Walker Art Center expands Rock the Garden to 2-day event


The garden at the Walker Art Center will be rocking twice as long next June.

The Star Tribune reports that the Walker's annual summer music festival, Rock the Garden, will take place over two days in 2014, June 21-22.

Organizers said Tuesday that Rock the Garden will feature five bands each day of the weekend festival.

Performing Arts at the Walker Associate Curator Doug Benidt said in a press release from co-sponsor The Current that expanding Rock the Garden into a two-day festival was a "soundly logical next step."

"It's an exciting evolution for this beloved event and illuminates a simple truth ... the only thing better than live music is more live music," Benidt said

The lineup for the 2014 Rock the Garden won't be announced until April.

Prices have not yet been announced. Last's year's Rock the Garden, which is held on the green space adjacent to the Walker, cost $49 to attend.

Members of the Walker Art Center and MPR will have a first crack at tickets before they go on sale to the general public. All 10,000 tickets have sold out in years past, the Star Tribune says.

The Walker kicked off Rock the Garden in 1998, and The Current has been the event's co-sponsor since 2008.

This year's Rock the Garden lineup included Canadian indie rock quartet Metric as the headline act. Other performers at the festival included Silversun Pickups, Dan Deacon, Duluth natives Low, and Twin Cities music legend and Hüsker Dü founder Bob Mould.

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