Water Month Concerts 2019

Celebrate Water Month with concerts near the water this July.MPR

June 20, 2019

Classical MPR and The Current have teamed up with the Water Main to create a calendar of over 150 outdoor concerts this summer in Minnesota. The best part? They all take place near water! From jazz to rock to classical, let us be your guide to finding great live music this summer.

Learn more about MPR Water Month HERE and get prepared for your outdoor adventures with the new Outside in MN app! Available for iPhone and Android.

Meet Me Under the Bridge
Dates & Times: Every Friday, June 21-Aug 30, 7-8:30PM
Location: Downtown Main Street; Wabasha, MN
Contact: River Junctions Arts Council: (651) 560-4040
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: With bands playing pop, rock, bluegrass music and more, the "Meet Me Under the Bridge" Friday night concert series celebrates the mighty Mississippi and is a great way to kick back after a long week.

Solstice
Dates & Times: June 21-22
Location: Land of Memories Park; Mankato, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: Here
Genre: Folk/Bluegrass
Details: Spend the weekend between the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers and let the music of 9 incredible (and mostly local) bands usher you into summer at the Solstice Outdoor Music Festival.

Young Artists Concert
Dates & Times: June 22, 28, July 6, 11AM & 2PM each day
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: $5 at the door
Genre: Classical
Details: The Madeline Island Chamber Music festival includes a camp intensive for advanced high school and college-aged performers, who share music from a variety of composers and styles.

Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project
Dates & Times: June 22, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: info@mobilejazzproject.org
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: The Mobile Jazz Project offers an opportunity for creative education centered around the music and culture of jazz for all ages and nationalities.

Ariana String Quartet
Dates & Times: June 22, 8PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: Madeline Island Chamber Music invites the Arianna String Quartet, one of America's most accomplished quartets, to one of the Midwest's most picturesque and relaxing locations for a summer of performances and master classes- this concert will feature the works of Mendelssohn, Schubert, and a 2007 composition by Daniel Schnyder.

Plymouth Concert Band
Dates & Times: June 23, 2PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Join the Plymouth Concert Band as they celebrate 20 years of high-quality performances!

Charanga Tropical
Dates & Times: June 23, 5:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Cuban Salsa
Details: Charanga Tropical is an award-winning authentic Cuban 'charanga' featuring three violins, flute, vocals, and a Latin rhythm section, who will have the park on their feet for an incredible evening of music and dance.

Island City Jazz Jam
Dates & Times: June 23, July 21, Aug 25, 5:30-8:30PM
Location: Island City Brewing Company; Winona, MN
Contact: Emily Johnson: taproom@islandcitybrew.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz, Interactive
Details: Come sit in with a professional rhythm section, whether you sing or play an instrument!

North Suburban Chorus
Dates & Times: June 23, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: The North Suburban Chorus's audience is often senior housing and nursing homes, but tonight they bring their pop standards, broadway tunes, and more to the Como Lake Pavilion.

Ragged but Right
Dates & Times: June 24, 7PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Ragged but Right is a Jerry Garcia cover band, whose members have diverse backgrounds but are brought together by the love of Garcia's psychedelic rock, Americana style.

Lila Ammons Jazz Group
Dates & Times: June 24, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: Fresh off of a European tour, Lila Ammons will share her incredible brand of jazz performance with audiences at Lake Harriet.

Medalist Concert Band
Dates & Times: June 25, 7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Medalist Concert Band: (952) 563-8583
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Medalist Concert Band is an award-winning volunteer group based in Bloomington, whose purpose is to give adults the opportunity to continue playing, bring high-quality music to the Bloomington area, and show young players that band membership can be lifelong.

Women's Drum Center with Taikollaborative
Dates & Times: June 25, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: The Women's Drum Center joins with Taikollaborative to present a percussion concert with participants who are at every level on their drumming journey!

Summertime by George!
Dates & Times: Every Wednesday, June 26-Aug 28, 5-9PM See lineup here
Location: Lake George; St. Cloud, MN
Contact: info@summerbygeorge.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: The Rotary Club of St. Cloud presents a family-friendly summer concert series, with artists ranging from blues to country, rock, and folk, all at the newly renovated Lake George.

River City Jazz Orchestra
Dates & Times: June 26, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: This jazz ensemble follows the big band tradition and is committed to bringing great live music to their audiences.

Billy McLaughlin/Jeff Arundel and the Hammsmen
Dates & Times: June 26, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Acoustic
Details: Join "lifetime musical brothers" for an evening of incredible guitar music, covering a range of styles and moods on Como Lake.

The "Amazing" Worthington City Band
Dates & Times: June 26, July 3, 4, 10, 17, and 24, 7:30PM
Location: Chautauqua Park; Worthington, MN
Contact: (507) 372-7643
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Since 1893, the "Amazing" Worthington City Band has provided audiences with high-quality musical entertainment from the concert band repertoire, and will continue that rich tradition this summer at the historic bandshell on the shores of Lake Okabena!

Winona Municipal Band Concerts
Dates & Times: Every Wednesday, June 26-Aug 6, 8PM
Location: Lake Park Bandshell; Winona, MN
Contact: Winona Chamber of Commerce: (507) 452-0735
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Spend your Wednesday evenings on the shores of Lake Winona while the Municipal Band performs a mix of concert band standards, medleys, marches, and more.

