Rock the Garden 2014
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Rock the Garden 2014

Why Rock the Garden for one day when you can rock it for two? The Twin Cities’ favorite summer concert returns with the first two-day format in the annual event’s history. The weekend festival blowout reflects the hallmark eclecticism of the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current. From indie blues to surf rock, frenetic pop to post-punk, hard-charging rock to hip-hop, each day’s lineup offers “anything can happen” moments that you’ll be talking about for years to come!

Saturday, June 21

Sunday, June 22

Tickets Now on Sale

All tickets are sold through Etix. Follow the link within the e-mail for your print-at-home ticket. No refunds; all ticket sales are final. Maximum of 4 tickets per person. Children ages 6 and older must have a ticket for entrance.

  • General Admission
    Single Day: $59; Two-Day Pass: $100
    Access to hillside and street vendors.
  • VIP Green Room
    Single Day: $100; Two-Day Pass: $175
    VIP Green Room offers exclusive access to a private area in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Take a break from the action and avoid the lines with VIP-only food and beverage stations and restrooms. Free parking for your party in the Parade Lot, a voucher for a Rock the Garden T-shirt (up to $25 value), one drink ticket, and access to Green Room–only food and drink vendors are included. You’ll also enjoy special activities such as the Garden Party, featuring lawn games and meet-and-greet opportunities with hosts from 89.3 The Current and other special guests.
  • VIP Skybox
    Single Day: $225; Two-Day Pass: $400
    VIP Skybox offers exclusive access to the Walker’s rooftop terraces (with new and improved sightlines to the stage), complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Modern Events by D’Amico, three free drink tickets, and complimentary water and soda. A voucher for a Rock the Garden T-shirt (up to $25 value), free parking for your party in the underground parking garage, entry to the VIP Green Room, the Grove on the ground level adjacent to the stage, and all general admission areas are also included.

Stay Connected

Follow Rock the Garden on Facebook and Twitter for info updates, behind-the-scenes photos, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #rockthegarden. Share your pictures, thoughts, and favorite sights of the festival as you enjoy free wireless from Implex.

Text “Garden” to 677677 to receive messages about set times, weather, entrance updates, and more.


Rock the Garden will be held rain or shine. However, staff reserves the right to cancel the event or part of the event due to severe weather. No umbrellas are allowed into the event.

Getting to Rock the Garden: Walk, Bike, Bus!

If you live in the area, please walk, bike, or take public transportation. All ticket holders are eligible for a free ride on buses and light rail to and from the event between the hours of 1 pm and 12 midnight. Fill out this survey to get your pass from Metro Transit.

Bike racks with parking for 500+ bikes and a Nice Ride bike sharing station will be located on Hennepin Avenue.


Paid event parking is available in the Dunwoody Institute lot. The Vineland Place underground ramp and Parade/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden lots are reserved for VIP ticket holders and are closed to the general public.


Rock the Garden is accessible to all visitors. For more information, contact us as 612.375.7553 or

Free Hydration

Bring your empty water bottle and enjoy refreshing cold water throughout the Rock the Garden concert grounds provided by Tap Minneapolis.

Special Member Benefit

Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio members: Bring your member card to receive a free Rock the Garden 2014 sunglasses for being a supporter!


This event will be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Walker and/or 89.3 The Current. Ticket holders consent to appear in this documentation and its future use by the Walker and 89.3 The Current.

No outside food or beverages allowed in the event. Only empty water bottles will be permitted.

No umbrellas, lawn furniture, coolers, or pets are allowed. Blankets and strollers are allowed.

No professional photography or audio recording equipment allowed. No outside soliciting. No guns allowed. All bags subject to search.

About Rock the Garden

Launched by the Walker in 1998, Rock the Garden has been cosponsored by Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current since 2008. Eleven concerts have been staged outside the Walker since the inaugural event featuring the Jayhawks. Rock the Garden features national and international artists paired with the best in local music. Past performers have included Stereolab, Sonic Youth, Wilco, Antibalas, David Byrne, the Decemberists, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Trampled by Turtles, Metric, Silversun Pickups, and many more.

Lead sponsors

Media partner

Official Beer

Supporting sponsors

VIP Skybox Sponsor

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