Music in the Parks

Grab your lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket and cooler and come join us on Sunday and Tuesday 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

Tuesday evenings during June, July, and August.  Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and last  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

2022 Concert in the Park

Rockin' on the Rum Schedule - Tuesday Evenings

Performer Name

(Click their name to view their website)

Date Start Time Description
Spring Into Summer Concert- 
Roadhouse Blue
June 21 5:00 p.m.
5p-6p
6p-8p
Music, Food Trucks, and more!
Folk Americana
Classic Rock and Popular Oldies!
Alex Larson June 28 6:00 p.m. Progressive Roots with Anoka's own Alex Larson!
Raquel & the Wildflowers July 5 6:00 p.m. 90s
Matt & Laurel Music   July 12 6:00 p.m. Acoustic duo - 60s to today!
Jay Walter & the Rectifiers July 19 6:00 p.m. Roots-n-Blues
Salsa del Soul *September 9* 6:00 p.m. Salsa Music! Get ready to dance! (*Make up date*)
Power of 10 August 2 6:00 p.m. Pop, funk, R&B, and a whole lotta dancin' music!
Sawyer's Dream Aug 9 6:00 p.m. Vocal Harmony Americana

Revved Up!

Aug 16 6:00 p.m. 90's and Today hits to get you movin'!
Ring of Kerry Aug 23 6:00 p.m. Traditional Celtic Music
Aug 30 6:00 p.m. Southern Rock

Concert in the Park

Sunday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm in 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 will be at George Green Park Bandshell! 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 

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

Concert in the Park Schedule - Sunday Evenings

Performer Name
(Click their name to view their website)
Date Time Description
North Suburban Concert Band July 3 6:00 pm Concert Band Music
Alive & Kickin' July 10 6:00 pm Rock & Roll
The Bill Koncar Band July 17 6:00 pm Polka brought to you by Anoka's own Bill Koncar!
Women's Drum Center July 24 6:00 pm Drum Variety Show
Other Country Ensemble July 31 6:00 pm Global Music
U Can Jug or Nots *August 28* 6:00 pm Old Time Jug Band! (*Make Up Date*)
Pan-Handlers Band August 14 6:00 pm Caribbean & Pop Music on Steel Drums

Spring into Summer


June 21, 2022- 5 p.m. 

Anoka’s Spring into Summer replaces our "End of Summer Bash" to kick off the summer right! Spring into Summer will take place at Riverfront Memorial Park, 2201 2nd Ave,  in June each year.  This outdoor event includes a concert on the Veterans Stage, food trucks, yard games, and much more! 

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