This is an invitation from the Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) for FREE storytelling Concerts on Friday, September 23, 2022 for all Minneapolis Twin Cities Metropolitan area public, private and alternative schools.  If you have a school class (or several classes) that you would like to have attend one of these FREE concerts, there are only TWO (2) requirements:

  1. Reservations are required.  They are on a First come, First Served basis.  You may register online at; Email (  or call to make a reservation at (612) 529-5864. In each case, please let us know:
    • The name of your school
    • Contact person phone number
    • Contact person email address
    • Which Time slot & Location you want
    • Number of scholars
    • Number of Chaperones
  2. All reservations must be from a school and include chaperones for the students in attendance.

The schedule is as follows:

Start TimeEnd TimeLocation/SiteAge Groups
9:15 AM10:00 AM St. Paul YourALL
9:15 AM10:00 AMU of M Robert J. Jones UROC – North MinneapolisALL
10:15 AM11:00 AMMacalester College – St. PaulALL
10:15 AM11:00 AMU of M Robert J. Jones UROC – North MinneapolisALL
11:15 AMNoonMacalester College – St. PaulALL
11:15 AMNoonU of M Robert J. Jones UROC – North MinneapolisALL

These storytellers presented by the Black Storytellers Alliance for our 32nd Annual Black Storytelling Festival “Signifyin’ & Testifyin’”. The schedule of the free storytelling concerts of National Black Master Storytellers is below.  

As has been the case in the previous years, school personnel who will provide appropriate supervision must accompany all students from their schools and provide transportation to and from their selected site.

These concerts are held in the locations specified above. The Macalester College    approximately 250 guestsThe University of Minnesota Robert J.  Jones Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) accommodates 224 guestsAll reservations will be granted on a strict first come, first served basis.  

Therefore, all interested instructors must submit their requests for reservations no later than Friday, September 16, 2022.  (Please be sure to include a count of students and staff).