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Announcing the 2017 Thursdays on First band lineup!

Announcing The 2017 TOF Band Line-Up!

This summer, Thursdays on First & 3rd will have 85 performers! All the bands are now listed on our website with music ranging from rock, folk, pop, country, and blues. Click to see the lunchtime and evening band line-up.

The 1st Ave Stage, presented by Bremer Bank, and the Peace Plaza Stage, presented by Rochester International Airport, will each feature three musical acts every Thursday from June 1 - August 31.

All performances are FREE and open to the public.

Grand Opening of the Expanded Mayo Civic Center

When: Thursday, May 4
Time: 5:30-8:45pm
Where: Mayo Civic Center
Cost: Free

Celebrate the Mayo Civic Center's major expansion and spectacular transformations this Thursday, May 4. There will be guided tours, complimentary refreshments, entertainment, fireworks, kids' activities, and more. Click here for more information.

Cinco De Mayo in Downtown Rochester!

When: Friday, May 5
Where: Hefe Rojo, The Tap House, Dooley's Pub
Time: Varies

Hefe Rojo: DJ, drink specials, door prizes, games, dancing, tacos and more!

The Tap House: Two bands in the evening, Fred the Bear and Incognito along with food and beverages. Huge giveaway: 6 chances to win a trip to Cancun!

Dooley's Pub: Drink specials and a late night dance party with DJ R-O-B.

A Father's Story - "Dad, I'm Really a Girl"

When: Monday, May 8
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Rochester Public Library
Cost: Free

Jim Parlow will share his own personal story of transition after learning he has a transgender child. Parlow is a tenured professor at Winona State University in Sociology/Criminal Justice program who specializes in training law enforcement in working with the transgender community. Click here for more information.

Moms Who Lunch

When: Thursday, May 18
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Where: Salute! Wine Bar
Cost: Free - registration required

Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) and Rochester MN Moms Blog will celebrate the second ‘Moms Who Lunch’ event at Salute! Wine Bar. This is a fun opportunity to network with other moms, share stories, and enjoy a delicious lunch! Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

Save the Date: Move on the Plaza

When: Friday, June 2 - Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: Varies (see schedule)
Where: Peace Plaza
Cost: Free

Move on the Plaza is a summer dance & fitness series providing the community a free and fun opportunity to experience a class or witness a performance in the heart of downtown Rochester! Click here for more information.