Basilica Block Party announces 2016 lineup

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Despite it's location at the foot of Minneapolis' majestic Basilica of St. Mary, the Basilica Block Party always manages to be one hell of a good time when festival weekend rolls around in early July.

Founded in 1995, the block party originally served as a fundraiser for restorations on the Basilica building itself, and has since transitioned into a benefit for the building's ongoing preservation effort, as well as St. Mary's charitable efforts in the community.

This year's festival will take place on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th across three stages, and the lineup runs the gamut from established national names to rising locals.

Star Tribune Stage

Friday night:

-Gospel Machine
-Fort Wilson Riot
-The Step Rockets

Saturday night:

-Farewell Milwaukee
-Eric Mayson

Great Clips Stage

Friday night:
-Death Cab for Cutie
-X Ambassadors
-American Authors
-Matt Hires

Saturday night:

-The Fray
-Phillip Phillips
-Ron Pope
-Matt Nathanson

PreferredOne Stage:

Friday Night:

-Gary Clark Jr.
-Cold Wark Kids
-Andra Day

Saturday Night:

-Ryan Adams & The Shining
-Craig Finn
-Milky Chance

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