Live at the Hilde returns with Goo Goo Dolls July 29

The outdoor concert begins at 6 p.m.

By Kristen Miller
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The Goo Goo Dolls, with original members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, will take the Hilde stage Saturday, July 29. (Submitted photo)

Live at the Hilde will kick off its fourth concert series with the Goo Goo Dolls performing as part of their Long Way Home Summer Tour Saturday, July 29, at the Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., in Plymouth.

Founded in 1986, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band is known for hit songs “Name” from its 1995 album A Boy Named Goo, “Slide” and “Black Balloon” from their 1998 album Dizzy Up the Girl, and “Here is Gone” in 2002. Most recently, Goo Goo Dolls released the album Boxes in 2016.

Joining original band members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac on tour is 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, whose best known for his hit songs “Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone,” and “Raging Fire.”

Opening the concert will be Twin Cities singer and songwriter Lydia Liza, who got her start in high school as lead singer of the band Bomba de Luz, composed of five young Twin Cities musicians.

The group started taking shape when Liza, of St. Paul, began teaching herself the guitar at age 14. The band received Twin Cities notoriety as one to watch via appearances on NPR and 89.3 The

Current, and was invited to play First Avenue’s Best New Bands showcase in 2012. The folk singer is now performing as a solo artist.

Live at the Hilde is presented by Sue McLean & Associates, which also coordinates the Music at the Zoo concert series at the Minnesota Zoo.
“As a concert promoter, we think the Hilde Performance Center is a hidden gem … that has made for a great outdoor concert venue,” said Patricia McLean, CEO of Sue McLean & Associates. “The City of Plymouth, Mayor Slavik and its community, have been fabulous partners in helping us to build Live at the Hilde as a summer concert event destination.”

Live at the Hilde will kick off its fourth outdoor concert series with the Goo Goo Dolls Saturday, July 29. (Sun Sailor file photo by Kristen Miller)

The event kicked off in 2014 with Minnesota’s own Gear Daddies, and Gary Louris and Karen Grotberg of the Jayhawks. Other past headlining artists included Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cheap Trick, ZZ Ward, and Eric Hutchinson.

The next Live at the Hilde concert this summer will be Saturday, Aug. 19, with Soul Asylum and Guided by Voices and The Suicide Commandos.

Rain or shine, doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

General admission tickets start at $45. More information about the venue and to purchase tickets visit