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  • Salsa del Soul (World Music Series) @ Rochesterfest Salsa del Soul (World Music Series) @ Rochesterfest

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    FREE

    The sounds of the Caribbean will permeate the Southeast Minnesota air for two very special days in June as we celebrate the history, artistry, and infectious magic of Salsa dance music! Featuring Salsa del Soul, a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Minnesota Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perfom include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa!

    The sounds of the Caribbean will permeate the Southeast Minnesota air for two very special days in June as we celebrate the history, artistry, and infectious magic of Salsa dance music! Featuring Salsa del Soul, a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Minnesota Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perfom include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa!

    The two-day mini residency will feature a free Pop-Up Mini Concert at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN, a free Salsa Music Dance Party, including free Salsa dancing lessons courtesy of Dahl Dance, on the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage at Rochesterfest, as well as a pair of Salsa Music Workshops, one focusing on Latin percussion and the other on the Latin horn, to take place in the South Tent of the Rochesterfest festival grounds in Soldier Field Park.

    RESIDENCY SCHEDULE:

    ***Monday, June 24***
    FREE POP-UP MINI CONCERT
    Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN
    7:30pm – 8:30pm
    Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Austin Area Arts, Mayo Clinic

     

    ***Tuesday, June 25***
    SALSA MUSIC/DANCE WORKSHOPS
    Rochesterfest Festival Grounds - Soldiers Field Park - South Tent
    In preparation for the evening’s Salsa Dance Party featuring great live music from Salsa del Soul, members of the band are providing two musical workshops in the afternoon, while Dahl Dance will provide Salsa dance instruction in the evening.

    3:00pm – 4:00pm – Latin Percussion/Drumming Workshop. Salsa del Soul’s music director, Shai Hayo will lead a percussion workshop for 10 to 12 area musicians. Participation by invitation only. General public is welcome to observe.

    4:00pm – 5:00pm – Latin Horn Workshop. Salsa del Soul’s principal trombonist, Scott Agster will lead a workshop 5 to 10 area musicians. Participation by invitation only. General public is welcome to observe.

    5:45pm – 6:30pm – Salsa Dancing Workshop. Dahl Dance presents Salsa Lessons. Come down and learn how to salsa dance from Dahl Dance instructors just before the Salsa Dance Party with Salsa del Soul. Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers and dress accordingly as we’ll be dancing in front of the stage.

    Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Mayo Clinic, Rochesterfest, Dahl Dance


    SALSA DANCE PARTY featuring SALSA DEL SOUL
    Rochesterfest Festival Grounds - Soldiers Field Park
    Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage
    7:00pm – 8:30pm
    Riverside Concerts presents ‘Salsa Del Soul’, a Twin Cities-based 9-piece band that performs various styles of hot Latin dance music, including salsa!  Come and join our Salsa Dance Party at Rochesterfest!
    Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Mayo Clinic, Rochesterfest, Centerstone Plaza Hotel & Twigs Tavern and Grille

    Brought to you by the Friends of Riverside Concerts with additional support by the Mayo Clinic. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

     

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  • Delta Rae @ forWARD 5 Delta Rae @ forWARD 5

    Opener: Emma Hern

    Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

    FREE

    Riverside Concerts and Rochester Parks & Recreation present forWARD 5, a neighborhood park concert at Cooke Park in Ward 5 featuring the Americana bands Delta Rae and Emma Hern on Wednesday, July 3 at 5 PM. Bring the kids down early to enjoy the Go Play! Explore! Mobile Recreation Trailor starting at 3 PM.

    Riverside Concerts and Rochester Parks & Recreation present forWARD 5, a neighborhood park concert at Cooke Park in Ward 5 featuring the Americana bands Delta Rae and Emma Hern on Wednesday, July 3 at 5 PM. Bring the kids down early to enjoy the Go Play! Explore! Mobile Recreation Trailor starting at 3 PM.

