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2017 Songs on the Lawn Begins June 1

(May 8, 2017) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 14th annual Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza, starting June 1, 2017. Parking is available around the city center free of charge.

This year’s musical lineup includes:

  • June 1, City Mouse
  • June 8, The Bad Companions
  • June 15, Sawyers Dream
  • June 22, The Whiskies
  • June 29, The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League


Songs on the Lawn is a community event for co-workers, families and friends to gather and enjoy sun, entertainment, activities and food. Attendees may purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors including Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Hy-Vee, Olives, Primrose Retirement Community, Pub 500, The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center and Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows. 

This event is made possible by Xcel Energy and our generous sponsors: Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato, KMSU, MedExpress Urgent Care, Pepsi-Cola of Mankato and Radio Mankato. For more information, please visit greatermankato.com/songs-lawn.

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership