Event Guide

What to Bring

Bring your ticket! The link to your ticket is in your Etix confirmation e-mail. Either show your ticket on your smartphone or bring a printout to get scanned in. On-site printing is not available.

Bring your photo ID if you’d like to enjoy alcoholic beverages. It’s a good idea to to pack lightly for the day. Remember that no outside food or drinks, chairs, umbrellas, pets, or coolers are allowed. No professional photography, audio-recording equipment, selfie sticks, or GoPro handles are allowed. No guns allowed. All bags subject to search.

Bring an empty water bottle!

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



Stay tuned for the full Rock the Garden lineup and set times.

Event will be from  1–10 pm, music starts at 2:30 pm.

During the Festival

General Admission food and beverages will be on sale starting at 1 pm. Enjoy cold beverages from Summit Brewing Company and Prairie Organic Spirits, cool off with Talenti Gelato, and select from an array of food and beverages.

Tap Minneapolis will be providing free water. 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 merch as our thanks to you (limited quantities available).

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 bathrooms are located inside the Main Lobby of the Walker Art Center. There are also accessible portable bathrooms and water filling stations in both the Upper Garden and Lower Garden.

If you need a private space to nurse, use a pump, or take a break, please visit the medical tent located in 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.

Other Information

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

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.

The Walker galleries, Artist-Designed Mini Golf, 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.

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.

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

Press requests:
Contact Rachel

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