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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 seven concert venues running Memorial Day through Labor Day:

Loring Park
June 1 & 8, July 6 & 13, August 3 & 17: 11:30 am

Lake Harriet Band Shell
Monday-Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2 pm and 5:30 pm

Nicollet Island Park
Mondays: 7 pm

Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
Tuesdays: 7 pm

Minnehaha Park
Wednesday-Friday: 7 pm

Bryant Square Park
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 pm

Theodore Wirth Park
June 14, July 12, August 16: 7 pm

 

Upcoming Music

The Music in the Parks series for 2016 has concluded. 

Movies

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. 

Upcoming Movies

The Movies in the Parks series for 2016 has concluded.

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2016 Sponsors



Since 1892, the MPRB has been hosting Music In Parks to provide park users and residents with FREE entertainment in their community. The 2016 Music In The Parks series will run seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day at seven venues. The performance lineup includes an eclectic mix of music for all ages and styles, from gypsy jazz, orchestral, rock and folk.

Help support this great Minneapolis summer tradition by sponsoring the 2016 Music in the Parks Series.  For more information about Sponsorship see below.

7 Venue Locations

Lake Harriet Bandshell
Nicollet Island Park
Father Hennepin Bluff Park  
See below to get involved with Food Truck Tuesdays
Minnehaha Falls Park
Bryant Square Park
Theodore Wirth Park
Loring Park

Mon-Sat: 7:30 pm; Sunday: 2 pm & 5:30 pm
Mondays: 7 pm
Tuesdays: 7 pm

Wednesday-Friday: 7 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30 pm
June 14, July 12, & August 16: 7 pm
June 1 & 8, July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17: 11:30 am

Sponsorship

Help us support free, family-friendly entertainment in 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 echua@minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6479  to become a sponsor.

Food Truck Tuesday

Get involved in the 2016 Music in the Parks series by participating in Food Truck Tuesdays.  The application process is now open for interested food vendors that would like to sell items at our music and movie combo nights at Father Hennepin Park along the downtown Minneapolis Riverfront.  Please complete the below application and if you have any questions please contact Erica Chua at echua@minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6479

Food Truck Tuesday Application [PDF]

History

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.