Rock the Garden

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

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.

#RockTheGarden Day One: 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.

A practical guide to Rock The Garden


Because there is so much Rock the Garden activity to keep track of, we've compiled a practical guide to resources needed for either (or both!) days of Rock the Garden.