It's with a heavy heart that we must make this announcement.


Rhythm of the River 2020 has officially been cancelled.


The 'Stay Safe MN' plan for re-opening has no date through Phase IV to allow festivals to occur in the state.  The safety of our performers, attendees, volunteers and vendors is highest priority for us, therefore, we will follow the safety guidelines, and look forward to plans for our 2021 festival, July 9 & 10 at Fort Belmont in Jackson.


Til then, keep music in your lives!  Dance in the kitchen, hoop in the backyard, watch online concerts and support those musicians who are bringing their music to your computer.


Hang in there, festies, and we will be back!

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First time coming to Rhythm of the River?  Or are you a seasoned Rhythm goer and just have questions about the festival grounds at Fort Belmont?  Check out our Festival FAQ page and Festival Policies page for all the info! 

FREE Shuttle to and from the festival!

Call [507-847-2632 ext. 1] to be picked up. 

They will come to anywhere within Jackson city limits, whether it's your house, hotel or the KOA!

Provided by Community Transit of UCAP

Friday 4:30pm - 12am

Saturday 12:30pm - 12am

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Use the hashtag #rotr2020 when attending Rhythm events, sharing posts, pictures, videos, etc.  We can't wait to see all the fun that you have!

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VOLUNTEER at the 2021 festival!

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In 2006, this two day festival at Ashley Park in Jackson attracted thousands as part of Jackson's Sesquicentennial Celebration. After a year hiatus, 2008 brought the Rhythm back! The community called for it, so bands from up and down the river gathered together. We celebrate our cultural heritage, and welcome everyone to celebrate the beauty of the City of Jackson and our little bend in the Des Moines River. As with anything being nurtured, each year Rhythm of the Rivers grows bigger, better and stronger.

Art Project and Art Legacy Project Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.

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Rhythm of the River

An Annual Festival that brings people together in celebration of music, the arts and community.

Booking Info


  P.O Box 84

  Jackson, MN 56143


Fort Belmont


  217 Belmont St

  Jackson, MN 56143


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