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Press Releases Rock the Garden 2012 Tickets Go on Sale at 4PM April 18 to Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio Members—Tune in to 89.3 The Current for the Band Line-Up

Join us at the Fitzgerald Theater for the Rock the Garden line up announcement during a live broadcast on Wednesday, April 18; General public tickets go on sale April 20

Minneapolis, April 3, 2012—How will the Garden will be rocked this summer? Tune into 89.3 The Current, 3–5 pm, for a special broadcast on Wednesday, April 18 to find out! Tickets go on sale to Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio Members at 4 pm on Wednesday, April 18. Audiences may join us in person for the live announcement on April 18, 3–5 pm at The Fitzgerald Theater. During this free, live broadcast, 89.3 The Current’s Mary Lucia will talk to the Walker’s Philip Bither and The Current’s Jim McGuinn about the June 16 concert. Hear the line-up first and expect surprise special guests at this “pre-party.” Admission to the April 18 broadcast is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served. The event is open to all ages. Alcohol (with valid ID) and other beverages will be available for purchase in The Fitzgerald Theater lobby.

Tune in:

For those who can’t join us at the Fitzgerald in person, the Rock the Garden 2012 lineup unveiling will be broadcast 3–5 pm on 89.3 The Current and streamed on walkerart.org and thecurrent.org


Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Rock the Garden 2012 Tickets will go on sale to Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current members at 4 pm, Wednesday, April 18. Walker/MPR membership ID numbers will be required for all pre-sale purchases. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public at noon, Friday, April 20.

Tickets are $49 for general admission/all ages; and $175 for VIP Skybox (includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres by D’Amico, three drink tickets, a cash bar, and access to the Walker’s rooftop terraces, The Grove, and street amenities). $55 of the $175 Skybox ticket is tax-deductible.

Tickets to Rock the Garden can be purchased at: walkerart.org/tickets

Tickets will also be available for purchase starting at 4 pm at the live broadcast at the Fitzgerald Theater via credit or debit card.

The Fitzgerald:

The Fitzgerald Theater is located at 10 E. Exchange St. in St. Paul. Recommended parking: WTC Parking Ramp – enter on Wabasha off 7th Street. There’s some construction underway along the Central Corridor for light rail, near the Fitzgerald Theater, so please allow sufficient time for traffic and parking. The most up-to-date street closures can be found here: www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/ccorridor/newsAlerts/CSAM.pdf

Walker Art Center

One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for presenting today’s most compelling artists, as well as modern masters, including Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Kara Walker. In addition to traveling exhibitions and its world-renowned collection, the Walker presents a broad array of contemporary music, dance, and theater, and the best in film from around the world and down the block. The Walker’s 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country’s largest urban sculpture parks. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities landmark—the playful fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. The Garden features more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory.

Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current

Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current is an all-music, non-commercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio. Now in its seventh year, the award-winning station has grown into a far-reaching community, boasting members and Web listeners from around the world. From local to legendary, indie to influential, The Current plays the best new music next to the artists you already love. Part of The Current’s mission is to champion emerging artists, support civic and cultural organizations, and give a platform to important voices that shape our community and make the Twin Cities a great place to live.

Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current™ present Rock the Garden 2012.

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