Oct 6, 2021
Live Events Are Back. #WelcomeBackStPaul
The return of live events to downtown Saint Paul is being noticed and our city is energized because of them. Listen closely and you might just catch the excitement...
The thrill of the crowd the first time a musician takes the stage.
The buzzing of the show floor as customers are delighted to learn about the "latest product" from one of their favorite companies.
The sound of the goal horn, as the Minnesota Wild puts the first puck in the net at the first game of the season.
Motivational walk-in music being played, as attendees fill the ballroom waiting to be inspired about the latest developments in their field.
Hands clapping, as money is raised for a deserving organization during a live auction.
These are the sounds you hear now on the regular in the venues on our campus. Despite the breathtaking windows of Xcel Energy Center, the beautiful architecture of Saint Paul RiverCentre, and the historic charm of The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium, our venues are nothing without the people inside of them and the sounds, energy, and inspiration that come from live events.
In just 5 short weeks, our campus of venues has been bustling again and we are excited for what's next.
AUG. 30 Daryl Hall & John Oates kick off the first concert at Xcel Energy Center since 2020.
SEPT. 16 Common Hope holds the 35th Noche de Colores gala to benefit youth in Guatemala.
SEPT. 18–21 University of Minnesota host the Allen D. Leman Conference to further education around global pig health and education, attracting over 1,200 people in four days.
SEPT. 21 Guns N' Roses rock Xcel Energy Center in front of 10,000 fans.
SEPT. 22 Harry Styles plays to a sold-out crowd of 18,000 loyal fans at Xcel Energy Center.
SEPT. 26 The Wedding Guys host the annual Twin Cities Bridal Show in Saint Paul RiverCentre connecting wedding vendors with future brides and grooms.
OCT. 1–2 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo welcomes 14,000 racers to Saint Paul RiverCentre Exhibition Hall to pick up race packets and purchase health and fitness apparel before running from Minneapolis to Saint Paul on the same weekend.
OCT. 1–2 Back-to-back concerts of the Eagles at Xcel Energy Center draw 13,000 fans each night.
OCT. 3 College hockey takes over Xcel Energy Center as the University of St. Thomas faces St. Cloud State University.
OCT. 4 NHL Hockey season begins with the first Minnesota Wild pre-season home game at Xcel Energy Center.