YOUR TICKET BUILDS THINGS

At the heart of Minneapolis, The Basilica of Saint Mary rises along the skyline and serves as a recognizable part of our downtown landscape. But it’s more than just a place to rock out for two days during The Basilica Block Party—it’s also a spiritual, cultural and community center for many.

The Basilica of Saint Mary—America’s first Basilica—has stood as a The Building of Hope for more than a century. But for decades, we took it for granted and it was nearly destroyed due to neglect. Fortunately, our community realized the value of the building in time to save it. Now, it’s up to us to turn back the hands of time and restore The Basilica to its original glory.

Your ticket to The Basilica Block Party helps support The Basilica Landmark’s mission to preserve, protect and restore this historic building all year long. We are committed to ensuring The Building of Hope continues to welcome generations to come to rock out at the Block Party. Here’s how you can support The Basilica after the bands and beer disappear:

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Basilica Block Party

The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary. Today, proceeds from the event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores, and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. In addition, a portion of all proceeds from The Basilica Block Party go to The Basilica’s St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, which provides services to those in need.

The Lineup

Gates will be open at 5PM. Block will be rockin’ until 10:30.

NIGHT ONE
JULY 8


Great Clips Stage

  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • American Authors
  • X Ambassadors
  • Matt Hires
  • Plus DJ Sets By:
  • THEbEATRASCAL & ACG
  • [As The Tastemakers]

PreferredOne Stage

  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Cold War Kids
  • Andra Day

Star Tribune Stage

  • Gospel Machine
  • Fort Wilson Riot
  • Step Rockets

NIGHT TWO
JULY 9


Great Clips Stage

  • The Fray
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Ron Pope
  • Plus DJ Sets By:
  • THEbEATRASCAL & ACG
  • [As The Tastemakers]

PreferredOne Stage

  • Ryan Adams and The Shining
  • Milky Chance
  • Craig Finn

Star Tribune Stage

  • Farewell Milwaukee
  • Holidae
  • Eric Mayson

Tickets

Presale, FANZONE AND vip packages available April 15 at 10am
General admission tickets available April 16 at 10am

Presale

presale & VIP

to cities 97 frequent listener club members & BBP past purchasers

(Limited quantities – Password required)
1 NIGHT: $50 BOTH: $90

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Presale

General Admission

APRIL 16 – MAY 31

1 NIGHT: $55 BOTH: $100

JUNE 1 – JULY 7

1 NIGHT: $60 BOTH: $110

JULY 8 – 9 (door)

1 NIGHT: $65 BOTH: $110

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General Admission

VIP

BLOCK STAR TICKET: $200 PER NIGHT

Includes free parking in the MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica, free catered food and free beverages in the Irish Born Hospitality VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage only on the west lawn of the Basilica, and access to indoor bathrooms throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the FanZone, Skybox or any VIP area at the Great Clips stage. $90 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

BLOCK LEGEND TICKET: $300 PER NIGHT

Includes free parking in the MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica, free catered food and free beverages in the Irish Born Hospitality VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage on the west lawn of the Basilica, access to the Skybox and Skybox bar at the Great Clips stage, and access to indoor bathrooms near the PreferredOne stage, and new Block Legend-worthy premium restrooms near the Great Clips stage throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the FanZone. $175 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

HALL OF FAME TICKET: $400 PER NIGHT

Includes a Basilica Block Party event shirt, free parking in the MCTC ramp adjacent to the Basilica, free catered food and free beverages in the Irish Born Hospitality VIP area across from the PreferredOne stage on the west lawn of the Basilica, access to the FanZone, Skybox, and Skybox bar at the Great Clips stage, plus access to indoor bathrooms near the PreferredOne stage, and new Hall of Fame-worthy premium restrooms near the Great Clips stage throughout the evening. $255 of this package is a tax-deductible contribution to The Basilica Landmark.

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Kids/Children

$20 PER NIGHT

(available by phone or at the gate only)
see restrictions*

Ages 5–12. Children under 5 are free.

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Great Clips Fan Zone

GREAT CLIPS FAN ZONE: $125/NIGHT

Access to a standing room only area in front of the Great Clips stage with a dedicated cash bar serving beer, wine, and soft drinks, plus dedicated portable restrooms. Ticket holders will be wrist banded and can come and go throughout the evening. This ticket does NOT include access to the Skybox or any VIP areas at the Great Clips or PreferredOne stages. It’s gonna be great!

