Basilica Block Party

Basilica Block PartyBasilica Block Party takes place at Minneapolis, Minnesota

Basilica Block Party 2012 dates – 6th to 7th  July

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Sun Country Stage:
Train, The Head and the Heart, Mat Kearney

Walser Stage:
Cake, Imagine Dragons, Tyrone Wells Stage:
Phantom Tails, Prissy Clerks, A. Wolf & Her Claws


Sun Country Stage:
The Avett Brothers, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Lumineers

Walser Stage:
OAR, Graffiti6, Stuart D’Rozario Stage:
Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Farewell Milwaukee, The Boys N’ The Barrels

The History of Basilica Block Party

The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to pay for the $9.5 million structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds from the event will fund the continued renovation of The Basilica. Five percent of proceeds have been designated for the St. Vincent de Paul outreach program to serve those in need. The program provides food and shelter to nearly 3,500 people a month, as well as shoes and transportation assistance to 250 people every week.

The goal of the Basilica Block Party is to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community. More than 25,000 people gather annually in the presence of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary and surrounding blocks to celebrate good food, great music and summer fun.

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