Vita.mn's August Music and Movies series returns to Lake Harriet

JAY BOLLER | Updated 5/8/2013

Free band/film party to take over the Lake Harriet Bandshell each Friday in August with John Mark Nelson, Now, Now and others. Plus: Your favorite '80s childhood adventure flicks.

Heiruspecs at August Music and Movies in 2012.
Photo by Steve Cohen

The 2013 season of Vita.mn's August Music and Movies is all about youth and adventure. The free, all-ages series will go down at 7:30 p.m. each Friday in August at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

For music, we've got nascent singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson, buzzy indie-rockers Now, Now, pop-rock duo Strange Names and emerging alt-country singer Frankie Lee.

As for the movies, it's all about '80s kiddie adventures. Beloved 1985 Josh Brolin vehicle "The Goonies" leads the charge, with 1987's "Adventures in Babysitting" and 1986's "Space Camp" also getting love. The final flick of the summer? That's up to you (fan-favorite voting opens soon).

There might even be (City of Minneapolis-approved) beer! 

Here's the complete schedule:

AUG. 2: John Mark Nelson + "The Goonies"

AUG. 9: Now, Now + "Adventures in Babysitting"

AUG. 16: Strange Names + "Space Camp"

AUG. 23: Frankie Lee + fan favorite movie (voting opens soon)