This year Rock the Garden returns to the Walker on July 22 headlined by Bon Iver, aka Justin Vernon, who just released his third album—22, A Million—to rapturous acclaim. Don’t miss the festival of the summer at the newly renovated Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus.
Gates open at 1 pm; music starts at 3 pm.
More Bands Announced in April
The full lineup of bands joining headliner Bon Iver will be announced in early April. Remaining tickets will go on sale following that announcement.
Members Get More
Missed out on the December presale? Walker and MPR members will get the first chance at tickets after the full line up announcement in April. To become a Walker member, visit walkerart.org/membership. The Current/MPR memberships can be purchased at mpr.org/support.
About Rock the Garden
Launched by the Walker in 1998, Rock the Garden has been cosponsored by 89.3 The Current since 2008. Eleven concerts have been staged outside the Walker since the inaugural event featuring the Jayhawks. Rock the Garden showcases national and international artists paired with the best in local music. Past performers have included Stereolab, Sonic Youth, Wilco, Antibalas, David Byrne, the Decemberists, Sharon Jones, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Trampled by Turtles, De La Soul, Babes in Toyland, Chance the Rapper, the Flaming Lips, and many more. In 2016 the sold-out event moved to Boom Island Park along the Mississippi River due to the Walker/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus renovation project.