Canterbury Park

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Urban Growler opens, Canterbury Park Beer Festival, tap takeovers, and more

    Looking for a beer-loving experience outside of the usual urban parking lot or outdoor tent? How about at the race track? This Saturday you'll have your chance to go try some beers while you try your luck, at the Canterbury Park Beer Fest. Sample beer from national and local breweries such as Excels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips are here also from Bob Mould, Trampled By Turtles, What Tyrants, the Cavalier Crooks, Suzie, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Wiz Khalifa thanks Soundset for support after Texas pot bust

    Just another day in the life of Wiz Khalifa. Early Sunday, Soundset organizers had reason to be nervous when the Pittsburgh rapper was arrested in El Paso, Texas. According to TMZ, about 0.5 grams of a "green leafy substance" was found on him during his TSA check before a flight to Dallas.After he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Soundset 2014 set times revealed via official app

    Soundset 2014 is this Sunday! The yearly pilgrimage to Canterbury is always a busy day of music and camaraderie, and last year's crowd was the biggest yet at about 30,000 attendees. The key to the most complete experience possible is a good schedule. Rhymesayers teamed up with the Nerdery to make pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving to Shakopee, opening taproom

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving into its own space later this year, setting a tentative goal to open doors in Shakopee by Labor Day. The brewery, founded in 2011, is currently sharing space with Lucid and Bad Weather in an alternating proprietorship, a business arrangement in which the separate busine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Fifth annual Savor Minnesota event in Shakopee celebrates local wine

    If locally produced wine is your thing, or you don't know a lot about it and want to, then mark you calendars for April 26 when Savor Minnesota takes over Shakopee's Canterbury Park, turning it into a celebration of locally grown grapes and locally produced food. This will be the event's fifth year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Soundset announces 2014 lineup

    Rhymesayers just gave area hip-hop fans a big reason to look forward to the warmer months, as they released the lineup for the seventh annual Soundset festival. In addition to Atmosphere's standard headlining set, they will be joined by Wiz Khalifa, Nas (who will be playing a set celebrating the 20t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    13 gorgeous GIFs from Warped Tour 2012

    See Also:Review: Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park, 7/8/1215 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 201210 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012This is Warped Tour 2012 on photo-multiplying steroids, so it's completely legal. Photographer Erik Hess (slideshows here and here) hit Canterbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Basilica Block Party, 311, Blitzen Trapper, Warped Tour

    The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watch

    The fifth annual Soundset festival at Canterbury Park Festival Field in Shakopee came to an abrupt halt when a Tornado Watch was announced midway through Lupe Fiasco's performance. Not long after Fiasco made an introduction for the song "The Show Goes On" and showed off a couple of fans' tattoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Soundset, LMFAO, Edward Sharpe, Memory Lanes Block Party

    Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Get Cryphy crew drops Soundset artists mix, DJing afterparty

    With Soundset about to go off on Sunday at Canterbury Park, it's time for all of the online debate and heated discussions about the local hip-hop scene to grow silent in favor of the music itself, as the beats and rhymes of some of the best rap artists in the game are set to bring Minnesota hip-hop ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012

    How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival

    Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year

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    May 23, 2012
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    July 8, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Basilica Block Party, Josh Groban, Katy Perry, Warped Tour

    ​So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    Soundset Series: Beyond the Music

    ​Please note that Soundset is a hip-hop festival, not a rap festival.  For those who still ask what the difference is, hip-hop refers to the culture in its entirety, which includes turntablism and beatmaking, graffiti and street art, and breakdancing, in addition to just rapping.  Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Soundset Series: Rhymesayers staples Brother Ali, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, more

    Brother Ali​Back before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Soundset 2011 returns to Canterbury Park May 29

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Brother Ali, Britstock: Freeloader Friday

    Gloria's Lobotomy by Rudy Fig​There's never a week in the Twin Cities without great free stuff to do. This week's hot happenings include an incredible lineup at the Pizza Luce Block Party (Brother Ali! Dessa! Pink Mink!), sugary sweet art by Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner over at the Gallery at Fox Tax, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Footloose, Red Hot Art Fest: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​Being 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 >>