Walker Bay Live
Dates & Times: Every Thursday, June 27-Sept 5, 5-9PM See lineup here
Location: Various locations; Walker, MN
Contact: walkerbaylivemn@gmail.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Get in on a new tradition where every Thursday, somewhere in Walker, MN, live music will be playing at free, family-friendly events with food, beer, art, and an after party at the American Legion to follow.

Thursdays on Fountain
Dates and Times: Every Thursday, June 27-Aug 29, 5:30-7PM
Location: Fountain Lake Gazebo; Albert Lea, MN
Contact: Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau: (507) 373-2316
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Set on the beautiful shores of Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, this Thursday night concert series has something for everyone- pull up a lawn chair or pull up your boat!

Classics 101 Concert
Dates & Times: June 27, 7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The MN Sinfonia is a nonprofit orchestra whose mission is to serve those in Minnesota without easy access to classical music by touring the state to give top quality live concerts.

Music in the Park
Dates & Times: June 27, July 11, Aug 15, 7-8:30PM
Location: Glenwood City Park; Glenwood, MN
Contact: Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center: (320) 634-3636
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Enjoy an evening on Lake Minnewaska where you can kick back and listen to good music!

Pifano Gogo
Dates & Times: June 27, 7-8:30PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: This unique ensemble consists of 2 flute/woodwind players and 3 percussionists, providing an eclectic mix of both Brazilian and Americana folk sound.

Sarah Streitz
Dates & Times: June 27, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Sarah Streitz, a Minneapolis-based singer and songwriter brings her band to Lake Harriet to perform a mix of country, rock, and blues.

John Kerns
Dates & Times: June 28, 10AM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Local musician John Kerns invites families to his high-energy, family-friendly rock concert "Acoustic Rock for Energetic Kids."

Bell Street Happy Hour with Young Artists
Dates & Times: June 28, July 5, 4:30PM
Location: Bell Street Gallery; La Pointe, WI
Contact: (866) 300-3186
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: Kick off your weekend with classical music provided by the talented young artists of Madeline Island's chamber music festival at the artsy Bell Street Gallery on Lake Superior.

Back Porch Jams: The Hacklewrappers
Dates & Times: June 28, 5-9:30PM
Location: Arcola Mills; Stillwater, MN
Contact: (651) 439-1652
Tickets: Here
Genre: Folk
Details: Enjoy hours of acoustic music with family and friends on Arcola's back porch!

Park Rapids Area Community Band
Dates & Times: June 28, 7PM
Location: Spirit Lake Beach; Menahga, MN
Contact: (218) 564-4557 x2
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Join the Park Rapids Area Community Band as they head to the beach for the Sounds of Spirit Lake concert series!

Maria and the Coins
Dates & Times: June 28, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Pop
Details: This Minneapolis band brings pop dance beats and indie vibes to the gorgeous Minnehaha Falls park.

Jaedyn James & The Hunger
Dates & Times: June 28, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: $8 at the door
Genre: Soul
Details: Join talented Minneapolis native Jaedyn James and her band for a night of soulful yet high-energy vintage sounds on the shores of Como Lake.

Jammin' at the Band Shell
Dates & Times: June 28, July 19, Aug 30, 7-9PM
Location: Band Shell Community Park; Austin, MN
Contact: Austin Area Arts: (507) 434-0934
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Interactive
Details: This concert series is your chance to jam on your instrument (voice, guitar, keys, winds, strings, etc.) with house band Ventura Highway, or to sit back and listen to the interactive music-making!

Classics 101 Concert
Dates & Times: June 28, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The MN Sinfonia is a nonprofit orchestra whose mission is to serve those in Minnesota without easy access to classical music by touring the state to give top quality live concerts.

American String Quartet
Dates & Times: June 28, 8PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: The American String Quartet is one of the world's finest quartets, and showcases their luxurious sound in a concert of Shostakovich, Ravel, and Beethoven in one of the most picturesque locations on Lake Superior.

Bert-A-Palooza: Summerfest
Dates & Times: June 29, 3PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: Here
Genre: Dance
Details: Bert-A-Palooza is a charity festival featuring two local DJs MACRO and RU2 and local rock band The Burning Verns at Duluth's beautiful Bayfront Park stage.

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Dates & Times: Saturdays (7:30PM) & Sundays (5:30PM), starting June 29 See full schedule here
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Pops
Details: The professional musicians of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra are actively engaged in enriching our community in the art of music and spend their summers providing a variety of performances and activities for all ages.

Minnesota Beethoven Festival
Dates & Times: June 30-July 21 See full schedule here
Location: Winona, MN
Contact: Lucas Chase, Box Office Manager: mbfboxoffice@gmail.com, (715) 308-7412
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: Held every July, the Minnesota Beethoven Festival is a three-week classical music celebration featuring national and international talent including violinist Joshua Bell, the Manhattan Chamber Players, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Natania & Ticket to Brazil
Dates & Times: June 30, 2PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Dance, Brazilian
Details: Join artists Natiana and Ticket to Brazil as they get the crowd dancing at Lake Harriet!

Como Pops Ensemble
Dates & Times: June 30, July 4, July 28, Aug 16, 3-4:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Pops
Details: The Como Pops Ensemble is made up of 24 professional musicians who bring their fabulous sound to all generations each summer at Como Park.

Minnesota Boychoir Concert
Dates & Times: June 30, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: Come to the pavilion for an evening with Minnesota's oldest boychoir, which tours nationally and internationally and will surely impress with their award-winning sound.

Northern Lights Music Festival
Dates & Times: July 1-20 See full schedule here
Location: Minnesota's Iron Range & North Shore
Contact: info@northernlightsmusic.org, (218) 780-2292
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: The Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists, with concerts everywhere from beaches to concert halls in beautiful Northeast Minnesota.

Dan Israel
Dates & Times: July 1, 7PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk, Rock
Details: Drawing on both folk musicality and rock staples of his youth, Dan Israel is a successful and captivating artist who brings his music to the island tonight.

Brooklyn Community Band
Dates & Times: July 1, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Brooklyn Community Band hails from the Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center area and is made up of instrumentalists spanning multiple generations who meet to play marches, medleys, and more!

Modern Sovrans
Dates & Times: July 1, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Minneapolis band the Modern Sovrans rock and roll trio brings the swing to Lake Harriet on drums, guitar, and upright bass.

Roseville Big Band
Dates & Times: July 2, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Glen Newton: glennewton@comcast.net, (651) 688-9504
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band/Jazz
Details: The Roseville Big Band is a 19-piece volunteer swing band full of skilled players who make music in the style of Glenn Miller and others at a variety of events for the public's enjoyment!

Fathom Lane
Dates & Times: July 2, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Since their first album release in 2012, Fathom Lane has caught the attention of indie music lovers for their contemplative yet joyous sound, which they bring to audiences at the bandshell.

Not Quite Dead
Dates & Times: July 3, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: This Grateful Dead cover band from St. Augustine, Florida lights up the park!

Beer Choir
Dates & Times: July 3, 7-9PM
Location: Spring Cafe at Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: tcbeerchoir@gmail.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: The Twin Cities chapter of the national Beer Choir invites you to sing along at their "early Independence Day" event- beer and/or singing optional.

Medalist Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 3, 8PM
Location: Normandale Lake Bandshell; Bloomingtonl, MN
Contact: Medalist Concert Band: (952) 563-8583
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Medalist Concert Band is an award-winning volunteer group based in Bloomington, whose purpose is to give adults the opportunity to continue playing, bring high-quality music to the Bloomington area, and show young players that band membership can be lifelong.

Live @ the Levee
Dates & Times: July 4, 4-9PM
Location: Levee Park; Winona, MN
Contact: Levee Park: (507) 457-8258
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: WINONArts presents a Fourth of July special festival full of food trucks, games, and concerts by local greats like The People Brothers Band, progressive bluegrass quartet Barbaro, Minneapolis favorite General B And The Wiz, and Winona-based Karate Chop Silence.

Daddy Squeeze: "Hankerin' for Fat" - The Music of Hank Williams and Fats Domino
Dates & Times: July 4, 6-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: There will be no night more American when the Daddy Squeeze Band takes the stage to play the blues and grooves of the legendary Hank Williams and Fats Domino at the Como Park Pavilion!

Roseville Big Band
Dates & Times: July 4, 7:30-8:30PM
Location: Frank Rog Amphitheater; Roseville, MN
Contact: Glen Newton: glennewton@comcast.net, (651) 688-9504
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band/Jazz
Details: The Roseville Big Band is a 19-piece volunteer swing band full of skilled players who make music in the style of Glenn Miller and others at a variety of events for the public's enjoyment!

Rosetown Playhouse Presents: Newsies!
Dates & Times: July 5-7, 11-14 (see link for times)
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: info@rosetownplayhouse.org, (651) 792-7414x2
Tickets: Here
Genre: Musical Theater
Details: The Rosetown Playhouse's intergenerational cast presents Newsies, an action-packed musical about the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899, with music by Alan Menken and book by Harvey Fierstein.

Bayfront Country Jam
Dates & Times: July 5, 5PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: Online, 1-800-965-9324, at the Electric Fetus or Beaner's Central
Genre: Country
Details: This outdoor country music festival on the shores of Lake Superior is presented by Twin Ports Nightlife, Twin Ports Entertainment, and Jade Presents, and will feature Chris Janson, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, and Whiskey Trail.

Pat Surface & the Boundary Waters Boys
Dates & Times: July 5, 7PM
Location: Spirit Lake Beach; Manahga, MN
Contact: (218) 564-4557 x2
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk, Rock
Details: The Boundary Water Boys is a fusion band from Ely, MN bringing together many genres (including Swing, bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Classic Rock, and more) to create their own unique sound.

Brian Just
Dates & Times: July 5, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Brian Just is a composer and performer in Minneapolis who creates day dreamy, lazy-afternoon folk-rock tunes which incorporate 1960's Folk Pop sounds.

Marisol La Brava & A Flor de Piel
Dates & Times: July 5, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Marisol La Brava & A Flor de Piel join forces for a family friendly event showcasing the music of Latin America, "making the old sound new" with their acoustic fusion sound.

Ledfoot Larry
Dates & Times: July 6, 2-6PM
Location: Nitti's Hunters Point Resort; Isle, MN
Contact: (651) 252-1204
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Country
Details: Head to Mille Lacs Lake for live country music and fun festivities!

Trampled by Turtles
Dates & Times: July 6, 3PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: The Current: (651) 989-4893
Tickets: Here
Genre: Indie
Details: Duluth natives Trampled by Turtles perform at Bayfront Park with guests Erik Koskinen, Gaelynn Lea, Early Eyes, Zoo Animal, and Adam Kiesling in an outdoor event that is sure to entertain!

