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Big concert weekend arrives in downtown Minneapolis

KSTP goes behind the scenes as Minneapolis prepares for the two-day Basilica Block Party on Friday and Saturday nights, and for the first-ever concert at Target Field, featuring country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on their Brothers of the Sun tour. Tickets are sold for that event.

WCCO takes a look at how Target Field is being transformed to welcome 40,000 concert-goers. Fans will be able to buy beer and use portable toilets right on the field, the Star Tribune says.

It’s been a decade since Chesney and McGraw, who are old pals, shared a bill, Cox Media reports.

The block party concerts on three stages feature The Avett Brothers, Train and OAR, among others. The concerts benefit restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary and the Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Programs for those in need. Big crowds braved the heat, which broke during the concert’s first night Friday, WCCO reports.

The Star Tribune has its best picks for the 18-band event.

Among those acts will be the Denver-based Lumineers, and WCCO has a Q and A with the group.

Stuart D’Rozario, a local artist performing Saturday night at the show, gave KARE 11 a sample of his music during the show Friday morning:

And here’s a look back at last year: Michael Franti and Spearhead performing “Sound of Sunshine:”



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