Patti Smith & son to play Union Depot Sept. 12

CLAUDE PECK | Updated 9/3/2013

Concert part of cross-country art/music train trek.

Patti Smith and her son, guitarist Jackson Smith, will play an acoustic show Sept. 12 at the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. The concert is set for Sept. 12, starting at 6 p.m.

The concert at the train station is part of Doug Aitken's Station to Station, an East Coast to West Coast "artist-driven public art project" underwritten by Levi's that will also stop in eight other U.S. cities for one-night-only concerts and art happenings.

Also on the St. Paul concert bill: Eleanor Friedberger, No Age, White Mystery and others. The art event will include Fritz Haeg and BodyCartography Project, and sculptures by Urs Fischer, Kenneth Anger, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Höller and Liz Glynn. Other music acts en route are Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (New York, Pittsburgh), Cat Power (Winslow, Santa Fe), the Black Monks of Mississippi (Chicago), Dan Deacon (Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland) and a unique performance by Beck (Barstow, Los Angeles) created and composed exclusively for this event.

Tickets to the St. Paul concert are $25, at the Station to Station website, above.

Patti Smith photo by Steven Sebring courtesy of Arista Records.

[Photo by Deborah Cannon, Austin American Statesman]