Bands on the Boulevard

Music fans of all ages are invited to the Minnesota History Center lawn for Bands on the Boulevard: five nights of free music, dancing, and family-friendly activities starting June 27th.

The summer concert series features local acts that represent cultures from around the world. Enjoy food trucks, dancing, crafts, and lawn games starting at 6:30 pm. Make sure you bring a lawn chair for concerts, which run 7:00 pm–8:30 pm.

Performances include:

  • June 27th: Dred I Dread  – A Minneapolis-based reggae band that features talented musicians who come from Jamaica, New Orleans, Minnesota, and Turkiye.
  • July 11th: NUNNABOVE – Features music that has been described as positive alternative pop. They have the skill to weave in and out of many different styles, and the musicianship to back it up.
  • July 18th: Barbaro – A group of Minneapolis-based rising stars who have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz, and chamber music.
  • July 25th: The Northerly Gales – With soaring melodies and driving rhythms, The Northerly Gales put their own high-energy spin on Celtic Folk and Americana.
  • August 1st: Ecuador Manta – This St. Paul-based Andean band created their music style by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102