Trampled by Turtles packed First Avenue three nights in a row last week to mark their 10th anniversary. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune


A pairing of two different musical worlds will take place on shared home territory June 29 when Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere co-headline the scenic Bayfront Festival Park in TBT’s hometown of Duluth.

Slug of Atmosphere

While they both get a ton of 89.3 the Current airplay and have played some of the same big festivals around the country, the two bands have pretty distinct audiences from each other, with Trampled boasting a folky/Americana-loving crowd and jam-band fans while Atmosphere pretty well defined what the indie-rap audience is locally. Can’t help but wonder what kind of collaboration they might be able to pull off on stage together (and yes, that’s a direct challenge to them).

Credit goes to First Avenue – which has a long history with each of them – for bringing them together and promoting the show. Tickets will be $25 advance, $30 at the gate, and go on sale Friday at noon through First Ave outlets. What a great place for them to stage the pairing, too, arguably the best outdoor venue in the state. Concerts in Bayfront Park are always all-ages, and kids under 12 even can even get in free with parents (as is stipulated by the city).