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"Down by the Riverside" is a free concert series that takes place on Sunday nights in Mayo Park (behind the Mayo Civic Center) in Rochester, MN during the months of July and August.
Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday. Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements and Hüsker Dü.
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.”
Opener: Annie Mack
MARGO PRICE with Minnesota-based Americana artist Almighty American at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.
Opener: Almighty American
Sun, July 8 (Week #1) - '90s Night w/ GIN BLOSSOMS & FALL RISK
Sun, July 15 (Week #2) - MN Music Night w/ THE SUBURBS & DENNIS
Sun, July 22 (Week #3) - Indie Night w/ LISSIE & ANNIE MACK
Sun, July 29 (Week #4) - Hot Country Night w/ CHASE BRYANT & JT & THE GUNSLINGERS
Sunday, August 5 (Week #5) - Margo Price w/ Almighty American
Sunday, August 12 (Week #6) - Jefferson Starship