Hopkins Music in the Park

About Music in the Park

This special community event brings visitors from throughout the metro area to enjoy music in our beautiful Downtown Park. Nestled in historic downtown Hopkins – Downtown Park is known to area musicians as the "best place to play during the summer months". Visitors love the Park's easy access, gently rolling hills and cooling breezes on warm summer evenings.

There are nine different concerts (including a Lunchtime concert) on the schedule for 2015. From metro-area favorite the 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, to family favorite the Teddy Bear Band, and new this year the Legendary Percolators – there is something for everyone. And, of course – Elvis will be back for the last concert on August 6th.

See you there!

We couldn't do the Music in the Park without the commitment of the Leadership Team, the Hopkins Business and Civic Association, our sponsors, and volunteers. Please take a few minutes to look at our Sponsors .

Leadership Team

Concert Sponsors and Volunteers

1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band

Concert Emcee: City of Hopkins Mayor Gene Maxwell

Concert Volunteer: Mark Purdy of Blackstone Manor Clock Repair

Teddy Bear Band followed by the Resistors

Concert Emcee: Rob Sheeley - Mill City Sound

Concert Volunteer: Ben Beard - The Beard Group

The Legendary Percolators Band

Concert Emcee: Aaron - Hopkins Carpet One

Concert Volunteer: Jerald Stiele - Hopkins Auto Body

Bend in the River Big Band

Concert Sponsor: Blackstone Manor Clock Repair

Concert Emcee: Mark Purdy - Blackstone Manor Clock Repair

Concert Volunteer: Jay H. Lietzow - Community Volunteer

Somewhat Dixieland Band

Concert Emcee: Bob Byer - Mainstreet Bar & Grill

Concert Volunteer: Tom Myers - Berg Myers Law Offices, P.A.

Hopkins Westwind Concert Band

Concert Emcee: John Cooley - Frame Design Custom Framing

Concert Volunteer: Hopkins Area Jaycees

Jazz on the Prairie

Concert Emcee: Lucy Arimond - Board Chair, Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Concert Volunteer: Jay H. Lietzow - Community Volunteer

Prior Lake Windjammers

Concert Emcee: Betsy Phillips, DDS, - Tonka Smiles

Concert Volunteer: Jay H. Lietzow - Community Volunteer; John Cooley & Kristn Kaspar - Hopkins Historical Society

Elvis Returns!

Concert Sponsor: Hopkins Health & Wellness

Concert Emcee: Dr, Michlynn - Hopkins Health & Wellness Center

Concert Volunteer: Alan Schutte - Platt Hollow Road; John Cooley - Frame Design Custom Framing