Summer Nights in Rice

Reggae, salsa, pop rock, and jazz… There’s something for everyone’s musical taste at “Summer Nights in Rice!” A free concert series on select Thursdays, 4-7 pm, from July through September, “Summer Nights in Rice” is the perfect way to enjoy summer in downtown Saint Paul. Grab a drink or a bite to eat at a local restaurant then stop by for FREE live music, dancing, and community connections in Rice Park!


July 14 – Pete Whitman Quartet
Traditional & Contemporary Jazz

July 28 – Will Kjeer Quartet
Original New Contemporary Compositions and Classic Jazz

August 11 – Twin Cities Latin Band

August 25 – Everett Smithson Band
Blues Band with Zydeco

September 8 – Pete Whitman & Mississippi
Contemporary Jazz

September 22 – International Reggae All Stars

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 Landmark Center, The Saint Paul Hotel-The Grill, Minnesota Wild, the Historic Hamm Building, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Clinton & Diane Blaiser.

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 Megan at Landmark Center at (651-292-4375).