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Rochester MN Guide to Live Music this Summer

The Guide to Live Music This Summer is sponsored by Rochester Public Music

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photo by Rosei Skipper Photography

Rochester MN Guide to Live Music

Rochester has a bustling live music scene and that’s even more vibrant in the summer when live music can also be enjoyed outdoors! This is a comprehensive guide of LIVE MUSIC in Rochester.

Don’t see your gig or your favorite band’s gig on our list? Submit your event to our Rochester MN Events Calendar and make sure to click LIVE MUSIC when selecting the category and it will be added!

To use this guide, click the June, July, or August button below to be taken to a list of events for the corresponding month.  At any time, click “Back to Top” to be brought back to the top of the list!

For even more summer fun, don’t forget to check out our Rochester MN Guide to Summer + Bucket List! 


Forward park concerts

FORWARD: Local Music. Local Parks.

Est. 2019

The free, Wednesday evening FORWARD Park Concerts highlight local bands and regional headliners.

Concerts are held in six different walkable, pet-friendly, and bike trail-connected parks – one in each City ward.

Come for local food trucks, plus family-friendly fun with Rochester Public Library’s Bookmobile, and interactive games with Rochester Parks & Rec’s Go! Play! Explore! Mobile Rec Trailer!



June 1 – 2, 2024

June 3 – 9, 2024

June 10 – 16, 2024

June 17 – 23, 2024

June 17, 2024

June 18, 2024

June 19, 2024

June 20, 2024

June 21, 2024

June 22, 2024

June 23, 2024

June 24 – 30, 2024


July 1 – 7, 2024

July 8 – 14, 2024

July 15 – 21, 2024

July 22 – 31, 2024


August 1 – 4, 2024

August 5 – 11, 2024

August 12 – 18, 2024

August 19 – 25, 2024

August 26 – 31, 2024

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