FFTC’s Guide to FREE Summer Music in the Twin Cities

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Summer Music at Normandale Lake Bandshell courtesy City of Bloomington

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The Twin Cities practically sings in the summer.  Every corner of the metro is full of music and a lot of it is FREE! What could be better?  Not much! Enjoy strains of strings, rhythms of rockers and energy of ethnic music. 

Minnehaha and SO many other parks to choose from.

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Throughout The Summer in Minneapolis and in St. Paul

Groovin’ in The Garden
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Lawn
Wednesdays, June-August 3 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Minneapolis Music in the Parks
Various Locations including Lake Harriet Bandshell, Father Hennepin Bluff Park and more

7 Days a week, June-August

Music on the Plaza
Northrup Plaza, Univeristy of Minnesota
Wednesdays, Noon

St. Paul Music in the Parks
Various Locations including Mears Park, Como Dockside, and more
7 Days a Week, June-August

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June Music

Twin Cities Jazz Fest
Mears Park
& around all of St. Paul
June 23-25

July Music

9 Nights of Music
Minnesota History Center
Tuesdays in July and August
@ 6:30-Dance Lessons, 7:00 Music Begins

August Music

Irish Fair
Harriet Island, St. Paul
August 12-14

9 Nights of Music
Minnesota History Center
Tuesdays in July and August
@ 6:30-Dance Lessons, 7:00 Music Begins

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North Metro

Blaine: Performance in the Park
Various Days and Times
Blaine, Various Locations

Maple Grove: Sounds of Summer
Mondays, Wednesday Evenings,
Thursday 11 am
Town Green

Robbinsdale City Band Concerts
Various Days and Times
Various Locations

Shoreview: Concert in the Commons
Wednesdays 7 pm
Shoreview Community Center

St. Anthony Village: Silverwood Park
Most Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Silverwood Park, St. Anthony Village


South Metro

Apple Valley: Music in Kelley Park
Fridays 6 p.m.
Kelley Park

Bloomington Normandale Lake Evening Performance Series
Thursdays 7 p.m.
Normandale Lake Bandshelle

Burnsville Rockin’ Lunch Hour Concerts
FREE, Thursdays
Nicollet Commons Park

Shakopee: Huber Park Performance and Event Series
Thursdays 7 p.m.
Huber Park

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West Metro

Chaska Wednesday Night Concerts
Wednesdays 8 p.m.
Firemen’s Park

Eden Prairie KidStock!
uesdays, June 28-Aug 16, No show on August 9 Noon
Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre

Edina Summer Entertainment
Sunday-Wednesday 7 p.m.
Maetzold Amphitheatre, Centennial Lakes Park

Excelsior Concerts in the Park
June 15, July 20, August 17, 6:30 a.m.
The Commons

Golden Valley Concerts in the Parks
Mondays 7 p.m.
Brookview Park

Hopkins Summerfest
Thursdays 7 p.m.
Downtown Park

Music in Plymouth
Wednesday June 29 5:30 p.m.
Hilde Performance Center

St. Louis Park Creative Kidstuff Concerts
Wednesdays,10 a.m.-11 a.m.
The Shoppes at West End

Wayzata Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays in July 7 p.m.
Depot Park

East Metro

Mendota Heights The Village Free Concert Series
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Market Square

St. Croix Falls Music on the Overlook
Fridays June-August 6:30 p.m.

Taylors Falls Music at Franconia
Saturday, June 25, July 16, August 27 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Franconia Sculpture Park

North St. Paul Music in the Park
June 23, July 16, August 28
Hause Park

Roseville Live @ the Rog
Most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays • Check schedule for times
Central Park

Stillwater Summer Tuesdays
Tuesdays 6 p.m.
Lowell Park

White Bear Lake Marketfest
Thursdays 6 p.m.
Various Stages



Want more great ideas?  Check out Family Planning, FFTC’s Monthly Newsletter.

Twin Cities Summer Festivals, 2016

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

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