Local bands/musicians needed for Down by the Riverside and forWARD concert series’
Riverside Concerts is seeking local bands and musicians to play the opening slots at the Down by the Riverside free summer concert series and forWARD Neighborhood Park Concerts. All groups will receive payment for performing. All musical genres will be considered and original material is encouraged.
1) Must have enough material to fill at least 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 to the 11 county region (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona). Examples of accepted ties to the region include; “attended a local high school”, and, “grew up on a farm in Dodge County”, etc.
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. Recordings of live performances are preferred.
Please also include the following information in your application;
1. The name of the city or town the band is based in
2. A contact person’s name, phone number, and e-mail address
3. How the band is connected to the 11 county region
All applicants will be considered for opening slots for either Down by the Riverside or forWARD.
Submissions should be postmarked no later than March 6, 2020.
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 acts. For more information, call 507-328-2201
Opener: The Chubs
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Laser 101.7 will sponsor Classic Rock Night - Sunday, Aug. 12 (Week #6 - Season Finale) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring JEFFERSON STARSHIP w/ Rochester's own THE CHUBS at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP (Headliner): Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane. Founder Paul Kantner (who died in January 2016 at age 74) knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts.
Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.
“Jefferson Starship was my creation…and it has this nice fluidity about it that allows any number of people to come in and do things with whatever Jefferson Starship is.” – Paul Kantner
Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music.
Featuring original and historic members David Freiberg (also a founder of San Francisco luminaries Quicksilver Messenger Service) and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick (who invited her to sing in her place as Jefferson Airplane accepted their Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Merit Awards Concert.)
The band keeps a hectic touring schedule bolstered by several recent television appearances including My Music: 60s Pop, Rock and Soul on PBS and Live with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra on AXS Network. The Freiberg-penned 1979 hit "Jane" is the theme song for the Netflix Original Series, Wet, Hot American Summer. In 2014-15, the band played a series of free concerts for America’s Veterans and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense. Jefferson Starship has traveled the world playing in 20 countries across the globe in the last 3 years alone.
The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture- songs such as "Volunteers", "White Rabbit", "Wooden Ships", "Somebody to Love", "Today", "Miracles", "Count on Me", "Fast Buck Freddie", "Jane" and "Find Your Way Back" continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today. For more information visit: http://www.jeffersonstarship.com/index.html
THE CHUBS (Opener): Premier variety cover band spanning their services across Southeast MN, Western WI, and Northern IA with the ability to cater to everyone's preferences. Classic & Current Rock, Blues, Funk and Country variety covers done right. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Chubs-369230703101905/