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Make the Whole Place Shimmer: A Twin Cities Guide to Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftIt’s been a long time coming but Taylor Swift is finally making her way to Minneapolis this coming weekend. For two nights on Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24, she will be performing to sold out crowds at US Bank Stadium on her fourteenth stop of the Eras Tour. I don’t know about you but I’m feeling ready to celebrate!

Are you looking at a Blank Space on your calendar but still living for the hope of it all? We don’t want you left to your own devices. You can still make the whole place shimmer with one of these Taylor-themed events happening around the Twin Cities. Try your hand at karaoke, trivia, drag brunch, or even yoga!

Or are you one of the Lucky Ones that survived The Great War and snagged tickets for either night? Congratulations and Welcome to the Twin Cities! We’ve been waiting for you! You’ll also find in this list some of our favorite iconic spots to explore with a nod to Taylor.

And don’t forget it’s Pride Weekend in the Twin Cities! So Shake It Off and Long Live whatever magic you make this weekend!

Eras Weekend | Inbound Brewing, Minneapolis | June 22 through June 24

Inbound Brewing will host one of the biggest Taylor Swift celebrations in the city. Starting on June 22 with Taylor Swift trivia night and $12 pitchers of the Fuzz Apricot Pale Ale. Bring a friend for their Friday event featuring permanent friendship bracelets by Wild Witchery Company (appointments here) and enjoy live Taylor Swift karaoke from A Little Too Short to Be Stormtroopers. Saturday night features DJ Omaur Bliss playing all the hits from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.

Taylor Fest! The Eras Tour Pre-Party | Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul | June 22

The Amsterdam will host THE Eras Tour pre-party where Swifties can meet up, trade bracelets, and show off their Eras Tour outfits (or their backup outfit!). Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.
Cost: $25.56 per ticket

Taylor Swift Eras Drag Brunch | Union Rooftop, Minneapolis June 23 and 24

No tickets or maybe you want to keep the party going a second night? Join Jade Jolie, one of the stars of Taylor’s music video You Need to Calm Down, for a Taylor Swift-themed drag brunch. All guests must purchase an entrée.
Cost: Tickets start at $17

Taylor Swift Eras Party | Green Room, Minneapolis | June 23 and June 24

Join KS95 at the Green Room for both nights of the Eras Tour. Guests can compete in an outfit contest with a chance to win merchandise from the tour or meet at midnight on night one for a chance to win a pair of tickets to night two of the Eras Tour. The event will be soundtracked by Taylor’s music both nights! This event is 18+.
Cost: Tickets start at $13

Taylor Eras Rooftop After Party | Crave American Kitchen & Sushi, Minneapolis | June 23 and June 24

The party doesn’t have to end when Taylor walks off the stage. Crave is hosting an after party at their rooftop just one mile from U.S. Bank Stadium.
Cost: Tickets start at $18

Taylor Swift Yoga | The Wilderness Fitness & Coworking | June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Feeling like you need to calm down after the Eras Tour? Music at this group yoga session will be Eras Tour themed and era outfits are welcomed and encouraged! Yoga instructor, Addie, will lead participants in an upbeat Taylor Swift session.
Cost: Tickets start at $30

Taylor Swift Drag Dinner | Union Rooftop, Minneapolis | June 25 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

End Pride Weekend (and Eras Tour weekend) with a Taylor Swift-themed drag dinner featuring Sasha Cassadine, Jade Jolie, Luna Muse and Genevee Ramona Love. All guests must purchase an entrée.
Cost: Tickets start at $17

A Tiny Twin Cities Taylor Tourrock and roll playhouse

Star Wall at First Avenue | 701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis

This historic venue is a must see for any music lover. As one of the longest running independently owned and operated clubs in the country, First Avenue is a fantastic place to see a show and has played host to incredible musicians. Along one of its outside walls are stars featuring First Ave. favorites from the past, present and (blank stars for) the future (Will they give one to Taylor??) Among these stars is Minneapolis native, Prince, painted bright gold, signifying his roots in the city and his importance to the global music scene. Snap a picture next to your favorite artists. And if you happen to catch a show, ask for a certificate to write your name on your own star!

Prince Mural | 2601 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

No music visit to the Twin Cities is complete without honoring the late great pop artist Prince who made a home in the Twin Cities. While we were never able to get a duet with our Miss Americana and the late (Heartbreak) Prince, there is no doubt Prince was a musical influence on the pop music scene. After visiting First Ave, be sure to take a photo in front of the brand new three story mural just finished last year. It’s a great pairing to our other favorite local artist…

Bob Dylan Mural | 1 S 5th Street, Minneapolis

Taylor Swift shares a spot on the list of greatest songwriters of our time with our very own local artist Bob Dylan. His eye catching mural sits on Hennepin and 5th St. in downtown Minneapolis and is worth a visit and a photo moment while exploring downtown. Enjoying the mural tour? Check out other great spots to capture a picture you WON’T want to burn. 

Stone Arch Bridge | 100 Portland Ave, Minneapolis

Any Taylor Swift fan will tell that one of her greatest song writing achievements is her ability to write an incredible bridge in a song. Why not belt out your favorite Swift bridge while standing on an iconic Twin Cities bridge? The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls, the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River. Now, that bridge is turned into a pedestrian bridge perfect for walking, biking, scootering, or standing in the middle and singing at the top of your lungs your favorite Swiftie bridge. Might we suggest Cruel Summer?

Spoon Bridge and Cherry | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

Cherry lips, crystal skies. We can show you incredible things if you stop by the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and snap a pic with this one of Minneapolis’ most iconic symbols. Created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Spoonbridge and Cherry is one of the first work commissioned for the sculpture garden. More than 50 feet long, this fountain-sculpture is picture perfect to capture that memory of your Twin Cities visit! Throw on some red lip classic lipstick before giving your best smile!

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