Basilica Block Party lineup announced, includes Train, Edward Sharpe


Basilica Block Party veteran Train will steam back into Minneapolis for another performance at the two-night music festival this summer.

The San Francisco band, known for chugging out hits like "Drops of Jupiter" and "Hey, Soul Sister" will headline the 20th annual fundraiser show July 12; Los Angeles rockers Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will headline July 11.

The newly announced bands:

July 11:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Delta Rae
Eric Hutchinson
The Weeks
The Airborne Toxic Event
Black Diet
Stereo Confessions

July 12:

Ingrid Michaelson
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Serena Ryder
Caroline Smith
Alpha Rev
The Wild Feathers
Jillian Rae
BB Gun

Tickets start at $50 for a single-day pass, $90 for two. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Electric Fetus store in Minneapolis, on etix.com, or you can call 1-800-514-3849.

The block party event, which typically draws more than 25,00 music fans, was launched in 1995 as a fundraiser for restoration work at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Proceeds from the show go to The Basilica Landmark, which works to preserve the well-known structure, as well as to the Basilica’s St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, which provides services to those in need. More info on the event website.

More than $2 million this year will be used for church and campus buildings improvements, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Basilica announcement comes after two other notable summer concert announcements this week: Paul McCartney will play Target Field and The Replacements will play Midway Stadium.

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