Dover String Quartet
Dates & Times: July 6, 5PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: In 2013, the Dover String Quartet skyrocketed to fame at the Banff Competition and has been in high demand ever since- catch them on Madeline Island performing Britten, Shaw, and Brahms!

Latin Billies
Dates & Times: July 7, 2PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Blending elements of Latin, folk, R&B, Country, and soul, Latin Billies bring the entertainment for all.

311 ft. Dirty Heads
Dates & Times: July 7, 4:20PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: Jade Presents: (701) 298-0071
Tickets: Online, (866) 300-8300, or at the Electric Fetus
Genre: Mixed
Details: The bands 311, Dirty Heads, The Interrupters, Dreamers, and Bikini Trill come together at Bayfront park for an evening of trippy vibes, punk attitude, and all-around fantastic live music.

Stan Bann's Big Bone Band
Dates & Times: July 7, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band
Details: Stan Bann is a Minneapolis-based composer, conductor, and trombonist whose band features the low brass family in all its mellow glory.

Papa Bleu & The Fistbump Congress
Dates & Times: July 8, 7PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Neo-Folk
Details: This group has a reputation for being seriously talented musicians, and they'll show you just how accurate that is with their impactful lyrics, unique World Music Pop style, and entertaining presence.

Fridley City Band
Dates & Times: July 8, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Fridley City Band is a volunteer concert band that prides itself on camaraderie and great music making, and performs year-round in the Twin Cities area!

Tony Ortiz & the Guns of Soul
Dates & Times: July 8, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Soul
Details: As the lead singer of the Monroes in the 80's, and now with his Minnesota band, Tony Ortiz is a powerhouse of soul and shares his incredible vocals with Lake Harriet audiences.

Barbershop Chorus Extravaganza
Dates & Times: July 9, 7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: Join the North Star Chorus, a men's acapella group which performs regularly at Como Park, as they invite 8 local barbershop quartets for a night of beautiful harmony.

Eden Prairie Community Band
Dates & Times: July 9, 7PM
Location: Normandale Lake Bandshell; Bloomington, MN
Contact: (952) 563-8877
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Bloomington's Evening Performance Series presents the Eden Prairie Community Band, a volunteer ensemble that brings great music and fellowship to venues all summer.

Bavarian Musikmeisters
Dates & Times: July 9, 7-8PM
Location: Frank Rog Amphitheater; Roseville, MN
Contact: (651) 792-7006
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Grab your lederhosen and head to Roseville for a concert by the Twin Cities' own traditional German Band!

Medalist Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 9, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Medalist Concert Band: (952) 563-8583
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Medalist Concert Band is an award-winning volunteer group based in Bloomington, whose purpose is to give adults the opportunity to continue playing, bring high-quality music to the Bloomington area, and show young players that band membership can be lifelong.

Family Lighter Side Concert
Dates & Times: July 10, 7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The MN Sinfonia is a nonprofit orchestra whose mission is to serve those in Minnesota without easy access to classical music by touring the state to give top quality live concerts.

Sonic Love Child
Dates & Times: July 10, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Roots
Details: Sonic Love Child brings their joyful celebration of American roots, vintage pop, and original music to Minnehaha Falls.

Stas Venglevski
Dates & Times: July 11, 5:30PM
Location: Christ Episcopal Church; Bayfield, WI
Contact: baysumcon@icloud.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: The Bayfield Summer Concert Series presents Stas Venglevski, a native of the Republic of Moldova, and an accordionist, musician, arranger, composer, entertainer, and teacher.

Rhythm by the River
Dates & Times: July 11, Aug 15, 6-8PM
Location: Trailhead Park, Preston, MN
Contact: Preston Area Chamber of Commerce: contact@prestonmnchamber.com, (507) 765-2153
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Join the community of Preston for an evening of food and music in the trout fishing capital of Minnesota, featuring The Lonely Knees, Ravensfire, and Wayward.

Valley Concert Winds
Dates & Times: July 11, 6:30PM
Location: Stillwater Public Library
Contact: (651) 395-5976
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: Stillwater's community band, the Valley Concert Winds, performs on the terrace of the Stillwater Public Library, with an incredible view of the river, and plays a variety of high-quality music.

The Bad Companions
Dates & Times: July 11, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Roots
Details: This longtime Minneapolis-based favorite presents their roots-rock music, with a full band that will ensure a folksy summer night.

Tortuga!
Dates & Times: July 11, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: Torturga! presents a mix of jazz, funk, and world music in their four-man combo.

Rhythm of the River
Dates & Times: July 12-13
Location: Fort Belmont; Jackson, MN
Contact: rhythmoftheriver@yahoo.com
Tickets: Here
Genre: Mixed
Details: Rhythm on the River is a music festival that strives to bring together families and musicians for professional set of concerts featuring a mix of genres, and a celebration of Jackson's little bend in the Des Moines River.

The OK Factor
Dates & Times: July 12, 10AM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan are passionate about education, composition, and performance, and present their music as part of the family-friendly Friday morning programming.

Family Lighter Side Concert
Dates & Times: July 12, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The MN Sinfonia is a nonprofit orchestra whose mission is to serve those in Minnesota without easy access to classical music by touring the state to give top quality live concerts.

