Bon Iver to headline Rock the Garden in July 2017

Big news this morning for fans of the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current‘s annual outdoor concert, Rock the Garden. Not only does the concert return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as a one-day festival on July 22, 2017, but organizers announced Wednesday morning that they are bringing back an artist from the 2008 lineup … [ Read more]

Music lineup for 2016 Rock the Garden revealed

The anticipation for fans of Rock the Garden, the annual summer concert presented by 89.3 The Current and Walker Art Center, is over. This year’s music lineup was announced Tuesday morning and it’s as stacked as ever. Due to construction at Walker Art Center, Rock the Garden 2016 will be a one-day affair on June 18 at … [ Read more]

Big changes in store for Rock the Garden 2016

Due to construction at the Walker Art Center (the Sculpture Garden is undergoing renovations and won’t reopen until summer 2017), The Current announced that this year’s Rock the Garden will be held Saturday, June 18, at Boom Island in Northeast Minneapolis. Another change, aside from going back to the one-day format, is that the 2016 Rock … [ Read more]

10 Questions for The Current at 10 Years

Photos by Aaron Davidson When 89.3 The Current hit the airwaves at 9:01am on Jan. 24, 2005 to the beat of Atmosphere’s “Say Shh,” nothing was a sure thing. Alternative stations come and go, and will continue to, but with the backing of Minnesota Public Radio, The Current is not just another station. It has … [ Read more]

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Rock the Garden 2014 Lineup Announced

The Current’s Rock the Garden show at Walker Art Center has become a perennial symbol of summer in the Twin Cities. Craft beer, locally made food, sunshine, fresh air, and not to mention great indie artists giving memorable performances—parking garage dance party from Dan Deacon and Low’s drone song, anybody?—all in the backyard of the … [ Read more]

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Weekend Events Roundup: June 15th & 16th

Lots of event going on this weekend! From Rock the Garden to The St. Paul Summer Beer Festival, there’s too much to do and too little time. Here’s a snapshot of what you can plan for this weekend: Saturday, June 15th: 11AM – 1:30 PM: Kegs & Eggs Beer Brunch || Stout’s Pub, Falcon Heights Join … [ Read more]