University of St. Thomas students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to purchase discount tickets to the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party.

Tickets for the party, which will be held July 9 and 10 in Minneapolis, can be purchased for $35. (General public price is $45.) Tickets are on sale through June 30. Go to Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000; use the password “stthomas” to receive the discount.