Music in the Parks

Grab your lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket and cooler and come join us on Sunday and Wednesday evenings for some great musical entertainment in the parks! All performances are family friendly. Local Anoka and metro area musicians take the stage to entertain you and share their love of music.  Many different genre’s of music are represented throughout both concert series so there is sure to be something for everyone! Concerts are free.  Concerts will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. Be sure to follow the City of Anoka facebook page for the most recent concert information and reminders. 

Rockin’ on the Rum

Wednesday evenings during June, July and August.  Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 1 ½ to 2-hours. These concerts feature a variety of family-friendly music by popular metro area and regional performers. Some concert dates will include food trucks or concessions.  Bring your lawn chair, pack a picnic or grab a meal to go from one of the restaurants in the downtown area.  The Rum River provides a fantastic backdrop - boat docks located above and below the dam provide a great option for people that like to visit Anoka via the river!

Veterans Stage at Riverfront Memorial Park
2201 2nd Ave, Anoka

Rockin' on the Rum Schedule - Wednesdays

Performer Name Date Start Time Description
Bill Koncar Band June 24 6:00 p.m. Polka, Swing, 'Big Band' style
Cat Tales July 1 6:00 p.m. Funk and hiphop/jazz
Pair of 7 July 8 6:00 p.m. Mix of country, classic rock, and fun!
Matt Schatza Trio July 15 6:00 p.m. Mix of blues, rock, folk, country, jazz, funk and more!
Sons of Groove July 22 6:00 p.m. Old school soul, funk, blues and rock! 
Kenny & Rick  July 29 6:00 p.m. Acoustic guitar duo mix of classic rock like the Beatles, CCR, Steely Dan, etc
Skippin Stones Trio Aug 5 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a musical journey as they play all the best songs from the past 70 years! 
Roadhouse Blue Aug 12 6:00 p.m. Classic rock, popular oldies you can't help but sing along to
Salsa Del Soul Aug 19 6:00 p.m. Various styles of Latin music including Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba and Salsa!
Riverside All-Stars Aug 26 6:00 p.m. Dance party! From Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin and hundreds more! 

Concert in the Park

Sunday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. June, July and August

This is the city’s original concert series featuring small groups, soloists, and duets and local musicians. These are 60 - 90 minute performances.  Concert location rotates between George Green Park and Riverfront Memorial Park. Be sure to check to the schedule for the performance location! The concert series includes a variety of family-friendly entertainment by local area musicians.  Grab your lawn chair or blanket and your family and friends, and come join us for some great entertainment, relaxation, and socialization.

Bicentennial Bandshell at George Green Park
1502 6th Ave, Anoka 

Veterans Stage at Riverfront Memorial Park
2201 2nd Ave, Anoka

Weather related cancellations will be posted on the City of Anoka Facebook page at @CityofAnokaMN.

Concert in the Park Schedule - Sundays

Performer Name Location Date Description
Amy and Adams Riverfront Memorial Park July 12 Upbeat eclectic/folk rock/Blue Grass musical blend
Flip Side G. Green Park July 19 Music from the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's
Queen Jeanne Riverfront Memorial Park July 26 Dirty rhythmic blues rock mixed with soul funk
Greenwood Tree G. Green Park August 2 Celtic-flavored jigs, sweet waltz's and American folk
Southern Express Band Riverfront Memorial Park August 9 Southern rock
DrumHeart G. Green Park August 16 West African Drumming 

End of Summer Bash

End of Summer Bash takes place at Riverfront Memorial Park (2201 2nd Ave.) in August each year.  This outdoor event includes live music, concessions, food trucks, games, giant pumpkin bounce house, a movie in the park and more! There is something fun for everyone.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 

This is event is on-hold for 2020 due to Covid-19.  Check back for details.