89.3 The Current announces Decemberists, Yeasayer, and more for Rock the Garden ’09

On Saturday, June 20th, the grassy amphitheater lawn of the Walker Arts Center will once again become the finest concert hall in the city for one night only. In their yearly Rock the Garden Festival, MPR’s 89.3 The Current and the Walker Art Center have teamed up to put together another envious lineup of independent rock that will be anchored by a headline performance from The Decemberists, currently supporting their new album The Hazards of Love. Other performances will come from Calexico and Mind Inversion favorites Yeasayer and Solid Gold, so it’s going to be an evening of amazement from start to finish. Also, it’s an all ages event and they promise some awesome food and refreshments throughout the day, so there’s really no reason not to bring entire gang out for a night of fun.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 22nd, but if you’re an MPR or Walker member you can order now!

TICKETS: Click here to purchase

Keep reading for the full schedule of events…

Information below taken from TheCurrent.org:

Parking: Parking is limited in area lots and on the street. Paid event parking is available in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden lot. (The Vineland Place underground ramp is closed to the public.) If you live in the area, please walk, bike (over 300 spots for bikes), or take public transportation (Metro Transit bus lines: 4, 6, 12, and 25).

No lawn furniture, coolers, or pets. All bags subject to search.


  • Gates 3:00


  • Solid Gold 4:30
  • Yeasayer 5:45
  • Calexico 7:00
  • Decemberists 8:30

Additional entrances have been added, and the stage has been oriented to face South, towards the grassy hill.

Concessions: Refreshments available for purchase onsite. No outside food or drink is allowed. Details on specific concessions TBD. ID required to purchase beer. Rock the Garden is proud to be a zero waste event, in partnership with Eureka Recycling.

Tickets: Minnesota Public Radio Members and Walker members can purchase tickets beginning April 1, with tickets going on sale to the general public on April 22. All ticket sales are final. Ticket orders will be mailed or held at Will Call in the Walker’s Hennepin Lobby. Members of MPR and Walker Art Center receive discounts on ticket purchases. Rock the Garden is a rain-or-shine event; however, staff reserves the right to cancel the event or part of the event due to severe weather. No audio taping is allowed, except by official event staff. This event may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Walker and/or The Current. Ticket holders consent to appear in this documentation and its future use by the Walker and The Current.


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