Snakeskin boots and eyeliner. Leather jackets and cowboy hats. This ain’t no Nic Cage movie, this is the proprietary blend of 80’s hard rock and contemporary country music that Lakefront Music Fest has shaped into its personal brand. Think southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alabama (this year’s headliner and last year’s, respectively) plus some backroads radio favorites like Darius Rucker and Travis Tritt (this year’s and last year’s other headliners, respectively) to keep things grounded.
If a lake town in the far suburbs of the Twin Cities seems like an unexpected place to find your country roots—well, it is. But you’ll forget all that when you cool off in nearby Prior Lake, the locals’ favorite way to beat the summer heat and a short five-minute walk from the main (and only) stage. Lakefront Music Fest has been around since 2010, so it’s had plenty of time to amass an army of food-trucks and beverage vendors to fuel the fun. Vegans and those with other dietary restrictions might find the selection of barbecue and doughnuts a bit lacking, but at least it’s on-brand. Plus, your beer money’s going to a good cause, since Lakefront Music Fest is technically a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Prior Lake and other local non-profits. Party with a purpose, my friends.
Oh, and when you get there, don’t forget to yell “Freebird!”
- More than 30,000 people attended in 2022.
- Single-night tickets go for $70 and weekend passes are $80. Pit passes sell for $100/night and VIP tickets bump that nightly price up to $225.
- Check out our list of things to do in Minneapolis while you’re in the area.
Which airport is closest to the festival grounds?
The Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport is 22 miles away
What is the bag policy?
Small clutches and purses no larger than 4.5” by 6.5” are allowed. Larger bags must be transparent and under 12” by 6” by 12”
Is the festival ADA accessible?
Yes, all shuttle locations have wheelchair accessible buses on a 15 minute rotation
Which artists are on the Lakefront Music Fest lineup?
Lakefront’s 2023 lineup includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Darius Rucker, REO Speedwagon, Tyler Hubbard, Black Stone Cherry and Joe Nichols.