Downtown Rocks Concert

FREE Live Concert

10,000 Maniacs, Dishwalla and The Calling

 

Saturday, June 25th

1st Street Stage, Starting at 7 p.m.

Join 10,000 Maniacs, Dishwalla and The Calling For A Free Live Concert

downtown rocks concert

Free Live Concert Featuring 10,000 Maniacs, Dishwalla and The Calling

Saturday, June 25th

1st Street Stage, Starting at 7 p.m.

10,000 Maniacs – 7 p.m.

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, 10,000 Maniacs has a lot in common with Jamestown, New York, the city that spawned them back in 1981. Both are honest and hardworking, a step outside the mainstream, and both possess a bit of magic. “It’s a city of blue-collar poetry,” says keyboardist Dennis Drew. “And that’s what we’re about, real-life stories. We’re a family, we do real work and we keep moving forward.”

The band has covered plenty of ground in its 40 years, from cult-stardom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalog, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members. Drew, guitarist John Lombardo, and bassist Steven Gustafson co-founded the band in 1981. Drummer Jerome Augustyniak joined in 1982, solidifying the rhythm section. And the two “new” members have long been part of the family: Mary Ramsey toured and recorded with the Maniacs as a viola player and backup singer beginning in 1991 before stepping into the front woman’s role 27 years ago. And the new guy Jeff Erickson, the lead guitarist for a mere 19 years, came in at the behest of his friend and mentor, the late Rob Buck.

Dishwalla – 8 p.m.

The platinum-selling, award-winning Rock band with a career spanning over 25 years and 5 critically acclaimed studio albums. Over the span of their 25 year career, the band has survived the usual drama of personnel and record label changes. Dishwalla’s music helped define the sound of a generation. Their music is timeless, and Counting Blue Cars’ recurrent airplay on Triple A and Hot A.C. radio are a testament to this. Dishwalla pop-culture references, songs, and videos continue to be a part of the daily lexicon of online social media. Fans from around the world stream their music millions of times per month.

Touted by fans and industry alike as one of the best live bands to come out of the 90s, Dishwalla is here to stay, with the stories and bruises to prove it.

The Calling – 9 p.m. 

The Calling is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1996 by lead singer and guitarist Alex Band. The current, official lineup of the band consists of Band, Daniel Thomson, & Travis Loafman. They are best known for their hit single, “Wherever You Will Go”, which topped the Adult Top 40 for 23 weeks, making it the second longest-running number one in the chart’s history and later named the number one song of the decade of 2000s on the Adult Pop Charts by Billboard magazine. Their debut album Camino Palmero was released in July 2001 and was a commercial success.

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