Special Event

An Evening with Dessa

Jun. 13, 2019 AT 5:30 PM

A special performance to benefit our Library


Minneapolis’ own singer, poet, and songwriting powerhouse Dessa joined Library supporters at a special fundraising event on June 13.

Friends members enjoyed an indoor and outdoor experience at the private residence of Tom and Mary Racciatti—a beautiful home with panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis, the Guthrie Theater, and the Stone Arch Bridge. The evening included appetizers, cocktails, and an intimate performance by Dessa with Illism as the opening artist. This special event benefits Hennepin County Library programs like MnSpin, the Library’s new streaming service featuring Minnesota artists.


ABOUT DESSA: Singer, rapper, and songwriter Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations. She’s co-composed for a 100-voice choir; contributed a track to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape; and in 2017, she assembled a team of neuroscientists to design an experimental protocol to try to fall out of love.

Follow Dessa on Facebook and Twitter @dessadarling and on Instagram @Dessa