Songs on the Lawn in City Center Mankato

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Greater Mankato Growth is excited to announce the 18th annual Songs on the Lawn, a popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment, and local food. The series will take place every Thursday in June from 11 am to 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza in Mankato. This event is open to the public and free of charge, with free parking available at Cherry Street and City Center ramps.

Songs on the Lawn gives co-workers, friends, and families from all around the region an opportunity to gather in the City Center to enjoy live music from area bands. Attendees may purchase lunch and snacks from a variety of local vendors, including Dino's Gourmet Pizzeria, Olives, Pub 500, The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Tavern on the Avenue, and Wooden Spoon.


2021 Band Lineup:

Thursday, June 3, 11 am - 1 pm: Jeremy Poland Band (pop/folky pop)

Thursday, June 10, 11 am - 1 pm: Mark Joseph & The American Soul (American soul/blues)

Thursday, June 17, 11 am - 1 pm: Irie Minds (reggae rock/dub rock/ska)

Thursday, June 24, 11 am - 1 pm: Chemistry Set (Americana/rock/alternative country)


Disclaimer: All events, programs, and sponsorship opportunities are subject to change based on the status of COVID-19. The format or delivery model of any event or program are subject to change to ensure the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff.

 Learn More about Sponsoring Songs on the Lawn

2021 Songs on the Lawn Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor:

Xcel Energy

Event Sponsors:






 Band Sponsors: 



Media Sponsors:

Radio Mankato



Members of Alpha Media Mankato


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