Fellowship String Quartets
Dates & Times: July 12, 8PM
Location: Christ Episcopal Church; Bayfield, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: Sixteen accomplished college student musicians are selected for the Fellowship String Quartet program, which gives students the opportunity to study their art in a gorgeous setting, and perform this concert among others.

Fellowship String Quartets
Dates & Times: July 13, 11AM, 2PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: $5 at the door
Genre: Classical
Details: Sixteen accomplished college student musicians are selected for the Fellowship String Quartet program, which gives students the opportunity to study their art in a gorgeous setting, and perform this concert among others.

Dixieland Jazz Festival
Dates & Times: July 13, 12:30PM
Location: Winona State University, Performing Arts Center green; Winona, MN
Contact: livedixieland@yahoo.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz/Big Band
Details: Join local ensembles The Blue Ox Jazz Babies, The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, and the Gate City Jazz Band for an afternoon of toe-tapping music.

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Dates & Times: July 13, 7:30PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: One of Canada's premier ensembles, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play all 6 of Haydn's "Sun" Quartets in this incredible concert with the Madeline Island Chamber Music festival.

Tjarnblom
Dates & Times: July 14, 2PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Tjarnblom, which is Swedish for "woodland lake flower," plays a beautiful blend of Swedish, Finnish, and Minnesotan folk music.

Classic Rock Meets Classic Country
Dates & Times: July 14, 6PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: Jade Presents: (701) 298-0071
Tickets: Online, (866) 300-8300, or at the Electric Fetus
Genre: Mixed
Details: American music greats Steve Miller and Marty Stuart join forces to bring their classic sound to the shores of Lake Superior.

10,000 Maniacs
Dates & Times: July 14, 7PM
Location: Mayo Park; Rochester, MN
Contact: (507) 328-2200
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Head to Mayo Park for an incredible free concert to wrap up your summer weekend as part of Rochester's "Down by the Riverside" events lineup!

Beasley's Big Band
Dates & Times: July 14, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band
Details: Come dance the night away with Charles Beasley's Big Band, a high-energy group that plays for swing dances all over the area in the style of the Count Basie or Glenn Miller Orchestras.

Tacky Annie
Dates & Times: July 15, 7PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Indie Pop
Details: Rachelle LaNae and Andrew Frederick joined forces in 2018 to form a pop band that performs light hearted but intense music that explodes expectations and delivers high energy to their audiences.

Dirty Shorts Brass Band
Dates & Times: July 15, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: Head to Como Pavilion for a night of New Orleans style funk presented by St. Paul's Dirty Shorts Brass Band.

Brio Brass
Dates & Times: July 15, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: briobrass@gmail.com or Penny: 651-324-7613
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: The Brio Brass band entertains audiences with everything from ballads to pops arrangements to funk and jazz.

Young People's Concert
Dates & Times: July 16, 2PM
Location: Madeline Island Library
Contact: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: Students from the Fellowship String Quartets introduce children to classical music in this informal, kid-friendly concert at the Madeline Island Library.

Rockin' Robbins
Dates & Times: July 16,23,30, Aug 6, 5-9PM
Location: Robbins Island, between Willmar and Foot Lakes; Willmar, MN
Contact: Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: (320) 235-3552
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Come support the revitalization of the Robbins Island Regional Park by attending the concert series that is sure to deliver with food and beverage vendors, a children's area, artisan markets, and free live music by 8 impressive acts!

Good News Big Band
Dates & Times: July 16, 7PM
Location: Normandale Lakes Bandshell; Bloomington, MN
Contact: (952) 563-8877
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz, Christian
Details: This unique ensemble performs Christian music in big band, Latin, and jazz style!

GTCYS Concert
Dates & Times: July 16, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: mail@gtcys.org
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony serves over 1,000 students in its various programs, including two summer programs, which will perform fantastic music at the Como Lakeside Pavilion.

Saint Small
Dates & Times: July 16, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Punk
Details: Saint Paul's Saint Small is a punk rock band made up of four friends who will entertain this evening at Lake Harriet.

Fellow Pynins
Dates & Times: July 17, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Join internationally-praised folk duo Fellow Pynins (PIE-nins) for an evening of beautiful harmonies, warm folksy twang, and words that speak to the human existence.

Fellowship String Quartets
Dates & Times: July 18, 5:30PM
Location: Bayfield Presbyterian Church; Bayfield, WI
Contact: baysumcon@icloud.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The Bayfield Summer Concert Series is proud to welcome the Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship String Quartets to perform works by Haydn and Mozart in this free concert.

Marimba Bullies
Dates & Times: July 18, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Built on the complex polyrhythms of the African mbira and played on diatonic marimbas, this percussion ensemble plays World Music compositions, popular Western arrangements, and more in their lively concerts.

Dean Magraw & Davu Seru
Dates & Times: July 18, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Acoustic
Details: Dean and Devu are award-winning composers and performers, specializing in guitar (Dean) and drums (Davu), and are sure to entertain with truly creative duets.

Six Still Standing
Dates & Times: July 18, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: This group covers "joyful rock"- everything from Mellencamp to Sheryl Crowe to Adele and The Band.

Happy Hour with John Eller's Piano Bar
Dates & Times: July 19, Aug 2, 5:30-7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Singalong
Details: Sing along with the crowd while pianist John Eller brings his extensive knowledge of rock music's greatest legends to the Como Lakeside Pavilion.\

Dennis Warner & the D's
Dates & Times: July 19, 7PM
Location: Spirit Lake Beach; Menahga, MN
Contact: (218) 564-4557 x2
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Join this expressive band as they perform from a variety of musical backgrounds on Spirit Lake!

