FFTC’s 2024 Guide to FREE Summer Concerts in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities practically sings with live music in the summer. Every corner of the metro is full of FREE summer concerts! Many in neighborhood parks, where kids can play while parents catch a show. What could be better for an impromptu family night out? Not much! Enjoy strains of strings, rhythms of rockers and energy of ethnic music, pack a picnic dinner, watch the headliners and sometimes catch a movie afterwards.

Where possible, we provided a basic schedule, but we 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 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS - SAINT PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS

FREE (unless listed as otherwise) concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Find more details and line up on St. Paul’s Music in the Parks page.

Free Summer Music in St. Paul Parks

Twin Cities Jazz Fest

Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Catch live jazz music. Bring your own seating. Picnics are allowed; however, purchasing from the food vendors helps keep the festival free and open to the public. Get the Twin Cities Jazz Fest lineup here2024 TBA. 

Midtown Blues & Funk Fest

Dual Citizen, 725 Raymond Ave, St Paul, MN 55114
Formerly known as Lowertown Blues Festival. All ages celebration of blues music, featuring local bands and national acts.
Get the Midtown Blues & Funk Fest lineup here. July 2024 TBA. FREE admission.

Groovin’ in the Garden at Como Zoo

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
FREE concerts and activities in front of the conservatory, Wednesday evenings in June. Some food and beverages will be available to purchase. Concerts will take place in visitor center if it rains.
2024 TBA. 6pm start.

Bonus Fun: Como Zoo is open until 6pm. Make a day of it at the zoo before the concert. Or just pack a picnic and enjoy some fun playground time.

Bands on the Boulevard at Minnesota History Center

345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
The museum is not open on Tuesdays, but concerts are held Tuesday evenings. 2024 TBA. Music from 6:30-8:30pm. FREE. Learn more here.

Minneapolis Music in the Parks

Find more details on the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s website. Memorial Day Weekend – September. Stay tuned for 2024 TBA.

Overdressed Duo Tiny Lawn Concert Series

Pershing Park, 3523 W 48th St., Minneapolis MN 55410 
45 minute family-friendly concerts featuring the original Duo members performing different genres of classical vocal music select Friday evenings at 7pm. 2024 TBA.

Opera Under the Stars & Storyteller: La Traviata

Each 90-minute, family-friendly concert features aria and ensemble hits from famous operas and music theater shows, featuring 3 or 4 opera singers and a pianist. 7pm.

  • Monday, June 17, 2024. Water Works Park, 333 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024. Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Monday, July 15, 2024. Water Works Park, 333 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Storyteller is a perfect introduction to opera for kids who aren’t ready for three hours and subtitles. The Overdressed Duo offers an abridged version of the famous La Traviata with only 4 singers and a narrator to make sure you get the full story and the best of the music. 

  • Saturday, August 3, 2024. Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Monday, August 19, 2024. Water Works Park, 333 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Minneapolis & St. Paul – Free Summer Music Festivals

Find more information on our family festival calendars (links below), but here is a list of some of our favorite summer festivals with FREE concerts:

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ALBERTVILLE

Albertville Lions Summer Concert Series

Lions Depot in Central Park, 5801 Main Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Free live concerts in the park – bring your own seating and refreshments, or purchase grill items at the farmers market. Thursdays starting June 13, 2024, 6-8:30pm.

Family-Friendly Favorite: Bob and the Beachcombers July 18th

  • June 13 The White Sidewalls
  • June 20 The Stand-Ups
  • June 27 Shane Martin Band
  • July 11 Michael Handler Project
  • July 18 Bob & The Beachcombers
  • July 25 Robby Vee
  • August 1 Monroe Crossing
  • August 8 Jonah and The Whales
  • August 15 The 70s Sunshine Band
  • August 22 Mitch Gordon & The Unleaded Band
  • August 29 Bryce Hegge
  • September 5 A Hard Day’s Night
  • September 12 TBA
  • September 19 TBA
  • September 26 TBA

 

BLAINE

Blaine Performance in the Park

Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Drive Northeast, Blaine, MN 55449
Thursday nights are appropriate for families, but geared toward a wider audience. Find the full Blaine Performance in the Park lineup here. FREE. Most shows are at 6pm.

