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 1 ½ to 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

2021 Concert in the Park News Flash

Rockin' on the Rum Schedule - Tuesday Evenings

Performer Name

(Click their name to view their website)

Date Start Time Description
The Bill Koncar Band June 15 6:00 p.m. POLKA!
Alex Larson June 22 6:00 p.m. Rockabilly Rock with Anoka's own Alex Larson!
Salsa Del Soul June 29 6:00 p.m. Various styles of Latin music including 
Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba and Salsa!
Matt & Laurel Music  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER July 6 6:00 p.m. Acoustic duo - 60s to today!
Dirty Shorts Brass Band July 13 6:00 p.m. New Orleans Style Brass Band.
Retro Soul & Westside Horns Ft Big Mike July 20 6:00 p.m. Blues Rock
Sons of Groove July 27 6:00 p.m. Rock, pop, funk and more! Prepare to move!
Roadhouse Blue Aug 3 6:00 p.m. Classic rock and popular oldies you can't help
 but sing along to!


Aug 10 6:00 p.m. Classic Rock & Pop with some great horns.
Emily Marrs Band Aug 17 6:00 p.m. All your favorite hits from the 80's and 90's!
Aug 24 6:00 p.m. Variety of songs from every decade!

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
Omega Gathering: House Band
of Mount Olivet-Plymouth
July 11 6:00 pm A tribute to Anoka resident, Bonita Melting
The Winky Band July 18 6:00 pm 70s Variety of the songs you love.
The Good Time Gals July 25 6:00 pm Vintage Jazz and Blues with some classy ladies.
Lee Engele August 1 6:00 pm "Jazz with an Attitude!"
DrumHeart August 8 6:00 pm Drum Variety Show
Southern Express Band August 15 6:00 pm Southern Rock from some local Anokans!
Big Stoop Big Band August 22 6:00 pm Big Band, Jazz, and Swing; get those dancin' shoes out!

End of Summer Bash

August 25, 2021 – 6 p.m. 

Anoka’s End of Summer Bash takes place at Riverfront Memorial Park, 2201 2nd Ave,  in August each year.  This outdoor event includes a concert on the Veterans Stage, food trucks, yard games, and much more! 

Staff will be watching COVID-19 restrictions and guidance. The restrictions in place at the time, will reflect in the planning of our End of Summer Bash. Sign up for notifications on from the website under "Notify Me" and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up to date information.