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Celebrating more than 120 years of free entertainment in Minneapolis parks.


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Perform in the MPRB Music In the Parks Series

MPRB Music In the Parks Series takes place at five venues across Minneapolis; Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minnehaha Falls Park, Father Hennepin Park, Nicollet Island Pavilion and Bryant Square Park. The series runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Music in the Parks

Swing, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical and much more.  The MPRB summer concert season fills the air daily with music at five concert venues running Memorial Day through Labor Day:

Lake Harriet Band Shell
Nicollet Island Park
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
Minnehaha Park
Bryant Square Park

Upcoming Music

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Movies in the Parks

The Movies in the Parks series runs from early through late August.  The mobile program takes place Monday through Saturday evenings and travels to more than 30 parks throughout the summer, which includes a partnership with the Twin Cities Black Film Festival.

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Upcoming Movies

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2019 Sponsors

Since 1892, the MPRB has been hosting Music In The Parks to provide park users and residents with FREE entertainment in their community. The 2019 Music In The Parks series will run seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day at five venues. The performance lineup includes an eclectic mix of music for all ages and styles, from jazz, classical, rock, country and folk. Help support this great Minneapolis summer tradition by sponsoring the 2019 Music in the Parks Series.  For more information about Sponsorship see below.

5 Venue Locations

Lake Harriet Bandshell
  • Mon-Sat: 7:30 pm (no concerts Wednesday)
  • NEW! Friday Kids Concerts 10 am (every other Friday: June 14 to August 23)
  • Sunday: 2 pm & 5:30 pm
Nicollet Island Park
  • Mondays: 7 pm
  • Movies following music starting July 1 through August 26
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
  • (See below to get involved with Food Truck Tuesdays)
  • Tuesdays: 7pm
Minnehaha Falls Park
  • Wednesday-Friday: 7pm
Bryant Square Park
  • Tuesday: 6:30 pm
  • Thursdays: Youth Performance Stage 6:30 pm, featuring local youth performers and bands


Help us support free, family-friendly entertainment in Minneapolis parks this summer. Program sponsorships allow you to connect with thousands of Twin Cities’ residents and music lovers while showing your support for our local community. We offer multiple sponsorship opportunities to help you to reach your target audience. Email Erica Chua at or call 612-230-6479  to become a sponsor.

Since 1892, Music in the Parks has provided residents and families the opportunity to gather and enjoy local entertainment throughout the summer. For more than 120 years, we’ve hosted free concerts in Minneapolis parks at six of our beautiful venues, including Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minnehaha Park Bandstand, Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Nicollet Island Pavilion, Bryant Square Park and Theodore Wirth Park. Every summer, local Minneapolis artists and bands put on a show every day for their residents and neighbors. Concerts vary from classic rock, gypsy jazz to concert bands, plus many more genres of music to please all ears. The Movies in the Parks series was created in 2007 to provide safe, fun and free entertainment to residents and park users. The movie series rotates daily among the neighborhood parks, and shows more than 60 movies with six different movie themes to choose from.