Tuesday Family Friendly Favorites
Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Heavy on the family-friendly, find all your favorite kids bands at this series on Tuesday nights at 6pm.

  • July 9, 2024: Tricia & the Toonies
  • July 23, 2024: Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle Jam
  • July 30, 2024: Kid Power with Rachael

BROOKLYN CENTER

Entertainment in the Park

Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Monthly Concerts on Thursdays in the amphitheater. 2024 TBA.

BUFFALO

Buffalo Concerts in the Park

Sturges Park, 505 2nd Ave S Buffalo, MN 55313
Thursday nights from June 27, 2024 through August 29, 2024.

Family Friendly Favorite: June 13th will be part of Buffalo Days and include a carnival, kiddie parade at 6:30pm and Movie at 9pm.

CHAMPLIN

Summer Series

Mississippi Crossing, 307 E River Pkwy, Champlin, MN 55316
Food trucks, live music and family fun on Thursday nights from June 6 – August 22, 2024, and also select Friday and Saturday dates. Find the full line up here. FREE.

Kids Performances

Mississippi Crossing, 307 E River Pkwy, Champlin, MN 55316
Two Tuesday, lunch-time concerts featuring some of our favorite kids bands. 11:30am-12:15pm.

COON RAPIDS

Coon Rapids Summer Concert Series

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 9750 Egret Blvd, Coon Rapids MN
Ongoing Thursdays June – August. 7pm, FREE (no vehicle permit required for the concerts). 2024 TBA.

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

Columbia Heights Music in the Park

Huset Park East, 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN.
Performances are usually 90 minutes from 6:30-8pm. FREE. 

ELK RIVER

Elk River Entertainment in the Park

Woodland Trails Regional Park, 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330
Kid-friendly entertainment (not always concerts) on Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:15am from June 13 through August 8th, 2024.

  • June 13:  Introduction to Break Dancing
  • June 20:  Circle Up with Hooperina
  • July 27:  The Bazillions
  • July 11:  Ribbon Wand Dancing
  • July 18:  Animal Antics
  • July 25:  Big Toe Yoga
  • August 1:  Kid Power with Rachael
  • August 8: Music of the Andes

Riverfront Concert Series

Rivers Edge Commons Park, 679 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330
A series of tribute bands and cover bands play Thursday nights at 7pm June through August. 2024 TBA.

FRIDLEY

Music in the Parks with Fridley City Bank

Free band concerts in Fridley parks. Bring your own lawn chairs. More info here. 2024 TBA.

Fridley Summer Community Concert Series 

Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432
Civic Campus, 7071 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Commons Park, 555 61st Avenue Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432

Concerts alternate between three parks, June -August. Most of the shows are at 7pm, but kids shows are sometimes at 11am. Find the Full Line up Here. 2024 TBA.

MAPLE GROVE

Maple Grove Sounds of Summer

Town Green Park, 7991 Main Street N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
All ages concerts on Monday & Wednesday evenings at 7pm and kid favorites on Thursday mornings. June 27-August 29, 2024.

There will also be movies on select Fridays.

Kids Concerts Thursdays at 10:30am:

  • June 27 Wendys Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam!
  • July 11 Acoustic Rock for Kids
  • July 18 Teddy Bear Band
  • July 25 The Bazillions
  • August 1 Sticks & Tones
  • August 8 Kids Dance DJ
  • August 15 Todd’n’Tina
  • August 22 Kid Power with Rachael
  • August 29 The Jolly Pops
Three kids watching a show at Town Green Park in Maple Grove, Minnesota
Watching a Show at Town Green Park
  • June 24 Hard Days Night
  • July 1 North Suburban Concert Band 
  • July 8 Salsa Del Soul 
  • July 15 Nova Contemporary Jazz 
  • July 22 Star of the North Concert Band 
  • July 29 The Tuxedo Band
  • August 5 Say It Ain’t Faux 
  • August 12 The Dollys
  • August 19 The Vibe
  • August 26 American Bootleg
  • July 10 A Billy Joel State of Mind | Mick Sterling
  • July 17 The Perfect Pop Songs of The Bee Gees
  • July 24 Born to Run
  • July 31 Mick and the Stones
  • August 7 Silk and Soul
  • August 14 Minute to Minute
  • August 21 The Heart of Ann and Nancy Wilson
  • August 28 Vintage Vegas

NEW BRIGHTON

New Brighton Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park, 803 Old Hwy 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
Live music from 6-8pm on the 2nd Thursdays May-August. 2024 TBA. Learn more here.

