YOUR TICKET BUILDS THINGS

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 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 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:

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Basilica Block Party. Cities 97. Bud Light.

About The Basilica Block Party

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 event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. 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.

The Lineup

Tickets

Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7, 2018


All ticket sale proceeds benefit the restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary and the St Vincent DePaul outreach ministry.

General Admission


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
Not INCLUDED:
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
$50 $90
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$60 $110
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$70 $125
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
$75 $125

At gate & online — subject to availability

FAMOUS AMONG FRIENDS

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN SETS OF 4


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
+
1 FreeBud Light Logoper ticket
Not Included:
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
- -
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$67 $134
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$77 $154
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
- -

FANZONE


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
Not Included:
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
$125 $200
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$125 $200
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$125 $200
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
$125 $200

Subject to availability

BLOCK STAR


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
Not Included:
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
$200 $400
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$200 $400
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$200 $400
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
$200 $400

Subject to availability

BLOCK LEGEND


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
Not Included:
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
$300 $600
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$300 $600
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$300 $600
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
$300 $600

Subject to availability

HALL OF FAME


Included:
  • 3 stages of music
  • Food & beverage vendors
  • Great Clips FanZone access*
  • Air-conditioned, flushable restrooms
  • Free food & drinks at McKinney Roe VIP area
  • Free parking at MCTC ramp
  • Skybox & Skybox bar access
  • Great Clips stage Premium Restroom access
  • Basilica Block Party t-shirt

Pricing ONE DAY TWO DAY
PRESALE
4/6 Code Required
$400 $800
EARLY BIRD
4/6 - 5/31
$400 $800
ADVANCE
6/1 - 7/5
$400 $800
DAY OF
7/6 - 7/7
$400 $800

Subject to availability

*All night access to the Great Clips FanZone in front of the Great Clips stage with a dedicated bar & dedicated portable restrooms - beverages are not complementary.


Buy your ticket package on eTix.

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A portion of your ticket price may be tax deductible — as allowed.

HOW TO GET HERE.

 
Download the full event map here

How to Get to the Party:

The Basilica of Saint Mary is located at:
88 North 17th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403
Get directions here

FREE RIDES are available on Metro Transit for any Basilica Block Party ticket holder. Download your free pass now:

Friday Pass

Saturday Pass

Parking:

The Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) parking ramp is open to the public for $5 and located across the street from the Basilica. VIP pass holders get free parking at the MCTC ramp. Other public parking options within walking distance are the Walker Art Center, Dunwoody Institute, and other downtown area parking ramps.

WHERE TO STAY:

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The Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403, US

The Hilton Minneapolis is offering discounted rates for party goers. Use group code BBP when booking at Hilton.com or 1(888)933-5363.

A chance to do God’s work: Volunteer.

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 a part of the celebration, you can also count on some credit in heaven.

I'll Help Questions

Note: Volunteer sign up closes at 5pm July 5th. Click the button above or contact the volunteer line at 612-317-3457. Or reach out to mpiechowski@mary.org.

VOLUNTEER ME

Online volunteer sign ups will open April 27, 2018. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill in all the required contact information — make sure your friends fill out a separate form, otherwise you won’t be accepted for the job and your friend’s sign up will be deleted too. Make sure you complete your volunteer sign-up by confirming the link sent to your email address. Otherwise someone else can take the shift you signed up for. Questions can be directed to our volunteer coordinator Mikayla at 612-317-3457 or mpiechowski@mary.org.

WHAT TIME ARE THE VOLUNTEER SHIFTS?

Most shifts run from 4-8 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. to event close. There are some shifts from 3:30 p.m. to event close. Late-shift volunteers are required to assist with event cleanup from 10:30 until the event is closed.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your shift and reporting to the Volunteer Center 15 minutes prior to your shift.

WHERE DO VOLUNTEERS ENTER?

