Basilica Of St. Mary

Basilica Block Party (credit: Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission)

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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Archbishop To Step Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday an allegation of inappropriate touching has been brought against Archbishop John Nienstedt.

12/17/2013

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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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Mpls. To Light Up With Secret City Festival

Minneapolis holds a free nighttime art and music festival Saturday. The inaugural Secret City festival kicks off at 6 p.m. The Convention Center Plaza will feature a new, interactive art installation — the Minneapolis Interactive Macro-Mood Installation — a large, cloud-like sculpture that will glow over the city.

06/21/2013

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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

Basilica Block Party (credit: Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission)

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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Record-Breaking Day At Basilica Of St. Mary

Basilica of St. Mary employees say it’s the busiest Easter season they’ve ever had.

03/31/2013

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Catholics Gather For Thanksgiving Mass For New Pope

A silver bell rang inside the Basilica of Saint Mary as part of a mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.

03/19/2013

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Basilica Of St. Mary Preps For Christmas Day

There’s one place for sure that will be busy today. Thousands of people are expected to head to the Basilica of St. Mary to celebrate Christmas mass.

12/25/2012

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Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Minn.

Minneapolis has been home to internationally-acclaimed orchestra and classical music events since the early 1900s. Today, Minnesota is home to a variety of venues and performances dedicated to bringing the enjoyment of classical music to everyone.

08/20/2012

Basilica Block Party (credit: Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission)

Basilica Leaders Talk With Dayton On Stadium Plans

Gov. Mark Dayton took a private meeting Friday with church leaders at the Basilica of St. Mary to discuss their concerns over one potential site for a new Vikings stadium.

01/20/2012

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More Historic Sites Given Preservation Grants

Thirteen sites in the Twin Cities metro area have now been awarded preservation grants of at least $20,000, and an addition 12 will receive some funding for their own restoration projects.

11/10/2011

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Mass It Is A-Changin’, But Many Catholics Don’t Know It

Changes are coming to Roman Catholic Mass, but a recent survey by Georgetown University shows more than 70 percent of those in the pews are unaware of what those changes are.

11/06/2011

Basilica Block Party (credit: Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission)

Basilica Wins Preservation Grant

The Basilica of St. Mary beat out 24 other local landmarks to win a $100,000 grant through Partners in Preservation.

10/14/2011

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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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