signature stomp on covers from the likes of Wilco to Tom Jones.


Electric Feel: A 2000’s indie pop/rock dance party

Friday // 9:00pm-1:00am // Feather Bowling Stage (Inside)

An indie dance party from Forever Young featuring indie dance music like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Sleigh Bells, Daft Punk, Chromatics, Caribou, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Bloc Party and more indie artists from 2000ish til today.

Hosted by Forever Young & DJ FooLProoF



Mae Simpson

Saturday // 2:00pm // Main Stage

The Mae Simpson band is pure energy and soul. The singer-songwriter Mae who hails from South Carolina, has a huge voice and stage presence. She has brought together a collective of seven musicians who each bring a unique flavor to this powerhouse group.

Reader’s Choice Award “Best New Band 2019.” City Pages

Gentleman Speaker

Saturday // 3:00pm // Main Stage

Gentleman Speaker (Tim Brecht) delivers light, airy, melodic acoustic sounds paired with storyteller lyrics that strike a comfortable balance between innocence of emotion and profound awareness.


Saturday // 4:00pm // Main Stage

“The sky never looked more vast, animals never looked more miraculous, and trees never looked taller. Everything in these moments still seems pure. The Minneapolis power-pop band Ahem expel this energy throughout their new EP, Chutes and Ladders, like on their song “Air Supply,” which takes you on an a tree-climbing adventure through childlike eyes. After imagining the kinds of wild dreams that feel attainable to our younger selves, co-vocalists Erik Anderson and Alyse Emanuel trade the phrase “the air up high,” back and forth, then sing “I don’t always say it but it’s good to be alive.” -Peter Diamond, City Pages

Black Widows

Saturday // 5:00pm // Main Stage

Minneapolis-based surf-roxotica band Black Widows includes Sarah Muellerleile on guitar and Kim Mancini on drums. Black Widows are known for their wily, surfy guitar tones, gritty bass grooves, and girl-group harmonies.

Gully Boys

Saturday // 6:00pm // Main Stage

Three emo/soulful/flower ladies trying to make Tom Klemond proud.

Picked to Click Award  "Minnesota's Best New Band." City Pages 2018.

Nooky Jones

Saturday // 7:00pm // Main Stage

Neo-soul band Nooky Jones blends jazz, R&B, and funk to create a warm, deeply grooving sound. Made up of forward thinking players, this six-piece group from Minneapolis bridges the gap between these different styles of music with intimate vocals, intricate horn arrangements and tight rhythm.


Black Market Brass ft Special Guests

Saturday // 8:30pm // Main Stage

Black Market Brass is a Minneapolis-based group performing their own brand of originally composed Afrobeat/Afrofunk music, as well as completing authentic renditions of the classic 1970's West African sound. Taking their cues from the godfathers, the band draws on complex polyrhythmic percussion, driving bass lines, dizzying guitar interplay, rolling keyboards, and room-commanding brass. The result? An eclectic blend of cool deep funk and driving Afrobeat grooves that will lure you to the dance floor and never let you leave.

During their set, Black Market Brass will welcome a rotating collection of featured artists to join them for a song or two.


DJ Shannon Blowtorch ft Special Guests

Hosted by Mina Moore
Saturday // 9:00pm-1:00am // Feather Bowling Stage (Inside)

Shannon Blowtorch was named by the City Pages and Star Tribune as being the Best Club DJ multiple times, as well as making the Suntimes top 100 DJs. She’s been featured in Curve magazine, and 100 woman we love in Go Magazine a few occasions. She currently has a weekly Saturday night show (at midnight) on MPR’s  89.3 The Current.

Mina Moore

Mina Moore is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis that has already accumulated a long and fascinating musical resume. Her music draws from that of her upbringing, leaning heavily on soul, R&B, and inevitably, pop.

& Ander Other

Ander Other DJs for Doomtree rapper P.O.S. Working with massive beats and introspective B-sides, Ander mixes that-which-was-not-meant-to-be-mixed, and makes it sound like it was. His DJ sets are part party, part catharsis, and all over the place. Beneath a layer of sweat, you might just discover that you are in fact crying in the club.

& Mike 2600

Mike 2600 is a 20-year veteran DJ, cuttin' up full figured funk and real raw raps especially for you and yours.

& Dwynell Roland (Cameo Appearance)

Dwynell was born and raised in North Minneapolis, and has been rapping since the age of 13. During that time when he first started writing, he was part of a collective called TCB (Twin City Boyz). His time with the TCB was spent largely perfecting his craft of freestyling, and honing his knack for writing songs with a stylistic flair similar to T3 of Slum Village or Schoolboy Q, perfecting his style while maintaining a writing style similar to Joe Budden. This is mostly shown when he has dropped various freeverses via his YouTube page, showing his effervescence over such beats as “Stay Schemin’” and “Shine Blockas”.


POP-up shops

Visit the Pop-up shops on Friday at the Block Party from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Featuring Ma Jolie Marché, The Style Trolly, Lifted Optics & Lemon Drop Photo Booth.

Makers market

Shop our giant outdoor Makers Market at the Block Party on Saturday. The market is curated by the "Minneapolis Craft Market" and will be open from 1:00pm - 7:00pm.

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Minneapolis Craft Market

Minneapolis Craft Market is a community social hub, and an incubator for the arts. We believe the Twin Cities has a unique culture of creativity, and our goal is to provide a venue for both emerging and established makers to sell their work. Our market is based on the London street market concept.


The 2019 Pryes Brewing Anniversary Block Party is open to all ages. 🍺21+ guests will be required to buy a $4 wristband to drink. A portion of the proceeds from the wristband sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity 🏠. Dogs are welcome outside in the expanded beer garden. There will be an ATM available, but we encourage guests to bring cash 💵. The City of MPLS will be here with a giant water station, bring a refillable vessel and stay hydrated 💦. We're excited to be joined by our friends at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project 🧗‍♂️, TC River Rats 🏄‍♂️and MN Nice Cream 🍦.

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Expanded bike parking

Pryes Brewing is bringing in additional bike racks for an expand bike parking lot. We encourage our guests to 🚲bike to the party or take a Taxi/Uber/Lyft.  


Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the seven-county metro region by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.