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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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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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Curiocity: Q&A With Tristan Prettyman

It’s been a wild couple of years for singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. After undergoing surgery on her vocal cords, she got engaged to boyfriend Jason Mraz — only to deal with the heartbreak of the relationship ending soon after.

11/14/2012

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Stone Arch Bridge Festival Preview

After a 17-year run under the name Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, the passing of founder Ira Heilicher led many to worry that one of the largest festivals in the Twin Cities would simply disappear. Thankfully, Matt Mithun (who also owns the Somerset Amphitheater) stepped up and took over the newly-renamed Stone Arch Bridge Festival, which runs from June 15-17.

06/11/2012

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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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Latest Cities 97 Sampler Sells Out In Just Hours

The latest edition of the wildly popular Cities 97 Sampler has sold out in a matter of hours after going on sale early Thursday morning.

11/17/2011

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Curiocity: Farewell Milwaukee Lands On Cities 97 Sampler

After dabbling in separate music projects over the years, the guys that make up the band Farewell Milwaukee finally found something that works — something that feels right. And something that was good enough to land them a spot on the Cities 97 Sampler.

11/11/2011

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Cities 97 Sampler To Go On Sale Nov. 17

People are getting fired up for the release of one of the hottest, local holiday gifts — The Cities 97 Sampler.

10/11/2011

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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