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

Father John Misty revels at First Avenue

Father John Misty at First Avenue “I release hit after hit after chorusless hit,” Father John Misty snidely exclaimed late in the set

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OK Go blasts First Avenue

OK Go at First Avenue In between explosions of confetti and question and answer sessions, OK Go played an exceptionally fun show of power pop at

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Candid Kid releases EP at Turf Club

Much abuzz about Candid Kid Minneapolis is steeped in music, and it is oftentimes a challenge to stand out in that melting pot. Local indie band

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Dr. Dog digs deep at Turf Club

Dr. Dog at Turf Club in St. Paul, MN Fans were treated with a gem, as Dr. Dog dug deep into their musical library for their sold out show at Turf

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Upcoming Shows
  • Sixx:A.M. on Apr 19 2015
  • Umphrey's McGee on Apr 23 2015
  • Umphrey's McGee on Apr 24 2015
  • Umphrey's McGee on Apr 25 2015
  • Drive-by Truckers on May 01 2015
  • Tame Impala on May 13 2015
  • Matt & Kim on May 22 2015
  • Built to Spill on May 24 2015
  • Temples on May 29 2015
  • Trombone Shorty on Jun 23 2015
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