Jefferson Starship presented by Down by the Riverside

Jefferson Starship presented by Down by the Riverside

Start Date:

Sunday, August 12, 2018

End Date:

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Days:

1

Time:

7:00PM

End Time:

9:30PM

Location:

Mayo Park

Box Office:

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Opener:

The Chubs
 

Event Description

Laser 101.7 will sponsor Classic Rock Night - Sunday, Aug. 12 (Week #6 - Season Finale) at 7PM in Mayo Park, featuring JEFFERSON STARSHIP w/ Rochester's own THE CHUBS at the Think Bank Down by the Riverside FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Rochester, MN.

The free series takes place over six Sundays in July and August (July 8 through August 12) in one of the most beautiful green spaces in the area, Mayo Park (behind the Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Art Center). This is an open-to-the-public City park, so lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. On-site concessions are also available. 

JEFFERSON STARSHIP (Headliner)​: Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane.

Founder Paul Kantner (who died in January 2016 at age 74) knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts. 

Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.

“Jefferson Starship was my creation…and it has this nice fluidity about it that allows any number of people to come in and do things with whatever Jefferson Starship is.” – Paul Kantner

Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music.

Featuring original and historic members David Freiberg (also a founder of San Francisco luminaries Quicksilver Messenger Service) and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick (who invited her to sing in her place as Jefferson Airplane accepted their Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Merit Awards Concert.)

The band keeps a hectic touring schedule bolstered by several recent television appearances including My Music: 60s Pop, Rock and Soul on PBS and Live with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra on AXS Network. The Freiberg-penned 1979 hit "Jane" is the theme song for the Netflix Original Series, Wet, Hot American Summer. In 2014-15, the band played a series of free concerts for America’s Veterans and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense. Jefferson Starship has traveled the world playing in 20 countries across the globe in the last 3 years alone. 

The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture- songs such as "Volunteers", "White Rabbit", "Wooden Ships", "Somebody to Love", "Today", "Miracles", "Count on Me", "Fast Buck Freddie", "Jane" and "Find Your Way Back" continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today. 

THE CHUBS (Opener): Premier variety cover band spanning their services across Southeast MN, Western WI, and Northern IA with the ability to cater to everyone's preferences. Classic & Current Rock, Blues, Funk and Country variety covers done right. 

Box Office

Located in the Mayo Civic Center at 30 Civic Center Drive in Rochester Minnesota.
Tickets purchased in person incur no convenience fees.
Event InformationHow To Buy
507-328-2222
In State Toll Free
1-800-422-2199

Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

The Box Office will open one (1) hour before each ticketed performance on event days.