The Think Bank Down by the Riverside free outdoor concert series takes place over six Sundays in July and August (July 8 through August 12) 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 27th year the City's Music Department (Riverside Concerts) has produced the popular outdoor concert series. This year's series will run July 8 through August 12; 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: Fall Risk
Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM
MN 97.5 Greatest Hits will sponsor '90s Night - Sunday July 8 (Week #1) featuring '90s Alt-Rock/Pop hit makers GIN BLOSSOMS w/ Rochester's own Alt-Ska/Punk band FALL RISK at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside free outdoor concert series in Rochester, MN.
GIN BLOSSOMS (Headliner): The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band's fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today.
Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms’ five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records platinum soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band continues to burn up the road performing over 120 tour dates a year.
MUSIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: "Hey Jealousy", "Found Out About You", "Follow You Down", "Til I Hear It From You"
FALL RISK (Opener): Blending influences as diverse as punk, ska, alt and metal, Fall Risk is a melting pot of musical expedition. All members hail from Rochester MN, and proudly fly the flag for the local music scene.
CHECK 'EM OUT: Fall Risk on Facebook, Fall Risk on Bandcamp