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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Creative setting photo by the Burnsville Historical Society - August 30, 2020 - Miss Myra Duo peforms at the Relief Sessions Summer Concert series.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020The Relief Summer Series - August 30, 2020 - Miss Myra Duo performs. Photo by the Burnsville Historical Society.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020The Minnesota Blues Society at the Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series, August 30, 2020. Photo by the Burnsville Historical Society.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020The Relief Summer Series - August 30, 2020 - Miss Myra Duo performs. Photo by the Burnsville Historical Society.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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The Cave at the Relief Summer Concert seriesFrom the website of Mick Sterling Presents:
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society 2020.


After the second Friday night of the inaugural THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES this summer in Burnsville, it seemed a natural extension to find an opportunity to create this beautiful and completely socially distanced and safe music event and run it for consecutive days one more time during this unprecedented summer we are all living through. So, we did it!

Starting on Aug. 27th and continuing through Labor Day, .Sept. 7th, THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will present 48 extremely talented musical acts that will encompass multiple genres and appeal to people of all ages. The music will begin at noon each day and continue through 8:45 p.m., allowing us to present 4-5 different shows each day!

For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March of 2020 as incredible as that sounds. Your purchased ticket for the show of your choosing may well contribute to the only check this band has received from performing in months. This is just one of the many reasons your support is so appreciated.



The musicians need it and the people who have attended the first five weeks of THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES have repeatedly told us how appreciative they are to experience some "relief" from what is going on by just sitting outside and watching live music again.

My partner in THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES and MICK STERLING PRESENTS, John Scott, has been saying for years this phrase; "live music keeps the peace one hour at a time". He is correct. It does.

And we need peace in so many facets of our lives these days. Music is a healing thing. We hope you want to experience some healing during these 12 days of music. We hope to see you there!
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THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIESFrom the website of Mick Sterling Presents:
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society 2020.

After the second Friday night of the inaugural THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES this summer in Burnsville, it seemed a natural extension to find an opportunity to create this beautiful and completely socially distanced and safe music event and run it for consecutive days one more time during this unprecedented summer we are all living through. So, we did it!

Starting on Aug. 27th and continuing through Labor Day, .Sept. 7th, THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will present 48 extremely talented musical acts that will encompass multiple genres and appeal to people of all ages. The music will begin at noon each day and continue through 8:45 p.m., allowing us to present 4-5 different shows each day!

For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March of 2020 as incredible as that sounds. Your purchased ticket for the show of your choosing may well contribute to the only check this band has received from performing in months. This is just one of the many reasons your support is so appreciated.

The musicians need it and the people who have attended the first five weeks of THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES have repeatedly told us how appreciative they are to experience some "relief" from what is going on by just sitting outside and watching live music again.

My partner in THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES and MICK STERLING PRESENTS, John Scott, has been saying for years this phrase; "live music keeps the peace one hour at a time". He is correct. It does.

And we need peace in so many facets of our lives these days. Music is a healing thing. We hope you want to experience some healing during these 12 days of music. We hope to see you there!
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Promotional information about an upcoming Relief Sessions Summer Concert performance. Photo by the Burnsville Historical Society.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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The Cave at the Relief Summer Concert seriesFrom the website of Mick Sterling Presents:
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society 2020.


After the second Friday night of the inaugural THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES this summer in Burnsville, it seemed a natural extension to find an opportunity to create this beautiful and completely socially distanced and safe music event and run it for consecutive days one more time during this unprecedented summer we are all living through. So, we did it!

Starting on Aug. 27th and continuing through Labor Day, .Sept. 7th, THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will present 48 extremely talented musical acts that will encompass multiple genres and appeal to people of all ages. The music will begin at noon each day and continue through 8:45 p.m., allowing us to present 4-5 different shows each day!

For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March of 2020 as incredible as that sounds. Your purchased ticket for the show of your choosing may well contribute to the only check this band has received from performing in months. This is just one of the many reasons your support is so appreciated.



The musicians need it and the people who have attended the first five weeks of THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES have repeatedly told us how appreciative they are to experience some "relief" from what is going on by just sitting outside and watching live music again.

My partner in THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES and MICK STERLING PRESENTS, John Scott, has been saying for years this phrase; "live music keeps the peace one hour at a time". He is correct. It does.

And we need peace in so many facets of our lives these days. Music is a healing thing. We hope you want to experience some healing during these 12 days of music. We hope to see you there!
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020The Steve Vonderharr Blues Band August 31, 2020 Concert. Burnsville Historical Society photo.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020The Steve Vonerharr Blues Band August 31, 2020 concert. Burnsville Historical Society photo.
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.
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A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020Article: by Ross Railhala St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.
Photos by the Burnsville Historical Society


Music is one of many draws to the Minnesota State Fair each summer. The pandemic forced officials to cancel this year’s Fair, but the new Relief Sessions Summer Concert Series aims to replicate – on a much smaller scale – the musical aspects of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Each day from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, a series of 48 musical acts will perform in the Burnsville Civic Center parking lot. Most concerts before 5 p.m. each day are free, with tickets for later shows running from $30-$10. VIP options start at $150 and offer access to the spaces closest to the stage. Tickets are available online via ticketworks.com.

Performers include GB Leighton (Aug. 30), Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars (Sept. 3), the International Reggae All-Stars (Sept. 2), the Flaming Oh’s (Sept. 6) and a series of tribute acts playing the music of Aretha Franklin (Aug. 27), Frank Sinatra (Aug. 29), Johnny Cash (Aug. 31), Bob Dylan (Sept. 1), Steely Dan (Sept. 3) and Prince (Sept. 4).

The concerts will be staged drive-in movie style, with empty spaces between cars to allow for social distancing. Concertgoers can watch the show from inside their vehicle or outside of it. The ticket price is good for up to six people, whether they are in a vehicle together, on motorcycles or bikes or no transportation method at all. There will also be five food trucks on site that will deliver directly to the concertgoers.

A total of 80 parking spaces will be available and organizers expect the shows to sell out quickly.

“There’s no event like this in the summer of 2020,” said organizer and performing artist Mick Sterling in a news release. “For many of these artists performing, this is the only chance they have had to perform since early March … your ticket purchase may well be the only check this band has received from performing in months.”
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Relief sessions summer concert series to offer 12 days of shows in Burnsville 2020St. Paul Pioneer Press - August 3, 2020.

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