Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s free concert series Groovin’ in the Gardens started this week. The event is a series of concerts that take place every Thursday at 6 pm from June 18 until August 6. The weekly concerts are held on the Visitor Center lawn at Como and feature local Twin Cities bands.
The series is kids-friendly, with plenty of activities accompanying the concert. These include a climbing wall, bouncy house and lawn games. Food, ice cream, beer and wine will also be available.
The series kicked off on Thursday with rock and blues performers Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders. The full summer line-up is:
6/25– Jack Brass Band – New Orleans jazz based with influences from blues, rock, hip hop, reggae and funk.
7/2– Trailer Trash – Traditional country music.
7/9– Black Diet – One of First Avenue’s Best New Bands, indie soul with sartorial flair.
7/16 – Malamanya – Latin American and Caribbean.
7/23 – Southside Desire – Soul, rhythm and blues.
7/30 – The Melvilles – Contemporary rock and indie.
8/6 – The Limns – Rock, reggae, funk and folk.