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Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn Hosts Launch of New Community Navigators Program


Presented by Xcel Energy


June 20th Songs on the Lawn will Feature Music from The Federales



MANKATO, MINN. (June 19, 2019) -  The second installment of the summer concert series Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth, was held last week, Thursday, June 13th. The Civic Center Plaza lawn was filled with friends, family and co-workers with their chairs and blankets as The Holly Rocka Rollaz performed 50’s and rockabilly music. In addition to the free entertainment, Greater Mankato Growth (literally) launched the Greater Mankato Community Navigators Program. The program will work with a network of community members to connect with newcomers, aligning them with similar interests to get plugged into the Greater Mankato community.


Attendees may purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors including Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Flask, Hy-Vee, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Olives, Pub 500, Tavern of the Avenue and The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, and Wooden Spoon.


Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and is made possible with the support of our sponsors:

KMSU and the Clean Water & Land & Legacy Amendment, MedExpress Urgent Care, MinnStar Bank, Nidec/Kato Engineering, The Pillars of Mankato, Monarch Healthcare Management, Ecumen Pathstone Living, and stage sponsors Hot 96.7 and Minnesota 93.1-members of Radio Mankato, and market place sponsors Country 103.5 and Mix 99.1-members of Alpha Media Mankato. Free wi-fi is provided by Mankato Networks and Jaguar Communications.


Songs on the Lawn takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am to 1 pm at City Center Plaza. Admission is free and parking is available around the city center free of charge. To follow the event on social media use #KatoSongs. For more information and photos, please visit greatermankato.com/songs.


About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth exists to develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through: business growth, talent growth, and regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. 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. For more information, please visit: greatermankato.com.




contact:           Liz Sharp, 507.385.6641 – Songs on the Lawn


                        Jaci Sprague, 507.385.6643 – Community Navigators



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