Rock The Garden 2017 returns to the sculpture garden on July 22, Bon Iver to headline


Rock the Garden returns to the Walker Art Center Saturday, July 22, 2017, headlined by Bon Iver, who just released their third album, 22, A Million to rapturous acclaim. For the first time, a limited number of pre-sale tickets to the Walker and The Current’s annual summer festival are available for purchase until 10 am, Friday, December 16. “We are excited to share the news that Bon Iver is returning to headline Rock the Garden, their only Twin Cities show of 2017, and to let fans start their summer day-dreaming early this year”, comments Philip Bither, the Walker’s Director and Senior Curator of Performing Arts. Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current adds, “We’re excited to present Bon Iver’s only Twin Cities performance on their current tour to support the critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album 22, A Million. Fans won’t want to miss this show in the newly renovated Sculpture Garden—it’s going to be a Rock the Garden to remember.”
2012 Grammy-winner and 2016 nominee Bon Iver last played Rock the Garden in 2008, opening the bill that also included Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers, and Cloud Cult. At the time, Vernon was touring in support of his first Bon Iver record, For Emma, Forever Ago. Nine years, two albums, and hundreds of international shows later he returns to the Walker for what will surely be the don’t-miss live music event of Twin Cities.

The renovated sculpture garden will host 2 stages

Rock the Garden 2017 Member Pre-Sale Ticket Information

Pre-sale available to WAC or MPR members only.

General Admission tickets: $64

VIP: $300

VIP Skybox offers exclusive access to the view of the stage from Walker’s rooftop terraces and the air-conditioned comfort of the Garden Terrace Room, complimentary eats, three free drink tickets, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. A voucher for a Rock the Garden T-shirt (up to $25 value); free parking for your party in the underground parking garage; and entry to the Grove on the ground level adjacent to the stage, and all general admission areas are also included.

Max amount of tickets per order: 8

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The limited member pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 am, December 14 until 10 am, December 16 while supply lasts. The remaining Rock the Garden 2017 bands will be announced in April on The Current. Any remaining tickets will go on sale following the lineup announcement in April.