Basilica announces Block Party lineup

| February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

People cheer and clap to the music of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party July 7, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. The annual event, featuring bands playing Friday and Saturday night on three stages on the parish grounds, started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica. Proceeds now go to The Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores and promotes the Basilica. About 25,000 people attended in 2017. Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

The Basilica of St. Mary announced its entertainment lineup Feb. 12 for its 25th annual Basilica Block Party in July.

To celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary, the block party will have a variety of music genres from alternative rock to folk for the July 12-13 event, hosted on the Basilica’s grounds. Performers opening July 12 include Ruston Kelly, Anderson East, Dawes, Kacey Musgraves. Locally originated bands The Jayhawks, Semisonic and Yam Haus will also open the block party.

Performers for July 13 include Lissie, Johnnyswim, Hanson and Jason Mraz. Bands for July 13 include Flora Cash, Metric and CHVRCHES.

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