Photo Exterior Event Groups gather on the front steps, Block Party

Block Party 2020 Update

We are sad to announce that due to health concerns around COVID-19, the 26th annual Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party scheduled for July 10 and 11, 2020 will not take place. Instead, we will celebrate next summer on July 9 and 10, 2021.

For 25 years, thousands of festival-goers, volunteers, partners, sponsors, vendors, and committees have come together for one July weekend to transform the grounds of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary into Minneapolis’ largest music festival. The proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of The Basilica and its campus—and the event serves as a staple of summer in Minnesota. It’s hard to imagine a summer without the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party, but our top priority is the health and safety of our community.

Refunds are available at point of purchase.  All tickets purchased online or through the Etix Call Center with a credit or debit card will be refunded automatically. Due to high volumes, you should expect to see your refund within 20 business days. If you have questions, please contact Etix at 1-800-514-3849 or at If you would like to support The Basilica Landmark’s fundraising efforts, please visit

Although we won’t gather this year, we look forward to creating more music memories together. Until then, stay safe and healthy, listen to good tunes, and support each other, the arts, and the live music community. We cannot wait to celebrate with you next year.

The Basilica Block Party Team



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