Music in the Gardens


Free Summer Concert Series Returns for 2015

The Maritime Gardens are a wonderful venue for live music. Guests can relax and enjoy the musicians as they perform outdoors on the Pohlig Family Maritime Gardens Stage.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair. Adult beverages are available for purchase.*

* You must be 21 to attend this event.

2015 Summer Music Schedule

July 1 – Charlie Roth

Americana, Folk, Blues, Country, Celtic, Charlie Roth is a unique blend of all these genres. What Charlie is best at is telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion. His fifth album ‘Broken Ground’ reached up to #6 on the Euro Americana charts and continues to get air play all over the world.

 July 10 – Crank Shaft & the Gear Grinders

Crankshaft has been pounding the pavement since 2008, developing his own “pork neck” style along the way. A sound heavily rooted in rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, swing, and surf that “could not have been imagined prior to the early punk scene,” as described by Dig In Magazine.

July 24 – Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

Classic Chicago Blues…Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

August 7 – Jimmy and the Band of Souls

Jimmi and the Band of Souls will be representing Minnesota in the 2015 International Blues Challenge. “The Devil You Know” album was voted best self-produced blues album in 2011 by the Minnesota Blues Society.

August 28 – Pistol Whippin Party Penguins

Straight from the great Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin Party Penguins. Don’t let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, but rather 5 self proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and a 4 part vocal harmony that will make Rush Limbaugh wanna pay taxes. The combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and the occasional stage banter will create an experience that anyone can enjoy!