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Free Concerts in Minneapolis and St. Paul's Parks


Every summer, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul put on free concerts in city parks. Every style of music imaginable is played, for all tastes and ages. Plus, there's movies, theater, puppet shows, and other entertainment too. Here's where to find out what's happening in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and neighboring cities.

Minneapolis Parks Concert Season

Minneapolis puts on over 250 concerts at five venues covering just about every musical style. Concerts are held almost every evening beginning in early June at Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minnehaha Park, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, Bryant Square Park and Nicollet Island Amphitheater.

Minneapolis Parks Concert Season Calendars

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation board also hosts comedy, dance, and movies all summer.

Free Plays, Comedy, Dance and Movies at Minneapolis' Parks

Music and Movies in Mears Park

Mears Park in downtown St. Paul is the setting for Thursday evening concerts from mid-June until August in 2013. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m.

Artists, food stalls, and various vendors will also be at Mears Park.

Music in Mears Schedule

St. Paul Music in the Parks

St. Paul's concert season begins on May 12 and runs until September 1 in 2013. Hundreds of afternoon and evening concerts in just about every musical style in Comp Park, Phalen Park, Raspberry Island, and Rice Park in St. Paul. And, St. Paul hosts movies in the parks too

St. Paul Music in the Parks Schedule

Centennial Lakes Park Family Concerts

Centennial Lakes Park in Edina hosts a family-friendly schedule of music, Monday through Thursday during the summer. There are several children's music concerts and entertainment events are in the daytime, ideal for small children whose bedtime clashes with evening events. There are also free movies in the park after dusk on several dates.

Concerts are held every weekday beginning early June 2 until August 29 in 2013.

Centennial Lakes Park Schedule

Roseville Summer Performance in the Park

Roseville's summer music and entertainment is all at Central Park. The Central Park Frank Rog Amphitheater is the venue, and from June 9 until August 11, 2013, there's a wide variety of music and family-friendly entertainment.

Roseville Summer Performance in the Park Schedule (PDF, last page)

Anoka Park's Summer Music

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park has live music on Thursday nights from June 6 through August 1, 2013. On August 8, the show is at Sand Creek Park, with country music from Rocky Lynne.

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Summer Concert Series Schedule

St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series

St. Louis Park and the St. Louis Park Rotary Club organize a summer concert series, with most events at Wolfe Park Amphitheater. Concerts start on June 14, until August 21, 2013.

St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series (PDF)

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