During a Minnesota summer, there are things that we, as Minnesotans, look forward to.  Lots of outdoor events, lake time, and of course, music events and festivals.  Mostly anything you can do outside in the summertime, Minnesotans are on board.  As long as we can keep the mosquitoes at bay.  Spray for those babies.

Anyway, when we get news that any of those events have been cancelled, it's kind of a bummer.  Earlier we heard about Twin Cities Summer Jam being cancelled.  Yes, that was a relatively new event, but has been cancelled because Canterbury is planning to build an amphitheater on the site where the festival has been held for the last few years.

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Moondance Jam, which has been a staple in Walker, Minnesota for nearly 30 years was cancelled a couple of years ago, but that one has come back on a much smaller scale.

And now, we hear that the Basilica Block Party has been cancelled for the second year in a row.  It was cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, but was held again in 2021. But last year it was cancelled stating that they "needed to rethink the future" of the one day festival.

From KARE 11: 

The music festival raises money for the upkeep of the Basilica of St. Mary, a longtime pillar of downtown Minneapolis. 

The Basilica Block Party started in 1995 and the bands play on the grounds of the church.

According to the 2022 news release, it is the largest music festival held in Minneapolis.

Will it be back next summer, in 2024?  That is still left to be determined.  It's just unfortunate to see another fun event, that also does a lot of good, go away.

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