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Thursday Music in the Courtyard – Tjärnblom

New Thursday night concert series at the American Swedish Institute!

Make ASI your Thursday night go-to-spot! Visit the museum, dine outdoors at FIKA and enjoy live music. Concerts will take place in the courtyard from 6-7 pm and are included in museum admission.

Join us on August 5 for Tjärnblom (“woodland lake flower” in Swedish) is a Scandinavian-style string band featuring a beautiful blend of nyckelharpa, octave mandolin, harmonium and cello. 

They travel a modern “Snoose Boulevard Highway” in their musical journey, and play a repertoire of both old and new Swedish, Finnish, Minnesota and original tunes for dancing and listening.  They’ve performed across the Midwest and have appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion show.

The name Tjärnblom is in honor of the Swedish grandfather of one of the band members. 

Concert series line-up:

  • July 15: Art Bjorngjeld and Ross Sutter
  • July 22: The McNordiques with special guest Marc Anderson
  • July 29: SlovCzech
  • August 5: Tjärnblom
  • August 12: Allsång på ASI
  • August 19: TBD