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2018 Summer Concert Series - Songs on the Lawn & Alive After 5
2018 Songs on the Lawn Begins June 7
MANKATO, MINN (April 23, 2018) - Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 15th 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 7, 2018. Parking is available around the city center free of charge.
This year’s musical lineup includes:
- June 7, Jeremy Poland Band
- June 14, Kind Country
- June 21, The Porchlights
- June 28, Murphy Brothers
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, New Perspective Senior Living, Olives, Pub 500, The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, and Tavern of the Avenue.
Attendees are invited to visit local companies such as Cambria, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Ecumen Pathstone Living, Lloyd Management Inc., Mankato Family YMCA, McGowan Water Conditioning, Monarch Healthcare Management, and Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows whom will be occupying a booth space at the event.
Songs on the Lawn is produced by Greater Mankato Growth and sponsored by Xcel Energy. Band support is provided by KMSU through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. MedExpress Urgent Care, and MinnStar Bank are the event sponsors, and Nidec Kato Engineering is the supporting sponsor. Media sponsorship provided by Radio Mankato and KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato. For more information, please visit greatermankato.com/songs-lawn.
About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which also includes the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato, the downtown development organization, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.
Liz Sharp, 507.385.6640
2018 Alive After 5 Begins August 9
MANKATO, MINN (April 23, 2018) - The City Center Partnership is pleased to announce an additional music series happening this summer, Alive After 5 presented by August Schell Brewing. This free music event happening Thursday nights in August from 5 - 7:30 pm at Civic Center Plaza is designed to help City Center employees and the Greater Mankato community enjoy live music outdoors in the City Center.
This year’s musical lineup includes:
- August 9, Erik Koskinen Band
- August 16, Last Revel
- August 23, Sawyers Dream
- August 30, Devon Worley
An array of food and beverages will be available for purchase from Pub 500, Friesen’s Family Bakery and Bistro, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria and Hy-Vee. Presenting sponsor, August Schell Brewing, will also be offering beer samplings each night of the event.
The Artisan & Craft Pop-up market, coordinated by Salvage Sisters Mercantile, will offer a variety of locally-made jewelry, home goods, art and accessories.
Alive After 5 is produced by the City Center Partnership and sponsored by August Schell Brewing. Band support is provided by KMSU through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. MinnStar Bank is the supporting sponsor, with additional support from the Tailwind Group. Alive After 5 is partially funded by the Mankato Community Grant Program. Media sponsorship provided by Radio Mankato and KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato.
About City Center Partnership
City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which includes the chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.
Megan Flanagan, 507.388.1062