21 Aug 2013

The Okee Dokee Brothers Plaza Concert! August 11, 2013

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On Sunday August 11, 2013, Marquette Plaza in partnership with Minneapolis Central Library, hosted the Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokee Brothers for a Concert on the Plaza Lawn.  It was a gorgeous day and we had 218 people come out to enjoy the good music, the ice cream truck and a clown!  Everyone had a great time and we appreciate all the hard work by the on-site staff and the coordination with the Library to help bring this family-friendly event to the building this summer.

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers.

Now, as The Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters”. Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre.