Revered nationally for their raucous hard times/good times live shows, these swaggering soul sensations channel greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave and practically explode with deep, primal, and ecstatic soulfulness. Hammond, horns, funk, and vintage R&B add up to amazing live performances for a band best known for their gold record Stax single and viral hit “S.O.B” called “that flawless, once-in-a-blue-moon melding of supercharged summer rave-up, audience singalong” by the LA Times.
Rock The Garden 2016 Set Times
|Plague Vendor||2:30 pm|
|GRRRL PRTY||3:45 pm|
|Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats||3:45 pm|
|Hippo Campus||4:30 pm|
|M. Ward||5:30 pm|
|Chance The Rapper||7:30 pm|
|The Flaming Lips||8:45 pm|
Rock The Garden Tickets on Sale!
– General Admisson: $64
Access to both stages and food/beverage vendors.
– VIP Level: $150
VIP tickets offer exclusive access to a private area on the waterfront at Boom Island Park. Take advantage of shorter lines for drinks and restrooms. Includes free parking across the street, a voucher for a Rock the Garden T-Shirt ($25 value), four drink tickets, complimentary VIP-only appetizer stations, and limited seating with a view of both stages. You’ll also enjoy activities such as meet-and-greet opportunities with hosts from 89.3 The Current and other special guests. Access to all general admission areas is also included.
– To purchase tickets in advance, visit Etix.com.
– Any unsold tickets will be available at the entrance to Boom Island. Reentry is allowed.
– Children ages 6 and older must have a ticket for entrance. No refunds; all ticket sales are final. Advance tickets are print-at-home and will be received by e-mail. For online issues, call Etix Customer Support: 1.800.514.3849
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 at Boom Island Park: Walk, Bike, or Bus!
If you live in the area, please walk, bike, or take public transportation:
– Bike racks with parking for 500+ bikes will be located at the south end of Boom Island Park. A Nice Ride bike drop-off station will be located on the corner of Marshall and 8th Avenue NE.
– All ticket holders are eligible for a free ride on buses and light rail to and from the event between the hours of 12 noon and 12 midnight. Visit rockthegarden2016.com in June to get the pass. Metro Transit bus lines: 11, 14, and 30.
Paid event parking is available at Hall’s Island, on 8th Avenue NE across the street from Boom Island Park. No parking is allowed in the neighborhood surrounding Boom Island, so please plan accordingly or walk, bike, or bus!
Rock the Garden is accessible to all visitors. For more information, contact us at 612.375.7564 or email@example.com.
Doors open at 1 pm; music starts at 2:30 pm. 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 The Current since 2008. Fourteen 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, David Byrne, Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, Sharon Jones, Belle and Sebastian, Doomtree, Trampled by Turtles, Metric, De La Soul, Seun Kuti, Spoon, and many more.
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.
89.3 The Current
89.3 The Current is an all-music, non-commercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio. Now in its 11th 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 Minnesota a great place to live.