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Great Clips Fan Zone

COLORING CONTEST!

Do you have mad coloring skills? Use those skills for good. Good, free tickets to the Basilica Block Party, that is! Just download the coloring pages below, fill them as you see fit, and post them on Instagram with the hashtags #BBPcoloringcontest and #praisetheloud.

A few lucky winners will color their way into the party! Contest ends 6/15, so get to it! Good luck, and Praise the Loud!

YOUR OWN LITTLE PIECE OF THE BBP.

Hey guess what? There is going to be some sweet merch at the Basilica Block Party this year. T-shirts, posters, and CDs, oh my! You might even be lucky enough to get one of our limited edition temporary tattoos. Fingers crossed! If you don’t want to wait for the show, you can purchase your very own BBP CD now! Like, this exact moment.

Sponsors

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A tried-and-true partner of the Basilica Block Party, with over 20 years of participation so far.

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For the 9th year, Bud Light is helping keep the church party rolling.

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North Memorial is committed to keeping our volunteers and music lovers happy and healthy!

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Not only is it a great financial steward, but it’s also a great partner to the Basilica Block Party.

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Don’t let hunger ruin the party. Thanks to our catering partner for the delicious dining options!

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Thanks to the Minneapolis Hilton, everyone will be able to get some much-needed rest!

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Our friends at Coca-Cola have been quenching the thirst of the Block Party since the beginning.

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A great event deserves some great wine! Thanks, Sutter Home, for your long-term partnership.

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If you have any questions, please call 612-317-3457 or email us at blockparty@mary.org.

VOLUNTEER? YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

Now that you’ve seen all the good stuff the Basilica Block Party has to offer, don’t you want to help make it happen? We bet you do.

I'll Help! Questions?

Click the button above or contact the volunteer line at 612-317-3457 or hdockendorf@mary.org

VOLUNTEER ME

Online volunteer sign ups will open May 5, 2016. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill in all the required contact information (make sure your friends fill out their own), otherwise you won’t be accepted for the job and your friend’s sign up will be deleted too. Questions can be directed to our volunteer coordinator Holly at 612-317-3457 or hdockendorf@mary.org.

WHAT TIME ARE THE VOLUNTEER SHIFTS?

Most shifts run from 4-8pm or 7:30pm-event close. There are some shifts from 4pm– event close. Late-shift volunteers are required to assist with event cleanup from 10:30 until the event is closed.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your shift and reporting to the Volunteer Center 15 minutes prior to your shift.

WHERE DO VOLUNTEERS ENTER?

On the night you are volunteering, you do not need a ticket for admission. All volunteers can enter through the Volunteer Gate at 15th Street and Laurel Avenue.

PACK MINIMALLY

Your bags will be searched upon entering. There is no place on the grounds to store them safely. Your name will be on a volunteer list. Bring your photo I.D. or driver’s license as you may need it for equipment checkout for your shift. You will also need a photo ID if you plan to purchase beer or wine after your volunteer shift. You may not under any circumstances consume alcohol while volunteering or while wearing your volunteer T-shirt.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Try to walk, bike, bus or carpool. If you plan to drive, arrive early to park in a downtown lot and walk to The Basilica. Parking will be available for a fee at the Dunwoody Institute lot west of The Basilica, the Walker Art Center and Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I GET THERE?

Once through the Volunteer Gate, volunteers should report to the Volunteer Center located in the Great Hall on the 3rd floor of the Basilica School for check-in. Signs will indicate where you have to check in for your respective volunteer duties. Please stay with your group in your assigned area. T-shirts and equipment will also be handed out at check-in time. Please wear a lightweight T-shirt so that your volunteer shirt can be worn over it. After you have completed your shift, you will need to remove your volunteer T-shirt if you intend to stay on-site. THE SHIRT IS YOURS TO KEEP. A team leader or escort will meet you in the Volunteer Center and show you to your volunteer post.

MORE DETAILS

Alcoholic beverages cannot be consumed before or during your shift. You may not wear your volunteer T-shirt and consume alcohol after your shift–please change into your street clothes or turn your T-shirt inside out.

Please do not bring backpacks. All bags/purses are subject to inspection.
Please do not bring recording equipment or cameras on-site.
Once you come on-site, there is no re-entry.

