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Lake Harriet Band Shell

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Address: 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55410-1213
Phone Number: 612 661 4785
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Very nice venue.

Nice place to hear a concert. Room to get up and dance if the music moves you. There are seats available. Productions were very good. Really enjoyed Codesweat Entertainment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dave B
Warsaw, Indiana
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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to hear a concert. Room to get up and dance if the music moves you. There are seats available. Productions were very good. Really enjoyed Codesweat Entertainment.

Thank Dave B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Minneapolis and you get the chance to visit the lake Harriet bandshell, this is a beautiful piece of architecture that's reminiscent of the old days. It's a bandshell that's not only beautiful to look at, but projects sound beautifully. Most of the performances at the bandshell are free to the public. The best secret though is the... More 

Thank lbcomp
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of free concerts happening on weekend nights, schedule available online. Pretty nice playground for the kids nearby.

Thank Ogutarts
San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think what makes this band shell unique is the seating. I have seen band shells in other cities and this one was really designed to maximize the comfort of those attending the performances. Parkbench seating, concession stands, all overlooking the lake with boats, ducks and lots of trees.

Thank olivenonion
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has something going almost every night of the summer. It is a joyful place to stop and get something to drink or eat. The actual "dining" food is quite good. The ice cream comes in large portions and is good. The actual bandshell allows for a large crowd to sit and enjoy AND is set up so one... More 

Thank Mj024
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watched some wonderful music. There was art for sale and I didn't have any money so I used the ATM at the food place and bought the most beautiful painting.

Thank travelking007
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The concerts start on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day. This year there are concerts every day except Wednesdays. There are two concerts on Sunday. There is a wide variety of concerts- some of the bar-band type and some from the MN Orchestra and Mpls Pops Orchestra, some reggae, brass bands, etc. Parking is scarce so if you want... More 

Thank Steve B
Madison, WI USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The area is well maintained and beautifully landscaped. The band shell is large and there is plenty of seating to enjoy the music. It is a great place to walk along the water and people watch.

Thank seeYouLaterGator
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Lake Harriet Bandshell has numerous entertainment offerings during the summer evenings. We attended recently to hear the Minneapolis Orchestra perform several pieces including Star Wars. It was a very nice summer day in Minnesota. The bandshell does have a good number of bench seats available in front of the banshell, but they can fill up quickly, so you should... More 

Thank Fritz1803
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Wisconsin and enjoyed one of the free concerts in the parks with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. Beautiful setting with the lake behind the band. Ample seating with park benches with backs. Sound was well done as well.

Thank dsj5777

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