Rock the Garden

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

Polica perform at Rock the Garden 2016


Hometown favorites Poliça roared through a strong set, with double drums setting a titanium foundation and Channy Leaneagh's voice flowing over the band. Stream Polica's Rock the Garden 2016 performance.

Rock the Garden 2016: Thanks for rocking with us!


Thanks for coming out to Rock the Garden! You can relive the day in photos in our social media roundup, and be sure to tune in June 30, when we'll be broadcasting highlights throughout the day.

#RockTheGarden: Social Media Roundup

Jake Luppen

Set the summer off with a boom! One day, two stages, eight bands -- follow our social media roundup for updates, tweets, and photos from #RockTheGarden 2016.

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.