Bauhaus Brew Labs drew a pretty decent crowd to its Liquid Zoo party during Art-a-Whirl last year. / Courtesy Bauhaus

Bauhaus Brew Labs drew a pretty decent crowd to its Liquid Zoo party during Art-a-Whirl last year. / Courtesy Bauhaus

It’s the Twin Cities music lovers’ equivalent of reading about Twins spring training and fantasizing about warm days outside drinking beer watching the locals perform: Some of the most popular block parties in town have begun announcing their 2017 lineups, starting with Hymie’s Records’ warm-weather-baiting outdoor bash for Record Store Day, April 22. Bauhaus Brew Labs got the jump on the Art-a-Whirl crowd by revealing a very impressive lineup for its Liquid Zoo party on May 20, and now Memory Lanes has also confirmed the lineup for its Memorial Day weekend parking-lot festival.

One of the reasons these particular block parties are popular is the fun, unique mix of local acts they all offer, proof of which can be seen below in this year's lineups.

HYMIE’S RECORD STORE DAY BLOCK PARTY (April 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 3820 E. Lake St., Mpls., free, all ages, more info here)

Black Market Brass
The Blind Shake
Farewell Milwaukee
Reina del Cid
Mike Munson
Charlie Parr
Sabyre Rae
Southside Aces
Ben Weaver

BAUHAUS BREW’S LIQUID ZOO (May 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 1315 Tyler St. NE, Mpls., more info here)

Caroline Smith 9:00 PM
Heiruspecs 8:00 PM
Communist Daughter 7:00 PM
Black Market Brass 6:00 PM
Night Moves 5:00 PM
Royal Canoe 3:00 PM
Nooky Jones 12:00 PM
DJ Shane Kramer of Transmission all day

MEMORY LANES BLOCK PARTY (May 27-28, 3:30-10 p.m. outdoors, 9:30 p.m.-close indoors, 2520 26th Av. S., Mpls., $5, all ages, free and 21+ indoors after 10 p.m., more info)


JC Brooks
Sarah White
Crunchy Kids
The Shackletons
Lady Lark
You Oughta Know
Outdoor stage hosted by Andrea Swensson
Indoor stage hosted by Mica May
Shannon Blowtorch
Sophia Eris
DJ Keezy


Dillinger Four
Birthday Suits
Monica LaPlante
Tony Peachka​
Liquor Beats Winter​
Black Market Brass​
Outdoor stage hosted by Ian Rans​
Indoor stage hosted by Nato Coles​
Nato Coles Live Bank Karaoke​
The Toxenes​
Private Interests​
Lady Heat DJs

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