“Eat. Drink. Shop.” is the theme for the fourth annual Park B4Dark summer series, which will be held the third Thursday of each summer month, starting June 20. The event is hosted by the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, with support from the Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroIBA) and the merchants of Como Avenue in St. Anthony Park.
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15. Park B4 Dark will feature shopping, dining and beverage specials, as well as free music and other activities.
The musical offerings will expand to two stages this year, one in the parking lot of Speedy Market (at Como and Doswell avenues) where Danny & Friends will play. The Finnish Bistro’s outdoor patio at the corner of Como and Carter avenues will feature musicians John Whitehead, Ross Johnson & the C’s, Sweet Rhubarb, MonyMusk, Blue Yodel NO. 9, Phil Carlson and Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures.
The festival’s planning team consists of Mary Hamel of the MetroIBA, Terri Banaszewski of Sunrise Banks and Jon Schumacher of the community foundation. Event specials and activities tend to evolve throughout the summer, but you can find out more by going to www.sapfoundation.org.