Twin Citians disconsolate at missing out on the sold-out Rock the Garden fete at the Walker Art Center this weekend can seek solace another way—they can rock the bridge. For the 16th consecutive year, Minneapolis's downtown Riverfront District will have the Stone Arch Bridge swaying to the music, as more than 250 visual artists and 40 musical performers swarm the area for the two-day Stone Arch Festival of the Arts on June 19 and 20. While the lineup leans a bit heavily on acoustic-guitar-strumming dudes, overall the fest is presenting an admirably broad and deep cross-section of top-notch local talent. Until the kinks in human cloning are ironed out, catching all 40 bands across the festival's four stages remains impossible, so you'll just have to settle for these eight... More >>>