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:

thebasilicalandmark.org

THE END IS NEAR. THEN COMES AN ENCORE. CITIES 97 BASICLICA BLOCK PARTY JULY 7 & 8 *WITNESS IT*

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

He so loved the world, he sent many bands.
Two days of bands means two days of partying. Gates open at 5 p.m.

NIGHT ONE
JULY 7


Great Clips Stage

  • Brandi Carlile 9:00 – 10:30
  • NEEDTOBREATHE 7:30 – 8:30
  • John Paul White  6:10 – 7:10
  • The Roosevelts 5:20 – 5:50

PreferredOne Stage

  • The Shins 8:45 – 10:15
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness 7:15 – 8:15
  • Cobi 5:45 – 6:45

Star Tribune Stage

  • Night Moves 7:20 – 8:20
  • Jaedyn James & the Hunger 6:15 – 7:00
  • Nick Jordan 5:10 – 5:55

NIGHT TWO
JULY 8


Great Clips Stage

  • WALK THE MOON 9:00 – 10:30
  • Gavin DeGraw 7:30 – 8:30
  • Ben Rector 6:10 – 7:10
  • Julia Brennan 5:20 – 5:50

PreferredOne Stage

  • AWOLNATION 8:45 – 10:15
  • Walk Off The Earth 7:15 – 8:15
  • Enemy Planes  5:45 – 6:45

Star Tribune Stage

  • Nooky Jones 7:20 – 8:20
  • Jackson & The Roosters 6:15 – 7:00
  • American Housewife 5:10 – 5:55
* Bands subject to change

Tickets

Presale, FANZONE and VIP packages available April 7 at 10 a.m.

General admission and Bud Light Famous Among Friends Package tickets available April 8 at 10 a.m.

Presale

Cities 97 Presale (Limited Quantities – Password Required)

April 7
1 Night: $50; Both Nights: $90

Past Purchaser Presale (Limited Quantities – Password Required)

April 7
1 Night: $50; Both Nights: $90

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Presale

General Admission

Early Bird: April 8 – May 31

1 Night: $55; Both Nights: $100

Advance: June 1 – July 6 for Friday and July 7 for Saturday

1 Night: $60; Both Nights: $110

Day Of / At Gate: July 7–8 (Gate or Print at Home Only)

1 Night: $65; Both Nights: $110

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General Admission

VIP

Block Star Ticket – $200/night for 1 ticket

Includes free parking (MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica), free catered food and free beverages in the McKinney Roe VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage only (on the west lawn of the Basilica), and access to indoor bathrooms throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the Great Clips FanZone, Kimo Sabe Skybox or any VIP area at the Great Clips stage.
$90 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

Block Legend Ticket – $300/night for 1 ticket

Includes free parking (MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica), free catered food and free beverages in the McKinney Roe VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage on the west lawn of the Basilica, access to the Kimo Sabe Skybox and Kimo Sabe Skybox bar at the Great Clips stage, access to indoor bathrooms near the PreferredOne stage and Block Legend-worthy premium restrooms near the Great Clips stage throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the Great Clips FanZone. $175 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

Hall of Fame Ticket – $400/night for 1 ticket

Includes a Basilica Block Party event shirt, free parking (MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica), free catered food and free beverages in the McKinney Roe VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage on the west lawn of the Basilica, access to the Great Clips FanZone, Kimo Sabe Skybox and Kimo Sabe Skybox bar at the Great Clips stage, and access to indoor bathrooms near the PreferredOne stage and Hall of Fame-worthy premium restrooms near the Great Clips stage throughout the evening. $255 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

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VIP

Kids/Children

Child Ticket – $20/night for 1 ticket

(AVAILABLE BY PHONE at 800-514-3849 OR AT THE GATE ONLY)

Ages 5–12. Children under 5 are free.

Child tickets will NOT provide access to the Great Clips FanZone or any VIP area. To be admitted to those areas, children must have a Great Clips FanZone or VIP ticket.

Child tickets will always be available at the gate, even in the event of a sell-out. Child must be present when purchasing.

Kids/Children

Bud Light Famous Among Friends Package

Package comes with 4 GA event tickets + vouchers to be redeemed for 4 Bud Lights.

Vouchers must be exchanged at the Food & Beverage ticket tents.

All tickets must be purchased for the same night and use the print at home option.

Early Bird: April 8 – May 31,

4 GA event tickets + vouchers to be redeemed for 4 Bud Lights: $248

Advance: June 1 – July 6 for Friday and July 7 for Saturday,

4 GA event tickets + vouchers to be redeemed for 4 Bud Lights: $268

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Bud Light Famous Among Friends Package

Great Clips Fan Zone

Great Clips FanZone Pit Ticket – $125/night for 1 ticket

Access to a standing room-only area in front of the Great Clips stage with a dedicated cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks, and dedicated portable restrooms. Ticket holders will be wristbanded and can come and go throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the Kimo Sabe Skybox or any VIP areas at the Great Clips or PreferredOne stages.

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Great Clips Fan Zone

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 800-514-3849, OR ONLINE AT etix.com

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Minneapolis invites you to stay for a special discounted rate of $105 per night during the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party. For more information, visit their site

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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We got lucky with the Minnesota Lottery! What a great company to head to the Disco with.

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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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Better hearing is who we are. We provide personalized hearing solutions to connect people to their worlds.

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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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Thanks for getting the Basilica Block Party message “All Over” the place.

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

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Making the Basilica Block Party environment super-duper loungetastic!

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We are screaming out loud how much we like Silent Events.

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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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Named after the ancient word meaning “blooming,” Chloe wines make every night memorable.

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Kimo Sabe Mezcal…not just great Mezcal but also a trusted friend.

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It’s the App to make sure your story lives on.

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Roadie matches people with stuff to send with drivers already headed in the right direction. The result is a cheaper, easier, greener delivery service.

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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.

Volunteering. Kind of like becoming an apostle.

Now that you’ve seen all the good stuff the Basilica Block Party has to offer, don’t you want to help make it happen? We bet you do.

I'll Help Questions

Click the button above or contact the volunteer line at 612-317-3457. Or reach out to mschreiber@mary.org.

VOLUNTEER ME

Online volunteer sign ups will open May 5, 2017. 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 mschreiber@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 mschreiber@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
WHAT ITEMS CAN I BRING INTO THE GROUNDS?
  • Small or disposable cameras, GoPros (without accessories)
  • Small bag or purse
  • Binoculars
  • Empty water bottle (non-glass)
  • Strollers
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.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A WRISTBAND TO DRINK ALCOHOL?

Wristbands are needed to purchase alcohol, but the wristbands are free. Look for a wristband station immediately after you enter the grounds.

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! 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. But, children under 5 are free. All children will need VIP tickets to enter all VIP areas.

IS BBP MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE EVENT?

Check out the Swag section at the event to get your BPP merchandise.

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 coming soon. 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

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