Summer Nights in Rice

Reggae, jazz, Big Band, Latin, Salsa and blues rock – there’s something for everyone at the 2023 line-up of Summer Nights in Rice, Rice Park Association’s second year of great music in downtown Saint Paul’s Rice Park.  Summer Nights in Rice is a free outdoor summer concert series occurring on select Thursdays from 5:00pm -7:00pm, June through September. Visit local downtown Saint Paul restaurants for happy hour, then head to Rice Park for FREE live music, community connections, and hot summer night dancing!

Bonus! See the new “Lightwave” art installation on the Rice Park fountain, created by lighting artist Jeff Bartlett for Rice Park’s Revitalization.

2023 Summer Nights in Rice LINEUP*

June 22 – Twin Cities Latin Band
Hot Latin dance music

July 13 – International Reggae All Stars
Reggae, dancehall and Bob Marley classics

July 27 – The Moonlight Serenaders
Big band sounds of the past

August 10 – Pete Whitman Quartet
Traditional and Contemporary Jazz

August 24 – Natania and Ticket to Brasil
Bossa nova, Afro-Brazilian and Latin fusion dance beat

September 7 – Jimmy “Primetime” Smith Blues Band
Rock, Rhythm and Blues

Local eats can be enjoyed at these area restaurants: The Grill at The Saint Paul Hotel, Meritage, Momento, Herbie’s, Kincaid’s, Sakura, Gray Duck Tavern, Afro Deli and The Loon Cafe.

“Summer Nights in Rice” is presented by Rice Park Association and Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project, with support from the Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program, and additional support from the Historic Hamm Building, Landmark Center, and The Saint Paul Hotel-The Grill.

In case of rain or inclement weather, concerts will be moved into Landmark Center. Restroom facilities for the concerts will be available at Landmark Center throughout the series. For media inquiries or questions about Summer Nights in Rice, please contact Holly at Landmark Center at (651-292-3276).