Kashimana
Dates & Times: July 19, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Pop
Details: Kashimana is a singer, songwriter, and composer with a bluesy style who pulls audiences in with the compelling lyrics and catchy rhythms of her work.

Choir-aoke with Kith + Kin
Dates & Times: July 19, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: kithandkinchorus@gmail.com
Tickets: FREE, suggested donation $5
Genre: Singalong, Rock
Details: Led by Rachel Kay Ries (who also performs under the stage name Her Crooked Heart), Kith + Kin is a new rock and roll community choir where singers of any skill level can sing along to classic rock, indie rock, pop, and folk, all arranged for choir!

Liam Gerard
Dates & Times: July 19, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Pop
Details: Join Liam Gerard, a Minneapolis native singer-songwriter with his foot in many genres, and his hands on the piano, at Lake Harriet.

Siama's Congo Music
Dates & Times: July 20, 10:30AM
Location: Stillwater Public Library
Contact: (651) 275-4338
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Born in the DR Congo, Siama Matuzungidi is a musician and performer who has traveled from soukous guitar fame to Minnesota music and arts awards to performing and sharing his passion with kids and families, and shares his family-friendly music performance on the public library terrace.

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival
Dates & Times: July 20, 11AM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: janna@bayfrontworldmusic.com, dreherja@msn.com, (218) 525-8099
Tickets: Here
Genre: Reggae
Details: Bring your flag and wave it proudly on the North Shore, in a celebration of world music whose artists (Kymani Marley, Demarco, Samantha Moon, and more) spread the message of love, hope, and equality for all people worldwide!

Rostad and Diaz with Fellowship String Quartets
Dates & Times: July 20, 8PM
Location: The Clubhouse on Madeline Island; La Pointe, WI
Contact: Minneapolis office: (612) 871-7781 or Madeline Island office: (715) 747-6045
Tickets: Here
Genre: Classical
Details: Violist Masumi Per Rostad and cellist Andres Diaz lend their award-winning musicianship to an incredible final concert with the Fellowship String Quartets, which will feature string quintets by Beethoven and Brahms.

Water is Life Festival
Dates & Times: July 21, 1-9PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: waterislife@honorearth.org, (218) 375-3200
Tickets: Here
Genre: Mixed
Details: In perhaps the most fitting event in the Water Month feature, the Water is Life Festival's goal is to foster a love of the water and work to protect it by using its proceeds to help stop the Line 3 pipeline from coming through important natural resources and Native American land- all with the help of incredible artists like Chastity Brown, David Huckfelt, and others who will make it a day to remember.

Star of the North Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 21, 3-4:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Jane Hogan: president@starofthenorth.org, (651) 482-0863
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Star of the North Concert Band is an award-winning touring wind ensemble based in the Twin Cities, and will present an afternoon of wonderfully performed band repertoire.

Mike Love
Dates & Times: July 21, 7PM
Location: Mayo Park; Rochester, MN
Contact: (507) 328-2200
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Head to Mayo Park for an incredible free concert to wrap up your summer weekend as part of Rochester's "Down by the Riverside" events lineup!

Lex-Ham Community Band
Dates & Times: July 21, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: info@LexHamArts.org, 651-644-3366
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Lex-Ham Community Band is an ensemble made up of musicians of all ages from the Lexington-Hamline area of St. Paul, and specialize in marches, swing tunes, Broadway melodies and more.

Nomothetic
Dates & Times: July 22, 7PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Hip-hop
Details: Let Nomothetic energize your evening with their local hip-hop sound!

Bend in the River Big Band
Dates & Times: July 22, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band
Details: Performing in the traditional swingin' style, the Bend in the River Big Band plays at dances all over the Twin Cities area, and invites you to an evening of great tunes and grooves.

Broken Heartland String Band
Dates & Times: July 22, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Bluegrass
Details: Broken Heartland String Band is comprised of three members on guitar, string bass, and violin, and performs a mix of honky-tonk and bluegrass, all with an Americana vibe.

Westwind Swing Band
Dates & Times: July 23, 7PM
Location: Normandale Lake Bandshell; Bloomington, MN
Contact: (952) 563-8877
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Jazz
Details: Let this Hopkins-based swing band help you dance the night away with jazz and big band standards by the lake.

Papa Bleu & The Fistbump Congress
Dates & Times: July 23, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Neo-Folk
Details: This group has a reputation for being seriously talented musicians, and they'll show you just how accurate that is with their impactful lyrics, unique World Music Pop style, and entertaining presence.

Syvers
Dates & Times: July 23, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Indie
Details: A husband and wife indie electronic duo, Syvers' music is intimate and inspired and will bring a unique vibe to the park.

Opera on the Lake presents: "Die Fledermaus"
Dates & Times: July 24, 26, 27, 7PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: info@operaonthelake.com
Tickets: Here
Genre: Opera
Details: Founded by a Minnesotan who performs professionally in Vienna, Opera on the Lake takes advantage of Minnesota's gorgeous natural features to stage classic operas and will perform Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus with music in German and dialogue in English.

Music in the Park
Dates & TImes: July 24, Aug 14, Sept 25, 7-8:30PM
Location: Levee Park Rotary Pavilion; Hastings, MN
Contact: (651) 480-6182
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Mixed
Details: Join local bands The Bored, Shirts and Skins, and Yam Haus on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Hastings for three evenings of chill vibes and late summer fun!

