A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling.
Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an artist preparty starting at 5:30 p.m.
Other artists include Jeremy Messersmith, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Astralblak, Chastity Brown, Lazerbeak, Eric Mayson, Chris Koza and more. Each artist will perform and share their personal climate story, calling for attendees to connect with their own experiences of climate change.
Martinez brings an international, moral voice to the climate movement as he has been an activist since he was six years old. The indigenous rapper is a leading member of the Youth v. Gov. lawsuit against the federal government.
All proceeds will benefit Climate Generation, a nonprofit empowering individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.