Behold the Party
25 Years in the Making.July 12 + 13, 2019

The Cities 97.1 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 event benefit the Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary.

Those About to Rock.

Friday July 12, 2019
Great Clips Stage
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Dawes
  • Anderson East
  • Ruston Kelly
PreferredOne Stage
  • Semisonic
  • The Jayhawks
  • Yam Haus
Star Tribune Stage
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
Saturday July 13, 2019
Great Clips Stage
  • Jason Mraz
  • Hanson
  • Lissie
PreferredOne Stage
  • Metric
  • Flora Cash
Star Tribune Stage
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Blessed Be
the Ticket-Holder.


Single-Day: $60 | Two-Day: $110

Access to all 3 stages and all food/beverage vendors.

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Single-Day: $125 | Two-Day: $200

General admission + access to the Great Clips FanZone, a premium viewing experience.

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Single-Day: $200 | Two-Day: $N/A

General admission + all-inclusive food/beverage at the PreferredOne stage VIP section + free parking.

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Single-Day: $300 | Two-Day: $N/A

Block Star access + Great Clips stage VIP Skybox seating and Skybox bar + free parking.

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Single-Day: $400 | Two-Day: $N/A

The complete VIP experience! FanZone + Block Star + Block Legend + free parking + exclusive t-shirt.

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25 Years of
Praising the Loud.

The year was 1995 AD. A gallon of gas was $1.09, the internet was being completely privatized, Coolio walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and some dude flew a balloon across the ocean. But the most notable event, of course, was the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party opening its pearly gates for the first time.

A miracle in the eyes of the sinners, the saints, and those people who sing along at concerts but don’t know the words, the party rocked the foundation of earth and heaven alike. And now, 25 years later, the miracle continues. So join us while we make noise, make memories, and make history. Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block party.

The Loud Giveth.

At the heart of Minneapolis, The Basilica of Saint Mary rises along the skyline and serves as a recognizable part of our downtown landscape. But it’s more than just a place to rock out for two days during the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party—it’s also a spiritual, cultural and community center for many. The Basilica of Saint Mary—America’s first Basilica—has stood as a The Building of Hope for more than a century. But for decades, we took it for granted and it was nearly destroyed due to neglect. Fortunately, our community realized the value of the building in time to save it. Now, it’s up to us to turn back the hands of time and restore The Basilica to its original glory. Your ticket to The Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party helps support The Basilica Landmark’s mission to preserve, protect and restore this historic building all year long. We are committed to ensuring The Building of Hope continues to welcome generations to come to rock out at the Block Party. Here’s how you can support The Basilica after the bands and beer disappear:


For sponsor information, please contact Jean Ryan, or call 612-386-1055


The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party needs your help in tending to God’s celebrating flock. Feed their hunger. Quench their thirst. Shepherd them on their journeys. Not only will you be part of the celebration, you can also count on some credit in heaven. Volunteer opportunities will open in early May. Keep checking back for the exact date.

Thank you for volunteering, you will be hearing from us soon!

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