Minneapolis is a very busy city in the summer, and people from all across the country come here to shop, catch a ballgame, or see their favorite band or performer in concert. Several big names come through each year, and if you’ve been waiting to see a certain group or singer, you most likely already have your tickets purchased. At Moto-i, we love meeting people who are going to or have just been to a concert, and we would love to serve you some of our fantastic Japanese cuisine while you’re in the city!

Upcoming Shows

It’s usually not possible to see every band or singer you want to over the summer, but with the right planning, you can catch the concerts you want to this year. Tickets might be hard to come by, but here are a few of the upcoming shows in the Twin Cities area over the next few months:


Diana Krall – Friday June 2nd – State Theatre
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Saturday, June 3rd – Xcel Energy Center
Willie Nelson & Family – Friday, June 9th – Treasure Island Resort and Casino
Tony Bennett – Friday, June 9th – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Wayne Brady – Saturday, June 10th – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Celtic Woman – Tuesday, June 13th – Orpheum Theatre
Iron Maiden – Friday June 16th – Xcel Energy Center
The Moody Blues – Tuesday, June 27th – Orpheum Theatre


Ed Sheeran – Friday, July 1st – Xcel Energy Center
Santana – Thursday, July 13th – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Queen + Adam Lambert – Friday July 14th – Xcel Energy Center
Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers – Thursday, July 27th – Xcel Energy Center
Billy Joel – Friday, July 18th – Target Field
Guns N’ Roses – Sunday, July 30th – U.S. Bank Stadium


Shawn Mendes – Sunday, August 6th – Xcel Energy Center
Coldplay – Saturday, August 12th – U.S. Bank Stadium
Linkin Park – Tuesday, August 15th – Xcel Energy Center
Kendrick Lamar – Saturday, August 19th – Xcel Energy Center
Lady Gaga – Monday, August 21st – Xcel Energy Center

Grab a Bite Before You Rock Out

Whether you’re going to see a famous crooner like Tony Bennett, or you’re going to rock out with Guns N’ Roses, Moto-i is a great place to grab a bite to eat before the show. We’re located in the LynLake neighborhood of Minneapolis, and are only minutes from Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium. Xcel Energy Center is across the river in St. Paul, but you can swing by our Japanese restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal before you go and see Linkin Park or Lady Gaga. We’re open until 2:00am every day of the week, so if you’re heading home after the concert and you want to get some appetizers or grab another drink with friends, we’ll be here!

Moto-i is proud to be part of the bustling atmosphere of the Twin Cities in the summer, and no matter who you’re going to see, you can find great food and great service every time you visit. Check out our menu today, and we’ll look forward to seeing you before the next show!