Sounds of Twin Cities Veg Fest: Artists of the Cultural Star Stage

August 24, 2023

We are thrilled to have with us three fantastic performers at the Cultural Star Stage at Twin Cities Veg Fest: Mary Bue, Happy Lance Brunious and the Red Wine Trio with Elyse Jones. Queen Frye will be the EmCee. The festival will be September 17 at Harriet Island Park in St. Paul. Join us for the great sounds and fun! Enjoy the tasty festival food while grooving along to the tunes.

These award winning groups offer something for everyone with stylings from vegan songwriter to rapper and jazz vocalist, to modern jazz trio.

Mary Bue is a songwriter, international retreat guide, music and yoga teacher, and vegan of 10+ years based out of Minneapolis, often “roaming this beautiful world.” You may remember her from when she performed at one of our ThanksLiving celebration with her moving song “Veal.”

Named Best Songwriter of 2020 by City Pages, her music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams,  and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs, seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. Her latest album The World is Your Lover was released in 2020 and garnered rave reviews from around the globe.  Mary is working on her 9th studio album The Wildness of Living and Dying to be released in early 2024.  She’ll be joined at Twin Cities Veg Fest by longtime collaborators Shannon Frid-Rubin (Cloud Cult) and Steve Price (The Suburbs).

Happy Lance Brunious is an American performer and showman born in New Orleans, now residing in SaintPaul/Minneapolis, MN. Happy Lance sings, dances, and plays trumpet but, in the past was I.L.I.C.I.T., an award winning Twin Cities rapper and vocalist. 

Happy Lance Brunious has amassed over 2,000 performances in the US & Canada with dancing, singing, drumming, scatting, rapping, trumpeting, whistling, beat-boxing, magic, and theatre. Happy Lance Brunious with his band aims to preserve and contribute to his unique heritage tied to the early greats of jazz. Visit his website.

Red Wine Trio is a Minneapolis modern jazz group that takes popular and contemporary songs and gives them a fresh take. With unique arrangements and exciting grooves, Red Wine Trio re-stylizes a variety of your favorite music. Check out this Red Wine Trio video

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