About This Program
The Capri and the SPCO announce the cancellation of an outdoor SPCO performance originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 3 to celebrate the opening of the new Plaza @ the Capri. We've made this decision together out of concern for the safety of the audience attending the outdoor performance, as well as the staff and artists involved, after shots were fired near the Capri midday on Monday, May 24. There were no injuries or fatalities, but bullets hit the PCYC building adjacent to the Capri, as well as several cars parked nearby. This incident follows a recent sharp increase in gun violence in North Minneapolis and other areas of the Twin Cities.
“Both of our organizations are concerned about the intense escalation of gun violence in our treasured Northside community,” said James Scott, Director of the Capri. “We’ve never before had to cancel an event at the Capri out of concern for the safety of our audience, artists and employees, and we are deeply saddened to do so now.”
We look forward to returning to the newly renovated Capri for our 12th season of concerts on the Northside next year and to participating in their Grand Opening festivities in October. We are also exploring the possibility of rescheduling this outdoor performance for a later date.
The June 3 performance was announced as part of a series of four outdoor SPCO performances planned in June. The remaining three outdoor performances will proceed as scheduled.