    3 PM -  Go Play! Explore! Mobile Recreation Trailor
    5 PM - Emma Hern
    6 PM - Delta Rae

    Delta Rae - Earthy familial country outfit Delta Rae skillfully juggle gospel-tinged country-rock, sensual blue-eyed soul, and harmony-laden Americana, resulting in an infectious, radio-ready sound that falls somewhere between Nickel Creek and Adele. Formed in 2009 as a four-piece around the talents of siblings Ian, Eric, and Brittany Hölljes, along with Elizabeth Hopkins, the North Carolina-based band expanded to a sextet the following year with the additions of Mike McKee and Grant Emerson. In 2011 the group inked a deal with Sire/Warner Bros. after a particularly impressive in-office audition for Seymour Stein, who was blown away by Hopkins and the Hölljes siblings' powerful voices. The resulting Carry the Fire, their major-label debut, arrived in 2012. Carry the Fire reached 11 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and 13 on the folk chart. Delta Rae released their second album, After It All, in the spring of 2015. In 2017, the band released an EP, A Long and Happy Life, which featured the hit single of the same name. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi

    Emma Hern - Nashville-via-Boston-via-Richmond belter Emma Hern is taking her Nashville-approved blend of Americana, soul, pop, and a touch of glam wide with her self-titled debut EP. Taking cues from legends like Aretha and Bonnie Raitt and placing them in the age of Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, Emma Hern is bridging the time gap with her retro rock-soul sound and on-stage electricity. After graduating from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Emma moved to Nashville looking to expand her musicality. Her first months were spent absorbing all that Music City has to offer and bringing life to her creative vision. She wasted no time integrating herself into the local music scene. Within the first year, Emma played a long list of prestigious Nashville venues and showcases, capping it off with a slot at Pilgrimage Music Festival, which Rolling Stone named The “Festival to Watch.”

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  • Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute) @ Salute to the Fourth Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute) @ Salute to the Fourth

    Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 8:30 PM

    FREE

    Riverside Concerts, the City of Rochester, Rochester Parks & Recreation, and The Commission present A Salute to the 4th featuring award winning Tom Petty tribute band PETTY FEVER on Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 PM.

    Riverside Concerts, the City of RochesterRochester Parks & Recreation, and The Commission present A Salute to the 4th featuring award winning Tom Petty tribute band PETTY FEVER on Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 PM.

    PETTY FEVER -  is a Multi-Award Winning full production tribute to TOM PETTY & The Heartbreakers, featuring the captivating Guitarist/Vocalist and 2016 Hollywood FAME Award Winner, FRANK MURRAY.

    They deliver an amazing and memorable salute to the Musical Legacy of Tom Petty, performing over four decades of classic Tom Petty hits such as American Girl, Free Falling, Breakdown, Running Down a Dream, I Won’t Back Down and many more. Petty Fever is the recipient of multiple entertainment awards which include; Las Vegas FAME Awards 2017 “Outstanding Tribute Band” & 2018 “Outstanding International Tribute Band” presented at Hard Rock Café Live in Las Vegas, NV USA and 2013 & 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards "Tribute Band of The Year" presented at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA USA.

    Founded in Portland, OR USA in January 2009, Petty Fever features a talented lineup of top NW veteran musicians, all with a common passion for the music of Tom Petty. They have been performing to enthusiastic all age audiences worldwide ever since. Their High Energy Show is second to none and always leaves the crowd craving for more, if you're looking for an incredibly authentic Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert experience, Catch Petty Fever!


     

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  • 10,000 Maniacs @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #1 10,000 Maniacs @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #1

    Opener: Trapper Schoepp

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    MN 97.5 Greatest Hits will sponsor '90s Night - Sunday July 14 (Week #1) at 7PM in Mayo Park featuring '90s Alt-Pop hit makers 10,000 MANIACS w/ Red Wing, MN native Trapper Schoepp at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside free outdoor concert series in Rochester, MN.

    MN 97.5 Greatest Hits will sponsor '90s Night - Sunday July 14 (Week #1) at 7PM in Mayo Park featuring '90s Alt-Pop hit makers 10,000 MANIACS w/ Red Wing, MN native Trapper Schoepp at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside free outdoor concert series in Rochester, MN.    

    10,000 MANIACS - One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades. Together with artists like R.E.M., 10,000 MANIACS defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio, with hits like “These Are Days”,  “More Than This”,  “Candy Everybody Wants”, and “Because The Night”.

    Trapper Schoepp - This Minnesota-born, Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true), has earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.” His latest album ‘Primetime Illusion’, produced by Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansome, features a co-write with Bob Dylan on the track ‘On, Wisconsin’. 

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  • Mike Love @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #2 Mike Love @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #2

    Opener: Stanton West

    Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    The Rochester Posse will sponsor Roots Music Night - Sunday, July 21 (Week #2) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring MIKE LOVE w/ Stanton West at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    The Rochester Posse will sponsor Roots Music Night - Sunday, July 21 (Week #2) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring MIKE LOVE w/ Stanton West at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    With a foundation rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of Reggae and Rastafari, Hawaii-based artist MIKE LOVE blends the sounds of progressive and classic rock, pop, R & B, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz and so much more.  Healing is at the core of his music. Fans often leave live performances remarking about how they have just been to church, or had a bad day turned around.

