Music Rueben


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. The market also has live music at its winter markets inside the Mill City Museum. See who’s playing Saturday on our calendar!

Mill City Farmers Market receives many applications for music, and we are honored that we have so many talented musicians who would like to share their music with our community. We intentionally chooses music to align with our our organization’s values, including: loyalty to our longstanding musicians, promoting diverse musicians and musical styles that represent our larger MN community, showcasing local acts from the Twin Cities area and choosing music that creates a welcoming shopping environment.

If you’d like to let us know more about your band you may read and fill out our Live Music Inquiry Form, and email a copy to our Program Manager, Sarah Holle: We typically book musicians in February/March for the upcoming outdoor season.

buskers music


Mill City Farmers Market allows busking around the outdoor 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. Busking is not allowed at our indoor winter markets. Busking at Mill City Farmers Market is first come first serve. Please read our Busking Policy for more details.