The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party celebrates its 20th anniversary with a limited edition 10-song compilation album. Three lucky purchasers will find a "Golden Ticket" in their CD packaging, redeemable for a pair of Block Star VIP tickets to the event, a $350 value! These tickets include VIP Access at the PreferredOne Stage, indoor restrooms, parking, food and beverages (alcohol included) all night long.

The 20th anniversary compilation album features Basilica Block Party bands from throughout the event’s history, some recorded live at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Performers include this year’s headliners Train, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ingrid Michaelson, along with past favorites like Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs and Soul Asylum. There is also a special performance with The Jayhawks performing live with The Basilica Choir at the Block Party.

Price: $10 + shipping/handling

Where to Purchase: The CD is available for purchase online now at or through It will also be sold at the Electric Fetus starting on June 30th.


1.) Gear Daddies - 'Stupid Boy'
2.) Tyrone Wells - 'More'
3.) Soul Asylum - 'Runaway Train' (Live at First Avenue)
4.) Ingrid Michaelson - 'The Chain'
5.) Train - 'Save Me San Francisco' (Live)
6.) The Suburbs - 'Love is the Law' (Live)
7.) Michael Franti & Spearhead - 'Say Hey' (Live at the Block Party)
8.) The Jayhawks – 'Blue' (Live at the Block Party)
9.) Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - 'For the Summer' (Live at the Block Party)
10.) Dan Wilson - 'Gone to the Movies' (Live in Minneapolis)

This CD is dedicated to our beloved talent booker, Sue McLean, for teaching us all that, "Live Music is Good for Your Soul"