Music at the Market


Live Music

At every Market we welcome local musicians to preform, enhancing the outdoor shopping experience for our visitors. Dance, tap your feet, or simply sit and enjoy the music on the Guthrie stairs on Saturdays or Commons park lawn on Tuesdays. The market also has live music at its winter markets inside the Mill City Museum. See who’s playing Saturday on our calendar!

We are not currently seeking new musicians. However, if you’d like to let us know more about your band you may read and fill out our Live Music Performance Inquiry Form, and email a copy to our Program Manager, Christine Novotny: We typically book musicians in February/March for the upcoming outdoor season.

Sam Timmreck Music on the Mall


Mill City Farmers Market allows busking around the Saturday Market with Market Manager’s permission and direction. We welcome busking from 8 – 11a.m. on the top of the Chicago Mall near Spoonriver restaurant or all day on the edge of our booths on Chicago Avenue in front of the American Academy of Neurology (near the Nice Ride Station). Busking is not allowed at The Commons park for our Tuesday Night Market. Busking at Mill City Farmers Market is first come first serve. Please read our Busking Policy for more details.