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Entertainment for Everyone in RiverSouth

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RiverSouth Has Something to Sing About

From large outdoor festivals to intimate performances and sing-alongs, great music is part of the RiverSouth experience. And there’s plenty of it this summer—in the land of big fun!


Mystic Lake

Go stargazing this summer—up above and on stage—at Mystic Lake’s outdoor Mystic Amphitheater. First up is Hank Williams Jr. Thursday, July 14 on the iHeartMedia Stage. This legendary member of a country music dynasty is known for his rebel image and hits including “Family Tradition,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and “My Name is Bocephus.” Tickets start at $39.

Two weeks later, travel back in time for an evening of 90s hits. The Mystic Amphitheater hosts Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 on the KS95 Stage. Dance under the stars to classics like “Iris,” “Name” and “Slide.” Tickets start at $29.

The 90s love continues in August with an indoor show in the Mystic Showroom. 90s Explosion features three of the biggest names from the 90s music charts—En Vogue, Naughty By Nature and Tone Lōc. Dance in the aisles to En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind,” Naughty By Nature’s “O.P.P.” and Tone Lōc’s “Wild Thing.” Tickets start at $35.


Canterbury Park








Canterbury Park showcases some of the Twin Cities’ most popular bands on the Mystic Lake Music Stage every Friday night through September 16.

K102 Country Night is Saturday, August 20, featuring a live performance by country star Levi Pelzer.

Two major music festivals call Canterbury Park home this summer.

Vans Warped Tour, America’s premier summer music festival, takes center stage at Canterbury Park on Sunday, July 24. This festival features more than 30 acts including Good Charlotte, Reel Big Fish and New Found Glory.

Festival Palomino takes place Saturday, September 17. This American roots festival, now in its third year, will be held in conjunction with the final day of live racing. For the first time ever at Canterbury Park, there will be racing excitement, 17 bands and three stages in the infield for a day filled with festival fun!



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At Valleyfair, you’ll find music around every corner and down every path. Guests can Do-Re-Meet the Acafellas as they peruse the vibrant walkways of Valleyfair. These fellas have turned everyone’s favorite songs into voice-only masterpieces that the whole family can enjoy!

Or maybe you will run into the Valleyfair Beach Band, a high-energy brass band that brings the show to you. Featuring audience participation, wild antics and crowd-pleasing hits, this strolling dance party can pop up anywhere, so keep a lookout!

When it’s time to sit back and relax, head on over to the Gazebo Stage to catch the Restoration Revue.  This house band will take you on a tour of the biggest hits from the past 40 years of Valleyfair!

For the little ones, you can catch Sally’s Sing-A-Long on the Peanuts Stage or test out your own vocals with Karaoke Superstars on the Gazebo Stage!


Minnesota Renaissance Festival








The Minnesota Renaissance Festival offers six stages of non-stop musical fun every day during the Festival, as well as strolling musicians throughout the Festival grounds. You can enjoy some pub songs and even sing along!

The Dregs have been performing “music” and “comedy” for over ten years, and the fans number in the dozens. On a good day. Their goal is to inject a little bit of comedy into all their music and a little bit of music into their comedy.

4 Pints Shy is a traditional Irish/Folk band with full instrumentation and multiple lead singers, boasting a catalog of over four hours of music.

Mistress Kathleen uses hammered dulcimer and voice to carry on the traditional songs of her ancestors— from the clear open prayers of medieval monasteries, to the passions and beliefs of Irish gypsy communities and to the radical reformers of Shaker villages in the New World.

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