June’s ‘Groovin’ In The Garden’ Lineup Announced!

The free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns To Como Park Zoo & Conservatory featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family.


2017 June Line-up:

Groovin’ In The Garden with Innocent Reggae Band


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

With a vocal delivery reminiscent of Bob Marley, Innocent’s live performance is captivating. He engages the audience immediately and holds them rapt throughout the show. Innocent presents roots reggae on the highest level.

Innocent Reggae Band

Groovin’ In The Garden with Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A sound heavily rooted in rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, swing, and surf. Rock solid original lyrics, a dedicated fan base, and his 21st century twist on the American roots is pushing him to the top of the crowded Minneapolis music scene in a hurry. It’s becoming clear to many that Crankshaft is “one of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days.” – Cities 97


Groovin’ In The Gardens with Umbrella Bed


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“Bizarrely this 8 piece have remained one of the USA’s hidden ska gems over the years as across 5 excellent album releases they have built up a great catalogue of cracking 2 tone material. This trend certainly continues on Umbrella Bed’s fab new “Refill” EP on German label Black Butcher Records with 5 more great tunes! If you are a 2 tone fan looking for something new & enjoyable, give these guys & gals a listen! Not to be missed…………. “ — Do The Dog Music – May 2015.

Groovin’ In The Gardens with Dan Israel & The Cultivators


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

He’s been making albums and playing live shows for well over two decades. The accolades and awards speak for themselves: 2006 Minnesota Music Awards Songwriter of the Year; named one of Austin’s top 15 songwriters in the 1995 Austin Chronicle music poll; City Pages’ 2005 Best Acoustic Performer; first-ever guest on 89.3 The Current’s Local Show; 4-star review (for 2007’s Turning) in the U.K.’s Uncut magazine; and glowing reviews in No Depression, Paste, and Performing Songwriter. Local critics have called him a “legend” and “the hardest working singer-songwriter in Minnesota.”


Stay tuned for the July Line-up!



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