Being There by Fred Case


Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 6-10 pm with a book signing from 6-7:00 pm.

Show runs through Sunday, August 1     |      Hours: Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4 pm

Friday, July 9: Rock-n-Roll stories: 9:00 pm in the courtyard
Bring a chair and come listen to Fred talk about his wild days with rock stars.

Additional events with Fred during the month TBA

Photographer Fred Case didn’t just party like a rock star, he partied with the rock stars. Whenever the top rock and blues bands came to the Twin Cities in the 70s, Fred was there to photograph them both on stage and behind the scenes. He has photographed such legends as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, and, of course, The Rolling Stones. His photos capture them in action on stage at storied Minneapolis venues like the Guthrie, the Depot, the Labor Temple, the Minneapolis Auditorium and Parade Stadium. In addition to shooting the bands, Fred also hung out with many of them and took behind-the-scenes snapshots of backstage antics. And got involved in some fascinating – and questionable – experiences himself.

Fred Case will be at Kanon Collective for the opening on Friday, July 2 to sign his book, When the Stones Came to Town, and to tell stories about his wild adventures chasing his music heroes, starting when he was a teenager. He will also be here on Fridays for the rest of July so we’ll have additional signings (if there are any books left) along with other events. And, of course, we will also have many of his photographs for sale at the gallery. So come down to Kanon for First Friday for a true rock-n-roll evening with drinks, refreshments, and rockin’ good art.