Be Sure to Catch These June Midwest Music Events

What I love about Minnesota is its appreciation for both music and art – and the events that celebrate both are some of my favorite events of the year! June is filled with these types of events, some of which are highlighted below.

What are the can’t miss events coming up?

Check out some of the great events happening in June:

The Current Presents: Cloud Cult (TONIGHT)

  • June 9th at 8 p.m. at The Carlson Family Stage
  • $30-$40

Duluth’s indie rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa will be in Minneapolis this weekend to perform the full score to their award-winning film, The Seeker. Cloud Cult is known for their mix of visual arts and music and the event details note Cloud Cult will play while The Seeker plays on screen, followed by a second set of fan favorites.

More information about tonight’s performance can be found here.

23rd Annual Stone Arch Bridge Festival

  • June 16th – 18th at Water Power Park/Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis
  • Free

One of the best free summer music events the Twin Cities puts on each year is happening next weekend. Featuring 200+ artists, with live music on three stages, Minneapolis’ beautiful Saint Anthony Main area will host three days of music events.

See the full list of activities and shows here.

Eaux Claires Music Festival

  • June 16th – 17th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • $90-$350

Eaux Claires is one of the best music festivals of its kind and happens to take place just an hour and a half from the Twin Cities! In its third year, the festival was created and is managed by Bon Iver’s frontman, Justin Vernon and offers an impressive lineup on a clean campground in the woods of Wisconsin. This year’s performers include S. Carey, Feist, Paul Simon, Wilco and Chance the Rapper.

Full details of the lineup and tickets remain on the festival’s website.

Seu Jorge David Bowie Tribute Series

·         June 17th at The Cedar Cultural Center

·         $42 – $62 SOLD OUT (But check back!)

Seu Jorge, a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor, will be performing a special tribute concert in commemoration of David Bowie’s passing at The Cedar Cultural Center on June 17th. Jorge is known for his role in the movie, ‘A Life Acquatic’ and will recreate the set to the film and perform some of his Portuguese versions of Bowie’s songs.

Check out more details on The Cedar Cultural Center’s website.

50th Annual Summerfest 2017

  • June 28th – July 9th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • $ Varies

The world’s largest music festival, spanning 11 days and hosting over 800 acts and 1,000 performances on 11 stages, kicks off at the end of the month!

The festival celebrates its 50th anniversary and is one of the longest-running music festivals in the world. And for good reason, too. The festival hosts some of the nation’s biggest stars and offers multiple performances at many stages daily, many of which overlook (and bring in the breeze from) Lake Michigan and Lakeshore State Park.

What’s more, the festival is run by the non-profit organization Milwaukee World Festival Inc. and brings in an annual $187M of economic benefit to the local economy.

For more information about the festival, click here.

Are there others I’m missing? Share your event with me at


Jenna Marie is an independent music marketing and promotions consultant for new and up-and-coming musicians in Minnesota with over 6 years of music industry and marketing experience. Thoughts written here are her own. Need tips on building your brand or help with promoting your music? Contact Jenna Marie at


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