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Gather, Share, Inspire and Celebrate

Enter a natural and creative space where performances come to life — before you and around you. Witness the spectacle, from screen to stage to dance floor, and forest to prairie to lakeshore, as the warm sun retreats on another summer day in Silverwood Park.

More About Silverwood OnStage

All Silverwood OnStage events are free of charge and open to the public. All ages are welcome. To fully enjoy the performances, audience-goers may wish to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic meal, and friends or family.

Unless otherwise noted, performances occur outdoors in the amphitheater from 6:30-8PM. In the event of inclement weather, performances may be moved inside the Visitor Center Great Hall when feasible. For the most up-to-date information, you may call 763-694-7707 or monitor Silverwood Park’s social media channels.

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2024 Music Lineup

Concerts are every Wednesday, 6:30–8 PM, in the outdoor amphitheater at Silverwood unless otherwise noted.

Other Special Events and Performances

Speak Something Alive: Spoken Word Poetry at Silverwood

Wednesday, June 5 | 6:30–8 PM

Experience an evening of spoken word poetry in the park featuring Twin Cities writers and performers Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, Sagirah Shahid, Kevin Yang, Ollie Schminkey and Ty Chapman. Gather and listen in the outdoor amphitheater. Free, no registration required. For more information, visit Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre's webpage.

E-Cology: Night Bug Extravaganza

Friday, June 28 | 5–11 PM (21+ starting at 8 PM)

Join us for a captivating evening under the stars as we explore the enchanting realm of nighttime bugs featuring fireflies and moths. This multifaceted event seamlessly weaves together elements of gaming, natural history and artistic expression, offering an unforgettable experience for all ages. 

Catch a special outdoor performance by musical guest The Orange Goodness (indie/alt rock) from 6:30 to 8 PM.

The Summer Sound Garden at Silverwood Park

Saturday, June 29 | 12–4:30 PM

The Summer Sound Garden returns to Silverwood Park! Composer/director JG Everest's creates an outdoor, self-guided sound and performance installation with roving musicians, dancers and poets spread out across the island in Silver Lake. 

For more information or to sign up for updates, visit Wavelets Creative.

Float-In Movie Theater: James and the Giant Peach (1996, Rated PG)

Saturday, July 20 | 9 PM

For one night only, enjoy a film screening on the waters of Silver Lake from your paddle craft or floatie.

Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera: Faust

Wednesday, August 28 | 6:30–8 PM

Mixed Precipitation celebrates 16 years of outdoor summer fun with a new production adapted from composer Charles Gounod’s 1859 opera Faust, with a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michael Carré. 

For tickets and more information, visit mixedprecipitation.org.

Field Trip

Saturday, September 14 | 12–4 PM

A festival celebrating 15 years of art and nature at Silverwood Park. Featuring a local artist market, outdoor artmaking, live music and more! 

Live outdoor music by Barlow (alt R&B) from 12 to 1:30 PM and Faith Boblett (pop/country) from 2:30 to 4 PM.

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Gallery Receptions

Mingle with artists during receptions of their latest exhibitions. The receptions are free for all ages. Check out Silverwood's current and upcoming exhibitions.

Public Support

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

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