St. John's Block Party is going to be just like last month's Rock the Garden: only with a Norteño band, and a funk band, and classic rock and world music. There will even be some black and brown people there. And kids! Zoinks! What Rock the Garden lacked in diversity, St. John's will make up for in spades. You go, Rochester. For the fifth year in a row the city's Catholics are bringing people together. The daylong, kid-friendly event features entirely local and regional acts. Headlined by Soul Asylum and the BoDeans, the lineup includes some of the usual suspects (Cloud Cult, Haley Bonar, the Alarmists) but also some of the less than usual, like Eden Prairie's Mision Norteña, African roots band SUNplug'd, Rochester funk artists KnuFunK, and Led Penny, which includes former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny. Fancy that! Proceeds go to charity. All ages.
Sat., July 12, noon, 2008