Skyline Music Festival 2013 at Target Field lineup unveiled
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum at First Avenue in 2012
Photo by Steve Cohen
Looks like 2013 is the year that music finally gets to live and breathe in Target Field. The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park has announced plans to host the Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26, featuring hometown heroes Soul Asylum. This is dubbed "The LP tour," so each band will play its most cherished album in its entirety. Expect to hear Grave Dancers Union from "Somebody to Shove" to "The Sun Maid."
Filling out the classic alt-rock bill are Matthew Sweet performing his essential album Girlfriend and Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing Sister Sweetly. Plus, another local treasure, the Gear Daddies, will also be along. This comes not long after Target Field opened its doors to an extensive list of local acts for its Midwest Music Showcase series, and it finally feels like a place where music fans can settle in.
Put on in partnership with 96.3 K-TWIN, the concert will be the first of its kind at the stadium. Unlike last summer's Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw show set up in center field, the Skyline Music Festival stage will be in foul territory near third base with seating sections along the third base line open for the show -- and, of course, the majestic Minneapolis skyline towering behind the stage.
Tickets for the Skyline Music Festival featuring The LP Tour at Target Field go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m.
The Skyline Music Festival with Soul Asylum, Matthew Sweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and the Gear Daddies. $25-$45. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday, July 26. Purchase tickets here or call 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467).
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