OTSEGO

Splash & Play Tuesdays

Otsego Prairie Park & Splash Pad, 13355 90th St NE, Otsego, MN 55330
Cool off in the park’s splash pad and enjoy kids entertainment on select Tuesdays at 10am. Only one event is music this year. Find the rest on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

Family Friendly Favorites: Kidsdance – Fun Interactive DJ, July 9, 2024.

PLYMOUTH

Music in Millennium

Millennium Garden, 14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Two shows located inside beautiful Millennium Garden in 2024:

  • June 18 – Plymouth Concert Band
  • August 20 – Plymouth Rockers

Music in Plymouth

Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth, MN 55447
Music in Plymouth is a full night of music headlined by The Minnesota Orchestra, plus entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks. July 10, 2024; 5:30-10:30pm.

Hilde Nights

Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth, MN 55447
Monthly concerts with food trucks and space to picnic. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

  • June 14 – Parrothead Paradise Concert
  • July 19 – Gen X Jukebox
  • August 23 – Chris Kroeze and Tim Sigler Band

ST ANTHONY

Silverwood On Stage

Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E St. Anthony, MN 55421
Parking fills up fast at these concerts. We recommend arriving early and exploring the park. Ongoing Wednesdays. 2024 TBA. 6:30pm.

Shakespeare in the Park Performance at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, Minnesota
Silverwood Offers Stage Performances, Music, Movies and Art all summer.

Salo Park Concert Series

3301 Silver Lake Rd NE, St Anthony, MN 55418
Thursday evenings 7-8pm. June 20-August 8, 2024. 2024 lineup here.

Bonus Fun: Check out the park’s recently-resurfaced trail around the pond and/or grab a cold treat at Cold Stone Creamery, Cub or Culvers.

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CENTERVILLE

Centerville Music in the Park

Hidden Spring Park, 1601 LaMotte Drive
Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Food truck & dessert table on site for fee. Tuesdays June-August. 2024 TBA. Check Facebook page for weather related events prior to attending.

LINDSTROM

Lindstrom Harmony in the Park

Lions Park Band Shell, 13292 Sylvan Avenue, Lindström, MN 55045
Wednesday night FREE family-friendly concerts. June 5 – August 7, 2024.

Family Friendly Favorites: Bob & the Beachcombers, July 10, 2024.

ROSEVILLE

Live at The Rog! Performance Series

Frank Rog Amphitheater, Central Park, 2540 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113.
2024 TBA: Select Sun, Tues & Thurs. 6 or 7pm. Find the full line up here.

SHOREVIEW

Shoreview Concerts in the Commons

Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126
Free Wednesday concerts for all ages at 7pm. June 12 – August 7, 2024. 

Family Friendly Favorites: Kidz Concerts – Wednesdays July 10 – Aug 7, 2024, 10am.

  • Bonus Fun: Have an indoor playdate at Tropical Adventures Indoor Playground or play outdoors as the awesome SHOREVIEW COMMONS destination playground.

Playground at Shoreview Commons Park

STILLWATER

Stillwater Summer Tuesdays

Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Schedule: Market opens at 5, live music from 6-8 & movie starting 10 minutes after sunset. July-Aug. 2024 TBA.

BONUS FUN: Make a day of it in Stillwater with our suggestions of the best things to do with kids!

WHITE BEAR LAKE

White Bear Lake Marketfest

Downtown White Bear Lake
Live music every week while you shop for the freshest produce and products. Thursdays, June 13 – July 25, 2024; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

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APPLE VALLEY

Music in Kelley Park

6855 Fortino St, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Music, food available for purchase, prizes and a splash pad for the kids to cool off in. Ongoing Fridays, June-August. 2024 TBA. 6:30-8:30pm. 