Timbre Junction
Dates & Times: July 24, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Bluegrass
Details: Timbre Junction puts on a spirited show full of western twang, swing, and bluegrass sound that will have audiences dancing.

Medalist Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 24, 7PM
Location: Centennial Lakes Amphitheater; Edina, MN
Contact: Medalist Concert Band: (952) 563-8583
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Medalist Concert Band is an award-winning volunteer group based in Bloomington, whose purpose is to give adults the opportunity to continue playing, bring high-quality music to the Bloomington area, and show young players that band membership can be lifelong.

Strummin' on the Rum Recfest
Dates & Times: July 25-28 See full schedule
Location: Historic Rec Park Bandshell; Milaca, MN
Contact: info@milicarecfest.com, (320) 983-3141
Tickets: *Order on the front page of the website*
Genre: Bluegrass
Details: This four day event is sponsored by Milaca's Park Commission and features some of the region's most noted bluegrass bands and musicians, educational workshops, instrumental jam sessions, food and beverage vendors.

Bay Area Chamber Ensemble
Dates & Times: July 25, 5:30PM
Location: Bayfield Presbyterian Church; Bayfield, WI
Contact: baysumcon@icloud.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: This ensemble consists of musicians from the Chequamegon Bay area who collaborate to present the less-performed pieces of classical music- this time presenting Schubert's Piano Concerto No. 6 in A Major ("The Trout") and Serenade for clarinet, violin and piano by Waldemar von Baussnern.

Anna Stine and Robert Bell
Dates & Times: July 25, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Anna Stine and Robert Bell, both professional soloists, collaborate to bring their inventive indie folk music to Minnehaha Falls.

Matt Wilson and His Orchestra
Dates & Times: July 25, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Matt Wilson, a Minneapolis singer and songwriter, performs incredible, emotional ballads with his band of musicians in the Como Lakeside Pavilion.

Tzofim Israeli Scout Caravan
Dates & Times: July 25, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Founded in 1973, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan is comprised of 10 young performers who are chosen to travel North America and promote friendship and tolerance in an entertaining song-and-dance show.

Siama's Congo Music
Dates & Times: July 26, 10AM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Born in the DR Congo, Siama Matuzungidi is a musician and performer who has traveled from soukous guitar fame to Minnesota music and arts awards to performing and sharing his passion with kids and families, and shares his music as part of the family-friendly park series.

Back Porch Jams: Cattail Moon
Dates & Times: July 26, 5-9:30PM
Location: Arcola Mills; Stillwater, MN
Contact: (651) 439-1652
Tickets: Here
Genre: Folk
Details: Enjoy hours of music with family and friends on Arcola's back porch!

Locklin Road
Dates & Times: July 26, 7PM
Location: Spirit Lake Beach; Menahga, MN
Contact:(218) 564-4557 x2
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Come to the lake for a night of beautiful and energizing Irish folk music, with a few other familiar styles sprinkled in!

Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers
Dates & Times: July 26, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk, Rock
Details: Drawing on inspirations like Brandi Carlisle, Florence + the Machine, and Balmorhea, Maygen and her bandmate Noah Neumann musically explore themes of love, family, and loss.

Summer Season Finale Concert with Youth Outreach Week Musicians
Dates & Times: July 26, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The MN Sinfonia is a nonprofit orchestra whose mission is to serve those in Minnesota without easy access to classical music by touring the state to give top quality live concerts, this time joined by young stars!

Sparrows Rising
Dates & Times: July 28, 2PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Details: Sparrows Rising is a hybrid of folk and alt-Christian music performed by Stacia Ray and Maygen Lacey, who found their calling singing a message of hope.

Lindsay Ell
Dates & Times: July 28, 7PM
Location: Mayo Park; Rochester, MN
Contact: (507) 328-2200
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Country
Details: Head to Mayo Park for an incredible free concert to wrap up your summer weekend as part of Rochester's "Down by the Riverside" events lineup!

River City Chorale
Dates & Times: July 29, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: info@therivercitychorale.org
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: Hailing from Hudson, Wisconsin, the River City Chorale is comprised of over 130 singers who lend their voices to choral classics and contemporary works.

Roseville Big Band
Dates & Times: July 30, 7-8:15PM
Location: Frank Rog Amphiteahter; Roseville, MN
Contact: Glen Newton: glennewton@comcast.net, (651) 688-9504
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band/Jazz
Details: The Roseville Big Band is a 19-piece volunteer swing band full of skilled players who make music in the style of Glenn Miller and others at a variety of events for the public's enjoyment!

Hopkins Westwind Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 28, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Hopkins Westwind Ensemble is a community band that promotes lifelong music performance and education, presenting concerts during the summer months in the Metro area.

St. Anthony Park Community Band
Dates & Times: July 30, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651-642-1559)
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The St. Anthony Park Community Band is a volunteer ensemble playing a variety of classic repertoire- come listen!

Heroes End Band
Dates & Times: July 30, 7PM
Location: Normandale Lake Bandshell; Bloomington, MN
Contact: (952) 563-8877
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Alt-Rock
Details: Heroes End Band specializes in covers of 1990's and 2000's alternative rock songs, and add heat to your midsummer night.

