Event Guide

What to Bring

Don’t forget your ticket! The link to your ticket is in your Etix confirmation e-mail. To get scanned in, show your ticket on your smartphone or bring a printout. On-site printing is not available.

Bring your photo ID if you’d like to enjoy alcoholic beverages. It’s a good idea to pack lightly for the day. Restricted items include outside food or drinks, chairs, umbrellas, pets, blankets, and coolers. No professional photography, audio-recording equipment, selfie sticks, or GoPro handles are allowed.

No guns allowed. All bags subject to search. Smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited from both the Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Bring an empty water bottle!

Bring cash or use our onsite ATMs. All food vendors accept cash; some will accept cards.

Schedule

1:00 Doors Open

Main Stage Garden Stage
2:30 Low Cut Connie
3:45 Nikki Lane
4:35 U.S. Girls
5:15 Kamasi Washington
6:20 Chastity Brown
7:00 Feist
8:05 P.O.S
8:45 Father John Misty
10:00 End

Food Vendors

Free Hydration

Bring your empty water bottle and enjoy free, refreshing water throughout the Rock the Garden concert grounds, provided by Tap Minneapolis.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages will be on sale from 1–10 pm. ID required to purchase alcohol.
There will be many great food options to satiate your hunger throughout the day and into the night. All vendors accept cash; some will accept cards.

Menus

Vendor
Best Way: Gyros, Chicken, Falafel, Pita Bread
Esker Grove: Roasted Jerk Pork Sandwich, House-Made Fennel Sausage, Japanese-Style Grilled Corn
Foxy Falafel: Foxy Falafel, Chicken Shawarma, Cauliflower Steak, Spicy Fries, Cheese Curds
Gastrotruck: Beer Cheese Nachos, Bacon Brats, Black Bean Burger, BBQ Chicken, Jerk Pulled Pork, Grass-Fed Beef Brisket, Dirty Chips
Gorkha Palace: Veggie Momos, Turkey Momos, Veggie Curry, Mango Lassi
Hot Indian Foods: Indurrito, Rice Bowl, Veggie Fries
Kennedy Concessions: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Veggie Burger, French Fries
Cheese Curds: Fried Cheese Curds
Que Viet: Egg Roll on a Stick, Wontons, Bubble Tea, Iced Coffee
R Taco: Grilled Fish Taco, Black Bean Taco, Fried Chicken Taco, BBQ Pork Taco, Gringo Taco
Taulelle Corn Dogs: Corn Dog, Foot-long Corn Dog, Foot-long Hot Dog
Taulelle French Fries: Fresh Cut Fries, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Taulelle Thirst Aid: Lemonade, Iced Tea, Green Tea, Arnie Palmer, Lime Calmer, Strawberry Smoothie, Old Fashion Pop
The Anchor Fish & Chips: Fish & Chips, Meat Pastie & Chips, Veggie Pastie & Chips, Battered Sausage & Chips, Poitin Poutine, Curry or Gravy Chips, Slaw, Beans, Curry, Gravy
Wild Earth Pizza: Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Sausage Supreme, Gluten-Free Crust

During the Festival

Enjoy cold beverages from Summit Brewing Company, Tattersall Distilling, and Sociable Cider Werks. Recharge with Truce Fresh Pressed Juice and select from an array of food and beverages. Shop the merch tent, stocked with Rock the Garden t-shirts and band merchandise.

Are you an MPR or Walker member? Thank you! Bring your member card and stop by the membership tent to pick up special Rock the Garden gift as our thanks to you (limited quantities available).

Portable restrooms are available at the top of the hill and near the North Entry. Dedicated VIP restrooms are located by Skybox.

Accessible for Everyone

We offer accessible viewing platforms for both stages. These areas have chairs for seating, in addition to space for wheelchairs.

Accessible all-gender, single-stall restrooms are located inside the Main Lobby of the Walker Art Center. There are also accessible portable bathrooms and water filling stations in both areas of the Garden.

If you need a private space to nurse, use a pump, or take a break, please visit the medical tent located in the Cargill Lounge near the Main Lobby. You are welcome to nurse anywhere in the event.

For parking accommodations or for any other access needs or questions, please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564. If possible, please contact us 24 hours or more in advance of the event.

Weather

Rock the Garden will be held rain or shine. However, staff reserves the right to cancel the event or part of the event due to severe weather. No umbrellas are allowed.

Other Information

This event will be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Walker and/or 89.3 The Current. Ticket holders consent to appear in this documentation and its future use by the Walker and The Current.

Re-entry is allowed with a valid wristband. Children ages 6 and older must have a ticket for entrance. No refunds; all ticket sales are final. Advance tickets are print-at-home and will be received by e-mail, no printing is available on-site

The Walker galleries and Walker Shop will be closed during Rock the Garden.

Going Green?

Metro Transit bus lines 4, 6, 12, and 25 serve the Walker. All ticket holders are eligible for a free ride on Metro Transit buses and Metro lines to and from the event. Check back in June for a link to download your free pass.

Bike racks bike with parking for 500+ bikes and a Nice Ride bike sharing station will be located on Hennepin Avenue and Groveland Place, and adjacent to the north entry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Rock the Garden is proud to be a zero-waste event in partnership with Eureka Recycling.

Vendors & Press Contact

Interested in being a vendor or sponsor?
Contact Ben Geffen
612-253-3456

Press requests:
Contact Rachel Joyce
612-375-7635

Stay Connected

Follow along with #RockTheGarden. Follow @TheCurrent, @LocalCurrent, @RockTheGarden and @WalkerArtCenter for lots of #RockTheGarden updates!