BURNSVILLE

Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour

Nicollet Commons, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Ongoing Thursdays starting June. Plus arrive early for story times by local school principals. June 13-August 15, 2024. Concerts start at noon:

  • June 13 – Kid Power with Rachel
  • June 20 – Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle Jam
  • June 27 – KidsDance
  • July 18 – The Bazillions
  • July 25 – Shrek Jr. The Musical – Theater Performance
  • August 1 – KidsDance
  • August 8 – Tricia and the Toonies
  • August 15 – Kid Power with Rachel

Friday Night Boogie

Live music followed by movie screening of Jurassic Park. August 9, 2024 at 9:30pm.

BONUS FUN: Bring your swimsuits because your kids won’t be able to resist the landscaped splash pad!

Kids dancing at a Rockin Lunch Hour Performance at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, MN
 

EAGAN

Eagan Market Fest

Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
The grounds buzz with weekly concerts and themed nights, plus you can shop the market for fresh produce and other goods. Kids will enjoy the splash pad and challenge course. Ongoing Wednesdays, June 5- August 28, 2024. 4-8pm.

Bonus Fun: Join Kid’s Power of Produce (P.O.P.) Club to participate in weekly activities and earn free produce. 36 Family-Friendly Twin Cities Spring & Summer Farmers Markets

  • June 5 – The Retreads
  • June 12 – Katy Tessman and The Turnbuckles
  • June 19 – No Limits and the B-Side Band
  • June 26 – Top Shelf
  • July 10 – Tommy Sammis 4-5:30pm; The Rockin’ Hollywoods 6-8pm
  • July 17 – Trevor McSpadden
  • July 24 – Burning Blue Rain 4-5:30pm; Alligations 6-8pm
  • July 31 – Singleton Street 4-5:30pm; The Double Down Daredevils 6-8pm.
  • August 7 – Vinnie Rose 4-5:30pm; Josh Cleveland Band 6-8pm
  • August 14 – Chris Holm 4-5:30pm; Lonesome Dan Kase 6-8pm
  • August 21 – Tom Peschges 4-5:30pm; Sweet Colleens 6-8pm
  • August 28 – Mike Poot 4-5:30pm; Tre Aaron and the Undergroove 6-8pm

Eagan Rotary Band Shell, Central Park, Eagan Minnesota - Home of Marketfest.

Bandshell at Eagan Central Park

FARMINGTON

Farmington Music in the Park 

Whitetail Woods Regional Park Amphitheater, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington, MN 55024
Bring your own lawn chair or other seating. Food trucks on site. Held the last Tuesday of each month this summer. June 25, July 30 & August 27, 2024, 5-7pm.

BONUS FUN: Dress for the weather and to get dirty. Take some time to play in the nature playground.

HASTINGS

Annual Make Music Day

Parks throughout Hastings, MN 55033
Live music and from sunrise to sunset all over the city of Hastings. Bring your own seating. Friday, June 21, 2024. Most concerts and activities start at 7pm. 

Family-Friendly Favorite: Laurie McFaul, early childhood music, 9am; Roadside Park, 510 11th Street West, Hastings, MN 55033

Music in the Park

Levee Park, 20 Ramsey Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Live music on the Mississippi riverfront. Bring a picnic and your own seating. These shows are best for families with older kids & teens. 2024 TBA.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

Terrific Tuesdays – Music in the Park

Oakwood Park, 2810 70th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Come to the park for kid-friendly musical entertainment in 45-minute sets. Bring your blanket or chairs and a picnic lunch. Select Tuesdays June-August. 10:30am. 2024 TBA.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS

Mendota Heights Music in the Park

720 Main St, Mendota Heights, MN 55118Live, outdoor music in Market Square Park.  Select Wednesdays May 15-September 4, 2024. 6pm.

ROSEMOUNT

Rosemount Summer Entertainment at Central Park

2893 145th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068
Kids entertainment weekly culminating in a free summer celebration at the splash pad. Learn more about Rosemount Central Park. Thursdays, June – July at 10am. 2024 TBA.

WOODBURY

Woodbury Performance in the Park

Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury MN
Free concerts take place on the patio at 2pm. 2024 TBA.

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BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington Arts in the Parks

Moir Park, 10400 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Valley View Park, 401 W 90th St, Bloomington, MN 55420

Normandale Bandshell, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438.

