Welcome to
Chad Rieder Photography

Welcome to
Chad Rieder


Hello! I am Chad Rieder — a music and landscape photographer based in the beautiful city of Minneapolis, MN. When I’m not shooting a show from the pit of a local music venue, I can oftentimes be found chasing the light with my tripod set up somewhere around town.

By day I work as a web developer for a super awesome award-winning ad agency in downtown Minneapolis. I am continuously seeking, feeling, or planning my next shot or project. In my photography, I proudly shoot with Nikon gear exclusively.

What keeps me going:

  • the music
  • excitement of the unknown
  • the wonderful beauty of nature
  • all the shots I have missed
  • a never-ending chase for perfection
  • lots of tea

If you are interested in my work, or just want to say hello, let’s connect.

From the Blog

Destroyer at Fine Line Music Cafe

Destroyer stumbles through Minneapolis stop Destroyer, the baroque pop band led by Vancouver, BC songwriter Dan Bejar, made a stop in Minneapolis

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Festival Palomino 2015

The second annual Festival Palomino was a great success. The weather was perfect, and the bands curated by local heroes Trampled By Turtles

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The Struts rock First Avenue with glitter and groupies

The Struts at First Avenue With a New York Dolls look, the swagger of Mick Jagger, and a lot of groupies trying to find their way back stage

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The Tallest Man on Earth at First Avenue

The Tallest Man on Earth is at home in Minneapolis So it turns out The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t so tall after all, but Kristian Matsson

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Upcoming Shows
  • String Cheese Incident on Oct 14 2015
  • Grace Potter on Oct 22 2015
  • Leon Bridges on Oct 28 2015
  • Houndmouth on Oct 31 2015
  • Gogol Bordello on Nov 13 2015
  • EL VY on Nov 21 2015
  • Odesza on Nov 24 2015
  • The Arcs on Dec 01 2015
  • Deerhunter on Dec 14 2015
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