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.

2015 Summer Music Schedule

June 26 – Kelly Hunt

Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist KELLEY HUNT is a rarity and a challenge to the music industry’s penchant for easy artist definitions — a woman who has muscled her way onto the scene on her own terms with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing originality.

 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.

September 3 – TBA