On the night you are volunteering, you do not need a ticket for admission. All volunteers can enter through the Volunteer Gate at 15th Street and Laurel Avenue.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your bags will be searched upon entering. There is no place on the grounds to store them safely. Your name will be on a volunteer list. Bring your photo ID or driver’s license as you may need it for equipment checkout for your shift. You will also need a photo ID if you plan to purchase beer or wine after your volunteer shift. You may not under any circumstances consume alcohol while volunteering or while wearing your volunteer T-shirt.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Try to walk, bike, bus or carpool. If you plan to drive, arrive early to park in a downtown lot and walk to The Basilica. Parking will be available for a fee at the MCTC ramp, Dunwoody Institute lot west of The Basilica, the Walker Art Center and Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I GET THERE?

Once through the Volunteer Gate, volunteers should report to the Volunteer Center located in the Great Hall on the 3rd floor of The Basilica School for check-in. Signs will indicate where you have to check in for your respective volunteer duties. Please stay with your group in your assigned area. T-shirts and equipment will also be handed out at check-in time. Please wear a lightweight T-shirt so that your volunteer shirt can be worn over it. After you have completed your shift, you will need to remove your volunteer T-shirt if you intend to stay on-site. THE SHIRT IS YOURS TO KEEP. A team leader or escort will meet you in the Volunteer Center and show you to your volunteer post.

MORE DETAILS

Alcoholic beverages cannot be consumed before or during your shift. You may not wear your volunteer T-shirt and consume alcohol after your shift – please change into your street clothes or turn your T-shirt inside out. Please do not bring backpacks. All bags/purses are subject to inspection. Please do not bring recording equipment or cameras on-site. Once you come on-site, if you need to leave for any reason, there is no re-entry. The Basilica Block Party recycles and composts. As a representative we ask that you do as well.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Mikayla at 612-317-3457 or mpiechowski@mary.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED. MORE FREQUENTLY ANSWERED.

Have questions? Chances are, someone has asked them before. And gosh, do we have answers. Take a peek through our most frequently asked questions.

FAQ
DAY OF TICKET INFORMATION:

Starting at 12:01am each day of the event, people will be able to buy tickets online to print at home at the gate ticket price of $75. All types of tickets will be available at the gate, subject to availability, beginning at noon on Friday & Saturday. Sales at the gate are cash and credit card only. There are no fees if the tickets are bought at the gate. They will be sold at the face ticket value. Tickets will be $75 for a single night, $125 for a 2-night pass and $20 for a child ticket. Children must be present when purchasing a child ticket. The gate tent will also be selling Friday & Saturday BlockStar, BlockLegend, Hall-of-Fame, and FanZone tickets and upgrades, subject to availability.

WHAT ITEMS CAN I BRING INTO THE GROUNDS?
  • Small or disposable cameras, GoPros (without accessories)
  • Small bag or purse, 12″ x 12″ x 6″ only!
  • Binoculars
  • Empty water bottle (non-glass)
  • Strollers

If you don’t bring a bag at all, go through the express check-in “no bag” lines.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE GROUNDS?
  • Backpacks
  • Large Bags (Again, size limit above)
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms, Knives, Weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • Recording devices
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • “Selfie sticks”
  • Umbrellas
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Wagons
  • Kites
  • Frisbees
WHAT TIME DO THE GROUNDS OPEN?

The party starts at 5 pm sharp.

IF I LEAVE, CAN I RE-ENTER?

Nope, sorry, once you leave the grounds, there is no readmission.

WILL I BE ABLE TO SAVE MY TICKET TO MY PHONE TO SCAN FOR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT?

Yes, look for the mobile compatible download when purchasing your ticket.

WHY ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES IF I BUY ONLINE OR BY PHONE

The fee is made up of multiple components: fee to use the Etix ticketing platform, cost to build the BBP tickets on the Etix platform, cost to recover chargebacks from fraudulent ticket purchases, and credit card fees, among others.

CAN I USE CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ON-SITE?

Credit cards can be used to purchase admission tickets, merchandise, and food and beverage tickets.

ARE THERE ATMS ON-SITE?

