MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 17th annual Cities 97 Basilica Block Party is back for another year of music and fundraising.

This year’s line-up includes David Gray, Lissie, Stuart D’Rozario, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Fitz and the Tantrums, G.Love and Special Sauce, Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, Gomez, Scars on 45, Drive-By Truckers and 4onthefloor.

A few more acts have yet to be announced for the two-day music fest. The Basilica Block Party is scheduled for July 8 and 9, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night at the Basilica of St. Mary grounds.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Single-night tickets are $40 and two-night passes are $70, through June 26. After June 26, they go up to $45 and $80, respectively.

Tickets are available through ticketmaster or at The Local, The Liffey, Kieran’s Irish Pub and Cooper Irish Pub.

Comments (12)
  1. mayhem says:


  2. Joe says:

    Drivebytruckers….but…thats about it.


  3. Mike says:

    Terrible lineup for a good way to spend my hard earned money. Good luck with that!

  4. Grim Reaper says:

    Who comes up with these increasingly bad lineups??? This is spells out ‘how cheap can we go to extract as much cash as we can get”. Give a shout out about good causes and pass the plate around – flippiing musical pickpockets!

  5. dave says:

    better than rock the garden….again….true dat.

  6. Senior citizen says:

    Whew!!! I thought it was just because I’m probably 40 years older than these other people, but, really???? Who ARE these bands?? When I went a few times at least most people had heard of the acts…too bad…You’d think they’d be getting better instead of mediocre [ at best].

  7. Kate says:

    Michael Franti alone is worth the admission price! If you’ve never seen him live, you are missing out!!

  8. DD says:

    Yeah for David Gray, and our very own Stuart D’Rozario!!!

  9. Joe Abbott says:

    David Gray and Drive by Truckers are worth going.

  10. Bill says:

    Michael Franti rocks. treat yourself to some jam

  11. BC says:

    You people…. this is the most interesting and current line up in a long time. The last few years have featured too many has beens whose hits have been played to death on FM radio. This year I will be back and loving it.

  12. mitch says:

    looking forwars to hunting club and the arms akimbo

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