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Five Successful Events for Songs on the Lawn

(July 7, 2016) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth held the fifth and last event for the 13th annual Songs on the Lawn earlier this week – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza. Parking available around the city center free of charge.


The June 30 event was rescheduled due to a rainy forecast. The rain date was July 7 and the day’s musical entertainment was provided by Good Night Gold Dust.


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, Neighbor's Italian Bistro, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Olives, Primrose Retirement Community, Pub 500, Tavern on the Avenue and The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center.

This event is made possible by Xcel Energy and our generous sponsors: Atwood Realty and Century 21, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, KMSU, Pepsi-Cola of Mankato and Radio Mankato. Special thanks to Verizon Wireless Center, City of Mankato, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota and Mankato Family YMCA. For more information, please visit greatermankato.com/songs-lawn.

Coming in August, the City Center Partnership, an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. will host a series of four weekly events for Alive After 5. The first event will be held on Thursday, August 11 and the last event will be Thursday, September 1. These weekly musical events will be from 5 – 8 pm at Civic Center Plaza. This year’s weekly musical lineup is as follows:

·         August 11: High Brow & the Shades

·         August 18: Devon Worely

·         August 25: Jeremy Poland Band

·         September 1: Decadence Inc.


New to the event this year will be an Artisan and Craft Pop-up Market, with support given by Salvage Sisters Mercantile. Alive After 5 is presented by Schell’s Brewing Company and sponsored by Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, KMSU and Radio Mankato.


About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction, talent growth retention and attraction, regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. includes two affiliates: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, which focuses on development in the City Center.

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