Welcome to
Chad Rieder Photography


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

Dr. Dog at Minnesota State Fair

Two fun nights of Dr. Dog at Minnesota State Fair Dr. Dog, the indie rock band from Philadelphia, rocked the free Leinie’s Bandshell stage

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Chipotle Cultivate Festival Minneapolis was a success

For the first time in Minneapolis, Chipotle Mexican Grill hosted their Cultivate Festival to celebrate food, ideas, and music. In addition to

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Black Diet on the C+M Rooftop

For the second C+M Music Session of 2014, Minneapolis soul rock band Black Diet played the Colle+McVoy rooftop in downtown Minneapolis on

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The Hold Steady at Minnesota Zoo

The Hold Steady sell out Weesner Amphitheater At the very end of the show, with the sold out crowd loose and warm and happy, singer Craig Finn

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Upcoming Shows
  • The Flaming Lips on Sep 14 2014
  • The War on Drugs on Sep 22 2014
  • Ty Segall on Sep 24 2014
  • Lykke Li on Sep 28 2014
  • Jungle on Oct 09 2014
  • The Pixies on Oct 11 2014
  • Ryan Adams on Oct 13 2014
  • Pearl Jam on Oct 19 2014
  • Yonder Mountain String Band on Nov 06 2014
  • Mötley Crüe on Nov 15 2014
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