Best concerts and shows in Minneapolis and St. Paul for St. Patrick's Day 2018

This St. Patrick's Day, you're sure to find parties and events just about everywhere, with parades, plenty of "kiss me, I'm Irish" shirts and an abundance of green beer. Yet few things are more fun than a concert, and there is plenty to enjoy in the Twin Cities for St. Patrick's Day, from today's biggest pop stars to indie darlings. So while the pubs are packed, grab your tickets and celebrate with some live music.

Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled
March 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Target Center - 600 1st Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The only thing better than one big name on a concert bill is two, and a week before St. Patrick's Day, Minneapolis will be treated to pop star Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled, along with special guest Kehlani, at the Target Center a week before St. Patrick's Day on March 10. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, including AXS Premium seating and two-for-one ticket offers with prices starting at $27.95. Tickets also include a copy of Lovato's new album, Tell Me You Love Me. Get acquainted with opener Kehlani with her new song, "Again."

Ja Rule and Ashanti
March 10 @ 8 p.m.
Myth Live - 3090 Southlawn Drive St. Paul, MN 55109

Frequent collaborators Ja Rule and Ashanti are back with another tour, and you can catch them at Myth Live. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $49.50 to $69.50.

k.d. lang
March 14 @ 
State Theatre - 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402

Celebrate a few days early with a show from singer-songwriter k.d. lang as part of a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Grammy-winning album Ingenue. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $55.

Titus Andronicus
March 17 @ 8 p.m.
Turf Club - 1601 University Ave. W, St Paul, MN 55104

On St. Paddy's Day itself, enjoy a show from Titus Andronicus at Turf Club in St. Paul as part of an acoustic spring tour. Tickets are on sale now for just $15, making it an affordable way to celebrate. Get ready for the show with the new video for "Above the Bodega (Local Business)."

March 23
Xcel Energy Center - 175 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

Keep the fun going a few days after St. Patrick's Day with Lorde in St. Paul on March 23 as part of her Melodrama World Tour, with support from Tove Styrke. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, starting at $39.50. And fans know their cheers and applause in the crowd will be appreciated--the musician recently took out a full-page ad thanking her fans for their support.