Rock the Garden
|Years active||1998, 2000, 2002-2004, 2008-Present|
|Founded by||Walker Art Center|
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Indie Rock|
Rock the Garden is an annual summer music festival organized by the Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Launched by the Walker in 1998, the event has been cosponsored by 89.3 The Current and Minnesota Public Radio since 2008, becoming more of an indie rock festival. Since its founding, Rock the Garden has highlighted national artists such as Wilco, Sonic Youth, David Byrne, MGMT, De La Soul, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Bon Iver,and Decembrists and featured a diverse range of local bands like Low, Fog, Iffy, Cloud Cult, Howler, Trampled By Turtles, and Doomtree.
Rock the Garden 2014 will be held on June 21 and June 22.
Rock the Garden 2013 was held on June 15.
Rock the Garden 2012 was held on June 16.
Rock the Garden 2011 was held on June 18.
Rock the Garden 2010 was held on June 19.
Rock the Garden 2009 was held on June 19 and featured a new stage location facing the hill instead of the street.
Rock the Garden 2008 was held on June 21.
- Walker Art Center homepage
- "Ten Summers of Rock: Memories and Moments from RTGs Past", Walker Art Center homepage, June 14, 2012
- "A history of Rock the Garden (old and Current)", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 16, 2011
- "Crowd, sun push Rock the Garden to full bloom", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 20, 2009
- "Rock the Garden: 10,000 Decemberists fans can't be wrong", Twin Cities Daily Planet, June 22, 2009
- "Is Rock the Garden too Current?", Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 19, 2008