Como Park Hosts Groovin’ in the Gardens Series


Groovin in the Garden

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:

6/25Jack Brass Band – New Orleans jazz based with influences from blues, rock, hip hop, reggae and funk.

7/2Trailer Trash – Traditional country music.

7/9Black Diet – One of First Avenue’s Best New Bands, indie soul with sartorial flair.

7/16Malamanya – Latin American and Caribbean.

the limns - twin cities band

The Limns’ Zeke Fricke

7/23Southside Desire – Soul, rhythm and blues.

7/30The Melvilles – Contemporary rock and indie.

8/6The Limns – Rock, reggae, funk and folk.


Photo via: Bikes ‘n’ Blues — The Limns 



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Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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