After over a year with basically nothing happening in the form of live entertainment, it looks like we will have an abundance of it this year to make up for last summer.

photo credit: Jim Maurice/WJON

Summertime by George will be back this year, The Ledge in Waite park will be hosting live music this year and now, Sauk Rapids will present a summer concert series in their new bandshell.  Rock the Riverside will kick off on July 1st

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The plan for the Sauk Rapids Concert Series is for 10 weeks of concerts running weekly on Thursdays from July 1st to September 2nd.  Not one but two acts will be taking the stage in Sauk Rapids. There will be an opening act and headliner each week of the series.

Here's the line up for this summer's Rock the River;

   Opening Act  5:30-6:30 PM                                      Headliner  7-9:30 PM

July 1st   Paul Diethelm/Stretch                                                   Strange Daze

July 8th   Todd Mitchell Jameson                                                 Arena

July 15th  Jen Lamb-Randolph and Jim Anderson                      Pandemic

July 22nd  Tony Williams                                                             Shane Martin

July 29th    Dave Lumley                                                             Switch

Aug 5th      Maddy Braun                                                             First Circle

Aug 12th    Walter's Wheelhouse                                                 Sweet Siren

Aug 19th    The Soupbones                                                          Rhino

Aug 26th    Wanda Jam                                                                Radio Nation

Sept 2nd    Benjamin Raye & Erica Hanson                                 Menace

Great entertainment for your summer enjoyment and it's free to attend, open to all and food will be available to purchase.

Sounds like there will be tons of live music this summer.  It's going to feel great to get out and see live music again and return to a more normal summer.  See you there!

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