2017 Summer Concert Series

May 25     57 Chevy - 50's and 60's  SPONSOR: The Village Cooperative
June 1 Green Lake Bluegrass Band - Gospel/Folk  SPONSOR: Kyle's Barber Shop
June 8 Short on Cash - Classic Country  SPONSOR: Ameriprise Financial
June 15 Red Letter Band - Christian Rock  SPONSOR: Glenwood State Bank
June 22 CIMARRON - Country Rock  SPONSOR: Martinson Insurance
June 29 Meire Grove Band - Concert Band  SPONSOR: Billmark's Lakes Area Insurance
July 4 Special Patriotic Concert  SPONSOR: DC Sheriff Fed./REA Round-Up
July 6 Bob & the Beachcombers - Surfer Rock  SPONSOR: Larson Ins - Shuette Ins.
July 13 Lightning Creek - Country  SPONSOR: Bursch Travel
July 20 Rockin Hollywoods - Oldies  SPONSOR: Bell State Bank - Integrity Title
July 27 Loose Change - Classic Country  SPONSOR: Dollar District Inc
Aug 3 Cassie & the Bob's - Patsy Cline  SPONSOR: Echo Press
Aug 10 Woodpicks - Bluegrass  SPONSOR: Alexandria Rotary Club
Aug 17 Enterprise - Variety  SPONSOR: The Guitar Shoppe
Aug 24 Nathan's Old Time Band - Old Time  SPONSOR: Jimmy Jenson Family
Aug 31 Pure Country - Classic Country  SPONSOR: West Central Sanitation

Location: Douglas County Courthouse Lawn

All concerts begin at 7:00pm on the courthouse lawn.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music!

Rain Policy
When rain is imminent concerts will be cancelled with the exception of Bob & the Beachcombers (July 6) and Rockin Hollywoods (July 20). These concerts will be re-located to the Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center. Cancellations will be announced to the area radio stations by 2:00pm. We will notify KXRA and KIKV, Facebook and here on our website if a concert is cancelled.

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Next Concert June 22 – CIMARRON Country Rock

June 17, 2017

The Next Concert will be Thursday, June 22nd with CIMARRON (Country Rock)

Cimmaron Band
The premier Country Rock Band of the area will perform for you their renditions of music of the Eagles: Crosby Stills and Nash; Dan Fogelberg; Simon and Garfunkel and many other great groups.

SPONSOR: Martinson Insurance

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June 15th 2017 Concert Pictures

June 17, 2017

ANOTHER gorgeous night for music on The Lawn! An excellent crowd gathered to be entertained by The Red Letter Band sponsored by Glenwood State Bank. Also, our thanks to the Alexandria Jaycees for their help on The Lawn!

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Craig Olson from tonight’s sponsor Glenwood State Bank stopped by to introduce the band. Thank you for your sponsorship! — with Craig Olson at Douglas County Courthouse. (Pic1)

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Another sunny evening, just perfect for music! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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The band sounded fantastic, playing all of our favorites! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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A beautiful crowd for tonight’s music, happy to have ALL of you joining us. — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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The top notch Name That Tune contestants. What great sports! BOTH winners! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Kids dancing to the tunes. The real stars of the show! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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There was a little breeze this evening, but I don’t think it bothered anyone. Folks on The Lawn come prepared! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Thank you all for joining us again this week. Come back next Thursday for Cimmaron sponsored by Martinson Insurance. — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Series Sponsors

Lake Region Arts Council

This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative Appropriation

Our Mission Statement
To support arts activities in Douglas and surrounding counties in Minnesota


The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents the Summer Concert Series on the Courthouse Lawn in Alexandria Minnesota.

These weekly musical concerts run from late May through Early September. Red Willow Arts Coalition is proud to promote and support the Arts in Central Minnesota!

The courthouse lawn concerts have become one of the areas most popular social gatherings.

Red Willow Arts Coalition LogoEvery Thursday evening, friends and families gather on the lawn to picnic and listen to live music. The concerts are free to the public and supported by sponsorships from local businesses.

crowd on courthouse lawn

A wide variety of musical styles is sure to provide an entertaining family friendly evening. Concerts begin at 7:00pm, and conclude by 8:30, with a short break for announcements and to thank sponsors.
Popcorn and water are available for sale by local youth groups.

The Douglas County Courthouse property is smoke and alcohol free. Come and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening with friends and neighbors!