Rochester Civic Music announced several more free concerts all over the city, beginning with a Global Music series concert June 22, continuing with Med City’s Fourth of July celebration, and with the forWARD performances in neighborhood parks.
The city’s Global Music Series focuses on bands from diverse cultural backgrounds. Seffarine, a North African and European band, kicks off the series as part of Rochesterfest at 6 p.m. June 22 in Soldiers Field Park.
The forWARD neighborhood park concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. June 30 with singer-songwriters Nancy Tobiason-Kramer and Sarah Morris (6:30 p.m.) in Cascade Park. These free concerts move through every ward in the city on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.
Rochester DJ LaidEe P will take the stage at 4:30, 6:15 and 8 p.m. during the Independence Day celebrations at Soldiers Field Park. Her sets are interspersed with music by 17-piece jazz group Swing Street (5 p.m.), dance band Salsa del Soul (6:45), a performance by Rochester poet laureate Susan McMillan (8:20), and Transit Authority, a Twin Cities-based tribute band to Chicago (8:30).
The forWARD concerts continue on July 21 with singer Colin Bracewell and soul band Southern Avenue in MLK Park, followed by Root River Jam and Los Rebeldes on Aug. 18 in Allendale Park, rock trio Jealous Brother and singer-songwriter Jeremiah Nelson at Roy Watson Youth Sports Complex on Aug. 25, and country musicians Pat Egan and Erik Koskinin on Sept. 1 in Cooke Park.
The series concludes with well-known Rochester singer LaSonya Natividad with Soul Train, and Twin Cities songwriter Annie Mack, on Sept. 8 at John Withers Sports Complex.
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See full details at www.rochestermn.gov/government/departments/rochester-civic-music.