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Rock the Garden 2004

With David Byrne featuring the Tosca Strings

Blow the roof off Walker without Walls and join us for our 5th Rock the Garden street party, featuring David Byrne with the Tosca Strings. Setting the mood for the summer’s first outdoor concert event is the bulletproof funk of the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and other special guests. Take in more than 40 artworks in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and a new installation by Rudolf Stingel in the lobby. Refresh yourself with beer, soda, brats, and veggies while you enjoy the summer’s first outdoor concert event. The party starts at 4 pm, and we expect a sell-out. Purchase tickets today and save!

SET TIMES

5:30 pm Barbara Cohen
6:30 pm Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
8:00 pm David Byrne featuring the Tosca Strings
Between sets: DJ Dean Vaccaro

TICKETS & ACCESS

Tickets are available via www.walkerart.org/tickets, or by calling the Walker box office at 612.375.7622.

OFF-SITE TICKETS

Tickets are available at the following locations:

Roadrunner Records
4304 Nicollet Avenue S.
Minneapolis

The Electric Fetus
2000 4th Avenue S.
Minneapolis

Down In The Valley
8020 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley

Let It Be Records
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis

On the event day, Will Call and the Rock the Garden box office will be open for business near Spoonbridge and Cherry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at 2 pm.

Entry Gates will open at 4 pm.
West Gate: Vineland Place and Bryant Avenue
East Gate: Vineland Place and Hennepin Avenue
Main Gate: Central aisle of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Lobby Gate: Main lobby of the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

We need you to help make Rock the Garden happen! We’re looking for volunteers to help with ticketing, lines, and traffic. Shifts are 2.5 hours. All volunteers get a free T-shirt, boxed lunch (vegetarian option available), beverages, and best of all, free admission to Rock the Garden!

To volunteer, e-mail volunteer@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7655. If you’re e-mailing, please include the following information:

Name
Address
Phone number
T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL)
Availability for the following shifts:
2:30 - 5 pm
5 - 7:30 pm
7:30 - 10 pm

PARKING

For $5, cars can be parked in the City of Minneapolis underground ramp (entrance on Vineland Place), the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden lot, and the Dunwoody Institute lot. Parking is accessible via Dunwoody Boulevard and Kenwood Parkway. Additional parking is available at the Metropolitan Community College ramp on Hennepin Avenue near the Basilica of St. Mary. Some street parking (hourly and metered) is also available.

TRANSPORTATION

Metro Transit is offering free rides to and from Rock the Garden. Just show your ticket or ticket stub on June 18 between 3 pm and 12 midnight on any Metro Transit bus. Routes 4, 6, 12, and 28 serve the Walker.

AMENITIES

Once again, we will be selling Summit Grand Pilsner throughout the evening. ID required for purchase; limit 2 beers per purchase.
Sodas, water, brats, burgers, vegetarian fare and other beverages will be sold on the street.
Port-o-lats are located at the east and west ends of the event site.

WALKER IN THE ROUGH: MINI GOLF IN THE GARDEN

In celebration of Walker without Walls, an artist-designed, 10-hole mini-golf course has been established at the north end of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Mini golf will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on Friday, June 18. An additional fee is required.

NO FUNNY BUSINESS

No lawn furniture, coolers, pets, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or outside food and beverages are allowed.
All bags are subject to search.
No audio or video recording is permitted.
IDs are required to purchase alcohol.

Funding

ROCK THE GARDEN IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY TARGET. ADDITIONAL SPONSORS INCLUDE SUMMIT BREWING AND METRO TRANSIT. PROMOTIONAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY CITIES 97 AND CITY PAGES.