Catch some outdoor music this summer

Outdoor Summer Music

There's no better way to enjoy beautiful summer weather than listening to live music outside.

Dock & Paddle at Como Lake Pavilion

Enjoy live performances amid open-air waterfront seating at Dock & Paddle. Music is scheduled most nights, so check the schedule. All events are free unless indicated otherwise. May - September.

Dock & Paddle live music schedule

Bands on the Boulevard


Bands on the Boulevard is a free music series offered every Tuesday night in July on the Minnesota History Center lawn with music kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the History Center lawn and food and drinks will be available to purchase from food trucks. July.

Bands on the Boulevard schedule

Groovin' in the Garden


A series of free outdoor concerts featuring some of the Twin Cities finest musicians and activities for the whole family; bring a chair or blanket Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. July.

Groovin' in the Garden schedule

StPL Jazz & Blues Concert Series

Wednesdays and Sundays 

This new series brings jazz and blues artists to Mears Park two days a week. Sundays from 12:30-3pm, enjoy blues in the park and Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm are for jazz. June - August.

StPL Jazz & Blues schedule

Lowertown Sounds


Formerly Music in Mears, Lowertown Sounds will help you kick off the weekend (Thursdays count, right?) with outdoor live music. This popular Thursday night concert features different local acts, and the artists, restaurants and spectators truly bring the romantic Mears Park to life. June: 10 & 17 / July:  8, 15, 22, 29 / August: 5, 12, 19, 26

Lowertown Sounds schedule

Wabasha Brewing’s Music Series

Friday & Saturday 

Hang out in the Wabasha beer garden and enjoy live music with Friday Night Rock ‘N’ Roll and the Saturday Music Series. New artists perform each week. June - September.

Wabasha Brewing music schedule

Summer Sessions at Keg & Case Market

Friday & Saturday

Order up a cold beer from Clutch at their Beerstream in the park and dinner from nearly 10 eateries inside the market for an awesome evening courtesy of this weekly live music series in the Keg & Case park. Feel free to bring a lawn chair and blanket as seating fills up fast. 

Summer Sessions music line-up

Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest Summer Concert Series

June 10, July 12, August 14

Traditionally held over 2 days in Mears Park, the Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest will be coming to you as a concert series this year. Still all-ages and still free, the shows will take place at Dual Citizen Brewery. 

Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest series

Bands on the Boulevard

Tuesdays in July

The Minnesota History Center's outdoor concert series returns with free concerts held every Tuesday night in July. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or purchase delicious fare from food trucks. Lawn games and crafts will be available at 5:45 pm with music getting underway at 6:30 pm.

Bands on the Boulevard line-up

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