On September 26th, make your way to spacious outdoor West End Market on the Minnesota State Fair grounds to enjoy a spectacular end of summer festival complete with live music, stand-up comedy, and shopping with local businesses!

“We are all so much better when we can laugh together” – Buffie Blesi, CEO & Founder of Rock What You Got.

In a year when the pandemic has forced most events to cancel, we here at Rock What You Got feel so lucky to be able to bring you the Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival this September. They say laughter is a great healer, so is sunshine and spending time with friends! We want to help Minnesotans get out, de-stress, and safely enjoy the last of the warm weather together.

As part of our health and safety protocols, we have split the festival into 2 roped off areas to control capacity – the stage and the marketplace.

Rock What You Got Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival

Comedy & Music Festival Stage

The first area is the stage! All our comedy & music performances will take place in the outdoor Schilling Amphitheater, located directly next to the marketplace. 

At noon, get ready for some full belly laughter at the comedy variety show. Featuring headliners Mary Mack from hulu’s Solar Opposites, Mary Jo Pehl from MST3K and Miss Shannan Paul from MyTalk 107.1.

Then, groove to the sounds of country and soul music at 3:30pm with performances by the Devon Worley Band, Kat Perkins, and the Steele Sisters – Jearlyn & Jevetta, accompanied by Billy Steele on the piano!

If you want to come for just the comedy or just the music performances, Half day tickets are available!

Rock What You Got Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival Marketplace

Festival Marketplace

Shop with local businesses and makers in our second area, the festival marketplace! Your business will directly help the vendors in our community recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Full and half day festival passes include access to the Marketplace, but if you would rather just come to shop, get your Marketplace Only tickets for $10!

Get Your Tickets for this End of Summer Festival

In addition to our commitment to paying our performers equitably, we are donating a portion of the proceeds from this event to Women Winning, Rock The Vote, and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and their mission to #SAVEOURSTAGES.

Space is very limited, so get your tickets to this spectacular end of summer festival before they’re gone! Click here to read more about this event and get your tickets today!

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