Amidst the fall colors and falling leaves, dancers Sarah Baumert, Suzette Gilreath, Erika Hansen, and Leslie O’Neill perform in the site-specific Fall Sound Garden performance installation along the wooded trails at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes, MN. Nestled amidst the Rice Creek chain of lakes, not far upstream from where the Fall Sound Garden first premiered in 2018.
This year’s Fall Sound Garden is part of Wargo’s annual Fall Fest, which also features a cider press, storybook trail, a Dakota language scavenger hunt, and fall games. Directed by composer JG Everest, the Fall Sound Garden will also feature embedded sculpture and poetry throughout the site, with live storytelling by poet / storyteller Lisa Yankton, and live roving musical accompaniment by members of the Free Range Orchestra & Choir.
The Fall Sound Garden event is a free, family-friendly, self-guided event that features a sound installation of 60+ small, wireless speakers, distributed along Wargo’s wooded trails, with live accompaniment by roving musicians and dancers. Each small speaker is playing a different part of the whole piece of music, creating a unique, immersive experience that is described as “a concert you can move through.”
Event is free, but registration requested in order to send weather updates and possible program changes. Fall Fest Event is Rain or Shine, attendees encouraged to wear appropriate dress and shoes for unpaved wooded trails.
Wargo Nature Center 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN
FALL FEST: Saturday October 21 from 1-4pm. Rain or Shine.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.