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Minneapolis Braces For Busy, All-Star Weekend

Downtown Minneapolis is in full swing as a busy weekend gets underway. Between All-Star Game events, the Basilica Block Party, and the Imagine Dragons concert at TCF Bank Stadium, there’s something for everyone in Minneapolis this weekend.

07/11/2014

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Downtown Minneapolis Prepares For Busy Weekend

It’s a big weekend coming up for downtown. The All-Star Game FanFest, a five-day festival, begins at the Convention Center open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday night, thousands more people will head to downtown Minneapolis for the Basilica Block Party. It’s a two-day concert at the Basilica of St. Mary.

07/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: Basilica Block Party Lineup Finalized

The Basilica Block Party has just added its 21st and final band to its 2014 lineup, making it the biggest group of performers in its 20-year history. On Thursday, the Las Vegas rockers Panic! At The Disco was added to the lineup and will play on the event’s first day.

06/09/2014

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Train, Edward Sharpe Headline 20th Basilica Block Party

The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party will rock the streets of downtown Minneapolis for its 20th year. This year’s party will take place from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday July 12 on the grounds of the Basilica of St. Mary.

04/24/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Minnesota

This summer, several anticipated festivals pull the communities together and lend themselves to a world of outdoor fun. Check out these fun events and summer festivals.

04/21/2014

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Musicians Gather To Honor Promoter Sue McLean

Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis

11/23/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Stanley Cup & Aunt Vs. Aunt

With the Basilica Block Party rolling into town this weekend, Kristin from Minneapolis wanted to know: Where does the term Rock ‘n Roll come from?

07/12/2013

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After A Slow, Snowy Start, Target Field Is Making A Recovery

It took a while, but a spokesperson with Target Field says they are finally making up for the business they lost early in the season.

07/12/2013

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Twin Cities Music Fans Gearing Up For Basilica Block Party

It’s a massive weekend for music fans in the Twin Cities. For some, the biggest event of the weekend is the Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis, which takes place Friday and Saturday.

07/12/2013

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Sharon Jones Cancels Basilica Show After Cancer Diagnosis

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have canceled their album release and their 2013 tour, which included headlining at the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party, after Jones revealed that she has been diagnosed with stone-one bile duct cancer.

06/03/2013

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Sue McLean, Twin Cities Concert Promoter, Dies At 63

A long-time Twin Cities concert promoter has died. According to her website, Sue McLean died Friday, after a battle with cancer. McLean’s company was responsible for booking many live music acts, including the Live at the Guthrie Series, the Minnesota Zoo concerts, and the Basilica Block Party.

05/18/2013

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Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls To Play Basilica Block Party

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Cities 97 and the Basilica of St. Mary are boasting a lineup of 19 acts for this summer’s forthcoming Basilica Block Party, including ’90s pop-rockers Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls. The […]

05/03/2013

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Matchbox Twenty And Matt Nathanson Headline Basilica Block Party

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Matchbox Twenty, and Matt Nathanson are among the headliners for the 19th-annual Cities 97 Basilica Block Party.

04/18/2013

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Best Outdoor Summer Concerts In Minnesota

Celebrate summer with these fun, outdoor music festivals around Minnesota.

04/11/2013

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Rain Brings Relief From The Heat At Basilica Block Party

The concert started as the largest gathering of sweaty people in the state of Minnesota, but that changed in about a minute, when the temperature dropped 12 degrees as rains came through.

07/06/2012

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Mat Kearney Shares His Love For Minn. At Basilica Block Party

Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Ore., but he told thousands of music lovers at the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party that Minnesota has a special place in his heart.

07/06/2012

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Basilica Block Party Organizers Brace For Heat

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 18th annual Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis. And with temperatures reaching 100 degrees, precautions are being taken.

07/06/2012

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Curiocity: ‘The Lumineers’ Bringing The Folk To Basilica

The Lumineers, a folk group based out of Denver, Colo., is riding the success of its highly-anticipated self-titled album released in April. This weekend, they’re bringing the folk to Minnesota’s Basilica Block Party.

07/06/2012

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Basilica Block Party Preview

Summer music festivals are popular summer events in the Twin Cities, and the Basilica Block Party is no exception. Read on for a preview of the 2012 event.

06/28/2012

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Tickets For Basilica Block Party On Sale On Saturday

Tickets for the 18th annual Cities 97 Basilica Block Party will go on sale to the public on Saturday.

05/04/2012

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Lineup For ‘Cities 97 Basilica Block Party’ Released

The lineup for the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party has been announced Friday, with headliners including Train, O.A.R. and Cake.

04/20/2012

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Curiocity: Zoo Animal To Make Basilica Block Party Debut

When the Basilica Block Party kicks off its 17th annual event this weekend, a local band with a soul-stirring sound will make its St. Mary debut.

07/08/2011

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Facebook Page Urges Boycott Of Basilica Block Party

The boycott is to protest the Catholic Church’s support of a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage.

06/14/2011

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Tickets Go On Sale For Basilica Block Party

Tickets go on sale Saturday for the 17th annual Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis.

05/07/2011

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Basilica Block Party Bands Announced

The 17th annual Cities 97 Basilica Block Party is back for another year of music and fundraising.

04/20/2011

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