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Twins add local music to game-day lineup

Trampled by Turtles

The Minnesota Twins are adding game-day music to selected games at Target Field this summer, and there’s a major act on the schedule: Trampled by Turtles.

Every Wednesday home game from May through August, local bands will perform original songs live from the left-field balcony during pregame, inning breaks and pitching changes.

“The Twins Midwest Music Showcase is a great way for us to feature some talented local musicians while we continue to explore ways to evolve our in-game experience,” said Joe Pohlad, Director of Twins Productions and Creative Services.

Most of the lineup is of the bar-band variety (we have fond memories of dancing to Jack Knife and the Sharps in 1986 at the late, great 400 Bar), but there’s one great band to catch: Trampled by Turtles, playing on August 14 for a 12:10 game. Trampled by Turtles is a high-energy alt-bluegrass band originally out of Duluth, and they’ve been selling out venues left and right over the last year — at significantly higher ticket prices than you’ll pay for a good seat at Target Field. Seeing them at the ballpark will be a treat.


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