The Basilica Block Party recycles and composts. As a representative we ask that you do as well.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Holly at 612-317-3457 or hdockendorf@mary.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED. MORE FREQUENTLY ANSWERED.

Have questions? Chances are, someone has asked them before. And gosh, do we have answers. Take a peek through our most frequently asked questions.

FAQ
CAN I USE CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ON-SITE?

Credit cards can be used to purchase admission tickets, merchandise, and food and beverage tickets.

ARE THERE ATMS ON-SITE?

Yep, there are ATMs outside the gate, and in three locations on the grounds.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A WRISTBAND TO DRINK ALCOHOL?

Wristbands are needed to purchase alcohol, but the wristbands are free. Look for a wristband station immediately after you enter the grounds.

IF I PURCHASE FOOD & BEVERAGE TICKETS ON FRIDAY, CAN I USE THEM ON SATURDAY?

Yes. You sure can.

IF I BRING A CHILD, DO I NEED TO BUY THEM A TICKET TO ENTER THE GROUNDS?

That depends! Tickets for children ages 5-12 may be purchased for $20 at the front gate. The child must be with you to purchase the ticket. But, children under 5 are free.

IS BBP MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE EVENT?

Check out the Swag section of our website to order BBP merchandise.

WHAT TIME DO THE GROUNDS OPEN?

The party starts at 5 pm sharp.

IF I LEAVE, CAN I RE-ENTER?

Nope, sorry, once you leave the grounds, there is no readmission.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

The show will go on, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, information and instructions will be posted on our website, and through our social media accounts.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PARK?

See the Directions section of our website. All the info you need will be right there.

IS THERE BIKE PARKING?

Of course! There are bike racks available in the parking lot under the freeway, on 17th Street in front of the Basilica. They are first-come, first-served. No reserved spots here.

IS THERE STILL A RAFFLE? WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

No, not this year.

CAN I BRING IN CHAIRS, UMBRELLAS, OR PETS?

Chairs, no. Pets, not really (service animals, of course). Umbrellas, nope. It’s for the best, really.

CAN I BRING A SELFIE STICK?

Nope, sorry. Those can get in the way of the great view of the stage. So please leave those selfie sticks at home.

CAN I BRING IN MY WATER BOTTLE?

Yes, but it has to be empty. We do have water fountains onsite and bottled water for sale to quench your thirst.

CAN I BRING A BACKPACK?

No backpacks please. All bags/purses are subject to inspection.

IS THE SITE ACCESSIBLE?

We have seating areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of both the PreferredOne Stage and the Great Clips Stage. Temporary ped ramps are installed to make it easier to navigate the curb at the Great Clips Stage.

ARE TICKETS TO THE EVENT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

No, general admission tickets are not tax deductible. However, a portion of the price of VIP Packages is tax deductible. See more information on these type of tickets in the Tickets section of our website.

IS THERE A GOOD HOTEL NEARBY?

Yes! One of our great sponsors, the Hilton Minneapolis or several other options in downtown Minneapolis.

WHAT’S THE BEST OPTION FOR TRANSPORTATION?

Info coming soon!

how to get here.

WESTBOUND

Take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit (Exit 231B). Go north (right) on Lyndale/Hennepin, and north on Hennepin to N 17th Street.

EASTBOUND

Take the Lyndale Avenue exit (Exit 231A) toward Hennepin. Stay in the left lane. Turn left onto Dunwoody Blvd.

NORTHBOUND

Follow the I-94 West exit (Exit 17B). Go north (right) on Lyndale/Hennepin, and north on Hennepin to N 17th Street.

SOUTHBOUND

Take the I-94 West exit (Exit 17B). Stay in the right lane. Go north (right) on Lyndale/Hennepin and north on Hennepin to N 17th Street.

EASTBOUND

Take the Dunwoody Blvd exit (Exit 8A). Go east (right) on Dunwoody Blvd to N 17th Street.

PUBLIC PARKING is available for $5 at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) parking ramp, located across the street from the Basilica. Other public parking is available within walking distance at the Walker Art Center, Dunwoody Institute, and other downtown area parking ramps.

Free parking is available at the MCTC ramp with the purchase of a VIP ticket. Present your VIP ticket at the entrance of the parking ramp.