Sherwin Linton
Dates & Times: July 29, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Country
Details: Join Sherwin Linton, an inventive living-legend of classic country, at the bandshell!

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
Dates & Times: July 30, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Classical
Details: The Civic Orchestra is the oldest community orchestra in Minneapolis, filled with musicians from all walks of life, and presents both orchestral favorites and new works, often by Minnesota composers.

Medalist Concert Band
Dates & Times: July 31, 7PM
Location: Town Green Park; Maple Grove, MN
Contact: Medalist Concert Band: (952) 563-8583
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: The Medalist Concert Band is a volunteer group based in Bloomington, whose purpose is to give adults the opportunity to continue playing, bring high-quality music to the Bloomington area, and show young players that band membership can be lifelong.

Eleck Brooks & the Hardway
Dates & Times: July 31, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Blues
Details: Eleck Brooks puts together a blues sound that is both reminiscent of the past and a product of the present day, with electric bass and guitar taking up as much space musically as the voice in this entertaining and chill performance.

Rich Lewis Band
Dates & Times: July 31, 7-8:45PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Soul
Details: The Rich Lewis Band adds to the end-of-July heat by laying out their trademark soul sound, with powerful instrumental and vocal performances.

Gilbert & Sullivan Revue
Dates & Times: August 1, 5:30PM
Location: Bayfield Presbyterian Church; Bayfield, WI
Contact: baysumcon@icloud.com
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Musical Theater
Details: The Bayfield Savoyards perform Gilbert and Sullivan's memorable melodies in this rousing concert.

The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour
Dates & Times: Aug 1, 6PM
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: Jade Presents: (701) 298-0071
Tickets: Online, (866) 300-8300, or at the Electric Fetus
Genre: Alt-Rock
Details: The Mighty O.A.R. are joined by American Authors and Rozzi for great music on the lakeshore!

Mother Banjo
Dates & Times: Aug 1, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Folk
Details: Mother Banjo features New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter Ellen Stanley on vocals and banjo in this band's soulful folk sound.

Prairie Fire Lady Choir
Dates & Times: Aug 2, 7-8:30PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Choral
Details: This 60-member a capella group lends their voices to arrangements and compositions of all genres at venues all around the state and will bring their fire to the Como lakeside.

Lush Country
Dates & Times: Aug 1, 7-9PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: (651) 330-8872
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Country
Details: Longtime Twin Cities stars and Prairie Home Companion veterans make up Lush Country, a band that brings all of the heartache and lonesomeness as they perform the classic country greats of the 50's and 60's.

The Undergroove
Dates & Times: Aug 1, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Funk
Details: The Undergroove is described as a "tight 8 piece band from Minneapolis that throws down tasty originals & covers," performing a cool mix of funk and soul grooves.\

City on the Hill Music Festival
Dates & Times: Aug 2-3
Location: Bayfront Park; Duluth, MN
Contact: info@cityonthehillmusicfest.com, (218) 591-5268
Tickets: Online, Life 97.3 Studios Duluth, Inspirations Bookstore
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Details: City on the Hill Music Festival is family-friendly, faith-based environment to listen to live music from some of the industry's biggest stars on the beautiful lakeside grounds of Bayfront Park in Duluth.

Main Street Bayou
Dates & Times: Aug 2, 7PM
Location: Minnehaha Falls Pavilion; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Blues, Funk
Details: Inspired by the music of New Orleans, this four-piece Minneapolis band has one mission: funk.

Monroe Crossing
Dates & Times: Aug 2, 7PM
Location: Spirit Lake Beach; Menahga, MN
Contact:(218) 564-4557 x2
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Bluegrass
Details: For over 20 years, Monroe Crossing has entertained and enriched audiences all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to Europe and now Spirit Lake!

Star Tribune Presents: Black Market Brass
Dates & Times: Aug 2, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Funk, World Music
Details: Black Market Brass is a Minneapolis band with a reputation for amazing live shows, which combine Afrobeat and Afrofunk music with brass sound and driving percussion for an unforgettable concert.

Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band
Dates & Times: Aug 3, 7:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Formed by the Chops, Inc. Drum and Bugle Corps as a way for members to continue meeting to play during the offseason, this unique ensemble brings the tropics a little closer to Minnesota no matter who they're covering!

Siama's Congo Music
Dates & Times: Aug 4, 2-3:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: World Music
Details: Born in the DR Congo, Siama Matuzungidi is a musician and performer who has traveled from soukous guitar fame to Minnesota music and arts awards to performing and sharing his passion with kids and families, and shares his music as part of the family-friendly park series.

Capri Big Band
Dates & Times: Aug 4, 5:30PM
Location: Lake Harriet Bandshell; Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 230-6400
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Big Band
Details: This band sets itself apart from the rest in its diversity of race, gender, age, and ability, and they bring unique sound, jazz soul, tradition, and energy to every performance.

Rare Earth
Dates & Times: Aug 4, 7PM
Location: Mayo Park; Rochester, MN
Contact: (507) 328-2200
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Rock
Details: Head to Mayo Park for an incredible free concert to wrap up your summer weekend as part of Rochester's "Down by the Riverside" events lineup!

The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band
Dates & Times: Aug 4, 7-8PM
Location: Como Park Pavilion; St. Paul, MN
Contact: Here
Tickets: FREE
Genre: Concert Band
Details: This unique band performs in full traditional uniforms and presents the music of America's "March King" John Philip Sousa at one hour shows throughout the year.