Weekly concerts include, the Monday Morning Kids Series, Tuesday Performance Series, Midweek Music & Market, Thursday Blockbusters Series, Sunday Funday and other special events throughout the summer.

All 2024 schedules found here.

Family Friendly Favorites: Monday Morning Kids Series: June 3 – August 12, 2024. Alternates between Moir Park and Valley View Park, 10:30am. 2024 Lineup TBA.

 

Crowd watching a summer concert at the Lake Normandale Bandshell in Bloomington Minnesota
Normandale Lake Bandshell (image courtesy City of Bloomington)

 


Bloomington’s Music on the Hill

Hyland Hills, 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Seating is outdoors; bring a blanket. Food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. 2024 TBA. FREE.

CHANHASSEN

Summer Concert Series

City Center Community Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Thursday evening concerts & concessions from 6:30-8:00pm June 6-August 8, 2024.

Family Friendly Favorite: Todd ’n’ Tina play July 25, 2024, at 11am.

  • June 6 American Bootleg/Kickoff Event
  • June 13 Ragtown
  • June 20 Juliet and theMontagues
  • June 27 Matt Hannah
  • July 11 Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band
  • July 18 SeaWeeds
  • July 25 The Salsa del Soul Quintet ft. Frank Rivery
  • August 1 Rafe Carlson
  • August 8  Weather Back-Up Date

CHASKA

Chaska Summer Concert Series

Kids shows will take place at lovely FIREMEN’S PARK on the Clayhole. Times can vary, please check the link for a complete schedule. 2024 TBA.

Plus, Wednesday concerts in Firemen’s Park. 6-8pm. 2024 TBA,

Toddler boy splashing in fountain style splash pad at Clayhole Park in Chaska, Minnesota
The BEST Place to Splash in Chaska!

EDEN PRAIRIE

Starring at Staring

Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Variety of community entertainment at Staring Lake Amphitheater throughout the summer. Music tunes up at 7pm. There’s a great playground adjacent to the amphitheater for kids! 2024 TBA.

EDINA

Centennial Lakes Summer Concerts

Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435 Centennial Lakes Park is a haven for FREE summer entertainment! Events are held Sundays, Mondays and most Wednesdays at 7:00pm and include family-friendly concerts at the outdoor amphitheater. 2024 Lineup TBA.

Family Friendly Favorites: Tuesday & Thursday Kids Concerts at Maezold Amphitheater at 11am. 

BONUS FUN: There is so much to explore at Centennial Lakes Park from paddle boats to lawn games to tiny model yachts that zip around the canals.

Edina Music on the Plaza 

Free concerts every Friday night from 5-8pm at the plaza at 50th & France. June 7-August 30, 2024.

EXCELSIOR

Excelsior Concerts in the Commons

The Commons, 1351 Lake Street Excelsior, MN 55331
Food trucks open at at 5pm with music from 7-8pm.

  • May 15: Rolling Stoners
  • May 29: 70’s Magic Sunshine Band
  • June 12: Pop Rocks
  • June 26: California Dreamin’
  • July 10: Stereo Kitchen
  • July 24: Gear Daddies
  • August 7: They Hype
  • August 21: Transit Authority

GOLDEN VALLEY

Golden Valley Concerts in the Parks

Brookview Park, 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley, MN 55427
June 3 -Aug 5, 2024. Ongoing Mondays, 7pm.

Family Friendly Favorite: The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band and Golden Valley Ice Cream Social. July 8, 2024.

  • June 3: Golden Valley Orchestra (Large Pavilion)
  • June 10: Los Rebeldes (Gazebo)
  • June 17: Percolators (Gazebo)
  • June 20: Robbinsdale City Band (Thurs–Large Pavilion)
  • June 24: Pan Handlers (Gazebo)
  • July 8: The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band (Large Gazebo)
    • Ice Cream Social
  • July 15: Women’s Drum Center (Large Pavilion) 
  • July 22: Power of 10 Jazz Quartet (Gazebo) 
  • July 29: Salsa del Soul (Gazebo)
  • Aug 5: Capri Big Band (Large Pavillion)

HOPKINS

Hopkins Sunset Series

Downtown Park, 40 9th Ave S., Hopkins, MN 55343
Outdoor concerts this summer run June 13-August 22, 2024 Make sure to check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Bonus Fun: Take a walk down “Art Street” to explore the public art of Hopkins.

