Rock the Garden - Canceled

Kickoff to summer starts with Rock the Garden, the best outdoor music festival of the season!

Due to COVID-19, Rock the Garden has been canceled this year. For more information, visit the official Rock the Garden website.

Make your way to Rock the Garden on June 20th, 2020! One day, two stages, eight bands. Overlooking the iconic Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and an unbelievable view of the city skyline. Presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the 2019 Rock the Garden will feature artists The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, Bad Bad Hats, deM atlaS, Adia Victoria, and The Beths. 

Make sure to build and preserve your energy before the festival by starting your morning and afternoon off with some delicious food and drink options nearby! Or maybe you need a pick-me-up after the music ends? Plenty of spots are open late for you post-festival food and refreshment fix. 

To make the most out of your festival experience, don't worry about driving home. Make a weekend out of it! Book your stay at Hotel Ivy and be right next to all the action at the Walker.

Esker Grove at The Walker Art Center

Participating in Rock the Garden, this casual space serves New American fare with plenty of healthy options. Enjoy dishes from a limited menu specifically for the event while overlooking the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Know before you go – check out their menus now!
Open from 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturdays
*Subject to time changes for Rock the Garden

Sisyphus Brewing

Winding up or winding down, Sisyphus has got the beer for you. Grab some food to go (they do not serve food), come on down the Sisyphus and post up with some perfect-for-summer brews. Looking for something non-alcoholic? Try their house made kombucha or order a classic ginger beer.
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Open from noon-midnight on Saturdays

Café and Bar Lurcat

Sophisticated comfort food? Sounds like a winner to us! Café and Bar Lurcat, a bright and airy joint, is open for dinner only. Grab a table on the patio for an exceptional foodie experience after the festival ends.
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Open from 5:30-11:00pm
Reservations Recommended


This counter-order Vietnamese spot offers rice and noodle dishes as well as pho and plenty of veggie options. This family owned restaurant is perfect for a quick bite before or after the festival!
Open from 11:00am-9:30pm on Saturdays

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

A comfortable home away from home, the Lakes & Legends taproom is a prime place to kick back and relax. Try new beers, enjoy local food trucks and hang out with your friends at community tables or on the patio!
Know before you go – check out their beer list now!
Plan ahead and find out what food trucks are around and when!
Open from noon-midnight on Saturdays

Eggy’s Minneapolis

Find a spot at Eggy’s, the all-day breakfast and lunch diner. Drop in and enjoy dishes that remind you of home cooking, but with a focus on freshness, local ingredient sourcing and seasonality.
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Open from 7:00am-3:00pm on Saturdays