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The Basilica Block Party is the annual summer music festival that takes place at the prestigious Basilica of Saint Mary, located in Minneapolis. The event began in 1995 as a fundraiser to provide for the restoration and renovation costs/expenditures of the historic and grand Church building and its campus. During the past eighteen years since its inception, Basilica Block Party has been able to raise a substantial amount of over $4 million for the maintenance of the Basilica. Every year sponsors bring in a variety of music bands to perform and light up the intricately designed architectural structure that has been around for more than a century. Basilica Block Party tickets are a great opportunity to enjoy a few evenings at the magnificent Church building in the company of your favorite music entertainers.
After the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Basilica of Saint Mary is the most important Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul. Its building was constructed over a time course of eight years between 1907 and 1915. The outstanding architectural display of the building is credited to the renowned architect named Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, who also designed the Saint Paul Cathedral around the same time period. Owing to its extraordinary architecture and its status of a co-cathedral in the Archdiocese, it was designated as a Basilica by the Pope in the year 1926. Hence, it came to be known as the fist Basilica of the United States of America. One of the most prominent aspects of this traditional Church is the large number of youth that make up its huge and prosperous congregation.
Ranging from the traditional choir music to specially organized concerts of famous music bands, the Basilica of Saint Mary hosts several musical events around the year. The rock music festival that is the Basilica Block Party takes place at the Church on an annual basis during the summers over a course of two days. The gala comprises of a total number of three stages, each showcasing the performances of a group of bands belonging to varying degrees of fame and category. The large stages are located at a moderate distance from each other enabling the spectators to switch between the performances of their choice. The large projector screens allow a clear enlarged view of the simultaneous musical acts of the stages. The stage set ups are sponsored by many well known companies.
Though the Basilica Block Party takes place in the outdoors, the ice cold water and wine facilities provide a relaxing and comfortable environment to the attendees. Last year’s lineup included star performers like ‘The Head and The Heart’, ‘Train’, ‘The Lumineers’, ‘Fitz and the Tantrums’ and ‘The Avett Brothers’.
As the Basilica Block Party completes its nineteen years this July, Cities 97 and Basilica of Saint Mary present a symbolic nineteen act show that features some of the most prominent 90s pop rockers as well. The confirmed first day performers of the two day music festival are Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Father John Misty, Matt Nathanson, The Cactus Blossoms, Family of the Year, ZZ Ward, Mayer Hawthorne, Churchill, Actual Wolf and Southwire. They are followed by the second day acts like Matchbox Twenty, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Bomba deLuz, Van Stee, Walk the Moon, Goo Goo Dolls, Kate Earl, On an On and Cloud Cult.
The family friendly, weekend long extravaganza offers every possible entertainment featured in a rock party ranging from the best performers to the best wine and food and to wrap it all up, the ideal historic and exceptionally beautiful venue of the Basilica of Saint Mary. What makes it even more worthwhile is that it is for a good cause. The event is already expected to raise a sum of more than $2 million this year for the ongoing restoration process of the prestigious structure. So play your part in this contribution by getting your Basilica Block Party tickets and attending this cheerful music party in Downtown Minneapolis.