Music Festivals

We rock. We roll. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Outdoor music festivals are our jam, and when we throw a party, we do it right. Food trucks, unbelievable venues, outstanding performers and a crowd that’s full of life. Experience the energy of the beat in Minneapolis.

Grand Old Day

Grand Old Day is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. Enjoy four different districts within the festival including the Entertainment District, where you’ll find seven unique stages each with a live musical performance. The other Districts include Sports and Wellness, It’s Local, and Family Fun. Grab a beer in the beer garden, pick up some local food and get ready to rock.

Twin Cities Jazz Fest

The Twin Cities Jazz Fest returns for it’s 20th year on June 21, 2018 in Mears Park. This free festival celebrates jazz music and the coming together of all ages, races and lifestyles. Whether you’re well-seasoned or jazz-curious, the excitement and vibrancy that jazz brings to the park will have you hooked.

Basilica Block Party

You’ve never experienced a music festival like the Basilica Block Party. This isn’t your average church fundraiser. It was originally started to help pay for a restoration project, but has evolved into an annual tradition and a Minneapolis summer must-see. Where else can you find one of the most anticipated music line-ups in the city, featuring over 20 different musical acts, all on the front lawn of the Basilica?

Rock the Garden

Two stages. One night. An amazing line-up. Get ready to Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center. Nine different artists will be pumping the Sculpture Garden full of sound all day long. With a food truck line-up just as good as the music, you’ll have everything you need to rock into the night.

Pizza Luce Block Party

The best pizza in town, plenty of craft beer, and outstanding local music make the Pizza Luce Block Party a Minneapolis favorite. If you want to explore like a local, spend some time at the Pizza Luce Block Party in downtown Minneapolis to see what we’re all about.


One of the largest annual hip-hop music festivals in the country, Soundset brings in over 35,000 people from around the globe and some of the biggest names in hip hop. 40 different artists will perform over the 10 hour span, so you don’t want to miss it.

Roots, Rock and Deep Blues Festival

The Roots, Rock and Deep Blues Festival celebrates local, Minnesota culinary, musical and performance art. Join the Longfellow neighborhood in this environmentally-friendly festival and help support local talent while gaining a few new favorite artists.


Join Inbound Brew Co. for the 6th annual Nershfest. You’ll find four live bands on an outdoor stage, refreshing Inbound brews, and plenty of food trucks. Admission is free and you can even bring your dog! Curious about the name? Ask about Bill Nershi. They’ll give you the full story.