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    Down By The Riverside WEEK #3
  • Dates: July 23, 2023
  • Location: Mayo Park
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Time: 7:00 PM
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AVERY ANNA (Headliner) - From the desert to the mountains, singer/songwriter Avery Anna grew up chasing the Arizona sunsets. She started singing at 10 years old, quickly picking up the guitar and piano, but it wasn’t until she started her TikTok channel that she realized her full potential. Hopping in a bathtub for acoustics, Avery began uploading covers – and her videos blew up overnight. Her repertoire spans classic country artists such as Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline to modern acts like Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini. Now with 1.6 million followers and more than 32 million likes, Avery is ready to share her own music with the world. She recently released her debut EP Mood Swings, and Gold-certified “Narcissist” has made a major statement. In addition to reaching No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown, the viral smash made its TV debut recently on the CMT Music Awards, has topped 130 million global streams and is in rotation among today’s biggest pop songs on SiriusXM Hits 1. 

Maygen & The Birdwatcher (Opener) - Described as "an exciting goulash of Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Florence + The Machine, and Joe Cocker" (MostlyMinnesota); Maygen & The Birdwatcher showcases distinctive songs, fantastic harmonies, and tight musicianship with shared lead vocals and two songwriters. Winners of the Midwest Country Music Awards' 'Album of the Year' and 'Americana Artist of the Year', Maygen & The Birdwatcher are poised for big things. 

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An annual summer tradition, Rochester Civic Music’s Down by the Riverside is a free, public outdoor music festival held on Sunday evenings in downtown Rochester along the banks of the Zumbro River. Now in its 31st season, this family-friendly community event features must-see national acts as well as standout local opening artists. Down by the Riverside also features local food vendors, craft beer, and giveaways – something for everyone!