The Think Bank Down by the Riverside free outdoor concert series takes place over six Sundays in July and August (July 14 through August 18) in one of the most beautiful green spaces in the area, Mayo Park (behind the Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Art Center). This is an open-to-the-public City park, so lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. On-site concessions are also available.
It has become a Rochester tradition, that on Sunday nights in the summer, many of the citizens of Rochester and surrounding communities put the finishing touches on their weekend by gathering together in the friendly confines of Mayo Park; to laugh, dance, sing, relax, play, eat, drink, socialize with friends and family, meet new friends, soak in those steamy Minnesota summer nights; all to a soundtrack of "live" music featuring local, national and international artists from a broad range of genres and eras.
This summer will mark the 28th year the City's Music Department (Riverside Concerts) has produced the popular outdoor concert series. This year's series will run July 14 through August 18; Sunday nights at 7:00 PM in Mayo Park.
We would like to thank Think Mutual Bank, the title sponsor of the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE outdoor concert series. Without community minded businesses like Think Mutual Bank, we would be unable to produce a concert series of this magnitude, and would certainly not be able to offer it to the public for free. Thank you, Think!
And a special thank you to the City of Rochester, the Rochester City Council, and YOU...the citizens of Southeastern Minnesota.
Opener: Ringer Starr
Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 7:00 PM
KRPR 89.9 will sponsor Classic Rock Night - Sunday, Aug 4 (Week #4) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring Mowtown legends RARE EARTH w/ Ringer Starr and the Lost Faculties at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.
RARE EARTH - Motown’s first all-white hit-makers straddled the worlds of rock and soul with amazing success. Their first Top 40 hits included covers of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “Get Ready”, both Top 5 hits on multiple national charts, “Born To Wander” followed, as did “I Just Want to Celebrate”, “Hey, Big Brother” and their Bee Gees-penned hit “Warm Ride”.
Ringer Starr - A newcomer to the scene, Ringer Star took the International Beatle Entertainment Community by storm in 2013, making his debut in the U.S., Canada, Liverpool and Brazil. Ringer causes quite a stir wherever he appears, cheerfully being photographed with hundreds of fans, and has been referred to as the best current Ringo Starr tribute artist in the world. He has what some are saying is a "Frightening resemblance to The Man Himself" not only in looks but also as a performer, singing and playing drums.