National Acts Play the Hilde in Plymouth
Musical acts with a nationwide appeal are playing live shows at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth this July.
Plymouth’s annual “Live at the Hilde” concert series kicks off on Friday, July 28.
Grand Ole Opry member Lauren Alaina headlines the opening show on Friday.
Emmy winner Andy Grammer performs the following day, on Saturday, July 29.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, the venue will host Indigo Girls.
Musical Acts Highlight Plymouth, the Hilde
On Thursday, the heat didn’t stop Max Mense’s crew.
Mense’s event rental team, SixS, transformed the Hilde into a concert space.
“Today, we are setting up tents, tables chairs, barricade,” Mense said. “Just loading and unloading trucks, really.”
All that work for the venue’s big concert series.
“The more we put in there, the better,” Mense said. It brings people out, gets people doing stuff.”
Plymouth officials are expecting thousands to walk through the gates this weekend. They said past years have drawn a crowd, and this year is no exception.
“Last year, we had Kelsea Ballerini, so she was here on stage on a Saturday night,” said Jessie Koch, Plymouth’s recreation supervisor. “And within two weeks later, she was performing at the CMAs. These shows are really great because they really highlight that Plymouth is a place for these national acts.”
Every act in the series is a different genre.
Koch said this event showcases the city in a special way.
“Any time you get people from out of your city to come and check out what you have, it is always a good thing to highlight,” Koch said. “We are really proud of the Hilde. It is right here in the center of the city. It is a beautiful park, and we have put on some great shows.”
The event also highlights the venue and brings a boost to a community just outside Minneapolis.
Koch said the city doesn’t track the economic benefits the series brings in, it’s impact is tangible.
“We see people coming in who don’t live here,” Koch said. “They are staying here, they are eating here, they are enjoying the city overall.”
How to Get Tickets to ‘Live at the Hilde’
The concert comes to Plymouth with the help of concert promoters Sue McLean and Associates.
There are still tickets available for the first weekend of shows.
Tickets typically cost between $40 and $100 without fees.
Some general admission Indigo Girls tickets are also available for $40.
Those are available on Sue McLean’s website.