Rock the Garden—which has featured unforgettable performances by dozens of bands over the years, from Wilco and Sonic Youth to Bon Iver, Dessa, and De La Soul—returns Saturday, June 18, 2016, but not to its usual location: we’ll be moving the concert to Boom Island Park in near Northeast Minneapolis. For the first time, the festival will feature not one but two alternating stages for eight bands in a larger park-like setting along the Mississippi River. Backdropped by the downtown skyline, the event will also feature the best of Twin Cities food trucks and local beer.
The 2016 Rock the Garden lineup will be announced April 5. Copresented by the Walker and 89.3 The Current, Rock the Garden tickets will go on sale to members of the Walker Art Center and MPR on April 5, with remaining tickets going on sale to the general public on April 6. Rock the Garden returns to the renovated Walker campus in 2017.