Yep, there are ATMs outside the gate, and in three locations on the grounds.

IF I PURCHASE FOOD & BEVERAGE TICKETS ON FRIDAY, CAN I USE THEM ON SATURDAY?

Yes. You sure can.

IF I BRING A CHILD, DO I NEED TO BUY THEM A TICKET TO ENTER THE GROUNDS?

That depends! Children under 5 are free. General admission tickets for children ages 5-12 may be purchased for $20 at the front gate. The child must be with you to purchase the ticket. Children cannot enter any VIP area with a $20 child ticket, a VIP ticket for that area must be purchased for any child over 5.

IS BBP MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

BBP merchandise, along with band merchandise, will be available on site in 3 different merchandise tents. BBP merchandise is not available prior to the event.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

The show will go on, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, information and instructions will be posted on our website, and through our social media accounts.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PARK?

See the Directions section of our website. All the info you need will be right there.

IS THERE BIKE PARKING?

Of course! There are bike racks available in the parking lot under the freeway, on 17th Street in front of the Basilica. They are first-come, first-served. No reserved spots here.

IS THE SITE ACCESSIBLE?

We have seating areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of both the PreferredOne Stage and the Great Clips Stage. Temporary pedestrian ramps are installed to make it easier to navigate the curb at the Great Clips Stage. There is also parking in the MCTC ramp for those that need accessible parking. There will also be ADA portable restrooms around the grounds. These areas are marked on the map hand out you can get at the food and beverage ticket tents. If you need assistance on the grounds find a volunteer wearing a t-shirt that says “Safety”. It is their job to assist you.

IS THERE A SPOT WHERE MOTHERS CAN NURSE?

Of course, we have an area where a mother can nurse their child, or pump. It is located in the Basilica School on 16th & Laurel in the lower level ADA restroom.

ARE TICKETS TO THE EVENT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

No, general admission tickets are not tax deductible. However, a portion of the price of VIP Packages is tax deductible. See more information on these type of tickets in the Tickets section of our website.

IS THERE A GOOD HOTEL NEARBY?

Yes! One of our great sponsors, the Hilton Minneapolis or several other options in downtown Minneapolis. There is a link to special pricing underneath the ticket area of this site.

WHAT’S THE BEST OPTION FOR TRANSPORTATION?

Rides are free on Metro Transit with a special code located in the directions section of this website. Ride your bike! We will have bike racks available in the parking lot under the freeway, on 17th Street in front of the Basilica.

Let’s Connect

For all media inquiries please contact One Simple Plan at media@onesimpleplan.com.

Sponsors

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A tried-and-true partner of the Basilica Block Party, with over 20 years of participation so far.

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For the 10th year, Bud Light is helping keep the church party rolling.

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Working hard to keep Block Party-goers healthy, year after year.

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Helping make the Block Partiers look great, year after year.

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Giving us the lowdown on what's going on — especially with the Minnesota music scene!

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North Memorial is committed to keeping our volunteers and music lovers happy and healthy!

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Whether you’re working or playing or a little of both, McKinney Roe is your go-to spot for comfortable, uncomplicated enjoyment.

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Thanks to the Minneapolis Hilton, everyone will be able to get some much-needed rest!

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Our friends at Coca-Cola have been quenching the thirst of the Block Party since the beginning.

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Hot nights and great music are made better with a Big Ginger®!

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The perfect cocktail: ice, Prairie Vodka and the Basilica Block Party.

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Tenting the Basilica Block Party for over 20 years? Après has us covered.

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Why drive when you can ride for free?

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Thanks to the City of Minneapolis + Minneapolis tap water for always keeping our music-loving masses hydrated.

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Helping the Basilica Block Party Do Things People Love.

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Providing creative coworking space to God and other misfits since 2018.

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Kline Volvo, The Twin Cities Rockin’ Volvo Dealership!

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Buy advertising on the Basilica Block Party Video Wall and reach a great demographic! If you have any questions, please call 612-317-3457 or email us at blockparty@mary.org.