Sauk Rapids Officially Opening New Outdoor Music Venue July 1st
Sauk Rapids has announced that the official opening date for their new outdoor music venue, The Clearing, will be July 1st.
In a statement shared via the City of Sauk Rapids Facebook page on June 23rd, they shared:
Thursday, July 1st is the grand opening of the new Sauk Rapids Parks venue, The Clearing. It will also be the first "Riverside Nights" live music performance at the brand new 1851 Square amphitheater.
The press release shared that at 5 PM City Administration will host a brief venue dedication and ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The event and music are totally free to attend and all are welcome.
This Thursday night music series will take place throughout the summer ending September 2nd. Here is this year's lineup:
July 1: Paul Diethelm- Stretch, Strange Daze
July 8: Todd Michael Jameson, Arena
July 15: Jen Lamb-Randolph/Jim, Pandemic
July 22: Tony Williams, Shane Martin
July 29: Dave Lumely, Switch
Aug 5: Benjamin Raye & Erica, First Circle
Aug 12: Walter’s Wheelhouse, Sweet Siren
Aug 19: The Soupbones, Rhino
Aug 26: Wanda Jam, Radio Nation
Sept 2: Kris Vox, Menace
The opening acts will start around 5:30 pm and play until 6:30 pm, with the headliners taking the stage around 7 pm and wrapping around 9:30 pm.
There have been some major changes made to Southside Park since construction began in June 2020. In addition to the new outdoor performance space, there is an events center building, a splash pad, and a smaller event space. If you haven't carved out time to see the improvements for yourself one of these Thursday night shows would be a great opportunity.