Kenny Chesney thanked the Vikings for letting him workout at TCO Performance Center before he rocked their stadium later Saturday.

Review: For hyper Kenny Chesney at U.S. Bank Stadium, it was no shoes, no shirt, big volume

In a busy weekend for country music, the stadium king thrilled fans at the twice-postponed concert.

It's not just Lizzo and Beyonce; check out these hits that had objectionable lyrics rewritten

August 5
Lizzo changed the lyrics in her single “Grrrls” after it sparked outrage for an ableist term. “I never want to promote derogatory language,” s
The PC police called out Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas to revamp offensive words.

Laughing Waters bluegrass fest will continue at Minnehaha Park on Labor Day

August 3
The High 48s
The late founder Alan Jesperson's wish will be honored by his family and the bluegrass community.
Music
August 7
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge cancels her Tuesday concert at Canterbury Park in Shakopee

A case of COVID-19 has knocked the rock star temporarily off the road.
Music
August 5
Singer-guitarist Celisse received standing ovations for two of her four numbers when she opened for Brandi Carlile last month in St. Paul.

6 cool things in music include Beyonce, Celisse and Bonnie Raitt

Pick Six shout outs, too, to the Rolling Stones, Jelly Roll and Pamela McNeill.
Variety
August 4
Kenny Chesney performed at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018. He will return to the venue Saturday with four opening acts.

Our Friday best: Kenny Chesney, Wild Hearts Tour, song fest, Khalid, 'Red Rock West'

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
August 3
Khalid

The big gigs: the 10 best concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for Aug. 4-10 include Kenny Chesney, Khalid and Sharon Van Etten/Angel Olsen/Julien Baker.
Music
August 2
Beyonce

Review: Beyonce 'releases the wiggle' on 'Renaissance' album

Her seventh solo album is the year's smartest and most deep feeling record.
Music
August 2
This stand selling THC products at the Twin Cities Summer Jam two weekends ago took advantage of the July 1 changes in Minnesota law.

THC sales are already a thing at Minnesota music festivals, likely soon at venues, too

This weekend's WE Fest will have a table, after brisk sales at the recent TC Summer Jam.
Music
July 31
Brandi Carlile gets happy at Xcel Energy Center

Review: Brandi Carlile excites her fans and herself at once-in-a-lifetime concert in St. Paul

The Grammy winner was giddy and generous to her audience and opening acts in her 125-minute performance.
Music
July 30
Roger Waters performing at the United Center in Chicago last week before his Minneapolis show.

Review: Roger Waters reworks and politicizes Pink Floyd classics in hi-fi Minneapolis concert

Saturday's in-the-round concert at Target Center featured a lot of political rhetoric but also many visual spectacles and musical highlights.
Music
July 30
Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday, July 29, 2022 during the first night of Live at the Hilde at Hilde Amphitheater in Plymouth, Minn.   ]
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Review: Gary Clark Jr. gets comfortable and mellow in Live at the Hilde kickoff concert

The Texas guitar slinger sang a lot of falsetto and mellow blues tunes in the first of two nights at Plymouth's cozy amphitheater.
Music
July 30
Bonnie Raitt in concert in Philadelphia in June.

Review: Bonnie Raitt gets friendly, frisky and emotional in her return to Minnesota

In her first Gopher State headline gig since 2016, the Hall of Famer gave shout-outs to many local musicians.
Music
July 29
The Minnesota Orchestra’s new music director designate Thomas Søndergård takes questions from President and CEO Michelle Miller Burns during a rec

Minnesota Orchestra's next music director Thomas Søndergård meets his first audience

Musicians, Minnesota and the classical music world react to Danish conductor's new role.
Business
July 29
The six-year battle over Prince’s estate — the music icon died unexpectedly without leaving a will in 2016 — ended Friday.

Court case for Prince's estate finally closes

A final agreement was filed Friday that clears the path for disbursements and the end of estate administration.
Music
July 29
Joni Mitchell

6 cool things in music include Joni Mitchell at Newport and Mavericks and Lyle Lovett in Minneapolis

Pick Six shout-outs, too, to Mary Chapin Carpenter and RAP Act restricting lyrics in criminal indictments
Music
July 28
Machine Gun Kelly took the stage at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday.

Review: Machine Gun Kelly leans hard on canned vocals, opening acts in his Twin Cities arena debut

Avril Lavigne and Willow helped make the rapper-turned-rocker's Xcel Energy Center show nearly sold-out.
Music
July 28
Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt returns to Minnesota with themes of recovery and redemption

She'll perform on Friday at the Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park.
Music
July 28
Osmo Vänskä led a rehearsal Dec. 29, 2021, as he prepared for the Minnesota Orchestra’s three-week Sibelius Festival.

The Minnesota Orchestra's music directors, over the years

Thomas Søndergård will become the next music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. Here are the orchestra's music directors through the years: Emil Oberhoffer, 1903-22Henri Verbrugghen,…
Music
July 28
Thomas Søndergård has been music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra since 2018.

Minnesota Orchestra names Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård its new music director

He was a guest conductor with the orchestra in December and April.
Music
July 28

Review: 'Take It Like a Man' should make Amanda Shires a country star

A little bit Parton, a little bit punk, she addresses marital difficulties on her new album.
Variety
July 28
Gary Clark Jr.

Our Friday best: Alan Jackson, 'Flamenco in the Garden,' Gary Clark Jr. and 'Confetti'

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
July 27
Brandi Carlile

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for July 28-Aug. 3 include Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Roger Waters, Alan Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Palmer's Palmfest.