Music: Loved by many. Movies: Liked by most. Minnesota: Lived in by 5.2 million, including 100 percent of the concert/movie-going Twin Cities public.
Privy to those facts is the Star Tribune, whose 2017 Music & Movies lineup features local bands performing ahead of movies shot in this very state. As always, the popular summertime tradition goes down each week in August at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis.
You might be saying to yourself: That's all well and good, City Pages, but let's get to the damn lineup. Yikes! ... fair enough, have at it:
-- On Friday, August 4, Americana faves Romantica lead into Sweet Land, the 2005 period drama about arranged marriage and immigrants filmed in Montevideo.
-- On Thursday, August 10, last year's Picked to Click runners-up, Tony Peachka, rock ahead of Drop Dead Gorgeous, the 1999 Kirsten Dunst-starring dark pageant comedy filmed in Waconia.
-- On Friday, August 18, local punk pioneers the Suicide Commandos comically proceed Grumpy Old Men, the 1993 Lemmon/Matthau buddy dramedy filmed in Wabasha.
-- On Friday, August 25, brotherly indie-rockers the Shackletons usher in The Mighty Ducks, the iconic 1992 ice-hockey romp filmed in Minneapolis.
Bands start rocking at 7:30 p.m.; flicks start rolling at dusk. The free event is kid-friendly (balloon animals!) but also appeals to the 21-plus crowd (beer from nearby Bread & Pickle!).