Twins Midwest Music Showcase Returns to Target Field in 2014

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN today announced the return of Twins Midwest Music Showcase in 2014, a series of ten live music events occurring during Twins games at Target Field. Every Wednesday home game from May through September, 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.

Twins Midwest Music Showcase schedule:


Game Date


Game Time



Tapes 'n Tapes

7:10 p.m.

Red Sox


Mark Mallman

7:10 p.m.




7:10 p.m.



Odd Fathers

12:10 p.m.



Trailer Trash

12:10 p.m.



Cactus Blossoms

12:10 p.m.




7:10 p.m.



Special Guest TBA

7:10 p.m.

White Sox


Tina and the B-Sides

7:10 p.m.



Local contest winner

12:10 p.m.


In addition, local bands will have the opportunity to perform at Target Field by participating in "The Sound Factor" contest. Local musicians are encouraged to send samples of their work for on-air consideration to 96.3 K-TWIN, the radio home of the Minnesota Twins. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of station judges including Bobby Z, drummer for Prince and the Revolution and host of the "The Sound" (Sunday nights at 8 p.m.) on 96.3 K-TWIN, which features Minnesota artists and their works.

The station judges and Bobby Z will select three finalists. Fans will then get the opportunity to vote for their favorite of the three bands, with the winner performing live at Target Field on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Fans should stay tuned to 96.3 K-TWIN for more information.

"We're looking forward to hearing some of the cool and unique music local bands submit for 'The Sound Factor' contest," said Bobby Z. "We'll play some of the submissions on my show, 'The Sound,' and one lucky winner will get to play in front of thousands of fans at Target Field."

Submissions should be sent with one song and brief band/performer bio to:

The Sound

Midwest Music Showcase

96.3 K-TWIN

420 North 5th Street

Suite 150

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Or via email:

Submissions for "The Sound Factor" contest will be accepted from Wednesday, May 15 until Wednesday, July 31.

*no phone calls please

Tickets Available

Twins tickets remain available for all Twins Midwest Music Showcase dates and the remainder of the 2014 season at Target Field. Tickets are available at, by calling 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467), or in-person at the Target