Songs on the Lawn


June 4, 18, 25 and July 9

Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy is celebrating its 12th year, with the same fun flavor that has made it such a popular annual event.  This summer tradition takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am – 1 pm in Jackson Park adjacent to The Free Press and the Brett's building. Admission is free and free parking is available throughout the downtown area. Songs on the Lawn gives co-workers, friends and families from all around the region an opportunity to gather in the City Center to enjoy live music from area bands. Attendees can also purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors.

This year’s musical lineup includes:

  • June 4, Pour Me Band
  • June 11, Rogue Valley postponed due to weather
  • June 18, The Last Revel
  • June 25, The PorchLights
  • July 9, Rogue Valley  *rescheduled rain date*

Food Vendors: Buffalo Wild Wings | Culver’s Frozen Custard | Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria | Hy-Vee | Neighbor's Italian Bistro | Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen | Olives | Primrose Retirement Community | Pub 500 | Sodexo | Tavern on the Avenue | The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center 

Special thanks to: Verizon Wireless Center, City of Mankato, City of North Mankato, Pepsi-Cola of Mankato, Mankato Family YMCA and Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota



Parking and Event Detail Information:

For the safety of all Songs on the Lawn attendees and vendors Jackson Street will be closed at S 2nd Street from 8 am - 2 pm each event day (see red markings on map). Access to the alleyway into the parking lot behind the Graif Building will remain open (see green markings on map). Parking is available throughout the City Center on various streets and in the numerous ramps, including the S 2nd Street ramp (entrance also marked in green). Please refrain from parking in the lot directly behind the Graif Building to allow for tenant and customer parking for the businesses in that area. Large groups or those with special accommodations can drop off attendees at any entrance into Jackson Park. Click here to see a larger map




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