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Who’s your Rock the Garden buddy?

People like to buddy up at Rock the Garden. We asked a few pairs of concert-goers what brought them together today. Sienna and Cailyn “We’re twins.” Alan and Caroline “We’re newly married.” Ellen and Lindsay “We were randomly assigned to be roommates at Carleton. We ended up living together for four years. We graduated last […]

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Rock the Garden 2014 crowd fashion: Looking good on day two

Yesterday we looked at some Rock the Garden attendees’ outfits; today, music fans are looking just as good. Meaghan Occupation: Art teacher City: St. Paul Describe your look: “Weather ready.” David Occupation: Artist City: St. Paul Describe your look: “Wife-approved.” Amy Occupation: Journalist City: Mendota Heights Describe your look: “Boden.” Chris Occupation: Producer City: Minneapolis […]

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Spot a staffer! Behind the scenes at Rock the Garden

From on-air hosts to behind-the-scenes production staff, employees at the Current and the Walker Art Center worked hard but enjoyed their day yesterday at Rock the Garden. If you see us out and about today, say hi! All of us love having this opportunity to meet our listeners. Barb Abney grabbed some time with her […]

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Ten epic hats of Rock the Garden 2014

It’s a sunny day at Rock the Garden, and people are protecting their heads in style. “I like tie-dye. I’m kind of a hippie.” “I bought this in an airport during my travels with American Public Media.” “I knew I’d need a good sunhat today. I wasn’t sure if I was pulling this off—but I […]

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What’s the story of your Rock the Garden blanket?

People are relaxing in the sun at Rock the Garden and lying on blankets from—it turns out—all over the world! We asked a few people to tell us about their Rock the Garden blankets. “A friend made this blanket for me back in high school.” “This blanket is from Mexico. It was a gift from […]

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Rock the Garden 2014 crowd fashion: Peep the looks

We’re at Rock the Garden! Are you? Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s event. Scroll down to take a look at some of the fashionable folks strolling the Walker’s grounds. Lincoln Occupation: Student/fun-employed City: Chanhassen Describe your look: “Geek chic.” Nique Occupation: Mental health practitioner City: Coon Rapids Describe your look: “Springtime!” […]

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What songs are you hoping to hear at Rock the Garden 2014?

I’ll admit it, I’m spoiled. In 2011, when we announced the Rock the Garden line-up, Tapes ‘n Tapes played a brief, live set here at the Current. After the announcement , I asked vocalist Josh Grier if they ever played “In Houston” during their live sets, as I’d never been to a show where they […]

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