Minneapolis, April 16, 2013— Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, it’s time once again to Rock the Garden. Our favorite event of the summer is back on June 15th with another fantastic music line up brought to you by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current. Concert-goers will want to arrive early as Dan Deacon, renowned for the spectacle of fan participation at his live shows-vast, swirling circles, long, snaking lines or just over-the-top dance contests-kicks off the event with an utterly unmissable performance. Next up, beloved and revered Duluth natives Low take the stage on the wings of their most recent release (produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy) and a slew of sold out shows across the country, followed by another local-boy-made-good, legendary performer Bob Mould, who will melt the faces off the happy hometown crowd. Los Angeles’ Silversun Pickups will continue the very-welcome guitar assault. As the sun sets on the most picturesque outdoor concert of the year, the Toronto-based power pop Metric closes out the night with their sing-along alt radio anthems. This year’s Rock the Garden also brings new ticketing options, more food and beverage vendors, The Current DJs, and a new VIP section in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – the Green Room.
Tickets go on sale to members of Minnesota Public Radio and Walker Art Center ONLY on Friday, April 19th at 11:00 AM.
Remaining tickets go on sale to general public Saturday, April 20th at 11:00AM. Rock the Garden usually sells out to members only!
Rock the Garden 2013 Tickets will go on sale to Walker Art Center and The Current/Minnesota Public Radio members at 11am, Friday, April 19. Walker/The Current/Minnesota Public Radio membership ID numbers will be required for all pre-sale purchases. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public at 11 am, Saturday, April 20.
To purchase tickets visit www.rockthegarden2013.com and follow the Etix link or visit www.etix.com. Please have your member number ready to participate in the member presale. Limit of 4 tickets per member ID during the presale. Children over five years old must have a ticket for entrance. No refunds; all ticket sales are final. All ticket orders must be made online. All tickets are print-at-home and will be received by e-mail. For online issues please call the Walker Box Office: 612.375.7600.
Tickets are $55 for general admission/all ages
VIP Green Room
Tickets are $100 for VIP Green Room (including exclusive access to a private area, behind the stage, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with VIP-only food (featuring a menu of gourmet grill options including vegetarian offerings) and beverage for-purchase stations and restrooms, free reserved parking, a Rock the Garden t-shirt, and entry to the general admissions area).
Tickets are $200 for VIP Skybox (including exclusive access to the Walker’s rooftop terraces, complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Modern Events by D’Amico, three free drink tickets, Skybox cash bar, complimentary water and soda, a Rock the Garden t-shirt, free reserved parking, and entry to the VIP Green Room and general admission areas).
Rock the Garden 2013 Schedule:
3:00 pm – Gates open
3:45 – 4:15 pm – Dan Deacon
4:30 – 5:15 pm – Low
5:45 – 6:45 pm – Bob Mould Band
7:15 – 8:15 pm – Silversun Pickups
8:45 – 10 pm – Metric
10:00 pm – Music ends
10:30 pm – Gates close
Getting to Rock the Garden:
Walk, Bike, Bus!!
If you live in the area, please walk, bike, or take public transportation:
All ticketholders are eligible for a free ride on Metro Transit buses and light rail to and from the event between the hours of 1 pm and 12 midnight. Visit rockthegarden2013.com to get the pass.
Bike racks bike with parking for 500+ bikes and a Nice Ride bike sharing station will be located on Hennepin Avenue.
Metro Transit bus lines: 4, 6, 12, and 25
Parking and Directions
Paid event parking is available in the Dunwoody Institute lot. The Vineland Place underground ramp and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden lots are reserved for VIP ticket holders and are closed to the general public.
Bring your empty water bottle and enjoy free, cold, refreshing water throughout the Rock the Garden concert grounds provided by Tap Minneapolis.
Enjoy cold beverages from Summit Brewing Company, Prairie Organic Vodka and Jerry’s Fresh Lemonade, cool off with Häagen-Dazs ice cream, and select from an array of food by Butcher and the Boar, World Street Kitchen, Chef Shack, Cupcake, Best Way Gyros, and Taulelle Concessions. Food and beverages will be on sale from 3-10:15 pm. ID required to purchase alcohol.
Special Member Benefit
Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio members: Bring your member card to receive a free Rock the Garden 2013 water bottle for being a supporter!
Walker Hours on Saturday, June 15
Due to preparation for Rock the Garden, the Walker galleries, mini golf, Gather by D’Amico and the Garden Café by D’Amico will be closed.
During the concert, stop by our tent for all the Rock the Garden and band merchandise.
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.
This event will be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Walker and/or The Current. Ticket holders consent to appear in this documentation and its future use by the Walker and The Current.
No outside food or beverages allowed in the event. No lawn furniture, coolers, or pets. No professional photography or audio recording equipment allowed. No outside soliciting. No guns allowed. All bags subject to search.
Walker Art Center
One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for presenting today’s most compelling artists, as well as modern masters, including Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Kara Walker. In addition to traveling exhibitions and its world-renowned collection, the Walker presents a broad array of contemporary music, dance, and theater, and the best in film from around the world and down the block. The Walker’s 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country’s largest urban sculpture parks. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities landmark—the playful fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry.
Minneasota Public Radio’s The Current
The Current brings listeners the best authentic new music alongside the music that inspired it, from local to legendary, indie to influential, new to nostalgic. The Current began broadcasting in 2005 as a non-commercial, member-supported radio station. From the start, The Current has received numerous accolades: the 2011 FMQB Triple A Conference named The Current Station of the Year and Jim McGuinn Program Director of the Year. In 2012, the staff and readership of City Pages named it Best FM Station, host Mary Lucia Best FM Personality, with hosts Jake Rudh and Mark Wheat also sharing Best FM Personality honors. The Current and its hosts have also been honored by the Minnesota Daily, Women’s Press Awards and Vita.MN. Its stellar broadcasts of in-studio performances have been featured online at Pitchfork Media and Prefix Magazine. Part of The Current’s mission is to champion emerging artists, support civic and cultural organizations, and give a platform to important voices that shape our community and make the Twin Cities a great place to live.