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Second Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn a Success








Second Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn a Success 
Next Week’s Songs will Feature Organic Cowboys


(June 12, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  The annual Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, was packed with friends and family on Thursday, June 12. The lawn was filled with chairs and blankets to sit on as Ben Marti Jazztet performed up-beat instrumentals, children hula-hooped and co-workers gathered for a relaxing lunch.

The crowd enjoyed a variety of food from local restaurants including: The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, Tavern on the Avenue, Sodexo, Pub 500, Olives, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Neighbor’s Italian Bistro, Hy-Vee, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Buffalo Wild Wings and Angie’s Popcorn.

Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and made possible with the support of our sponsors: Blue Earth County Library, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, KMSU, MTU Onsite Energy, Pepsi-Cola of Mankato Inc. and Radio Mankato. Special thanks to Verizon Wireless Center, City of Mankato, City of North Mankato, Mankato Family YMCA, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota and Red Door Creative.

Songs on the Lawn takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am to 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza. Admission is free of charge as is parking, available by the Civic Center and in the Cherry Street ramps. Please be advised that Hickory Street, directly in front of the Intergovernmental Center, will be closed from approximately 8 am to 2 pm on Thursday, June 19 and 26. For more information, and to view the promotional video produced by Stone Path Studio, please visit greatermankato.com/songs-lawn.

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 advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.


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