Music in the Parks

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

Social District Entertainment in the Park

City of Anoka will be providing Entertainment in the Park at Riverfront Memorial Park, Veteran Stage 

SUNDAY Performance Schedule: 

September 10   Thomas and James      3:00 - 4:30pm 
September 17    CODA Duo                      2:00 - 3:30pm
September 24    The Percolators            3:00 - 4:30pm 

(Sunday performance Times vary in relation to the MN Vikings Football Schedule).

WEDNESDAY Extended Rockin' on the Rum 

September 20   Best of Seven                  5:00 - 7:00pm 
September 27   Salsa Del Soul                  5:00 - 6:30ish pm 

Movie in the Park 

Wednesday October 4      Top Gun MAVERICK    7:00pm

2023 Concert in the Park Flyer

Sponsoring the full Rockin' on the Rum and Movies in the Park!

10K Brewing


American Family Insurance

Anoka Dental




The Estates at Twin Rivers

Compassion Coffee_ White Logo

H&R Block Reshetar Systems


$300 Level Sponsors


Sponsoring Power of 10- August 9

anoka clothing logo

Sponsoring Roadhouse Blue- July 26


Rockin' on the Rum Schedule - Wednesday Evenings

Performer Name

(Click their name to view their website)

Date Start Time Description
Spring Into Summer Concert-  June 21 5pm Music, Food Trucks, and more!
Contemporary Dance!
Salsa Del Sol June 28 6:00 p.m. Salsa
Shirts and Skins July 5 6:00 p.m. Contemporary Dance!
The Bill Koncar Band July 12 6:00 p.m. Polka!
The Shane Martin Band July 19 6:00 p.m. Country
Roadhouse Blue July 26 6:00 p.m. Classic Rock! *Sponsored by Culvers of Anoka*
The Castaways August 2 6:00 p.m. 50's and 60's
Power of 10 Aug 9 6:00 p.m. Funk & a whole lotta dancin' music! *Sponsored by Anoka Clothing Co.*

Cat Tales

Aug 16 6:00 p.m. Funk
Riverside All-Stars Aug 23 6:00 p.m. Variety
Alexander Larson
Aug 30 6:00 p.m. Progressive Roots
Bad Behavior Sept 6 5:30 p.m 90's - Current Rock Hits
Southern Express Band Sept 13 5:30 p.m. Southern Rock
Best of 7 September 20 5:00 p.m. Get your dancin' shoes on and your vocal cords ready to sing along!
Salsa Del Sol- Make up Sept 27 5:00 p.m. Salsa!