New concert series coming to Canterbury Park in August and September

Canterbury Park, in organization with Sue McLean and Associates, is launching the debut Canterbury Park Concert Series, which will remember six concerts for August and September.

“Canterbury Park has always been a great home for music. We’re excited to kick off this new concert series with Sue McLean and Associates,” Canterbury Park Vice President of Marketing John Groen said. “We’re thrilled with the lineup for the first-year series, and the racetrack should provide a unique backdrop for concert-goers to enjoy the outdoors.”

The concert series starts off on Aug. 2 with Old Crow Medicine Show. It will likewise feature concerts from En Vogue (Aug. 6), Steve Earle and the Dukes (Aug. 7), The Robert Cray Band (Aug. 16), Daughtry (Aug. 21) and Blackberry Smoke (Sept. 3).

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18, and can be bought online here. The concert will feature reserved seating in the grandstand area before the stage and VIP ticket packages are accessible.

This music series has been in progress for some time and would now be able to happen because of COVID-19 limitations being lifted.

Sue McLean and Associates is additionally behind Music in the Zoo, the annual concert series at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. That event was canceled last year because of COVID-19 and isn’t be held for the current year either.

“Canterbury Park Concert Series is not replacing Music in the Zoo,” Sue McLean and Associates Market Director Ali Gregory told Bring Me The News. “We hope to be back at the Minnesota Zoo for Music in the Zoo next summer, as well as partnering with Canterbury for this new series.”

The Star Tribune announced in April that the annual Music in the Zoo series was being held at Canterbury Park and the Hilde Amphitheater in Plymouth rather after Sue McLean and Associates couldn’t go to an agreement with the Minnesota Zoo.

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