AtmosphereSoundset, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013Soundset has come a long way from its humble origins in the shadow of the Metrodome back in 2008. Skyrocketing ticket sales -- reportedly 28,000 this year -- and a subtle demographic shift over its six-year run have allowed Rhymesayers to grow a ... More >>
"If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>
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Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is now betting against slot machines at the state's horse-racing tracks.Garofola authored racino legislation last session, but has recently had a change of heart. Racino supporters wanted slot machines installed at Canterbury Park and Running Aces, Minnesota's two ... More >>
Canterbury hosts two upcoming foodie events. Canterbury Park is making up for time lost during the state shutdown by hosting two foodie events next month. On Saturday, August 13, Canterbury is rounding up a whole host of mobile kitchens for a Food Truck Festival to feed race-watchers. Partic ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
The sun is out this Monday morning, making it a fine time to start daydreaming about all the festivals coming to town this summer. In addition to Soundset -- which is announcing its lineup shortly this morning -- the Vans Warped Tour has unveiled the lineup for its stop at Canterbury Park on July ... More >>
The Rhymesayers-organized Soundset hip-hop festival will return to Canterbury Park this year on May 29, according to a flyer posted by RSE promotions and marketing manager Jake Schaefer this afternoon. Schaefer says we can expect a line-up announcement this coming Monday, March 28, with a fan pre ... More >>
Tracy O via Flickr.comThis week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.
Art by Curtiss AIt's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.comBeing broke is never a problem with Freeloader Friday. In this edition we have tons of really cool stuff to do. Including experimental theater, steampunk art, several art festivals, and a very special screening of Footloose. Be sure to practice your "seven degrees of ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
In anticipation of their July 18 stop at Canterbury Park, the organizers of the Lilith Fair conducted a local talent search, soliciting songs from area bands via the music networking site OurStage. The winner for the Twin Cities date is Minneapolis two-piece Bella Ruse, who will kick off the day' ... More >>
(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
P.O.S at Soundset 2009Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMemorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for Soundset 2010 to take over the parking lot of Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Every year, the annual Rhymesayers-sponsored hip-hop festival features a mix of local heroes, classic legends, ... More >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
(This guy escaped from Coney Island) This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
Shakopee racetrack and events center Canterbury Park is developing a new 28-acre site on the north end of its property that owners say will allow them to host more events like this summer's Soundset (May 30), Lilith Fair (July 18), and Warped Tour (August 1)."The new location will help to minimi ... More >>
Hip-hop festival Soundset (winner of this year's Best Festival award in City Pages) has just released a promo video for its 2010 lineup, which is taking over Canterbury Park on May 31. Tickets are on sale now; head over to SoundsetFestival.com for more information.
Photo by Ben ClarkAndrew W.K. at SXSW 2010The Twin Cities date for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour has been announced: The tour will stop at Canterbury Park on Sunday, August 1, with a few unexpected names like Andrew W.K. and the Alkaline Trio thrown in amongst a smattering of pop-punk bands. See belo ... More >>
The lineup for this year's Soundset has been released, and Rhymesayers bigwigs Atmosphere will headline once again with a slew of openers, including Def Jam duo Method Man & Redman, the Hieroglyphics crew (Del the Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Pep Love), and Rhymesayers art ... More >>
The festival will come to Minnesota on July 18.
Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.
Ah, the fall rituals of the Prairie!
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.
The betting favorite in the upcoming Run for the Roses is undefeated--and somewhat politically incorrect.
Where the winners are losers and the losers are glue