BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED MARCH 31
After the success of last year’s expanded two-day Rock the Garden, The Walker and 89.3 The Current’s annual summer festival returns Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2–10 pm each day. The bands will be announced on Tuesday, March 31 on 89.3 The Current. Tickets to Rock the Garden go on sale Thursday, April 2, to Walker and 89.3 The Current members and to the general public on Tuesday, April 7.
Rock the Garden 2015 will be held on the greenspace adjacent to the Walker.
To become a Walker Art Center member visit http://walkerart.org/membership; The Current/MPR memberships can be purchased at mpr.org/support.
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Launched by the Walker in 1998, the event has been cosponsored by 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, De La Soul and many more.
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 performing artists and films 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. The Garden features more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory.
89.3 The Current
89.3 The Current is an all-music, non-commercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio. Now in its tenth year, the award-winning station has grown into a far-reaching community, boasting members and online listeners from around the world. From local to legendary, indie to influential, The Current plays the best new music next to the artists you already love. 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.