Songs on the Lawn in City Center Mankato

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Songs on the Lawn



Five Songs on the Lawn events this year: June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30!
11 am - 1 pm

Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Join us for the 19th annual Songs on the Lawn, a popular summer event series featuring music, entertainment, and local food! The event will take place every Thursday in June from 11 am to 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza in Mankato.

Songs on the Lawn is an opportunity for co-workers, friends, and families from all around the region to gather in the City Center and enjoy live music from area bands. Lunch and snacks from local vendors are available for purchase. The event is free to attend and parking is available in the Cherry Street and City Center ramps at no cost.

New this year: an opportunity to win a Picnic Pack ($250 value)! Pick up a punch card at the Radio Mankato booth and visit at least three Songs on the Lawn events this year. When you collect at least three punches (one per event), drop your punch card off at the Alpha Media booth to be entered in the drawing for the Picnic Pack. The winner will be drawn on June 30 at 12:00 pm. The winner must be present to win. Each week, two different businesses will provide punches: look for a sign at their booth! Food vendors will not distribute punches.

2022 Band Lineup:

June 2: Space Hug (indie pop rock)

June 9: Holy Rocka Rollaz (rockabilly/early American)

June 16: The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League (uptempo/swing jazz)

June 23: City Mouse (Americana)

June 30: Stacy K (Folk rock)


Food vendors: Dino's Gourmet Pizzeria, Tavern on the Avenue, Flask, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, Pub 500, The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, Olives, Frozen Yogurt Creations, and Wooden Spoon.


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.


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2022 Songs on the Lawn Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor:

Xcel Energy

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Supporting Sponsor:


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