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.
Where possible, we provided a basic schedule, but we highly recommend checking the websites – especially if the date falls near a Holiday. Times and schedules are subject to change and most events are weather dependent.
ONGOING SUMMER MUSIC – MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL
05/16/2019 – 09/21/2019: Music & Entertainment in the Parks, St. Paul| Daily with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Acomplete listing of events & locations is available to download at the link.
- Como Lakeside Pavilion: Daily, 7pm; Sunday afternoons (a few events at the pavilion are not free)
- Mears Park: Tuesday & Wednesday, Noon
- Rice Park: Mondays, Noon
05/27/2019 – 09/02/2019: Minneapolis Music in the Parks, 6 venues presenting music nightly. Note: While the music is free, you may need to pay for parking. While more and more pay slots take credit cards, not all do.
- Lake Harriet Band Shell: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm; Sun, 2 &5:30 pm
- Nicollet Island Park: Mondays, 7 pm
- Father Hennepin Bluff Park: Tuesdays, 7 pm
- Minnehaha Park: Wednesday-Friday, 7 pm
- Bryant Square Park: Tuesday &Thursday, 6:30 pm
06/05/19-07/24/19: Groovin’ in the Garden | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
FREE concerts, a climbing wall, bounce house, and lawn games for kids, and food available for purchase. Ongoing Wednesdays @ 6pm
06/20/19-06/22/19: Twin Cities Jazz Fest | Mears Park, Lowerton & other St Paul venues
07/02/19-07/30/19: Bands on the Boulevard | Minnesota History Center
Ongoing Tuesdays in July, 6:30pm. Remember, admission to the highly kid-friendly History Center is FREE Tuesdays from 3-8pm!
08/09/19-08/11/19: Irish Fair of Minnesota | Harriet Island, St Paul
Free admission & live Irish music. Note, parking is paid and sometimes difficult to find.
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TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO
- 06/12/19-08/21/19: Town Square Park: Wednesdays, 7pm
- 07/12/19-08/16/19: Aquatore Park: July & August – Fridays, 10:30am; Select evenings, 6pm
COON RAPIDS: Summer Concert Series | Coon Rapids Regional Park performance pavilion
Ongoing Thursdays starting 6/6/19 thru 8/8/19, 7pm, FREE
- 06/10/19-08/19/19, 7pm – Usher in the Week Mondays
- 06/12/19-08/21/19, 7pm – Find The Joy Wednesdays
- 06/3/19-08/22/19, 10:30am – Kids Have Character Thursdays
NORTH ST. PAUL: Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series | Casey Lake Park
OTSEGO: Splash & Play Tuesdays | Prairie Park | Starts 6/11/19, 10 am
PLYMOUTH: Entertainment in the Park | Hilde Performance Center Concerts, community theater & movies. Mostly Thursdays, but download a full schedule at the link. Starts 6/13/19 thru August 2019.
ROSEVILLE: Live @ The Rog! Performance Series | Frank Rog Amphitheater, Central Park
Ongoing Sundays starting 6/9/19-8/11/19 and other special concerts.
SHOREVIEW: Free Wednesday Concerts at Shoreview Community Center
- 7/10/19-8/14/19 Kidz Concerts | Wednesdays, 10am
- 6/12/19-8/14/19 Concerts in the Commons @ Shoreview Commons | Ongoing Wed, 7pm
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO
APPLE VALLEY: Music in Kelley Park
Ongoing Fridays starting TBA with FREE music 6-9pm, food available for purchase, prizes and a splash pad for the kids to cool off in.
CHASKA: Free Concerts and Entertainment at Firemen’s Park & City Square Park
- 6/11/19-8/20/19 Kids Entertainment Series – Firemen’s Park Stage, 10:30 Tuesdays
- 6/12/19-8/14/19 Evening Concerts – Fireman’s Park State, 7pm Wednesdays
- 6/7/19-8/16/19 Evening Concerts – City Square Park Gazebo, 6:30pm Fridays
EAGAN: Eagan Market Fest | Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds |
The grounds buzz with weekly concerts and themed nights including one devoted solely to families. Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/5/19, 4-8pm, FREE
SHAKOPEE: Performance & Event Series | Huber Park
Ongoing Thursdays starting 5/30/19, 7pm
TWIN CITIES WEST METRO
BLOOMINGTON: Arts in the Parks at Moir Park & Normandale Bandshell. All schedules at this link.
- Monday Morning Kids Series – Starts 6/12/19 thru mid-Aug | Moir Park,10:30am
- Tuesday Evening Performance Series – Starts 6/11/19 | Normandale Lake Bandshell, 7pm
- Wednesday Midweek Music & Market Series – Starts 6/10/19 | Bloomington Civic Plaza, 4pm-8pm
- Thursday Night Blockbuster Series – Starts 6/13/19 | Normandale Lake Bandshell, 6:30pm
- 06/14/19-06/23/19 Eden Prairie Players Presents: State Fair @ Staring Lake Amphitheater; Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 p.m. & Sundays @ 6 p.m.
- 06/18/19-08/13/19 Kidstock @ Staring Lake Amphitheater, Tuesdays @ 10:30am.
- 06/27/19-08/08/19 Starring at Staring Concert Series @ Staring Lake Amphitheatre; Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays. See the City Calendar for dates and details.
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.
- 06/04/19-08/27/19 Tuesday Kids Concerts @ Maezold Amphitheater, Tuesdays @ Noon
EXCELSIOR: Excelsior Concerts in the Park | The Commons | Select Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.
GOLDEN VALLEY: Golden Valley Concerts in the Parks | Brookview Park | Ongoing Mondays 6/3/19-8/12/19 @ 7pm
HOPKINS: Hopkins Sunset Series | Downtown Park | Thursday evening from June 20th – August 15th (excluding July 4th), 7pm
MINNETONKA: Entertainment in the Park (PDF)| Minnetonka Civic Center Amphitheater include Music in the Park ongoing Tuesdays TBA.
RICHFIELD: Kids Entertainment in Augsburg Park | Kids Shows: TBA; Evening Shows: TBA.
WAYZATA: Wayzata Summer Concert Series | Depot Park | TBA
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO
STILLWATER: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park | Ongoing Tuesdays beginning 7/9/19-8/20/19, 6pm
TAYLORS FALLS: Music at Franconia | Franconia Sculpture Park | Saturdays: 6/22/19, 7/27/19, 8/31/19 (Expect to pay to park on concert days)
WHITE BEAR LAKE: White Bear Lake Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake | Thursdays: 6/13/19-7/25/19, 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 | 7/10/19-8/8/19