Basilica Block Party 2016 night one

The beloved radio-rock fest/fundraiser to preserve the Basilica of St. Mary church kicked off Friday night outside the historic Minneapolis holy house. This year's Basilica Block Party lineup featured indie-rock heavyweights Death Cab for Cutie, blues-rocker Gary Clark Jr., vanilla hitmakers American Authors and X Ambassadors, plus Cold War Kids, rising R&B singer Andra Day, and more. The two-night party resumes tonight. Photos by Andy Witchger on July 8, 2016.