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And The 2019 Thursdays Downtown Evening Entertainment Is…

Release Date: May 9, 2019

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: (507) 216-9882



And the 2019 Thursdays Downtown Evening Entertainment Is...!

ROCHESTER, Minn.—The long-awaited warmer-weather season kicks off with Thursdays Downtown, a weekly summer market and music festival June 6 through August 29!

Presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), Thursdays Downtown packs 1st Avenue and the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester with arts, music, food, and a vendor market.

Each Thursday evening, two bands will take to each stage for a total of 48 evening performances throughout the Thursdays Downtown season. This year’s event brings artists from a variety of genres hailing from the Rochester area, across the state and around the country. To name a few of the Thursdays Downtown evening acts, Martin Zeller and the Hardways makes a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota after a multi-year hiatus. A tribute band endorsed by Prince himself, Chase and Ovation pays “reverence to Prince’s musical genius rather than his wardrobe,” according to Tommy Chase of the band.  SFO: A Tribute to Journey is considered one of the nation’s best Journey tribute acts, transporting its audience to the musical era of Journey, Foreigner, and Kansas.

Click here to see which acts are playing the 5 and 7 p.m. shows on the 1st Avenue Stage presented by Bremer Bank and the Peace Plaza Stage presented by Rochester International Airport.

Stay tuned as the 2019 season’s lunchtime entertainment lineup, vendor locations, new food and drinks, and more is released!

For the latest Thursdays Downtown announcements, visit the event website at and follow the Thursdays Downtown Facebook page.


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.