Local bands/opening acts needed for Down by the Riverside Free Summer Concert Series. Deadline for submission is March 28, 2014. Press kits are now being accepted for Opening Acts for this summer’s Down by the Riverside outdoor concert series. Bands of any musical genre will be considered including rock, country, Americana, blues, jazz, hip-hop, Latino, celtic and bluegrass. Press kits should contain a CD with at least 3 separate cuts, a photo of the band, a bio, and a song list. Other information is welcome. Electronic Press Kits will be accepted with the above information. Please make sure contact information with name, phone number, and e-mail address is included.Local bands should be based in the Rochester area, or include at least one member that lives within the 11 county region around SE MN (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona).Down by the Riverside is a free summer concert series that takes place in Mayo Park on Sunday nights in July and August and one that has in recent years reached from 3,000 to 25,000 patrons per concert. The series has presented such popular acts as Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone, 38 Special, Eddie Money, Josh Turner, Starship, Loverboy, Blue Oyster Cult, Tommy James & the Shondells, Kansas, Night Ranger, The Guess Who, Uriah Heep, Dokken, Eric Church, Collective Soul, the FIXX, George Thorogood, and Three Dog Night just to name a few.By submitting a press kit, you are granting Riverside Concerts the right to share samples of your band’s music with headliners who request approval of opening act rights. Please send press kit to: Down by the Riverside Opener, Deana Carr, Riverside Concerts, 201 4th St. SE, Suite 170, Rochester MN 55904 or e-mail address below. For more information, contact Deana Carr at (507) 328-2209 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us online at www.riversideconcerts.com
. Press Kits should be postmarked by March 28, 2014.