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Live Music & Events

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A popular cover band performs at the annual Pennington County Fair / Visit Thief River Falls

Shows, Concerts & Performances

Music venues of all sizes host local and national acts, and outdoor festivals are popular in the summer. See your favorite stars or discover new talent at a local venue. 

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Concert stage at dusk

WE Fest in Detroit Lakes is America's biggest country music and camping festival / Keith Griner

Summer Fun

Music Festivals Across Minnesota

Discover some of Minnesota’s legendary summer music and camping gatherings, from big party weekends to more laid-back, family-friendly events.

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Band playing at the Boats and Bluegrass Festival, Winona

Boats and Bluegrass Festival, Winona / Visit Winona

Music & More

Must-do Music & Art Festivals in Winona

Whether you’re a fan of bluegrass, indie rock, symphonies or Shakespeare, there’s never been a better time to visit Winona. So call some friends, pack your bags, and discover one of the Midwest’s most surprising art scenes.

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Basilica Block Party crowd

Basilica Block Party  / Cooper Smith Photography, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Live Music

Immerse Yourself in the Twin Cities Music Scene

The Twin Cities music scene gets a special shout-out from locals and visitors alike for its rich diversity, varied venues, local talent and outdoor festivals. And publications including National Geographic, Travel + Leisure and Culture Owl all rank Minneapolis as one of the top 10 cities for live music in the entire country.

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