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Thursdays on First & 3rd Evening Entertainment

Release Date: May 2, 2018

Media Contact: Bill Fay
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9882



2018 Thursdays on First & 3rd Evening Entertainment Lineup Release

Thursdays on First & 3rd happens every Thursday, 11:00am-8:30pm from June 7 – August 30

ROCHESTER, Minn.---May 2, 2018---It’s been a long winter, but summer is quickly approaching. With the change of season comes Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market and Music Festival presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), voted ‘Favorite Local Event’ on the 2017 ‘507 Favorites’ list. In just over a month, vendors will fill 1st Avenue and the Peace Plaza selling a variety of items from food, to crafts, and much more!


Each Thursday, we have two bands playing each stage during the evening, for a total of 52 performances. This year’s event is bringing in artists from all over the world, including local artists such as The Chubs and Ventura Highway.

Click here to see who’s playing the 5pm and 7pm shows on the 1st Avenue Stage presented by Bremer Bank and Peace Plaza Stage presented by Rochester International Airport. Music is programmed in partnership with Riverside Concerts.


Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing the lunchtime entertainment lineup, vendor locations, new food and drinks, plus so much more for the 2018 season.

For everything Thursdays on First & 3rd, visit our event website at and follow us on Facebook.


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.