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

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. 



Starts Memorial Day Weekend: Music & Entertainment in the Parks, St. Paul| Daily with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Check the link for a complete listing of events & locations.

Starts 5/28/18: Minneapolis Music in the Parks, 6 venues presenting music nightly.

Starts 6/6/18: 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.

6/21-23/18: Twin Cities Jazz Fest | Mears Park, Lowerton & other St Paul venues

Starts 7/3/18: Bands on the Boulevard (formerly 9 Nights of Music) | Minnesota History Center | Ongoing Tuesdays in July | Dance lessons, 6:30pm, music begins at 7.

8/10-12/2018: Irish Fair of Minnesota | Harriet Island, St Paul | Free admission & live Irish music

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BLAINE: Performance in the Park | Town Square & Aquatore Park | See websites for dates and bands – FREE

COON RAPIDS: Summer Concert Series | Coon Rapids Regional Park performance pavilion | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/7/2018 – FREE

MAPLE GROVE: Sounds of Summer | Town Green Maple Grove | Includes Celebrate the Family, ongoing Thursdays starting 6/14/18

NORTH ST. PAUL: Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series | Casey Lake Park | starts 6/21/18 (August 16th is Family Night)

PLYMOUTH: Entertainment in the Park | Hilde Performance Center | Starts June 12, 2018

ROSEVILLE: Live @ The Rog! Performance Series | Frank Rog Amphitheater| Ongoing Sundays starting 6/10/2018

SHOREVIEW: Concerts in the Commons | Shoreview Commons at Shoreview Community Center | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/13/2018

ST ANTHONY: Silverwood On Stage | Silverwood Park | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/6/18


APPLE VALLEY: Music in Kelley Park | Ongoing Fridays starting 6/15/18 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 6/14/18, plus enjoy the landscaped splash.

CHASKA: Kids Entertainment Series  & Evening Concerts –

EAGAN: Eagan Market Fest | Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds | Ongoing Wednesdays, 4-8pm starting 6/6/18. FREE family fun: The grounds buzz with weekly concerts and themed nights including one devoted solely to families.

SHAKOPEE: Performance & Event Series | Huber Park | Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/7/19, 7pm



BLOOMINGTON: Arts in the Parks includes the Monday Morning Kids Series at Moir Park starting 6/18/18 &  Performance Series at Normandale Bandshell starting 6/14/18.

EDEN PRAIRIE: Eden Prairie Park Players Presents: Beauty & The Beast!, 6/15-24/18 at the Staring Lake Amphitheater • Kidstock kicks off 6/19/18 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: May 23rd – The Brute Squad; June 20th – Sherwin Linton and The Cotton Kings; July 18th – Lamont Cranston Band; August 15th – PowerTap

GOLDEN VALLEY: Golden Valley Concerts in the Parks | Brookview Park | Ongoing Mondays starting 6/4/18, 7pm

HOPKINS: Hopkins Summerfest | Downtown Park | Thursday evening from June 21st-August 16th (excluding July 5th), 7pm

MINNETONKA: Entertainment in the Park (PDF)| Minnetonka Civic Center Amphitheater include  Music in the Park ongoing Tuesdays starting 6/19/18.

RICHFIELD: Kids Entertainment in Augsburg Park | Kids Shows: ongoing Tuesdays at noon starting 6/12/18; Evening Shows: Thursdays beginning 6/7/18.

ST LOUIS PARK: St. Louis Park Creative Kidstuff Concerts | The Shops at West End | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/13/2018, 10am

WAYZATA: Wayzata Summer Concert Series | Depot Park | Ongoing Wed in July, 7pm


STILLWATER: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park | Ongoing Tuesdays beginning July 10, 2018, 6pm

TAYLORS FALLS: Music at Franconia | Franconia Sculpture Park | Saturdays: 6/25, 7/16 & 8/27

WHITE BEAR LAKE: White Bear Lake Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake | 2018 Bands; June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, 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 |  7/11-8/9





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