Make Your Plans for 2022 Rhythm on the Rails

This summer, enjoy live music, local food, family activities, and more at Rhythm on the Rails in downtown Shakopee!

The free six-week concert series will be held on Wednesday nights June 22-August 3, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Lewis Street.  It’s the perfect opportunity to savor the summer weather and explore Shakopee’s historic downtown.

Concert details

Each evening features a local opening act, followed by a regional headliner.  Expect a genre-spanning mix including tribute acts, rock, and Americana.

June 22—Arch Allies, with opening act Magic Carpet

June 29—Gear Daddies, with opening act Dresses with Pockets

July 13—The Crown Jewels, with opening act Tony Williams

July 20—The Rolling Stoners, with opening act Muddcat Melby

July 27—Free Fallin’, with opening act Sawyer’s Dream

August 3—Fabulous Armadillos Party Band featuring Chris Hawkey, with opening act Nathan Hanson

Event information

Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at the front gate.  Enjoy tasty eats from these local restaurants and food trucks:

O’Brien’s Public House—elevated pub fare

Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant—classic Mexican cuisine

Cookie Dough Bliss—edible cookie dough in a variety of flavors

Kraz’d Foodnatik—snacks and entrees featuring fresh vegetables 

Mr. Pig Stuff—barbecued meats and sides

Red’s Savoy Pizza—thin-crust pizza with a signature sauce and toppings

Snack Shack—tcheese curds, fries, corn dogs, and more 

Westy’s Shako Shack—Philly cheesesteaks, melt sandwiches, and sides

Rhythm on the Rails is a family-friendly event, and in addition to music and food, there’s a kids zone with free games and activities.

More fun in downtown Shakopee

Be sure to give yourself some extra time before and after Rhythm on the Rails to experience the attractions, shopping, and dining that historic downtown Shakopee has to offer.

With views of the Minnesota River, access to local trails, and a large fort-style playground, Huber Park is fun for all ages.  

Visit Scott County Historical Society for rotating exhibits about local history and a historic house from the turn of the century.

Browse downtown Shakopee’s local retailers for unique items and top-notch customer service:

Bill’s Toggery offers men’s apparel, including custom suits, sportswear, and big and tall sizes.  

Bluff Creek Boutique stocks women’s apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and home decor.  Ramble On Records sells new and used vinyl, turntables, and gifts.  

Real Gem Jewelers is a full-service jeweler with a wide range of fine jewelry, or you can create a custom design.

Shakopee Trading Post and Gallery sells Native American arts and crafts.

Valley Sports stocks athletic apparel and equipment.  

In addition to the food vendors featured at Rhythm on the Rails, downtown Shakopee has several local restaurants.  You can find Mexican-inspired street food at Bravis and burgers, pizza, fried chicken, and more at Turtle’s Bar & Grill.  Stop by Shakopee Brewhall for locally-made craft beer, and Wampach’s for a classic diner-style shake or piece of pie.

After your evening in downtown Shakopee, spend the night!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair (the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest), Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!