Down by the Riverside

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

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: Nite Shift

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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


Artist Website

On Sunday, August 13 (Week #6 - Season Grand Finale) at 7PM in Mayo Park, MICKY DOLENZ OF THE MONKEES and THE FAB FOUR come to #rochmn to perform at Think Mutual Bank's Down by the Riverside Free Concert Series! Opener: NITE-SHIFT, Media Sponsor: LASER 101.7

Micky Dolenz IS the voice of The Monkees. He’s the unmistakable performer that moved a generation and led the pop culture phenomenon of The Monkees to a dozen Top 20 singles, four #1 albums and two Emmy® Awards. Having entertained audiences his entire life, Micky brings a one-of-a-kind presence to the stage, drawing on his background in television, film, broadcasting and Broadway.

Some of Micky’s hits include “I’m A Believer,” “Last Train To Clarksville,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Daydream Believer,” and more. With the Monkees, Micky sold more than 75 million records worldwide! Micky also starred in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway hit, Aida.

THE FAB FOUR: The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude." 
NITE-SHIFT:Since forming in early 2008, Nite Shift has delivered a series of high-energy, fun-filled performances, rocking the Southeast Minnesota music scene. Nite Shift specializes in their own renditions of the best rock n' roll songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today's current hits. With both male and female lead power vocals, and the musicians' ability to play multiple instruments, Nite Shift covers a wide variety of music most bands are afraid to touch.