Summer music festival announced at Target Field

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May 23, 2013
By: By Emma Cummings-Krueger
By Emma Cummings-Krueger
Classic '90s albums will be played front-to-back

The Minnesota Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN have invited several classic ’90s bands to play their most popular albums front-to-back for the inaugural Skyline Music Festival July 26 at Target Field.

Soul Asylum, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Matthew Sweet and Gear Daddies are scheduled to headline this stop on the LP Tour. Seating will be limited to a few sections on foul territory along the third-base line.

“Having a smaller, amphitheater-style concert is something we’ve been looking to do for a long time,” said Chris Iles, senior manager of corporate communications for the Twins. “It’s another great way to use Target Field, a venue that we feel is a community asset beyond baseball.”

From this amphitheater setup, concertgoers will have great views of both the bands and the iconic Minneapolis skyline. Though the unique venue is sure to pique the interest of concert enthusiasts, the festival is specifically geared toward the Twins fans demographic.

“The ’90s format and content matches closely with fans of the Twins and K-TWIN radio,” Iles said.

Concertgoers will hear three of the era’s landmark albums: 1992’s “Grave Dancers Union” by Soul Asylum; “Girlfriend,” by Matthew Sweet, released in 1991; and Big Head Todd and the Monsters’ “Sister Sweetly” from 1993. Gear Daddies will play songs from throughout their career.

The concert will include timeless song such as “Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet, “Grave Dancers Union” by Soul Asylum, and “Zamboni” by Gear Daddies. Tickets are $25–$45 and go on sale to the general public 10:00 a.m. May 30.

The festival runs 4 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the Twins players will not be attending, as they are scheduled to play in Seattle that evening.

For more information on the Skyline Music Festival, or to purchase tickets, visit www.twinsbaseball.com/lptour or call 612-33-TWINS.