Built Upon a Rock Fest

(210) 563-8859

Built Upon a Rock Fest is free outdoor concert featuring nationally known Catholic artists. It is held annually on the grounds of the Cathedral in Duluth, MN.

IS IT REALLY FREE?
Yes! No registration necessary. Just bring your friends and family and show up. Consider organizing/sponsoring a bus ride for your parish and surrounding area if it's a hike for you. Give us a call (210-563-8859) if you're bringing a bus so we have a heads up. There will be designated parking for buses.
 
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes, and it's free! There will be brats, hot dogs, popcorn, root beer, hot apple cider and bottled water free of charge thanks to our amazing sponsors. Or you may bring a cooler with your own stuff if you wish.
 
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
Bring a LAWN CHAIR or BLANKET to sit on, as there will be no seating provided. A JACKET for when the sun goes down might be a good idea, but you never know in Duluth. Keep an eye on the weather forecast. Bring some CASH in case you want to buy a concert t-shirt or band merchandise.
 
WILL THERE BE ACTIVITIES, BOOTHS OR VENDORS AT THE CONCERT?
No. Our vision for this event is to keep it simple...just a concert. There is beauty in simplicity. When distractions are cut out, it is often easier to enjoy and appreciate what's authentic.
 
WHY IS THERE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE CONCERT?
As Catholics, we believe in the power of intercessory prayer. Our prayers before the Lord fully present in the Eucharist are especially powerful, therefore we have enlisted volunteers to adore and pray continuously throughout the event. They will be praying for the musicians, volunteers and all those in attendance at the concert, that they may be touched by God's grace and enlivened by the Holy Spirit.
 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION?
All are welcome to join in Eucharistic Adoration at any time. Pop into the Cathedral between bands...or during the concert if your ears need a quick break from the awesomely loud music! Adoration will begin immediately following the 5:00pm Mass and will end with benediction at 9:30pm.
 
WHAT ABOUT CONFESSION?
There will be private outdoor confessionals set up on the grounds during the concert. Priests will be available for Confession from 6:30-9:30pm. If you are moved to do so, take advantage of the opportunity to experience God's mercy in this healing sacrament.
 
HOW CAN I HELP?
Consider supporting Built Upon a Rock Fest financially. This event is made possible only by God's grace and through the generosity of people like you. More info on how to support this mission HERE.
Promote this event. Word of mouth, social media, websites, announcements after Mass or in your parish bulletin...help get the word out. Invite your friends and neighbors. This is an event that will appeal to youth and adults alike. Help spread the love of Jesus Christ through music that ROCKS!