Rochester's Thursdays Downtown is back as a staple, weekly event, in downtown Rochester all summer long. Each Thursday, six live musical performances will take place on two stages to entertain everyone from July 8th through September 9th.

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Nationally recognized Country Music act Jerrod Niemann will kick off the summer series on July 8th, along with many other local musicians and bands.

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Other acts that will take one of the two stages through the summer include Annie Mack, Soul Train featuring LaSonya Natividad, The Big Wu, Martin Zeller, Pop Rocks, Mariachi Estrell, and Fernando Ufret.

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Full Thursday's Downtown Entertainment Schedule:

JULY 8
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Raven's Fire
5 p.m.: Jeremiah Nelson Band
7 p.m.: Jerrod Niemann

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Robert Coates
5 p.m.: Miloe
7 p.m.: Rhino

JULY 15
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Sothea Lam
5 p.m.: The D'Sievers
7 p.m.: Funktion Junction

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Scott Jasmin
5 p.m.: Amanda Grace Band
7 p.m.: Jaggedease

JULY 22
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Pure Rock Studios
5 p.m.: Clay Fulton and the Lost 40
7 p.m.: The Big Wu

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: True North
5 p.m.: Root River Jam
7 p.m.: Retro Soul and Westside Horns

JULY 29
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Dwayne Gruhlke
5 p.m.: Annie Mack
7 p.m.: Aretha Tribute

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Tim Dallman
5 p.m.: Lehto & Wright
7 p.m.: Steve Schmidt Trio

AUGUST 5
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Amanda Grace
5 p.m.: Fernando Ufret
7 p.m.: Soul Train

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Luke Hendrickson
5 p.m.: Uptown Jazz
7 p.m.: Mariachi Estrell MN

AUGUST 12
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Chris Lawrence
5 p.m.: Beatles Tribute
7 p.m.: The White Keys

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Bring the Sing
5 p.m.: Sawyer's Dream
7 p.m.: Up South Country

AUGUST 19
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Mackenzie Moore
5 p.m.: My Grandma's Cardigan
7 p.m.: County Line Drive

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Jeff Wachowiak
5 p.m.: Reverend Raven
7 p.m.: Sweet Siren

AUGUST 26
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Jeremy Jewell
5 p.m.: Six Mile Grove
7 p.m.: Martin Zeller

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Bri Thompson
5 p.m.: Gully Boys
7 p.m.: Hair of the Dog

SEPTEMBER 2
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: Jason McKenzie
5 p.m.: Jenn Bostic
7 p.m.: Junk FM

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Hayley Anne
5 p.m.: CBB Jazz Trio
7 p.m.: Luke Hendrickson Band

SEPTEMBER 9
1st Ave Stage
11:30 a.m.: James Gray
5 p.m.: Lost Faculties
7 p.m.: Pop Rocks

Peace Plaza Stage
11:30 a.m.: Logan Johnson
5 p.m.: Push N Turn
7 p.m.: Reunion Band

Thursdays Downtown includes weekly food and artisan market with more than 100 vendors within the event site, which is 1st Avenue Southeast, 3rd Street Southwest and the Peace Plaza.

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