MINNETONKA

Minnetonka Entertainment in the Park

Minnetonka Civic Center Amphitheater, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 
Music in the Park appropriate for the whole family, Tuesdays. June 25 -August 27, 2024. 6:30-8pm.

  • June 25 Brio Brass
  • July 2 Ouijam
  • July 9 Westwind Big Band
  • July 16 Capital Sons
  • July 23 Power of 10
  • July 30 Salsa del Soul
  • Aug 6 Moonlight Serenaders Big Band
  • Aug 13 The Backyard Band
  • Aug 20 The Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band
  • Aug 27 Free and Easy Band

Minnetonka Summer in the Commons

Ridgedale Commons, 12590 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fun, super family-friendly events that feature live music, entertainment, food trucks and yard games. FREE.

  • Saturday, July 20 Carnival in the Commons – ft. KidsDance DJ, games and activities for kids. (11am-1pm)
  • Friday, August 9 – Evening Jazz i te Commons (6-8pm)

NEW HOPE

New Hope Music in the Park

New Hope Performance Center, 4401 Xylon Ave N., New Hope, MN 55428
Wednesday night live music. Bring a blanket or chairs or use the built-in seating. Be sure to check the calendar. Select Wednesdays at 7pm. 2024 TBA.

RICHFIELD

Richfield Entertainment in The Park

Richfield Band Shell, 636 E 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423.
Tuesdays, June 11 to August 13, 2024; 11am Kids Shows and 6:30pm Evening Family Series.


Live at Lyndale Gardens

Amphitheatre at Lyndale Gardens, 6400 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Illusion Theater brings will bring live concerts back Lyndale Gardens Wednesdays and Select Tuesdays in Richfield in July and August. 2024 TBA.

SAVAGE

Treats ‘n Tunes

River Bend Park, 14347 Joppa Ave S., Savage, MN 55378
Hidden Valley Park, 5000 132nd St., Savage, MN 55378
Schroeder’s Acres Park, 12320 Boone Ave., Savage, MN 55378
O’Connell Park,  5165 South Park Drive, Savage, MN 55378
Ice Cream, yard games and family-friendly music. Select Tuesdays June-September, 2024. 6-8pm. (except September 5-7pm)

  • June 25 Teddy Bear Band – River Bend Bark
  • July 23 Sawyers Dream – Hidden Valley Park
  • August 27 Pan Handlers Steel Drum Band – Schroeder’s Acres
  • September 17 Todd’n’Tina – O’Connell Park

SHAKOPEE

Huber Park Performance & Event Series

Huber Park, 150 Fillmore St. N., Shakopee, MN 55379
Live music and other special events for the community. Ongoing Thursdays, June – August. Most concerts and activities start at 7pm. 

Bonus Fun: Take some time to play at the Community Playground – though plans are in place to demolish and rebuild so you’ll want to check ahead.

Huber Park Playground, Shakopee Minnesota
Huber Park Playground

ST LOUIS PARK

St Louis Park Summer Concert Series

Wolfe Park Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Free performances select dates: June 21 – August 10, 2023, 7pm; Open Mic Night Thursdays, June 26-August 24, 2024.  

Family Friendly Favorites: Jolly Pops June 26th.

Kids Summer Concert Series Wednesdays from 10am-11am, June 26-August 14, 2024.

  • June 26 Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
  • July 3 Tricia & the Toonies
  • July 10 Kid Power with Rachael
  • July 17 Todd’n’Tina
  • July 24 Jolly Pops
  • July 31 The Royal Order of Cords and Keys (R.O.C.K.)
  • Aug. 7 Riffin Griffin
  • Aug. 14 Teddy Bear Band
Wolfe Park Playground
Image courtesy of City of St. Louis Park

WAYZATA

Wayzata Music & Message

125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Stake out your spot on the lawn starting at 5:30, music to start at 6:30. Wednesdays in June. 2024 TBA.

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