On a rainy morning like this, it is an opportune time to look forward to sunnier days, and we’re hoping for just that in just over a week at Rock the Garden 2010. Hosted by the Walker Art Center and The Current radio station, the event is dedicated to enlivening the culture of the Twin Cities.

The University of St. Thomas has been an active supporter of Twin Cities arts, culture and entrepreneurial endeavors since its founding in 1885.

“We are delighted to participate in Rock the Garden, primarily because it allows us to make a meaningful contribution to the vibrant culture of the Twin Cities community,” says dean Christopher Puto, Ph.D. “One hallmark of a good business – or a good business school – is its commitment to the communities and societies in which it operates. This event gives us a unique opportunity to honor this commitment.”

Details from The Current:

This summer’s first and best outdoor music festival gets a kick-start with local phenoms Retribution Gospel Choir – the scorching side-project of Low’s Alan Sparhawk – who champion the “rock” in Rock the Garden in slash-and-burn style. Next up are Grammy Award winners and viral video sensations OK Go, whose high-octane performances and rollicking new record are brimming with irresistible hooks, vintage Prince, and noisy nuance. The party continues with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Brooklyn collective revered globally for live shows that blaze through gospel, soul, and funk-think R&B revue in a revival tent.

MGMT takes the stage next, mining the pop canon of the past five decades to come up with glittering sounds, game-changing grooves, and cosmic-pop hooks. They perform their new release, Congratulations, for a dazzling-yet irreverent art-rock finale that runs the gamut from futuristic to funky, grand to glam, epic to positively euphoric.

Visit the OCB tent on the day of the show to meet staff, faculty and students.

Win tickets!

Enter a drawing to win tickets to Rock the Garden 2010. While the concert has been sold out for weeks, you can be entered in a drawing to win one of several pairs of tickets from the Opus College of Business.  Go to our Opus College of Business Facebook page or USTBusiness on Twitter for more information.