EVENT: The annual Rock the Garden concert was held on June 20 and 21 at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.
WHO’S ON: Ten bands played over two days at the event produced by Minnesota Public Radio’s the Current, mixing local talent such as rap and R&B group thestand4rd with national and international musicians including Belle & Sebastian and Modest Mouse.
VIP TREATMENT: Sold-out VIP tickets to the event included access to the Walker’s rooftop terraces, plus complimentary
hors d’oeuvres and drinks, better band access, and a Garden Party with lawn games and meet-and-greets with hosts from the Current.
IT’S TRADITION: The event was launched by the Walker in 1998, with a concert featuring local group the Jayhawks—since then, major acts have included Sonic Youth,
Bon Iver, Trampled by Turtles, and more.
Photos by TJ Turner