#Current15: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult reflects on Rock the Garden 2008

Cloud Cult performing live onstage
Craig Minowa (center) of Cloud Cult performing live in 2010. (Erik Hess)
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  • Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult: a memory from Rock the Garden 2008 00:41
  • Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult: sharing the stage with Andrew Bird and Bon Iver in 2008 00:50
  • Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult: thoughts about the Rock the Garden 2008 audience 00:19
  • Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult: what Cloud Cult are looking forward to in 2020 00:23

Craig Minowa is the frontman of Cloud Cult, who played Rock the Garden 2008; filling out the lineup that year were headliner Andrew Bird as well as the New Pornographers, and opener Bon Iver.

The popular concert series at Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden had been dormant since 2004, but the year 2008 saw the series relaunch with The Current's partnership, and it has continued ever since.

Reflecting on his experience at Rock the Garden, Minowa shares some memories with The Current. You can hear Minowa's recollections in the audio clips above.

Minowa also shared some updates about what Cloud Cult will be doing in 2020, including two sold-out shows with the Minnesota Orchestra, and an upcoming tour that will also incorporate some education about climate change, consistent with the band's longstanding environmental action.

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  • The New Pornographers perform at Rock the Garden 2008
    The New Pornographers performing at Rock the Garden 2008. (MPR file photo)