Block Party Memory Lanes Block Party 2020 Sunday (Cancelled)

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Memory Lanes Block Party

Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55406


89.3 The Current Presents Memory Lanes Block Party 2020 - 12th Annual

Local, National and International performers on 3 stages over 2 days. Memorial Day Weekend 2020.

*Two Day Event* Saturday May 23 | Sunday May 24

Gates Open at 3:00 pm both days

$10 Admission per day

All Ages until 10:00 pm

Free to get in after 10:00 pm

21+ after parties Inside Memory Lanes

Rain or Shine

Performances by;

Sunday 5/24


Messer Chups

Sweet JAP

Boris The Sprinkler


Black Widows

Loki's Folly

The Von Tramps

The Boot R&B

Betty Won't

American Cream

Low Rats

DJ Megan O

Hosted by Ian Rans


DaiKaiju (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 9:20 pm) Daikaiju (stylized "DaiKaiju") is a kaiju-themed surf rock revival band from Huntsville, AL, now based out of Houston, TX. The band formed in the winter of 1999, and has played shows across Europe, Eastern Asia, and North America. Rock and roll lovers worldwide cannot get enough of their amazing live show.

Messer Chups (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 8:00 pm) Messer Chups is an experimental band from St. Petersburg, Russia. While Messer Chups' mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of vintage surf records,rockabilly, horror punk, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, Link Wray and The Cramps. Their catchy music combines surf, vintage Russian melodies, rare film samples from the 50s and 60s, scratchy historical recordings, and lounge loops. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity.

Sweet JAP (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 7:20 pm) "....Reckless abandon. Skinned knuckles and injured backs, bodies (usually the band members’) flying around the stage and into the crowd, all set to a soundtrack of mind-blowing straight-up garage-punk by five modern masters of the form." -City Pages

Boris The Sprinkler (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 6:30 pm) Boris The Sprinkler is a punk rock band from Green Bay, WI, originally formed in 1992. They are known for their flamboyant satirical style with a supplemental dash of bizarre imagery. The band enjoys socks, soup, and most polkas. Their latest album Vespa to Venus (Beer City Records) released Sept. 2019 reunites the 1997 lineup of Paul #1, Paul #2, Ric Six, and Reverend Nørb.

Chooglin' (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 5:40 pm) Legendary Twin Cities rockers back with a bang! Limited time only! Chooglin’. It’s a verb — as in, to choogle. Just check your Creedence American Dictionary, it’s right there: “to ball and have a good time,” an act to “keep on” or continue. Or better yet, see the Minneapolis octet that bears the name in a super rare reunion performance.

Black Widows (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 4:50 pm) Black Widows are known for their surfy guitar tones, gritty bass grooves, big beat drumming and girl-group harmonies.

Loki's Folly (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 4:10 pm) Loki's Folly is an indie-punk duo comprised of two young sisters who play loud. When they play, they bring you into their world. A world where influences like Sleater Kinney meet the tradition of Swedish Kulning in the best possible way.

The Von Tramps (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ 3:30 pm) The Von Tramps have an eclectic style offering a new take on the Minneapolis underground sound which combines Ramones-esque punk tunes with cheeky lyrics and introduces a new wave of rude girl ska.

The Boot R&B (Performing on the Indoor Stage Sun. 5/24 @ 11:30 pm) Dutch Beat, Freakbeat, Minneapolis Rock

Betty Won't (Performing on the Indoor Stage Sun. 5/24 @ 10:20 pm) Betty Won't sings with a tear in her eye and a skip in her step.

DJ Megan O (Performing on the Indoor Stage Sun. 5/24 @ 9:00 pm) Spinning Vinyl Records. Think Rock and Roll.

Low Rats (Performing Sun. 5/24 @ undisclosed time and location) Garage-Punk from down low.

American Cream (Performing in the Beer Tent immediately after DaiKaiju) Experimental Dinner Jazz Punk

Ian Rans (Master of Ceremonies 3:00-10:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.) Ian Rans does, and has done, so many things. He also had a TV show called Drinking with Ian. His banter really ties it all together, and he is our host for the main stage both days.