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Think Bank Down by the Riverside 2021 | Mayo Park | Week #5 - Discovery Night | Admission is FREE! | Sponsored by The Current

RANKY TANKY (Headliner) - This Grammy Award winning, Charleston, SC-based quintet, performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands. Their debut album was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The TODAY Show. It also soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts. Playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found on their latest release Good Time.

Thomas & The Shakes (Opener) - Rochester, MN-based roots rock band known for their authentic blend of rock, r&b, folk, and reggae sounds. Formed in 2013 by Thomas Wescott (guitar/vocals) and Garrett Kolb (drums), the duo recorded and self-released their acoustic EP, All My Favorite Things Are Free, before recruiting Mark Walsh (Sax/Flute) to complete the lineup. The expansion resulted in the bigger, more energetic sound heard on their debut album, Mind Your Time, featuring dynamic rhythms, laid back melodies, rich vocal harmonies and emotionally charged lyrics.

Rochester Civic Music is pleased to announce the return of the "Think Bank Down by the Riverside" FREE outdoor concert series. 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. This summer will mark the 29th year the City's Music Department (Rochester Civic Music) has produced the popular outdoor concert series.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.