Rock the Garden

Our annual summer rock and roll party in conjunction with Walker Art Center.

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 perform at Rock the Garden 2015


Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

With songs that often stretched past the 10-minute mark and over a dozen musicians eager to step up and take a solo, Seun Kuti had no problem keeping the energy hot. Stream Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's Rock the Garden 2015 performing in its entirety.

Babes in Toyland perform at Rock the Garden 2015


Babes in Toyland

Triumphant. Empowering. Ravenous. Life-changing. Those are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Babes in Toyland's homecoming set, which was their first time performing in Minneapolis since 2001. Stream Babes in Toyland's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.

JD McPherson performs at Rock the Garden 2015


JD McPherson knows the secret to playing outdoor festivals in the afternoon: Give the people what they want. Stream McPherson's Rock the Garden 2015 set in its entirety.

thestand4rd perform at Rock the Garden 2015


thestand4rd, Allan Kingdom

thestand4rd's low-key, slow-burning and ominous songs provided the perfect warm-up for the day and by the end was downright sizzling. Stream thestand4rd's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.

Courtney Barnett performs at Rock the Garden 2015


Courtney Barnett

Between their all-black outfits, flying hair, and ceaseless fog machine, Courtney Barnett and her bandmates turned the intensity up to 11. Stream Courtney Barnett's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.

Lucius perform at Rock the Garden 2015


Lucius

It's no secret that Minneapolis loves Lucius — we are the home to one of their largest, most adoring fanbases. Stream Lucius' Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.

Conor Oberst performs at Rock the Garden 2015


Conor Oberst

As the sun started to set behind the Rock the Garden stage, Conor Oberst delivered the day one's most pensive set. Stream Oberst's Rock the Garden 2015 performance with the Felice Brothers in its entirety.

Rock the Garden: Thanks for rocking with us!


Modest Mouse at Rock the Garden

Rock the Garden has come and gone, but after ten bands, thousands of people and countless smiles, we can say that the Garden has officially been rocked. Find all the coverage here, and tune in June 30 and July 1 to hear highlights from the concerts!

#RockTheGarden Day Two: Social Media Roundup


Rock the Garden 2015

The two best days of summer are back! The most picturesque festival in the Twin Cities, Rock the Garden returns for two days of great music in the heart of the city. The 2015 lineup features 10 bands ranging from Minnesota punk legends and stars of Afrobeat to scions of rock-and-roll history.