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    Down By The Riverside WEEK #4
  • Dates: July 30, 2023
  • Location: Mayo Park
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Time: 7:00 PM
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VANILLA FUDGE (Headliner) - Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their slow extended heavy rock arrangements of contemporary hit songs, most notably “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”.  The band’s original line–up — vocalist and organist Mark Stein, bassist and vocalist Tim Bogert, lead guitarist/vocalist Vince Martell, and drummer and vocalist Carmine Appice — recorded five albums during the years 1967–69, before disbanding in 1970. The band is currently touring with three of the four original members: Stein, Martell, and Appice with Pete Bremy on bass as Bogert retired in 2009 and died in 2021. The band has been cited as “one of the few American links between psychedelia and what soon became heavy metal.”

Jimmi and the Band of Souls (Opener) -The band pulls from the vast array of blues, roots and R&B in their original songs and covers. They play boogie-woogie. They play slow and lonely. They play toe tappin’, deep groovin’ and hard drivin’. You’ll hear Muddy, Minnie and Sonny Boy. You’ll hear Eric, Mayall and Etta.

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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!