Blog: 5 Places to Watch Outdoor Music & Movies

There are plenty of things to do in the Minneapolis Northwest area this summer but catching a movie or live concert outdoors tops our list of favorites.  Here are 5 places you can see some great outdoor entertainment this season, for FREE.

We Minnesotans have been waiting for this moment for a while and we’re glad to say it’s here.   Summer has arrived and it’s wonderful! 

There are plenty of things to do in the Minneapolis Northwest area this summer but catching a movie or live concert outdoors tops our list of favorites.  Below are 5 places you can see some great outdoor entertainment this season, for FREE.
 

Sounds of Summer at Town Green Maple Grove1. Sounds of Summer | Town Green Maple Grove
The newest band shell in the area is bringing Sounds of Summer back for a 5th season.  This year’s performance schedule at Town Green Maple Grove is packed full of live music, movies, kid’s shows/activities and theatre (50+ events).  Not only is this venue uniquely designed but has a beautiful setting.  Full 2014 Sounds of Summer line-up
 

Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes2. Summer Faire | The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Thursday nights at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is the place to be if you’re looking for live outdoor music. From July 10th – August 21st, watch local musicians play on the central courtyard while relaxing (or shopping) with family and friends.   Some well-known musicians coming back this year include Tim Mahoney (NBC’s The Voice 2011) and Keri Noble (Cities 97 personality).  Full 2014 Summer Faire line-up
 

Rush Creek Golf Club Course | Maple Grove, MN3. Sounds at Sunset | Rush Creek Golf Club
Where can you listen to live music while sitting on a patio that overlooks a beautiful golf course? Rush Creek Golf Club!  Every Wednesday (through August 27th), grab some dinner at the Highlander and stay for some great entertainment while the sun sets over the course.  What a romantic date idea (hint, hint).  Full 2014 Sounds at Sunset line-up
 

Osseo Music & Movies in the Park4. Movies & Music in the Park | Osseo
The city of Osseo is smack dab in the middle of the Minneapolis Northwest area and also offers some great music and movies in the park, too.  Every Tuesday (through August 26th), gather the whole family and bring a lawn chair or blanket to Boerboom Veterans Park.  All concerts and movies are family-friendly.  Full 2014 Movies & Music in the Park line-up
 

Holiday Inn | Maple Grove, MN5.  Tuesday Night Acoustics | Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove
Gather up your friends and head over to Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove for Tuesday Night Acoustics (through August 26th).  Listen to live music on the patio and enjoy some great drink specials.  If it starts to rain, don’t worry!  The music will move to the lounge and the party will continue.

For more music/concerts in the Minneapolis area, visit our event calendar.

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