Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Paul Simon! Tonight, at First Avenue. Performing songs from his new album "So Beautiful or So What", as well as a retrospective from his stellar career. He'll be the first two-time Rock Hall of Famer to headline First Avenue.

Single tickets are now on sale for the Music in the Zoo summer concert series. Check out this awesome line-up of shows:

The Go Gos - Tuesday June 14th
James Cotton & Charlie Musselwhite - Thurs, June 16th
Nanci Griffith - Saturday, June 25th
Taj Mahal & Mavis Staples - Wed, June 29th
The Monkees - Fri/Sat, July 1st & 2nd
Toots & the Maytals - Sat, July 9th
Little Feat - Sunday July 10th
Indigo Girls - Wed, July 13th
The Bodeans - Friday, July 22nd
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Wed July 27th
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Wed Aug 3rd
Wanda Jackson & Justin Townes Earle - Sat. August 6th
Brandi Carlile - Sat August 13th
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Wed, Aug 17th
and many more

Minnesota Orchestra Presents SOMMERFEST. Each summer the Minnesota Orchestra assembles a thrilling line-up with great music of all kinds—including symphonic, jazz, chamber and rock—which promises something for everyone. July 8 - 23rd.

A Star-Spangled Salute to America - Sat. July 2nd
A Night In Vienna - Friday July 8th
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - Saturday July 9th
The Gershwins: Here to Stay - Friday July 15th
Beethoven's Ode To Joy - Saturday July 16th
Magnificient Mozart - Friday July 22nd
Opera Finale: Der Rosendavalier in Concert - Sa. July 23rd
Special Concert: CLOUD CULT, Friday July 29th

Cloud Cult: This local band-turned-indie darling, nominated the Minnesota Music Awards’ Artist of the Year a few years back, made the Billboard charts with its album Light Chaser just last year. Called “insane genius” by Pitchfork music publication and a “mystical act” in The New York Times, Cloud Cult delivers art-rock music that’s cathartic and a touch psychedelic.


Jackson Browne, Wed, May 4th, State Theater
Jonathan Richman, Friday May 6th, Triple Rock Social Club
Lewis Black, Sat. May 7th, State Theater
CAKE, Thursday, May 12th, State Theater
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Thur. May 12th, Xcel Energy Ctr
CHICAGO, Friday, May 13th, Mystic Lake Casino
Tim McGraw, Saturday May 14th, Xcel Energy Center
Roger McGuinn, Tuesday, May 17th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
THE CARS, Tuesday, May 17th, First Avenue
The Twilight Singers, Wed. May 18th, Varsity Theater
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Friday, May 20th, Lee's Liquor Lounge
Maceo Parker, Sun, May 22nd, Orchestra Hall
Bruce Cockburn, Mon, May 23rd, Cedar Cultural Center
Burno Mars, Monday, May 23rd, (with Janelle Monae), Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Adele, May 26th, First Avenue
Damon & Naomi, Saturday May 28th, Triple Rock Social Club
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Sat. May 28th, Turf Club
KQRS Rockstock: Styx, Cheap Trick, Lamont Cranston, Sunday, May 29th, Midway Stadium
SOUNDSET May 29th: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Big Boi, Doomtree, & many others. Cantabury Park.
Chelsea Handler, Sat. June 4th, Target Center.
Iron & Wine, Wednesday, June 8th, First Avenue
Bootsey Collins, Thursday, June 9th, First Avenue
WINSTOCK: Friday, June 10th: Darius Rucker, Gloriana, Rodney Aktins, Troy Olson. Winsted, MN. Sat. June 11th: Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Oak Ridge Boys, Josh Thompson, James Otto, Joanna Smith.
TAYLOR SWIFT: Tuesday, June 14th, & Wed. June 15th. Xcel Energy Center.
Charlie Musselwhite, Thursday, June 16th, Minnesota Zoo.
Rhianna, Cee Lo Green, Thursday, June 16th, Target Center.
John Fogerty, Friday, June 17th, Mystic Lake Casino.
DEEP PURPLE, Sunday June 19th, Orpheum Theatre.
Motely Crue, Poison, NY Dolls, Friday June 24th, Target Center
Jethro Tull, Sat. June 25th, Orpheum Theater
Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Wed. June 29th, Minnesota Zoo.
THE MONKEES Friday July 1st, Sat. July 2nd, Minnesota Zoo (tickets went on sale March 4th).
Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, Sat. July 2nd, Orpheum Theater.
Britney Spears, Wed. July 6th, Xcel Energy Center.
Katy Perry, Sat. July 9th, Xcel Energy Center.
U2, Saturday, July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium
David Sedaris, November 13th, State Theater.

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