Keep the music alive in your family by attending some FREE family-friendly concerts this summer. This year, MacPhail featured some outstanding groups at our Free Family Concerts; The Bazillions, The Jolly Pops, and Tryptich. There is always music going on at or near MacPhail, but also other places throughout the metro. Check below to find some musical outings that work for your family! 


Ongoing since December: Edward Tulane Chorale Suite, MN Opera. FREE STREAMING event, virtual concert highlights from the opera-based book by local author Kate DiCamillo. 

June 3-4: Flint Hills Family Festival: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts: 345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN. Friday, June 3rd: 5-8PM Saturday, June 4th: 10AM-6PM 

June 4: MN Boychoir Annual Spring Concert. Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr, Arden Hills, MN. 4:00 p.m. 

June 8-July 27 (every Wednesday): Groovin’ in the Garden, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 6-8 p.m. 

June 9: The Bazillions @ Waconia Gazebo, City Square Pak, South Spruce Street, Waconia, MN. 10:30 am. 

June 9-August 25 (every Thursday): Lowertown Sounds, Mears Park, 221 5th St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 6-9:30 p.m. 

June 11: The Jolly Pops@ Northtown Library, Blaine. 2p.m. 

June 11: MacPhail at Water Works Kidfest @ Waterworks Park, MPLS from 10:00am-12pm 

June 11: The Bazillions @ R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 1:00 p.m. 

June 13: The Bazillions @ Victoria Pavillion, Lions Park, 1505 82nd St, Victoria, MN 11:30 a.m. 

June 14: The Bazillions @ Fireman’s Park, 3210 Chaska Blvd., Chaska, MN 10:30 a.m. 

June 15: The Jolly Pops @ Civic Center Park, New Hope. 10 a.m. 

June 15: The Jolly Pops @ Oak Hill Park, St. Louis Park, 7:00 p.m.  

June 17: The Bazillions @ Inver Grove Heights Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 10 a.m. 

June 18: Juneteenth Celebration: Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, Noon-3:00 p.m. 

June 19: Minnesota Sinfonia @ Caponi Art Park. 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN. 7:00 p.m. 

June 20: The Jolly Pops @ Moir Park, Bloomington. 10:30 a.m.  

June 21: The Jolly Pops @ Tom Ryan Park, Blaine. 6:00 p.m.  

June 21: The Bazillions @ Eden Prairie Kidstock, Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, June 22: The Bazillions @ Wolfe Park, West 28th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 10:00 a.m. 

June 23: The Jolly Pops @ Centennial Lakes, Edina. 11:00 a.m.  

June 28: The Bazillions @ Terrific Tuesdays Inver Grove Heights, South Valley Park, 2810 70th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 10:30 a.m. 


July 2: Somali Week Festival, Blaisdell and Lake Street, MPLS, 1:00 p.m. 

July 6: Music in Plymouth – 50th Anniversary. Hilde Performance Center, Plymouth. 5:30 p.m. Featuring The Okee Dokee Brothers, Charles Lazarus & The Steeles, and the Minnesota Orchestra.   

July 7: The Bazillions @ Central Park, Rosemount. 10:00 a.m.  

July 9: MacPhail at Waterworks: Sounds of Summer. Ruin Park, 425 West River Parkway, MPLS: 3-7p.m. Festival Schedules: 3-5pm Student Performances, 5-6pm Faculty Performances, 6-7pm Featured Guest Artist: Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera 

July 10: Rock the Cradle, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MPLS 11-5 p.m. 

July 20: The Jolly Pops @ Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park. 10:00 a.m. 

July 21: The Bazillions @ Town Green, Maple Grove. 10:30 a.m. 

July 21: The Bazillions @ Chaska Gazebo, Chaska. 6:30 p.m. 

July 23: The Bazillions @ Jonathan Montessori House of Children, 112090 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska. Noon 

July 28: the Bazillions @ Centennial Lake Band Pavilion, Edina. 11:00 a.m. 


August 2: The Jolly Pops @ MN Bandshell, Richfield. 11:00 a.m. 

August 2: The Bazillions @ Tom Ryan Park, Blaine. 6:00 p.m. 

August 9: The Jolly Pops @ Centennial Lakes, Edina. 11:00 a.m. 

August 10: The Jolly Pops @ Commons Park, Fridley. 11:00 a.m. 

August 11: The Jolly Pops @ Historic Eidem Farm, Brooklyn Park. 6:00 p.m. 

August 12: The Jolly Pops @ Stonemill Farms Community Center, Woodbury. 4-6 p.m. 

August 17: The Jolly Pops @ Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville. 10:00 a.m. 

August 23: The Jolly Pops @ Fireman’s Park, Chaska. 6:00 p.m. 

Check out more concert series here: 

Minnesota Sinfonia: 

Music and Movies in the Parks: Music & Movies in the Park – Visit Twin Cities ( 

Published on Date: May 27, 2022
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