“Down by the Riverside" is back!! FREE concerts, Sunday nights in Mayo Park, July 11 - August 15. Join Laser 101.7 for the final night of the series on Sunday August 15th with Rock N Roll Legends, .38 Special. So come celebrate the 29th year of the Down by the Riverside Free Summer concert series with Think Bank and Laser 101.7.
38 SPECIAL (Headliner) - After more than four decades, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of southern rock to over 100 cities a year. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate them with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely”, “Rockin’ Into the Night”, “Caught Up in You”, “Fantasy Girl”, “If I’d Been the One”, “Back Where You Belong”, “Second Chance”, and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple on radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord.
Fred the Bear (Opener) - SE Minnesota band that blends soulful, bluesy vocals and skilled guitar playing with multi-part harmonies, sweet organ sounds, and an unstoppable rhythm section, putting their own stamp on an eclectic mix of classic rock, Americana, country, and alt-rock. They write and perform their own original music, highlighted by insightful lyrics reflecting on life’s promises and disappointments, set to dynamic melodies and rhythms.
The series takes place over six Sundays in July and August (July 11 through August 15) in one of the most beautiful green spaces in the area, Mayo Park (behind the Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Art Center) along the banks of the Zumbro River. This is an open-to-the-public City park, so lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. On-site concessions will also be available.
All events to feature local Southeastern Minnesota bands as opening acts starting at 7:00 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.