It started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. And while some money still goes towards that, the Basilica Block Party has become so much more.
Preparations are underway for the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. The Cactus Blossoms gave WCCO a sneak peek of their set for Grand Old Day in St. Paul in a rooftop performance on our Saturday morning show. Grand Old Days kicks off Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with a parade.
The annual Harvest Fest is taking place in Stillwater, Minn. this weekend. The event is known for their massive pumpkins and this year was no different.
McNally Smith College of Music will host the inaugural Lowertown Guitar Festival in downtown St. Paul next month. The free day of live music will take place Aug. 10 in Mears Park.
The Minnesota Zoo has announced its line-up for the 2013 Subway Music in the Zoo concert series, which is now entering its 21st season.
Looking for a local cover band that plays your favorite tunes? Check out this list for some of the best cover bands in Minnesota.
These resident DJs really know how to heat up the dance floor with their signature styles. Check out some of the best live DJs that the Twin Cities have to offer.
Amidst the many Minnesota camping and fishing trips and visits to lakes and cabins, summer time is the perfect season to also kick back and enjoy an occasional concert. Concert goers have a wide variety of music to choose from whether it’s a small orchestral performance or rocking out in a jam packed arena.
Looking for the best local heavy metal Minnesota has to offer? Metal purists and modern metal fans alike are sure to find a local favorite from this inclusive list.
Not quite 21, but desire an exciting nightlife? Check out these Minneapolis venues that cater to the underage crowd.
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.
Looking for a high-energy, fun-loving bar atmosphere? Why not check out a piano bar. Check out this listing of some of Minnesota’s finest.
Enjoy longer days, warm breezes and the company of friends by trying one (or all!) of these terrific summertime watering holes in Minnesota.
Tired of your typical, routine, increasingly mundane nights staying in or repeatedly visiting the same places? If you are looking to mix things up and try something a bit more unique than say grabbing a beer at your local watering hole, check out these suggested venues and activities.
Looking for the best hipster hangouts in Minneapolis? Read on for a listing of a few of the best local hipster havens.
Want to feel like a VIP? Call ahead and request bottle service for your next night out on the town at these fabulous Minneapolis clubs.
Jim Carlson Otero, prominent Latin music promoter and President of Premier Latino Events, LLC, is a local guru on Latin music in the Twin Cities. Read on for an insider’s look on some of the best places in the Twin Cities to see live Latin music.
Head to these Twin Cities hot spots to put a little spice in your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival got its unofficial start as a result of one epic birthday celebration and a whole lot of beer. From its humble beginnings – a handful of bands gathered to memorialize Scott “Starfire” Lunt’s 30th birthday – the Homegrown Music Festival has grown into a large-scale music festival spanning 8 days. Now entering its 14th year, the annual Homegrown Music Festival of 2012 will feature exciting new additions and the return of inventive opportunities that are anticipated to stimulate interest and attendance. Read on for a preview of the upcoming artistic alterations.
While this column focuses on a lot of great musicians here in the Twin Cities, it’s also important to take notice of those people behind the scenes that get the great bands seen and heard.
The Pines have a release show for their album Dark So Gold at the Cedar Cultural Center.
Commanding attention in a very male-dominated music scene, female powerhouse Ryanne Noelle is making damn sure you hear her out.
Getting a knack for music early on, Jeremy Tappero set himself up for a successful career in a not so simple job field. Poised and ready to take the metro music scene by storm, Tappero’s hardworking ethic and keen sense of music puts him a cut above the rest.
In recent years, the rap and hip-hop scene has been trying to change its harsh image into one of positive messages and giving back to grateful communities. And, right here in the Twin Cities, many are doing the same thing.
There’s no doubt those affiliated with the Twin Cities music scene are proud to be a part of such a distinguished list. It’s no wonder so many artists give back to the community that helped nurture their talent.