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Rock the Garden
GenreAlternative Rock, Indie Rock
DatesMid-June
Location(s)Minneapolis
Years active1998, 2000, 2002-2004, 2008-Present
Founded byWalker Art Center
Website
www.walkerart.org

Rock the Garden is an annual summer music festival organized by the Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Launched by the Walker in 1998, the event has been cosponsored by 89.3 The Current and Minnesota Public Radio since 2008, becoming more of an indie rock festival. Since its founding, Rock the Garden has highlighted national artists such as Wilco, Sonic Youth, David Byrne, MGMT, De La Soul, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Bon Iver, and The Decemberists, and featured a diverse range of local bands like Low, Doomtree, Fog, Iffy, Cloud Cult, Howler, and Trampled By Turtles.

Contents

  • 1 Lineups
    • 1.1 2017
    • 1.2 2016
    • 1.3 2015
    • 1.4 2014
    • 1.5 2013
    • 1.6 2012
    • 1.7 2011
    • 1.8 2010
    • 1.9 2009
    • 1.10 2008
    • 1.11 2004
    • 1.12 2003
    • 1.13 2002
    • 1.14 2000
    • 1.15 1998
  • 2 External links

2017

Rock the Garden 2017 will be held July 22nd. It is returning to the newly-renovated Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.

  • Bon Iver
  • The Revolution
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Car Seat Headrest
  • Dead Man Winter
  • Bruise Violet
  • Dwynell Roland

2016

Rock the Garden 2016 was held June 18 at Boom Island Park (due to construction on the Walker Art Center campus).

  • Plague Vendor
  • GRRRL PRTY
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  • Hippo Campus
  • M. Ward
  • Poliça
  • Chance the Rapper
  • The Flaming Lips

2015

Rock the Garden 2015 was held on June 20 and June 21.

Saturday

  • thestand4rd
  • Lucius
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Conor Oberst
  • Belle and Sebastian

Sunday

  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
  • JD McPherson
  • Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Modest Mouse

2014

A bright blue sky over a lawn filled with people sitting on blankets or milling around, most facing a large stage with television screens on either side

Rock the Garden 2014 was held on June 21 and June 22.

Saturday

  • Lizzo
  • Jeremy Messersmith
  • Best Coast
  • Matt & Kim
  • De La Soul

Sunday

  • Valerie June
  • Kurt Vile and The Violators
  • Dessa
  • Guided By Voices
  • Spoon

2013

Rock the Garden 2013 was held on June 15.

  • Dan Deacon
  • Low
  • Bob Mould
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Metric

2012

Rock the Garden 2012 was held on June 16.

  • Howler
  • Tune-Yards
  • Doomtree
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • The Hold Steady

2011

Rock the Garden 2011 was held on June 18.

  • Tapes n' Tapes
  • Booker T. Jones
  • Neko Case
  • My Morning Jacket

2010

Rock the Garden 2010 was held on June 19.

  • Retribution Gospel Choir
  • OK Go
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • MGMT

2009

Rock the Garden 2009 was held on June 19 and featured a new stage location facing the hill instead of the street.

  • Solid Gold
  • Yeasayer
  • Calexico
  • The Decemberists

2008

Rock the Garden 2008 was held on June 21.

  • Bon Iver
  • Cloud Cult
  • The New Pornographers
  • Andrew Bird

2004

  • Barbara Cohen
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • David Byrne

2003

  • Fog
  • The Bad Plus
  • Wilco

2002

  • Iffy
  • Marc Ribot and Los Cubanos Postizos
  • Medeski Martin & Wood

2000

  • Sunship Sextet
  • Stereolab
  • Sonic Youth

1998

  • Steve Millar Band
  • Hot Head Swing Band
  • The Jayhawks

External links

  • Walker Art Center homepage
  • "The Official Rock the Garden 2016 Lineup", Walker Art Center, April 5, 2016
  • "Summers of Rock: A Definitive History of Rock the Garden", Walker Art Center homepage, May 6, 2016
  • "A history of Rock the Garden (old and Current)", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 16, 2011
  • "Crowd, sun push Rock the Garden to full bloom", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 20, 2009
  • "Rock the Garden: 10,000 Decemberists fans can't be wrong", Twin Cities Daily Planet, June 22, 2009
  • "Is Rock the Garden too Current?", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 19, 2008

   

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