Songs on the Lawn in City Center Mankato

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Songs on the Lawn

The 17th annual Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn will be held this July in the Civic Center Plaza. This is a local popular summer series that features music, entertainment and local food.

NOTE: This event is usually held in June, but has been rescheduled to July this year due to the COVID-19 situation.

Songs on the Lawn 2020 is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in July 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. FREE WI-FI is provided by Mankato Networks & Jaquar Communications!

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.

Submit your band contact information here


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Event Details

Dates - Band Lineup

Each Thursday in July | 11 am - 1 pm

July 9: Mark Joseph & The American Soul

July 16: Jeremy Poland

July 23: Irie Minds

July 30: Chemistry Set



  1. Ecumen Pathstone Living


  1. Dairy Queen
  2. Dino's Gourmet Pizzeria, Tavern on the Avenue, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Flask
  3. Olives
  4. Pita Pit
  5. Pub 500
  6. Wooden Spoon


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

Parking  |  Free parking available in the US Bank parking ramp and Cherry Street Plaza parking ramp. See City Center Parking Map. 

2020 Songs on the Lawn Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor:

Xcel Energy

 Learn More about Sponsoring Songs on the Lawn

Event Sponsor:
Nidec Kato Engineering

Supporting Sponsor:
Monarch HealthCare Management


Band Sponsors: 



Stage Sponsor:

Radio Mankato


Marketplace Sponsor:

 Country 103.5Mix 99.1

Members of Alpha Media Mankato


Free WiFi Sponsors:



View photos from 2018

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