Festival Down by the Riverside

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Mayo Park
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Mayo Park
30 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 287-2222

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The free series takes place over six Sundays in July and August (July 14 through August 18) 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.

Shows run weekly from July 14 – August 18. See the Riverside Concert series website for full lineup.

August 11: Cloud Cult

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. Sleeping Jesus will also perform.

August 18: The Revolution

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.”