Does the Twin Cities’ got talent? That’s a given and some of the community’s best performers will be on hand on Nov. 22 at Solera to raise funds for District 202. Twin Cities’ Got Talent is the brainchild of’s own Mrs. Pederson.

“I have always loved to throw a smashing party,” she says. “Recently, I was discussing District 202 with my dear friend Lynelle Kennedy and we thought it would be fun to have a benefit talent show. Mother Pearl — another dear friend — and I decided that Solera Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis was a splendid place for a party or talent show and Viola! Twin Cities’ Got Talent was born! In steps My Scene City Magazine as the official media sponsor and it grew bigger than life.”

The organization that will benefit from the Twin Cities talent is District 202, a youth-run nonprofit in Minneapolis. “For years the program had a physical drop in space for youth and recently they decided to ‘cocoon’ and re-engineer what safe space for youth means in a digital age,” says Pederson. “They tell the story of the transformation better than I ever could so I encourage you to check out their website.”

Celebrity judges will rate contestants. Performer Erin Schwab is on hand as well as Mother Pearl, Gosh Alice Jones, Lucy Stoole and “fresh back from his Asia tour” musician John Trones.

Pederson says this “electric” event will include a lot of singing — but the talent isn’t limited to song. “There are additional forms of talent but I don’t want to give that away. Don’t miss it though. I am sure people will be talking about it for some time to come.”

The event has already drawn many sponsors. The Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Associates signed on as an original sponsor and the list also includes MySceneCity Magazine, Solera, The Saloon, Erin Schwab, John Trones, Jay Fuchs, Mother Pearl, Gosh Alice Jones, Lucy Stoole, Ravonna Belladonna, Chris Durant and “countless others are all donating their time to help us have some fun and raise some money for a very worthy cause.”

Twin Cities’ Got Talent
Sunday, November 22
5:30 to 9 pm
900 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

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