Rock the Garden 2014 will be a two-day festival

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After a Rock the Garden in 2013 that felt like it would overflow, the Walker Art Center has announced that next year's will be a two-fer. In June 2014, the big concert with 89.3 the Current will be a whole weekend.

Nowhere in the announcement does it say anything about camping overnight on the Walker's lawn, though.

See Also: Rock the Garden archives


At the moment there isn't much information about the fest, but you can at least mark your calendar for Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, and make sure your membership to at least one of these institutions is current.

The lineup is expected to be out in the spring, and will precede the ticket sales like this past year. Ideally, this should be a chance to court a couple more big acts, with a little more wiggle room on two days, but it'll be interesting to see what local presence can fit with possibly ten bands instead of five.




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scrit
scrit

Please don't book Low again!!!

JPbest
JPbest

I lived in Uptown. Lots of traffic and activities like the Uptown Art Fair were common. I imagine the folks living in the Loring Park area experience similar. 


I ended up leaving Uptown but loved my experience. 


If something bothers you, leave.


It's appalling to hear such negativity over an outdoor music event.  

sogj
sogj

How lucky we are to live in a city with such diversity in music and culture. Opening your mind to new music (and even old music for that matter) you may be surprised...

Sean VisionQwest Chaucer Levine
Sean VisionQwest Chaucer Levine

You forgot to mention that the #1 reason it was expanded was to accommodate for the 28 hour drone that Low is going to perform next year.

Rose Karner
Rose Karner

I have considered this, Mainly I just plan to be in Europe for the time being, thank you.

Nathan Delarwelle
Nathan Delarwelle

This is gonna be awesome can't wait to for the line up announcements. Last year I waited and listened to The Current to figure out who's playing.

c.carp
c.carp

Why are people bitching so hard about a music event that's not mandatory?  How about being appreciative that we live in a city capable of sustaining something like this?


You don't like where they hold it?

Don't go.


You don't like the bands playing?

Don't go.


You don't like the ticket price?

Don't go.


You don't think it'll be profitable?

Shut up, you're not their accountant.


I can't imagine what you saps would bitch about if you lived in a third-rate city like Bismarck or Des Moines.

Lyndale1
Lyndale1

i feel like they are going to lose even more money, I would hardly call it a fundraiser. The Walker gets to include the # of people in their grant proposals though so now they can double that. 

Rose Karner
Rose Karner

Erin Sawyer: Try to live in Loring and say it isn't here. The music is still in my living room, cars are still parked where parking is already limited and more drunk assholes are running around asking me where they parked their car.

Erin Sayer
Erin Sayer

He is free the 22nd too! Their next show is in Denver June 24th.

Erin Sayer
Erin Sayer

I have tix for Nick Cave on June 21st. I wonder if they'll be able to coerce him to participate...

Erin Sayer
Erin Sayer

Except RTG is not at Loring park.

Rose Karner
Rose Karner

I already hate Loring park in the summer. This adds to it

Bethany Esse
Bethany Esse

Get your calendar ready Jane Jaeger Jeff 'Hunter' Jaeger

Joe Winterer
Joe Winterer

So, even less cohesion? Yeah, that's what this event needs.

Erica
Erica

@c.carp I wish I could like your comment a million times over. The hate here is really appalling.The haters here are ungrateful wankers who don't make an effort to participate in the local music scene IMHO.

tim.brackett
tim.brackett

Ha ha.  I moved from a town in Iowa even smaller than Des Moines. I know it's a matter of perspective, but I've noticed a lot of the locals take the opportunities of living in the Cities for granted.  


Onan
Onan

Metric was pretty effing good last year.

Erica
Erica

I used to live in Loring Park and the music nor the traffic bothered me one bit. BTW...there is always drunken fools running around Loring Park at any time of year.

Onan
Onan

Then move?

Erica
Erica

I am sure the folks at RTG will just MISS your absence there next year. Good grief. Get a life.

Erica
Erica

Then move. Or at least go out of town that weekend. Problem solved.

c.carp
c.carp

If you hate our neighborhood for an entire season of the year, just move.   It's not a requirement to live here.  Loring Park is, always has been, and always will be, a vibrant  community.  If you expected a lazy, quiet little neighborhood, you didn't do your research.


Not to mention, the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden are in the Lowry Hill neighborhood by the city's jurisdictions.  If the people in their multiple-million dollar homes can put up with it, you sure can too.

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