Dissonance is excited to partner with the Musicant Group to help fulfill its mission of 'Creating Places Where People Want to Be' with a weekly music series to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. For the first four Wednesdays in May, a free lunch-hour concert will be held in the gorgeous, soaring atrium of the Capella Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Dissonance board members will be on hand to provide informational materials and answer questions. Stop by to enjoy the music, grab some info and—if you feel like it—talk to us about mental health, sobriety and/or general wellbeing for yourself or a loved one. It will be a fun, relaxed highlight to the workday and, for those interested, a casual way to explore conversations and community around well-being. All shows: noon to 1 p.m. Hope you can join us!
Wednesday, May 15 - Lydia Liza
Not a lot of artists can wear the “teenage musical prodigy” hat and go on to find success as an adult. Not a lot of artists can write a smash novelty holiday song and go on to transcend the “viral sensation” label. But Lydia Liza taught herself guitar at 14 and has always been in this for the long haul. Lydia’s work ethic, not to mention her sharp, forward-thinking songwriting skills, has paid off. She has shared the stage with artists like The Goo Goo Dolls, Kimya Dawson, Atmosphere, Dessa, Dead Man Winter, Chastity Brown and many others, and is currently working on two projects: a full-length collaboration with producer Big Cats, and a new band and full-length under Lydia Liza (featuring Jessica Anderson of Enemy Planes, Jimmy Osterholt of Savage Moods, Jillian Rae and Gospel Machine, and Kelly Blau of Rachel Hanson).