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The 1st annual Rhythm in Rice series kicks off June 10th!

2016 is the inaugural year of the Rhythm in Rice series.  RiR has 2 main goals to use music as the thread to unite the multi-cultural communities of the Twin cities and to seek corporate unity through combining support of many of the large companies located in downtown St. Paul.  We are proud to say that we are on track to achieve these goals.

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Global Sounds from the Local Scene

A Community Event for All

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How it Started

In 2015, Brian was approached about hosting a series in Rice Park.  Having seen the positive impact and community growth that has happened over the past 12 years in the Mears Park residential and business community, he is excited to see the impact a summer long series could make in the Rice Park community over the coming years. 2016 will be the augural season of Rhythm in Rice.  Rhythm in Rice will be hosted in Rice Park on Fridays, which brings another evening of live outdoor music to the downtown community.  Twin Cities music icon Wain McFarlane was brought on board to set the schedule up with talented artists.  The series will be unique to the Twin Cities as it will feature locally based bands that perform in various international genres.  The series seeks to use music as the thread that will weave together the multi cultural communities throughout the Twin Cities and to fuse these styles together for 11 weeks of great rhythms.

Located in the beautiful and historical Rice Park!

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Show Your Support

While we love bringing these free shows to the lowertown community, we spend a great deal of time and energy into gathering sponsors and writing grants to cover the band and operating budget. We ask that you to consider making a tax deductible contribution through an online fundraising site on Razoo. Every dollar makes a big impact on the grassroots series and we appreciate the support!