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.
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ONGOING SUMMER MUSIC – MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL
Starts Memorial Day Weekend: Music & Entertainment in the Parks | Daily with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Check the link for a complete listing of events & locations.
Starts 5/29/17: Minneapolis Music in the Parks, 6 venues presenting music nightly.
Starts 6/7/17: Groovin’ in the Garden | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | Ongoing Wednesdays with FREE concerts, a climbing wall, bounce house, and lawn games for kids, and food available for purchase.
6/22/-24: Twin Cities Jazz Fest | Mears Park, Lowerton & other St Paul venues
Starts 7/4/17: 9 Nights of Music | Minnesota History Center | Ongoing Tuesdays thru 8/29/17 | Dance lessons, 6:30pm, music begins at 7.
8/11-13: Irish Fair of Minnesota | Harriet Island, St Paul | Free admission & live Irish music
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TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO
BLAINE: Performance in the Park | Town Square & Aquatore Park | Select dates starting 6/14/17 including Family Fun Night (7/18/17); Summer of Blaine | Village of Blaine Shopping Center | Two free events for the whole family this summer 6/15/17 Teddy Bear Band and 8/12/17 Echoes of Elvis.
COON RAPIDS: Summer Concert Series | Coon Rapids Regional Park performance pavilion | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/8/17 – FREE
MAPLE GROVE: Sounds of Summer | Town Green Maple Grove | Includes Celebrate the Family, ongoing Thursdays starting 6/15/17
NORTH ST. PAUL: Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series | Casey Lake Park | starts 6/22/17
PLYMOUTH: Entertainment in the Park | Hilde Performance Center | Starts June 2017
ROSEVILLE: Live @ The Rog! Performance Series | Frank Rog Amphitheater| Ongoing Sundays starting 6/11/17
SHOREVIEW: Concerts in the Commons | Shoreview Commons at Shoreview Community Center | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/14/17
ST ANTHONY: Sounds of Silverwood | Silverwood Park | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/7/17
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO
APPLE VALLEY: Music in Kelley Park | Ongoing Fridays starting 6/16/17 with FREE music 6-9pm, food available for purchase, prizes and a splash pad for the kids to cool off in.
BURNSVILLE: Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour Concerts & Thursday Rockin’ Readers | Nicollet Commons Park | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/15/17, plus enjoy the landscaped splash.
CHASKA: Kids Entertainment Series, 6/13 & 6/27 & Wednesday Night Concerts, ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/14/17.
EAGAN: Eagan Market Fest | Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds | Ongoing Wednesdays, 4-8pm starting 6/7/17. FREE family fun: The grounds buzz with weekly concerts and themed nights including one devoted solely to families.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS: Market Square Concert Series | The Village at Mendota Heights | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/7/17, 6:30pm
SHAKOPEE: Performance & Event Series | Huber Park | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/1/17, 7pm
TWIN CITIES WEST METRO
BLOOMINGTON: Arts in the Parks includes the Monday Morning Kids Series at Moir Park starting 6/12/17 & Tuesday Evening Performance Series at Normandale Bandshell starting 6/13/17.
EDEN PRAIRIE: Eden Prairie Park Players Presents: Honk!, 6/16-18/17 & 6/22-25 at the Staring Lake Amphitheater • Kidstock kicks off 6/20 with entertainment ongoing Tuesdays.
EDINA: Centennial Lakes Park is a haven for FREE summer entertainment! Events are held daily Sun-Thurs and include family-friendly concerts at the outdoor amphitheater.
EXCELSIOR: Excelsior Concerts in the Park | The Commons | Dates: 5/24, 6/21, 7/19 & 8/16
GOLDEN VALLEY: Golden Valley Concerts in the Parks | Brookview Park | Ongoing Mondays starting 6/5/17, 7pm
HOPKINS: Hopkins Summerfest | Downtown Park | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/15/17, 7pm
MINNETONKA: Entertainment in the Park (PDF)| Minnetonka Civic Center Amphitheater include Music in the Park ongoing Tuesdays starting 6/19/2018.
RICHFIELD: Kids Entertainment in Augsburg Park | Ongoing Tuesdays at noon starting 6/13/17.
ST LOUIS PARK: St. Louis Park Creative Kidstuff Concerts | The Shops at West End | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/14/17, 10am
WAYZATA: Wayzata Summer Concert Series | Depot Park | Ongoing Wed in July, 7pm
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO
STILLWATER: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park | Ongoing Tuesdays starting 7/11, 6pm
TAYLORS FALLS: Music at Franconia | Franconia Sculpture Park | Saturdays: 6/24, 7/22 & 8/26
WHITE BEAR LAKE: White Bear Lake Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/15/17, 6pm
WOODBURY: Summer Concert Series at Woodbury Lake | Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center | Wednesday Kids Concerts 10am-11am; and Thursday All Ages 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | 7/5-8/3