Songs on the Lawn

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Songs on the Lawn




The 15th annual Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn will commence on Thursday, June 7th in the Civic Center Plaza. This is a local popular summer series features music, entertainment and local food.

Songs on the Lawn 2018 is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza in Mankato. Admission is always FREE and FREE parking is 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 can also purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors.

Special thanks to our sponsors, they help make this great community event continue each year for all to enjoy.


Event Details

When, Music Lineup

Each Thursday in June | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 7, 2018 - Jeremy Poland Band (Rock/Pop/Country)

June 14, 2018 - Kind Country (Blue Grass)

[CANCELED DUE TO RAIN] June 21, 2018 - The Porchlights (Art Folk) 

June 28, 2018 - Murphy Brothers Band (Classic Rock & Blues Rock)


1 Civic Center Plaza (click here for directions/map).


Food Vendors

Culver’s Frozen Custard

Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria


Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen


Pub 500

Tavern of the Avenue

The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center


Booth Spaces


Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Ecumen Pathstone Living

Lloyd Management Inc.

McGowan Water Conditioning

Mankato Family YMCA

Mankato Head Start

Monarch Healthcare Management

New Perspective Senior Living

Rasmussen College

Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows



Presented by:

Xcel Energy


Event Sponsors: 



Supporting Sponsors: 

Radio Mankato 

Special thanks to: 

City of Mankato, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, KTV and Mankato Family YMCA


Click here to learn more about sponsoring this event

 View photos from 2017


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