The Salvation Army will kick off its 2019 red kettle campaign with Rock the Red Kettle - Featuring Earth Harp. The Earth Harp is in Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest playable stringed musical instrument. It rests on the stage while the strings travel over the audience and will attach to Level 2 of the Rotunda, turning the space into an instrument. William Close is a musician who created the famed Earth Harp and will be performing on it. The Earth Harp earned William a finalist slot on the TV show America’s Got Talent.
Performances will take place on Friday, November 22 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m., 1, 3 + 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign runs through Christmas Eve at varying locations in the Twin Cities, including Mall of America. The iconic red kettles are responsible for bringing in $3 million of the Army’s $12 million Christmas goal in the Twin Cities this year.