Sauk Rapids has announced the lineup for their Rock the Riverside concert series this summer. The concert series will take place on Thursdays starting on July 1st. The concerts will be free and open to the public, just show up and enjoy an evening along the Mississippi River at the newly renovated Southside Park.

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Here is the schedule for the first summer of shows:

July 1: Paul Diethelm- Stretch, Strange Daze

July 8: Todd Michael Jameson, Arena

July 15: Jen Lamb-Randolph/Jim, Pandemic

July 22: Tony Williams, Shane Martin

July 29: Dave Lumely, Switch

Aug 5: Benjamin Raye & Erica, First Circle

Aug 12: Walter’s Wheelhouse, Sweet Siren

Aug 19: The Soupbones, Rhino

Aug 26: Wanda Jam, Radio Nation

Sept 2: Kris Vox, Menace

The opening acts will start around 5:30 pm and play until 6:30 pm, with the headliners taking the stage around 7 pm and wrapping around 9:30 pm.

There have been some major changes made to Southside Park since construction began in June 2020. In addition to the new outdoor performance space, there is an events center building, a splash pad, and smaller event space.

Southside Park has gotten a total facelift and I can't wait to see it filled with people coming together and enjoying live music along the river this summer. It is one of my favorite parks in the area, and I'm so glad we won't have to spend another summer away from it.

Abbey Minke

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