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48 acts to perform at Thursdays Downtown 2023

Release Date: May 16, 2023

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



48 acts to perform at Thursdays Downtown 2023

ROCHESTER, Minn.—The Thursdays Downtown entertainment line-up is being announced a month ahead of the weekly summer festival presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance.

The Thursdays Downtown entertainment line-up includes Chase and Ovation, Nivel Táctico, and Rebel Queens, along with 45 other musical acts on two different stages, thanks to Altra Federal Credit Union and the Rochester International Airport.

“Rochester has been so good to us over the years, and we are thrilled to bring this rock ‘n’ roll band of women to Thursdays Downtown this year,” said Tiffany Xtine of Rebel Queens.

In addition to the above mentioned acts, Thursdays Downtown will include two performances July 20 and August 10 in partnership with the Rochester Civic Music’s Global Music Series.

“Thursdays Downtown is a summer highlight for the community,” said Avital Rabinowitz, director of Rochester Civic Music. “This year, we are excited to partner with the Rochester Downtown Alliance to bring the community two high-energy and fun concerts featuring Cajun and Irish bluegrass bands.”

Thursdays Downtown features an outdoor arts and food vendor market of more than 100 unique vendors every Thursday (except June 22) from June 15 to August 10.

The event is hosted on 1st Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street Southwest and in Peace Plaza. Returning as the family-friendly area of Thursdays Downtown is the Mayo Clinic Family Nook on the east side of Peace Plaza outside Chateau Theatre in downtown Rochester.

The RDA staff would like to thank Townsquare Media, ABC 6 News—KAAL TV, MN 97.5, KTTC TV, and other sponsors for partnering on Thursdays Downtown.

Visit for a full entertainment lineup and follow Thursdays Downtown on Facebook and Downtown Rochester, Minnesota on Instagram and Twitter.

About Thursdays Downtown
Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food, and a vendor market into one free community-uniting, block-party-style event. Since 2004, it has grown into a large music and arts festival that draws an estimated 20,000+ people and approximately 115 unique vendor each week.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.