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2010 Basilica Block Party
07/09/2010 - 5:00pm - 07/10/2010 - 10:30pm
The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to pay for the $9.5 million structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds from the event will fund the continued renovation of The Basilica. Five percent of proceeds have been designated for the St. Vincent de Paul outreach program to serve those in need. The program provides food and shelter to nearly 3,500 people a month, as well as shoes and transportation assistance to 250 people every week.
The goal of the Basilica Block Party is to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community. More than 25,000 people gather annually in the presence of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary and surrounding blocks to celebrate good food, great music and summer fun.
Weezer, Barenaked Ladies, Spoon, The Avett Brothers, Eric Hutchinson, Guster, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and V.V. Brown will headline the 18 bands performing at the two-day event.
The Basilica of Saint Mary Grounds
88 17th Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55403