    Stanton West songs are rootsy, feel-good, and groove driven.  His songs are about hope, having fun, being who you are, and relishing the moment.  He is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and world traveling troubadour spreading a message about the importance of family, community, nature, and positivity. 

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  • Lindsay Ell @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #3 Lindsay Ell @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #3

    Opener: Debbie Anthony

    Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    102.5 The Fox will sponsor Hot Country Night - Sunday, July 28 (Week #3) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring LINDSAY ELL w/ Rochester's own Debbie Anthony at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    102.5 The Fox will sponsor Hot Country Night - Sunday, July 28 (Week #3) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring LINDSAY ELL w/ Rochester's own Debbie Anthony at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” LINDSAY ELL is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter.Her first full-length album ‘The Project’ debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Chart and was lauded as Billboard’s ‘Best Country Album of 2017. Hits include “Criminal”, “Waiting On You” and the Brantley Gilbert duet “What Happens In A Small Town”.

    Debbie Anthony had done it all. She’d married a great guy, raised some great kids and sent them off well-prepared into the world. Being disciplined and organized by nature, not to mention a straight-A student in high school, she even managed her husband Mitch’s career as a consultant, lecturer and author of fifteen books in the financial services industry.

    Debbie Anthony had done it all. She’d married a great guy, raised some great kids and sent them off well-prepared into the world. Being disciplined and organized by nature, not to mention a straight-A student in high school, she even managed her husband Mitch’s career as a consultant, lecturer and author of fifteen books in the financial services industry.

    But for all she had accomplished, one goal remained. Luckily, she’s taking care of that too. Just listen to More To Be Said and you know it’s true: This lady was born to make music and claim her place among today’s best country vocalists.

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  • Rare Earth @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #4 Rare Earth @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #4

    Opener: Ringer Starr

    Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    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.

    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.

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  • Cloud Cult @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #5 Cloud Cult @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #5

    Opener: Sleeping Jesus

    Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    89.3 The Current (88.7 in Rochester) will sponsor Indie Night - Sunday, August 11 (Week #5) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring CLOUD CULT with Winona-based artist Sleeping Jesus at the Think Bank Down by the RiversideFREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    89.3 The Current (88.7 in Rochester) will sponsor Indie Night - Sunday, August 11 (Week #5) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring CLOUD CULT with Winona-based artist Sleeping Jesus at the Think Bank Down by the RiversideFREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    Since 1995, CLOUD CULT has crafted sprawling, cathartic albums, winning the attention of the New York Times, MTV, Spin, Billboard and a devoted following of fans. During that time, the band grew from the solo project of singer/songwriter Craig Minowa to include the rock band along with violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, and French horn. They've sold over 100,00 albums out of Craig’s organic hobby farm.

     Sleeping Jesus - "A gorgeous dose of indie-rock comparable to bands like Brooklyn's Woods and Chicago's Whitney. Recently named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2016" - The Star Tribune (Mike madden)

     

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  • The Revolution (Prince's former band) @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #6 The Revolution (Prince's former band) @ the Think Bank Down by the Riverside Series - Week #6

    Opener: DJ Supafly

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Mayo Park

    FREE

    89.3 The Current (88.7 in Rochester) will sponsor the season grand finale on Sunday, Aug. 18 (Week #6) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring Prince's former band THE REVOLUTION w/ Rochester's own DJ Supafly at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

    89.3 The Current (88.7 in Rochester) will sponsor the season grand finale on Sunday, Aug. 18 (Week #6) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring Prince's former band THE REVOLUTION w/ Rochester's own DJ Supafly at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.


    Prince's former band THE REVOLUTION was one of the most successful music acts of the 1980s selling over 16 million albums in the United States alone. They rose to international fame with two #1 Billboard 200 albums ('Purple Rain' and 'Around the World in a Day'), three Grammy Awards, and six top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Purple Rain”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “1999”, “Raspberry Beret”, “When Doves Cry”, and “Kiss”.

    DJ Supafly has a passion for creatively mixing, blending and scratching to Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, EDM and other genre’s that touch, move, encourage and take people worries away. His talent and skill has helped him to develop a reputation for creating unforgettable musical moments at parties, weddings, receptions, quinceanera, festivals, corporate functions, wedding dj mn, rochester mn entertainment, and private events! Music has always spoken to him through the art of scratching and blending music on key.

     

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