In addition to live music by Tommy Price & the Stilettos, Broke Bridge, and Dixie Leadfoot & the Chrome Struts, live painting by Eric Matelski and a sale of prints depicting local neon, the evening will have a special presentation. “The Sid King sign will be lit up on Colfax for the first time in thirty years,” explains Scholl, who was just a little kid in Minneapolis when Sid King’s closed. “The thing about all the signs on Colfax is that they have great stories, and this one in particular. And the old neon signs are a dying breed. It’s a cool art form that’s being replaced by LED lights, cheaper materials and plastic. I’d like to save the ones that still exist rather than see them end up as scrap.”
Save the Signs kicks off at 5 p.m. at Park House, 1515 Madison Street; a $5 donation is requested at the door. For details, visit the Facebook event page.
Sat., April 6, 5 p.m., 2013