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: Annie Mack
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM
89.3 The Current (88.7 in Rochester) will sponsor Indie Night - Sunday, July 22 (Week #3) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring Midwest indie-rocker LISSIE with Rochester's own blues/R&B icon ANNIE MACK at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.
LISSIE (Headliner): Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. Her fourth studio album Castles was released on March 23 which promptly cracked the Top 10 in the UK Album Charts. The new music follows the release of her 2016 album My Wild West, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Albums chart and received widespread critical praise. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks with NME saying of her “intense” performance: “Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Wild West,’ Rock Island’s most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time.”
Lissie’s two previous albums, 2010’s Catching a Tiger and 2013’s Back to Forever, both scored in the Top 20 of the U.K. Charts and Top 5 in Norway, the former going gold in both countries. Stateside, the two releases hit the Top 5 in Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, peaked at #5 and #11, respectively, on the U.S. Folk tally and went Top 40 on the Indie Charts. Her songs have been licensed for countless films and TV shows, and topped numerous Best Of polls. "The Longest Road," a song she wrote with DJ Morgan Page was subsequently remixed by Deadmau5 and nominated for a ‘Best Remixed Record’ Grammy. She is a two-time hall of famer on The Current's Chart Show for the songs "Shameless", and "Don't You Give Up on Me".
With a career that has seen her open for renowned artist Lenny Kravitz (an early supporter), Tom Petty and even been asked to perform at Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore‘s wedding, Lissie has had a wealth of incredible experiences that have made her the confident and determined artist she is today.
MUSIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: "When I'm Alone", "Further Away (Romance Police)", "Shameless", "Hero", "Don't You Give Up On Me", "Blood & Muscle", "Best Days".
CHECK THIS OUT: Lissie plays songs from her forthcoming album, 'Castles' in The Current’s studio
ANNIE MACK (Opener): Annie Mack of Rochester has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers.
A regional powerhouse with national recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues, including The John Coltrane jazz Festival-High Point North Carolina, The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival-Lancaster Pennsylvania, The Thunder-Bay Music Festival-Ontario Canada, The Minnesota State Fair, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Bayfront Blues Festival(six years running)-Duluth MN, Buddy Guys-Chicago Illinois, The Blues City Deli - St. Louis, Missouri and The Arts Garage Del-Ray Beach Florida. Annie is a regular performer around Minnesota, appearing frequently at venues such as The Aster Cafe and Bunkers-Mpls.
Most recently Annie had the honor of opening up for modern blues legend Robert Cray at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St.Paul, Minnesota.
Several songs from Annie's Ep Tell It Like It Is have been receiving radio airplay on MPR's The Current and Radio Heartland. https://www.anniemackmusic.com/
CHECK THIS OUT: Music Video for "Closer"; Annie Mack performs in The Current’s studio , Annie Mack feature in “City Pages”, 10 Measures with Annie Mack – 507 Magazine/Post Bulletin