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Rochester artists take center stage in the city’s summer music series – Reuters

Rochester Civic Music has announced several more free concerts throughout the city, starting with a Global Music Series concert on June 22, continuing with Med City’s July 4 celebration and with FORWARD performances in neighborhood parks.

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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. on June 22 at Soldiers Field Park.

Nancy Tobiason-Kramer plays with her husband and bassist Dan Kramer at Kinney Creek Brewery in Rochester. (photo added)

FORWARD Neighborhood Park Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. on June 30 with singer-songwriters Nancy Tobiason-Kramer and Sarah Morris (6:30 p.m.) at Cascade Park. These free concerts travel to all areas of the city on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

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Rochester DJ LaidEe P will take the stage at 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. during Independence Day celebrations at Soldiers Field Park. His sets are interspersed with music from 17-piece jazz band Swing Street (5 p.m.), dance group Salsa del Soul (6:45 p.m.), a performance by Rochester Poet Laureate Susan McMillan (8:20 p.m.) and from Transit Authority, a Chicago-based Twin Tribute Band (8:30).


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FORWARD concerts continue July 21 with singer Colin Bracewell and soul band Southern Avenue at MLK Park, followed by Root River Jam and Los Rebeldes on August 18 at Allendale Park, rock trio Jealous Brother and songwriter- singer-songwriter Jeremiah Nelson at the Roy Watson Youth. Sports Complex on August 25 and country musicians Pat Egan and Erik Koskinin on September 1 at Cooke Park.


LaSonya Natividad, March 12, 2020. (Ken Klotzbach/[email protected])

The series concludes with famed Rochester singer LaSonya Natividad featuring Soul Train and Twin Cities singer-songwriter Annie Mack, September 8 at the John Withers Sports Complex.

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