Lakefront Music Fest in Lakefront Park
Photo courtesy of Lakefront Music Fest
Hilde Performance Center, June 9
Cheap Trick and the 4onthefloor play this wetland-adjacent stage.
Excelsior Commons Park, June 11–12
Two parts art fair, one part live music.
Mill District, June 11
This year’s dusk ’til dawn event features presentations from climate scientists, food trucks, and even an all-night shadow puppet show.
Minneapolis Riverfront, June 17–19
Spend Father’s Day weekend soaking up art, tunes, classic cars, and bee
Boom Island, June 18
The annual bash shifts from the Walker with performances from The Flaming Lips, M. Ward, and Hippocampus.
Mill Ruin Courtyard, July 15–24
Sweeney Todd in the most epic setting in town.
Masonic/West River Park, July 15–16
Local faves like Jeremy Messersmith and Kat Perkins play this family-friendly Hutchinson fest.
Lakefront Park, July 15–16
The aptly named Prior Lake festival holds its own with headliners like O.A.R. and Martina McBride.
Somerset Amphitheater, Aug. 12–14
Hop over the border for acts like Skrillex, Grimes, and Fetty Wap.
Historic Hall’s Island, Aug. 20
The not-actually-an-island-anymore venue is the perfect host for the not-really-one-genre band.