The Basilica Landmark is more than just a rock venue, it is a nonprofit organization that preserves and protects The Basilica of Saint Mary—America’s first Basilica—which has stood as The Building of Hope for more than a century. Once, this iconic landmark was almost destroyed after decades of neglect. Today, we have the chance to turn back the hands of time to ensure The Basilica remains a spiritual home and center for community and cultural activities for future generations. And we can do this all through music.
Located in downtown Minneapolis, The Basilica of Saint Mary was completed in 1914 and designated the first Basilica in the United States in 1926. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, The Building of Hope has been a prominent feature along the Twin Cities skyline for nearly a century.
Our work on this beautiful and historic building is never finished. The Basilica Landmark’s mission is to restore The Building of Hope to its original glory and make sure it continues to welcome generations to come to rock out at the Basilica Block Party. Here’s how you can support the Basilica after the bands and beer disappear:
The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary. Today, proceeds from the rockin’ and rollin’ are directed through The Basilica Landmark to fund the continued renovation of The Basilica and its campus. This year more than $2 million will be invested in the historic church and campus buildings. These critical investments preserve and protect our landmark today and help to avoid the huge costs of emergency repairs tomorrow. Praise the loud!
In addition, a portion of all proceeds from The Basilica Block Party go to The Basilica’s St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, which provides services to those in need, including employment assistance, job training and workshops, transportation assistance and shoes. It’s partying, for a good cause.
Events like this don’t just happen. More than 1,600 volunteers and 75 committee members make the two-day party possible. They’re the true rock stars.
Save these Rockin' Dates and help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary on July 11 and 12, 2014.
It's gonna be a party you won't want to miss. #PraiseTheLoud
Purchase a raffle ticket or 5, and help the ongoing restoration of The Basilica.
Only 5,000 tickets printed so you’ve got great odds! $5 a ticket.
Drawing will be held on Saturday, July 13th at The Basilica Block Party. Winners need not be present to win.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the Block Party. Contact Leah to get your tickets at 612.317.3432.
Interested in selling raffle tickets before the event? Top seller receives one Round-Trip domestic ticket on
Sun Country Airlines. (Continental US only) Top sellers entered to win $100 Gift Cards.
Contact Leah at 612.37.3432 for more details.
Just because the party's over doesn't mean you can't still buy a souvenir. Get yours now and rock it all year 'round.
*Swag provided by SCS Event Merchandising.
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