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Alive After 5

Sponsored by Schell’s Brewing Company

Alive After 5 is a free summer concert series held  on Thursday nights from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in August. This fun after hours event hosted by the City Center Partnership is a social gathering for co-workers, friends and family to enjoy live music, artisan market, food and beverages in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun evening out in City Center Mankato!

2020 Dates

August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Bands TBD

2019 Line-Up

August 8: Michael Shynes (Blend of R&B, Pop and Blues)
August 15: High & Mighty (Pop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Dance, Rock Rap)
August 22: Old Salt Union (Americana, Progressive String Music, Folk)
August 29: Annie Mack (Roots & Bluegrass)

Location | Civic Center Plaza (1 Civic Center Plaza, between the Intergovernmental Center, Mankato Civic Center and Hilton Garden Inn)
Rain Location |  Red Rocks (Mankato Place Mall, 12 Civic Center Plaza)

Cost  |  FREE

Parking  |  Free parking available in the US Bank parking ramp and Cherry Street Plaza parking ramp. See City Center Parking Map.

Learn more about being a 2020 Alive After 5 sponsor here.

Submit your band information contact information here.

Artisan & Craft Pop-Up Market Vendor Application here.



Presenting Sponsor:

Band Sponsors:

This activity is funded in part by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund

Supporting Sponsors:

Stage Sponsor:

Members of Radio Mankato

Market Place Sponsor:

Members of Alpha Media

Free WiFi Sponsors:


Additional support from Profile by Sanford