Bon Iver to headline Rock the Garden 2017

Rock the Garden 2017
Bon Iver will headline Rock the Garden 2017 (Walker Art Center/MPR)

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Rock the Garden returns to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Saturday, July 22, 2017 headlined by Bon Iver who released their third album 22, A Million to rapturous acclaim.

For the first time, a limited number of pre-sale tickets for Rock the Garden are available for purchase for Minnesota Public Radio and Walker Art Center members starting at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 until 10 a.m. CT, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 while supplies last. Purchase VIP Skybox and general admission tickets here. Pre-sale tickets are no longer on sale. The full lineup is announced on Monday, April 24; tickets go on sale to MPR and Walker members on Wednesday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. If any remain, tickets go on sale to non-members on Friday, April 28.

"We are excited to share the news that Bon Iver is returning to headline Rock the Garden, their only Twin Cities show of 2017, and to let fans start their summer day-dreaming early this year", comments Philip Bither, the Walker's Director and Senior Curator of Performing Arts. Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current adds, "We're excited to present Bon Iver's only Twin Cities performance on their current tour to support the critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album 22, A Million."

2012 Grammy-winner and 2016 nominee Bon Iver last played Rock the Garden in 2008, opening the bill that also included Andrew Bird, the New Pornographers and Cloud Cult. At the time, Vernon was touring in support of his first Bon Iver record, For Emma, Forever Ago. Nine years, two albums, and hundreds of international shows later he returns to the Walker for what will surely be the don't-miss live music event of Twin Cities. Where does 22, A Million fall on your 2016 year-end list? Vote in The Current's annual Top 89 poll!

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Remaining Rock the Garden 2017 performers will be announced in April on The Current. Any remaining tickets will go on sale following the lineup announcement in April.

Tickets

Pre-sale tickets are no longer on sale. The full lineup is announced on April 24. Tickets go on sale to MPR and Walker members on Wednesday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. If any remain, tickets go on sale to non-members on April 28.

A limited number of discounted Rock the Garden 2017 pre-sale tickets ($69 general admission, $300 VIP Skybox) are available for purchase for Minnesota Public Radio and Walker Art Center members starting at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 until 10 a.m. CT, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 while supplies last. Eight ticket limit per order.

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Skybox VIP »

VIP Skybox offers exclusive access to the view of the stage from Walker's rooftop terraces and the air-conditioned comfort of the Garden Terrace Room, (with new and improved sightlines of the stage), complimentary eats, three free drink tickets and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. A voucher for a Rock the Garden T-shirt (up to $25 value); free parking for your party in the underground parking garage; and entry to the Grove on the ground level adjacent to the stage and all general admission areas are also included.

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About Rock the Garden

Launched by the Walker in 1998, Rock the Garden 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, Sharon Jones, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Trampled by Turtles, De La Soul, Babes in Toyland, Chance the Rapper and many more. In 2016 the sold-out event moved to Boom Island due to construction at the Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.


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