August 21, 22, 23 & 24

Three cheers for three years! Common Roots Festival is back! We are excited to continue our mission of supporting local music, art, and downtown Saint Cloud businesses in 2019. Want to help us grow even deeper roots? Purchase your 2019 Limited edition button &/or t-shirt which will get you entrance into every show at the festival and SWEET SPECIALS from August 1 through Labor Day!
Get Your Swag

200+ Artists. 9+ Venues. 11+ Stages.

AUGUST 21, 22, 23 & 24


What happens when conversations about a shared love for local artists, musicians and businesses start sounding like music to the ears?

The Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival.

This three-day showcase of grassroots talent, beautiful art and original music started as a way to support the local venues, theaters, restaurants and businesses we love during the massive street construction of historic 5th Avenue in downtown Saint Cloud during the summer and fall of 2017. WE still believe in our mission and we had so much fun, we wanted to do it again!

Carrie Zwack, Meaghan Sabyan, Dawn Yilek, Clare Tzinski, Mike May, Ric Studer, Lisa Sabyan, Casey Lundy, Janna Idzerda, Brent Fetting, Dan Brill, and Justin Michael








Support downtown businesses and local musicians by purchasing limited-edition Common Roots buttons and apparel.


It takes a community to create a festival.

We’re now accepting applications for 2019 vendors, volunteers, comedians, drag, burlesque and other performing artists. While filling out our forms lets us know you are interested in performing, it does not guarantee participation. We give priority to performers/artists/vendors with ties to Central Minnesota. We do our best to be as inclusive as possible.

We are currently not accepting musician applications while we work on our initial booking lineup — please check back later for opportunities to fill time slots that may open up! Please email any inquiries to

 Request participation in a Variety Show Comedy slot

Apply to perform in a Variety Show Drag, Burlesque & Performing Arts slot

Download a printable application to be a vendor at our bazaar

Contact our volunteer coordinator & learn about our volunteer opportunities

Looking to be a part of the 2019 Common Roots Festival? We’d love to have you join our family. Contact us at

Question or comment?

We want to hear from you.