Friends and family of late freestyle legend Michael “Eyedea” Larsen will be gathering to celebrate his life and contributions to music. The memorial will be held in the Rhymesayers emcee’s hometown of St. Paul Minnesota, and will mark a year since his death.
The free event will be held in Cherokee Park on October 16 and will include food, music, break dancing, stories and speeches from friends and family, and the dedication of a park bench and picnic table in honor of his name. There will be a line-up of performances, although participants have not yet been announced.
In an invitation to fans and loved ones, Eyedea’s mother, Kathy, explained why she chose Cherokee Park as the venue.
“[It’s] where Mikey enjoyed his childhood to adulthood,” she wrote. “As a child I would take him there to play, swing, just be in nature. When he was a teen we would go sit on the bank and just be silent. He would ride his bike there, take the dog for walks, and by adulthood he would write his music there.”
The event is free for all ages and is scheduled for Sunday, October 16 from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.