Minneapolis and St. Paul has some pretty big concerts set to hit just in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. While enjoying green beer and traditional Irish food, there is music for all tastes this year. Here is a look at the best St. Patrick’s Day shows and concerts in Minneapolis and St. Paul for 2017.
Blue Oyster Cult
March 17 @ 8 p.m.
Medina Entertainment Center - 500 Hwy 55, Medina, MN 55340
Blue Oyster Cult is one of the most well-known bands in the history of rock with monster hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Burnin’ for You” as their signature hits. The band has not released new music since 2001 but they have never stopped touring. Blue Oyster Cult will play in Medina on St. Patrick’s Day with a show at the Medina Entertainment Center. Opening for them is Mark Farner, formerly a member of Grand Funk Railroad. Tickets are $41.69 here.
Huey Lewis and the News
March 17 @ 8 p.m.
Mystic Lake Casino - 2400 Mystic lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372
Huey Lewis and the News will be putting on a huge St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Mystic Lake Casino outside Minneapolis. The band was a hugely successful pop act in the 80s, have hit songs like “Power of Love” and “Heart of Rock and Roll” won a Grammy and earned an Oscar nomination as well. The concert has tickets on sale now starting at $59 here.
March 17 @ 7 p.m.
Xcel Energy Center - 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
The biggest St. Patrick’s Day concert in St. Paul is easily Miranda Lambert's concert at the Xcel Energy Center. The award-winning country music singer is touring in support of her 2016 release The Weight of These Wings on the Highway Vagabond Tour. Joining her for this show are Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers. Tickets start out at $39.75 and are available here.
Orpheum Theatre - 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa will play in Minneapolis on St. Patrick’s Day with a special show at the Orpheum Theatre. The guitarist has played with a who's who of musicians, including Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and more. This solo tour is in support of his 2016 studio album Blues of Desperation. Tickets for this special show are on sale now here, starting at $93.