May as well just leave those calendar pages flipped to the summer months this week. In addition to today’s announcement of the Minnesota Zoo outdoor amphitheater series Music in the Zoo, we’re also due to discover the billings for this year’s Live Nation festival on Harriet Island and SoundTown this Wednesday.
As for the Music in the Zoo series, this year seems especially well-booked (and as one avid showgoer points out, has the high ticket prices to prove it). Iconic songwriters and singers Emmylou Harris, John Prine, and Mary Chapin Carpenter will appear alongside popular indie heavyweights Feist, Rufus Wainwright, and DeVotchKa and reliable recurring staples like Los Lobos and Tower of Power.
The Pines are the only local artists on the bill so far, but that may change if opening acts are added to some of the bigger nights.
Tickets go on sale April 30; more info and ticket prices here.
2 Feist with The Low Anthem
16 Jimmy Cliff
17 Jerry Jeff Walker
19 Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
20 Brandi Carlile
21 Brandi Carlile
23 The Pines
27 Gavin DeGraw & colbie Caillat
28 Emmylou Harris
29 John Prine
1 David Gray
3 Ziggy Marley
5 An evening with Dark Star Orchestra
13 Marc Cohn
22 Los Lonely Boys & Ozomatli
25 Los Lobos & Steve Earle
1 Mary Chapin Carpenter
3 Dave Koz featuring BeBe Winans
4 Tommy Castro & the Painkillers & Marcia Ball
7 Barenaked Ladies & Blues Traveler with Cracker
8 Taj Mahal & the Blind Boys of Alabama
11 Rufus Wainwright
15 Tower of Power