Band Lineups for Songs on the Lawn and Alive After 5

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Greater Mankato Growth released the band lineup for the 2018 music series “Songs on the Lawn” and “Alive after 5” which are held at Civic Center Plaza.

This will be the 15th year for Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am – 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza, starting June 7, 2018. Parking is available around the city center free of charge.  

Songs on the Lawn is a community event for co-workers, families and friends to gather and enjoy sun, entertainment, activities and food. Attendees may purchase lunch and snacks sold by a variety of local vendors including Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Hy-Vee, New Perspective Senior Living, Olives, Pub 500, The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen, and Tavern of the Avenue.  

Attendees are invited to visit local companies such as Cambria, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Ecumen Pathstone Living, Lloyd Management Inc., Mankato Family YMCA, McGowan Water Conditioning, Monarch Healthcare Management, and Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows whom will be occupying a booth space at the event.          

Songs on the Lawn musical lineup includes:

  • June 7, Jeremy Poland Band
  • June 14, Kind Country
  • June 21, The Porchlights
  • June 28, Murphy Brothers

Alive After 5 is presented by August Schell Brewing and is a free music event on Thursday nights in August from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Civic Center Plaza.

An array of food and beverages will be available for purchase from Pub 500, Friesen’s Family Bakery and Bistro, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria and Hy-Vee. Presenting sponsor, August Schell Brewing, will also be offering beer samplings each night of the event.  

The Artisan & Craft Pop-up market, coordinated by Salvage Sisters Mercantile, will offer a variety of locally-made jewelry, home goods, art and accessories.

Alive after 5 musical lineup includes:

  • August 9, Erik Koskinen Band 
  • August 16, Last Revel
  • August 23, Sawyers Dream
  • August 30, Devon Worley 

Songs on the Lawn is produced by Greater Mankato Growth and sponsored by Xcel Energy. Band support is provided by KMSU through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. MedExpress Urgent Care, and MinnStar Bank are the event sponsors, and Nidec Kato Engineering is the supporting sponsor. Media sponsorship provided by Radio Mankato and KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato. For more information, please visit greatermankato.com/songs-lawn.

Alive After 5 is produced by the City Center Partnership and sponsored by August Schell Brewing. Band support is provided by KMSU through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. MinnStar Bank is the supporting sponsor, with additional support from the Tailwind Group. Alive After 5 is partially funded by the Mankato Community Grant Program. Media sponsorship provided by Radio Mankato and KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato.

Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which also includes the local convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Mankato, the downtown development organization, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy. 

City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which includes the chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Mankato and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.

 

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