Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Summer Hours
Mon-Sat, 10 am -5 pm
Sunday, Noon -5 pm
Regular Hours
Tues-Sat, 10 am -5 pm
Sunday, Noon -5 pm
Monday, Closed


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4
  • Free for MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.




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2017 Aug 18


Mill City Live








Mill City Live returns for its fourteenth season with live music on Wednesday evenings in August.

Set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, "Mill City Live" features five great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists. 

  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Fee: $5 includes concert and museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m., an opportunity to visit Mill City Museum at a significant discount.  
  • Free for Minnesota Historical Society members by showing your member card at Mill City Museum after 4:00pm the day of the show.  Advance tickets for guaranteed admission to the show for Minnesota Historical Society Members can be purchased online or over the phone (651-259-3015) for $5.
  • In case of rain, Mill City Live goes on indoors! 

No outside alcoholic beverages may be brought to the concert. No coolers or cooler bags. 


2017 Schedule:


Wednesday, August 2nd, 6-8pm

Midwestern Folk Rock, Americana
   Mainstays of the Minneapolis music scene since 2008 Farewell
   Milwaukee released their fourth full-length album, FM, on
   September 9, 2016. FM is the product of successfully achieving the
   balance of furthering their artistic careers with a family life.
   Farewell Milwaukee embraces the role that their Midwestern towns
   have played in shaping them artistically, garnering them fans
   through their authentic lyrics, lush vocal harmonies, and an honest
   sincerity at live shows.  “It’s hard to think of a more accessible,
   easily likable Minnesota rock band at the moment than this earnest Americana sextet, perfect for fans of Ryan Adams and the Eagles alike, or the Gear Daddies and Romantica.”    - Star Tribune

Wednesday, August 9th, 6-8pm - SOLD OUT           

Blues, Folk
   Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today.  The Minnesota
   musician has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his
   energetic performances and 12 records.  On his 13th album and Red
   House Records debut, Stumpjumper, Charlie showcases his blistering
   finger-picking as he switches between acoustic guitar, dobro and banjo --
   and keening, cut-through-the-crowd vocals that resonate with a
   conviction that runs deep and true. It's the music of a self-taught guitarist
   and banjo player who grew up with his dad's recordings of America's
   musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. His heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: they are authentic.

Wednesday, August 16th, 6-8pm

Soca (Soul + Calypso)
   Former members of Minneapolis reggae favorites Shangoya join Prince
   Jabba to make up the soul calypso band Socoholix. This high high-
   energy Caribbean dance band has been gracing stages throughout
   Minnesota since 2010. Containing members from Africa, the Caribbean
   and the USA, the band’s musicianship creates an energy that is both
   unique and infectious. From the first beat of the drum, the audience is
   drawn in and within moments, the dance floor is full.  Whether a
   reminder of your Caribbean cruise or simply the hypnotic rhythms the band, it instantly appeals to audiences of all ages. From the driving rhythms of the drum and bass, to the intricate guitar lines, the Socaholix sound is both complex and compelling. 



Wednesday, August 23rd, 6-8pm 

New Orleans Jazz  
   The Jack Brass Band was formed in 1999 in the Twin Cities.  Based on
   the traditions of New Orleans' brass bands, they are the ambassadors to
   the Crescent City's rich musical history.  The band has the ability and
   repertoire to play everything from old New Orleans jazz from Louis
   Armstrong's era, to the modern street Mardi-Gras anthems with the
   instrumentation, feel, and energy they have mastered through countless
   gigs, parades, festival appearances, and trips to New Orleans to listen,
   learn, and play alongside the masters. Simply put, the Jack Brass Band
   brings the party to any event with a rich tradition and a groove that will make you want to get up and dance to the New Orleans sound.
“If you didn’t know any better, you would think they were born and raised in New Orleans.”
-Keith Frazier, bass drummer and co-leader, Rebirth Brass Band

Wednesday, August 30th, 6-8pm 

Salsa, Latin
   Salsa del Soul is a Minneapolis/St. Paul-based, nine-piece orchestra
   performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking
   regions of the Caribbean. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some
   of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. Self-
   described as a group of friends that enjoy hanging out and playing music
   together, Salsa del Soul's styles of music include Son Montuno, Cha-
   Cha-Cha, Merengue, Plena, and, of course, Salsa.



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