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Gather, Share, Inspire, and Celebrate

Imagine performances coming alive on an iconic sculptural wood stage framed by towering oaks of a restored savannah landscape.
Loons cry from the shores of Silver Lake and the glow from the stage lights forms a warm, bonfire-like circle as the moon rises overhead…

More about Silverwood OnStage

Silverwood OnStage is poised to become a nationally-recognized arts festival set in a beautiful urban park with the best new talent in the region. It is a neighborly “around the fire” gathering with shared songs and stories, creativity, and cherishing the beauty of Minnesota summers.

All main stage events are free of charge, open to all ages, and commence rain or shine. Creative, art-based exploration of nature opportunities abound: From gallery openings to classes to romantic date nights, Silverwood has something for everyone.

2018 Schedule

The 2018 schedule for Silverwood OnStage has not been finalized. Check back for more information. 

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Wednesdays | 6:30 PM

June 7  Michael Monroe
June 14  Silver Lake Symphonic Winds
June 21  Dusty Heart
June 28  The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League

July 12  treVeld
July 19  No Tent (Reina del Cid)
July 26  ZuluZuluu

August 2  Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade
August 9  Katy Vernon
August 16  The Last Revel
August 23  Sarah Morris

In case of rain, concerts will be moved into the visitor center.

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Gallery Receptions

Mingle with artists during receptions of their latest exhibitions. The receptions are free for all ages.

Thursdays | 6–8 PM

June 8 | Unanchored

Works by artists Sarah Kusa and Chad Rutter. Exhibition runs June 8–July 31

June 8 | Land Röskun

Works by artist Lauren Bina. Exhibition runs June 8–July 31.

August 10 | Silverwood Student Show

Works by summer camp participants. Exhibition runs August 10–27.

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Silver Screen

After a pre-show concert, watch a movie at sunset on a 26-foot-high screen that lights up the park. In partnership with the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society.

The Eagle Huntress

Wednesday, August 23 | 6:30–9 PM | Free. All ages.

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Additional Performances


Follow Ned the Nerdy Naturalist as he stops Trasher the Trash Can from trashing nature. Then create your own art with a take-home activity related to the show. Puppet adventures are free for all ages.

June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13
Sundays | 1–3 PM


Explore time and place through technology with local playwright and interdisciplinary artist, Rachel Jendrzejewski. This program is free for all ages.

Thursday, July 20 | 7–8 PM


Enjoy a performance piece by a local artist. Free for all ages.

Friday, July 28 | 7–8 PM

Public Support

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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