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Songs on the Lawn
Thursdays in June
The 13th annual Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn seemed to grow in populatrity and attendance as each week passed. Luckily there was only one rain day and we were able to make that up! The popular summer commencment series features music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn 2016 was presented by Xcel Energy and took 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 throughout the downtown area. 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.
Thank you to all who attended, we hope you enjoyed yourselves. Special thanks to our sponsors, they help make this great community event continue each year for all to enjoy!
Air Times: Saturday at 2 pm and 9:30 pm; Sunday at 9:30 am
Channel Info: KTV Public Access is HD on Consolidated Communications 507; also available on Charter 181
Check out the June 16 Songs on the Lawn event video below, featuring local artists "The Barefoot Winos"; recorded and produced by our friends at KTV.
When, Music Lineup
Each Thursday in June | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Holy Rocka Rollaz (Rockabilly, Early American)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Pour Me Band (Rock, Country, Alternative)
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Barefoot Winos (Blues)
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Captain Gravitone & String Theory Orchestra (Fusion: Jazz, Blues, Rock, World)
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Dollys (70s, 80s, 90s Country, Folk Americana); RESCHEDULED TO JULY 7
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Good Night Gold Dust
New Location for the 2016 Songs on the Lawn - not far though, just around the corner at:
1 Civic Center Plaza (click here for directions/map).
Layout at Civic Center Plaza:
- Culver's Frozen Custard
- Dino's Gourmet Pizzeria
- Neighbor's Italian Bistro
- Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen
- Primrose Retirement Community
- Pub 500
- Tavern on the Avenue
- The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center
Special thanks to:
Verizon Wireless Center, City of Mankato, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota and Mankato Family YMCA