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Songs on the Lawn Proves to be an Annual Hit









Songs on the Lawn Proves to be an Annual Hit

Next Week’s Songs will Feature Ben Marti Trio


(June 5, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth hosted the first Songs on the Lawn of the season, presented by Xcel Energy, on Thursday, June 5. String Theory offered folksy musical entertainment throughout the event and area businesses lined the sidewalks with their booths. Friends and families packed Civic Center Plaza, lounging on the grass and engaging in activities with their children, while enjoying the new CityArt.


Attendees enjoyed lunch and snacks from various vendors including: Angie’s Popcorn, Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Hy-Vee, Neighbor’s Italian Bistro, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Olives, Pub 500, Sodexo, Tavern on the Avenue and The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center.


Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and is 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 in front of Mankato’s Intergovernmental Center. Admission as well as parking available by the Civic Center and in the Cherry Street ramps, are free of charge. Please be advised that Hickory Street directly in front of the Intergovernmental Center will be closed from approximately 8 am to 2 pm. For more information, and photos from this week, 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