2020 Entertainment Lineup

One of the best things about carnival is the great FREE entertainment during both weekends: January 23-26 & January 30-February 2.

Check out the University of Minnesota Physicians Entertainment Stage in Rice Park for live music and entertainment featuring a wide variety of genres. Be sure to participate in our two theme nights: Country Night on Friday, January 24 and 90’s Night on Saturday, January 25.


Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00pm-6:30pm  Katy Vernon
6:30pm-7:30pm  Opening Night Kick Off 

Friday, January 24, 2020  – Country Night! 
5:00pm-7:00pm  Hitchville
7:30pm-10:00pm  Trailer Trash

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 90’s Night 
11:00am-1:00pm  The Bazillions
1:30pm-3:00pm  Grateful Red
3:30pm-5:00pm  Kinda Fonda Wanda
5:30pm-7:30pm  DJ Shannon Blowtorch
8:00pm-10:00pm  Flannel: MN’s Premiere 90s Cover Band

Sunday, January 26, 2020
11:00am-12:00pm  Will Bauermeister
12:15pm-1:15pm  Cantus
1:30pm-3:00pm  Root River Jam
3:15pm-5:00pm  Dirty Shorts Brass Band

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:00pm-7:00pm  Paddy Wagon
7:30pm-9:30pm  Shane Martin Band

Friday, January 31, 2020
4:00pm-5:30pm  Wain McFarlane & George Scot McKelvey
6:00pm-7:30pm  Cactus Holdup
8:00pm-10:00pm  Dan Israel

Saturday, February 1, 2020
11:00am-1:00pm  Chris Koza
1:00pm-3:30pm  MN Raptor Center
4:00pm-5:30pm  Ken Valdez
6:00pm-7:30pm  Paul Metsa Trio
8:00pm-10:00pm  Nicholas David

Baileys Warming House, a large heated tent on Market Street, will also be a “hot-spot” for entertainment seekers. Local musicians will take the Treasure Island Entertainment Stage to keep you entertained while you sip on Baileys craft cocktails and local Saint Paul beer. See the schedule below! 


Friday, January 24th
6:00pm-9:30pm  Live Music – Hydraulic Woman

Saturday, January 25th
12:00pm-2:00pm  Live Music – Joe Hunt
7:00pm-9:00pm  Live Music – Alicia Renee

Sunday, January 26th

1:00pm-4:00pm  Live Music – Phil Berbig

Friday, January 31st
6:30pm-9:30pm  Live Music – The Jorgensen’s

Saturday, February 1st
11:00am-2:00pm  Live Music – 4 Foot 2
2:30pm-4:30pm  Live Music – Ben Rogue & Ed Man
7:30pm-9:30pm  Live Music – Waiting for Jane

Sunday, February 2nd
1:30pm-3:30pm  Live Music – Ken Takata