  • News

    July 21, 2010

    Paul Allen on Jeff Dubay, Brett Favre, the Vikings

    Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    KFAN's Paul Allen on Jeff Dubay, Brett Favre, the Vikings: This week's cover

    Photo: Nick VlcekPaul Allen will soon be in perpetual motion​KFAN's Paul Allen cruised into the Twin Cities in1995 to call races at Canterbury Park, and has risen to become one of our media market's top broadcasters through a quirky combination of confidence, exuberance, and a vernacular that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bastille Day celebrations, Minneapolis Aquatennial: Freeloader Friday

    ​(Photo by stuartpilbrow) This week Freeloader Friday is all about street festivals. We have Dakota Fest, Highland Fest, and not one, but two awesome Bastille Day celebrations. Add in some live music and tons of other stuff, and you have a completely free weekend. 

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Lilith Fair moved from Canterbury to Target Center

    ​The Lilith Fair, slated for July 18 at Canterbury Park, is being moved indoors to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. In other changes, Kelly Clarkson is no longer part of the Minneapolis date; the lineup listed on the press release is now Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Court Yard Hounds ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Nerd Party, Public Display of Affection Night: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    BBQ Blues Fest, Cult Sisters 5: Freeloader Friday

    ​(Image by zzzack) This week in Freeloader Friday we have a '90s-themed dance party, a day-long skateboarding festival, World Cup bars, and a free blues fest.  

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Soundset 2010 wrap-up: Taking local hip-hop national

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​From rappers to B-boys, custom car crews to hype men, the Canterbury Park festival grounds--a grassy lowland down a hill from the acre of asphalt that hosted last year's Soundset--became a sprawling hip-hop carnival Sunday, loaded down with 17,000 fans ready for an all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    MPR open house, artwork by John Lennon: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2010
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    May 4, 2010

    Canterbury Park revamping to accommodate more festivals

    ​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 >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Savor Minnesota a boost for local wineries

    Saint Croix Vineyards wine tasting​Anyone with preconceived ideas about Minnesota wines is probably re-evaluating those notions if they were part of Saturday's first-annual Savor Minnesota event at Canterbury Park, which featured the best of Minnesota wine, food, and beer. Though the exhibitor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    PGA Championship Writer's Notebook

    Hazeltine tips, history, predictions, and some video from practice day #2.

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    August 7, 2009

    Ostrich and camels races at Canterbury Park Sunday

    Instead of cheering on your favorite thoroughbred, you could be watching the most awkward animal races ever. Just imagine galloping camels and tumbling ostriches.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Too old for Warped Tour?

    Is 26 too old to be wearing a puffy-painted t-shirt and moshing?

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2008

    Canterbury Triple Crown: Beer, Betting, and Belmont UPDATEDx4

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    Our local place to play the ponies is hosting special Belmont Stakes betting in honor of Big Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Derby days are here again

    Jack K. Sparks--hillbilly music aficionado, Kansas City Royals fan, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Get ready for another E-Junk Tsunami

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    Even after last year'sDerby Day

    For the first time ever Canterbury Park's opening meet will coincide with the running of the Kentucky Derby. It should make for a fabulous day out at the track. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Bellamy Road is obviously the beast to beat in the 20-horse Derby field. The George Steinbrenner-owned thoroughbred ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Indecent Proposals

    Pawlenty's gambling push might be a budget quick fix, but it will cost in the long run

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    June 26, 2002

    The Backside

    Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion

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    July 26, 2000

    Poker Faces

    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.

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Twin Killing

    Carl Pohlad's sudden announcement of "serious talks" with a potential buyer is the logical next gambit in the stadium game. But as Minnesota Business Partnership head Duane Benson notes, "It is a little late. He may have wanted to play that card before, g

  • Sports

    February 5, 1997
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