The Minnesota Vikings are getting in on a different game at their new headquarters in Eagan.
The Viking Lakes development, home of the team’s Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Stadium, has announced the inaugural season of the Summer Skolstice on June 20-22. The festival will feature music acts St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Joss Stone, Sheila E. and 1980s heartthrob Rick Springfield. Food and art with a “Nordic flair” will be showcased.
Put together by the entertainment company 262 Five Ltd., the musical lineup crosses generations and genres.
On the first night, Springfield will perform with Eddie Money and Tommy Tutone, with the opening act the Family Stone.
Female performers will take over on Friday, with Elle King, Stone and Sheila E.
Saturday will segue into R&B with St. Paul and the Broken Bones, which recently brought down the house at the Palace, Judith Hill and the Minneapolis Funk AllStars.
Viking Lakes General Manager Kyle Chank said the 13-month-old development was built for such community events.
Team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf privately funded the new headquarters on a parcel of land that was the former headquarters of Northwest Airlines.
Office buildings, retail and residential spaces are envisioned for future phases.
“At Viking Lakes, we are building a vibrant place to live, work and play,” Chank said. “Summer Skolstice is the first of many large-scale events that will be activated on our property.”
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. General admission is $45. VIP tickets are $100.