Labor Day Concerts in Bloomington

September 1, 2017

Dive into the last holiday weekend of summer and soak up the extra time to relax and get reenergized for fall. With so many festivals and activities happening, you have your pick of what you want to do with that extra day off from the regular Monday to Friday grind.


One of the biggest events will be Musicology at Paisley Park. It’s a battle of the bands that lasts for four straight days. Musical groups picked by the Paisley Park team will compete for the grand prize: an artist development awards package with recording time at Prince’s former studio. Whether you’re a performer, supporter, or music fan, this one-of-a-kind experience is something you don’t want to miss.


Daily ticket holders will also receive a tour pass through the Paisley Park Museum and will receive access to evening concerts, held between 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, plus the after-concert dance party. Feel the vibes from this grandiose, music-filled space where local artists will be playing their hearts out.


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Weekend Happenings


Despite the crowd pleasing excitement going on all around the city in this three-day weekend, sometimes it’s nice to do nothing but veg out. Maybe it’s a good time to pamper yourself at the spa, go to an afternoon movie, or wander around a local bookstore. The simplest things can often bring the most joy, and an unhurried weekend is the best time to take advantage. Looking for other ways to spend the weekend? Here are a few ideas for sticking close to home or getting out to explore:


  • Soak up the last of summer sunshine by the pool.
  • Host a potluck in the clubroom.
  • Take a tour of Mill City Museum.
  • Eat your way through the Twin Cities on a tour.
  • Spend a day at Minnehaha Park and check out the 53-foot waterfall.
  • Lace up your sneakers for the Root Beer Run on Sunday, September 3 at Boom Island Park.
  • Take some time in the sauna or visit the zen garden.
  • Watch vaulters on the rooftop of Brit’s Pub.
  • Walk around a park, your neighborhood, or a new area of the city you want to know better.
  • Dance to the tunes of the Tom Petty Tribute Band, Free Fallin’, on Monday, September 4 at Lake Harriet Bandshell.


This only begins to cover the ways you could spend Labor Day weekend. You can mix it up between active and relaxed, depending on how you feel. Just know there’s a lot waiting for you right outside your door. Being close to the Metro makes it easy to get around and explore a lot in one day. However, we’ve also created this community for when all you want to do is just kick back and take it easy. It doesn’t have to be an either or, it can be all of the above. The only thing we hope for is that it’s a weekend of fun for you.


There’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

– Jane Austen