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Local bands/musicians needed for 2018 Down by the Riverside Free Concert Series.

Down by the Riverside

ROCHESTER, MN,- Riverside Concerts is seeking local bands/musicians to play the opening slots at the Down by the Riverside Free Summer Concert Series. All musical genres will be considered. Original material is encouraged.

Down by the Riverside Requirements:

1). must have enough material to fill a 45 minute set

 2). must provide own backline (on-stage instruments and amplification)

 3). must be based in Southeast MN, or at least have one member with a direct tie (, e.g., "attended an area high school," "grew up on a farm in rural Doge County," etc.) to the 11 county region around SE MN (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona).

To apply, please submit a press kit, or a link to an electronic press kit, that includes photos, bios, a song-list, and at least (3) three audio/video recordings.

Please also indicate the name of the city the band is based in. Be sure to include a contact person’s name, phone, and e-mail. 

Submissions should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018.

Direct all submissions to:

Local Band Submissions
c/o Riverside Concerts
201 4th St. SE, Suite 170
Rochester MN 55904

By submitting a press kit, you are granting Riverside Concerts the right to share samples of your band's music with headliners who request approval of opening act rights. For more information, call (507) 328-2201 or e-mail

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Opener: County Line Drive

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Mayo Park
30 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904


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On Sunday, July 23 (Week #3 - Country Night) at 7PM in Mayo ParkCASSADEE POPE comes to #rochmn to perform at Think Mutual Bank's Down by the Riverside Free Concert Series! Media Sponsor: 102.5 The Fox

Fresh off her Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Academy of Country Music Award nomination for Vocal Event of The Year, both for her #1 duet with Chris Young, “Think of You”, Cassadee Pope is off to a momentous start to 2017. Her recent Summer EP debuted new music for eager fans and dominated the iTunes #1 Country spot upon release with the title track’s music video garnering over 5 million views. Last year, Cassadee was nominated for a 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Country Artist. Her chart-topping debut album Frame by Frame produced the breakout hit “Wasting All These Tears,” which sold over 1 million downloads and solidified the powerhouse vocalist as part of a distinct group of solo female Country artists to score PLATINUM certification of a debut single. She has previously toured with Superstars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and Chris Young.

County Line Drive: Since their formation in late 2011, County Line Drive has been the pinnacle of live, non-stop action country music. This four-piece band, consisting of Brandon Stanek on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Utterback on drums, Nick Danielson on guitar, and Blake Bonde and Drew Medin sharing bass responsibilities, has made a lot of noise in the midwest country music scene. With their thunderous rhythm section, lightning guitar work, and tight harmonies, each member brings their own flair to CLD's brand of country music. From sharing the stage with Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan at Harvest Jam, rockin' the stage at Country Fest, or playing town street dances, county fairs, and bars, County Line Drive is committed to bringing their audience the best country music every time they hit the stage.