Andrew Bird can play "Take Me Out the Ballpark" on violin -- or whistle it -- at the Skyline Music Fest.
(photo by Tom Wallace)
Going from Melissa Etheridge to Andrew Bird, Target Field’s Skyline Music Festival’s newly added second day probably won’t draw the same fans twice like Rock the Garden did this past weekend – but it should draw RTG-goers at least once.
The Twins announced an indie-rock-flavored Aug. 8 installment (billed as Indie Night) of the Skyline Fest to go with the Etheridge-led Aug. 9 lineup. Chicago-bred whistling violinist rocker Bird will headline the kick-off date along with another holdover from Rock the Garden’s 2008 schedule, Canadian power-popsters the New Pornographers. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and two locally rooted drummers-turned-songwriters, Dosh and S. Carey, will also perform.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. through the Twins’ ticket system for $29-$49. The Twins’ site doesn’t even mention a two-day ticket option. As was the case with Rock the Garden, though, organizers can optimize the expenses of setting up for the fest by adding another day.
The Skyline fest’s stage will be laid out along the third baseline, as was the case at last year’s inaugural installment with Soul Asylum and Big Head Todd & the Monsters. This year’s Day Two lineup follows the same musical mold of that one, echoing Twins-owned KTWIN-96.3 FM's format with Etheridge, O.A.R., the Rembrandts, Honeydogs and returning local favorites the Gear Daddies.