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Basilica Block Party 2022

The Basilica Block Party is a Minneapolis-based two-day music festival inspired by the Basilica of St. Mary. What does the largest music festival to be held within the Minnesota city have to do with an old church? Well, the event exists for a couple of reasons. First, it exists to raise money for the ongoing restoration of the Basilica of St. Mary. Secondly, it offers an opportunity to encounter the best of the alternative rock music scene. Past headliners include Ryan Adams, Weezer, Spoon, and Ziggy Marley. The large church, which also hosts the festival, is the first basilica established in the United States, and it continues to provide services to those in need year after year.

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  1. An Ageless Purpose

    The Basilica Block Party has been held for over two decades, raising more than $100,000 every year. At first, and unsurprisingly so, there was great controversy about a music festival being held in such an important church. Beer and rock are not typically associated with the Catholic tradition. Yet, with the event drawing so many supporters, it is now a local staple. Each year there is even a booth where visitors can take a picture alongside a properly blessed cardboard cutout of Pope Francis, His Holiness, himself.

    From the get-go, the event attracted globally popular rock artists. The first year even brought out the rarely-performing Barenaked Ladies. Since then, the Block Party has grown to include more and more performances. Other notable acts include Dawes, Jason Mraz, CHVRCHES, Cake, The Shins, and Death Cab for Cutie. The event is always sure to include a variety of local bands as well.

    Get Your Tickets to the Basilica Block Party

    Tickets to major music festivals are always a worthwhile purchase. Whether you’re attending the world-renown Coachella or a smaller event like Back to the Beach, music festivals offer one of the most enjoyable, diverse, and thoughtful experiences. Few of these events, though, are connected so directly to a great cause. A percentage of all ticket proceeds are reserved for the restoration of the Basilica of St. Mary, which in turn provides many local services for the needy.

    There is a range of ticket options for the Basilica Block Party. The general admission and Fanzone passes are the only ones that can be purchased as two-day admissions. The Block Star, Block Legend, and Hall of Fame options are the best tickets to buy, but they can only be purchased as single day passes. These more elite options include better parking privileges, exclusive gifts, and a premium viewing experience. These options sell out right away. Don’t miss your chance to get the best tickets to the Basilica Block Party, and visit SeatRetriever today. SeatRetriever helps you see all your ticket options to your favorite music festivals.

    Visiting Minneapolis

    The Basilica of St. Mary, where the festival is held, is in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thus, lodging, food, and drink options are not hard to come by. The city boasts amazing dining and hotel options for festival-goers. Within the actual event, a number of food trucks are available for your delight, and local craft beer is readily available. There is plenty to do before and after the event (or when your least favorite artists take the stage). Nearby, you’ll find Loring Park, the Walker Art Center, and an artist-inspired mini golf course. The Basilica also offers a tour, so you can see exactly what you’re supporting. Parking is included with the higher tiered ticket options, but public parking is available for a very low price right across the street. The local METRO transit can also help you get to and from the event and your hotel.

    A Meeting of the Arts at the Pearly Gates

    “Praise the loud” by getting your tickets to the Basilica Block Party at SeatRetriever. The Block Party is now an essential piece of Minneapolis history and culture, and it will be for years to come. Attend, and find yourself immersed in great food, beer, music, and community values.


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