Grand Old Day 2015 Lineup Announced

The Cactus Blossoms is one of the acts scheduled to perform at Grand Old Day 2015

The Cactus Blossoms is one of the acts scheduled to perform at Grand Old Day 2015

Twin Cities block parties may come and go, but there's a certain tradition that makes Grand Old Day stand out in a crowded field. This year, the proclaimed largest one-day festival in the Midwest returns as big as ever on Sunday, June 7.

The annual Grand Avenue celebration will feature live music, a Grand Old Beer Bash presented by Beer Dabbler and the Growler, and food and family fun galore.

Part of the charm, of course, is the varied musical lineups, and there will be six stages of live acts at the event. The lineups are mostly complete, with notable acts announced including Charlie Parr, the Cactus Blossoms, White Iron Band, Erik Koskinen Band, Dead Man Winter, and the Tim Malloys.

See also: Grand Old Day, 6/1/14

Dixie's on Grand Stage 12 p.m.-Charlie Parr 1:15 p.m.-Sam Cassidy 2:15 p.m.-Erik Koskinen Band 3:30 p.m.-Dead Man Winter

GO 96.3 Stage at Walgreens 12:30 p.m.-The Cactus Blossoms 2 p.m.-Crankshaft 3:45 p.m.-Headliner to Be Announced

Wild Onion Stage 12 p.m.-White Iron Band 3 p.m.- Tim Sigler

Irish Fair of Minnesota Stage at Pier 1 12:15 p.m.-The Sweet Colleens 2 p.m.-The Tim Malloys 3:45 p.m.-Wild Colonial Bhoys

Billy's on Grand Stage: (Times TBD) The Last Ride, Arc Flash Hazard, and Orange Whip

Family Stage at Ramsey Junior High 11:30 a.m.-Valleyfair Street Beat 12 p.m.-Valleyfair Acafellas 1 p.m.-The Bazillions 2 p.m.-Minnesota Renaissance Festival Entertainment 3 p.m.-The Bazillions

*schedule subject to change

Grand Old Day takes place on Sunday, June 7 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., with most live music starting around noon. Attendance is free, though a wristband is required to enter the beer gardens where most of the music takes place. Discounts on the wristbands are available with advance purchase here.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with the Grand Old Day Parade. In addition to the entertainment district featuring live music, there will also be a health & wellness district, a sports district featuring representatives from the Wild, the Timberwolves, and the MN Rollergirls, as well as a family fun district geared toward entertainment for all ages. There will also be over 150 food vendors along Grand Avenue providing nourishment for the revelers throughout the day.

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