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 Aug 17 Enterprise

August 12, 2017

Enterprise the band
Next Concert Aug 17, 2017 Enterprise – Variety SPONSOR: The Guitar Shoppe

This dynamic and versatile band plays everything from Steely Dan to Chicago, Gene Watson to Waylon Jennings, The Beatles to Jimmy Buffet… plus their own originals!
Sponsored By: The Guitar Shoppe

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August 10 2017 Concert

August 12, 2017

After last week’s weather cancellation, we were determined to be on The Lawn for The Woodpicks, sponsored by The Alexandria Rotary Club.

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Thank you to the Alexandria Rotary Club for sponsoring tonight’s music, and to the many Rotarians who showed up to help us out this evening! — with The Woodpicks in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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Every year the Rotary puts on a fantastic pork n corn feed, and it’s happening on Wednesday of next week. You gotta eat…and these pork chops are fantastic!

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The Woodpicks are a tight group of very talented fellows who play a fantastic variety of bluegrass, country, and gospel styles.

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The threat of rain didn’t keep folks away from The Lawn, thank you all for joining us!

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An entertainer, through and through!

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This little one was enjoying the evening, just look at that smile

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There were a few raindrops at one point, but it was over quickly. Look how prepared the band was!!

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Thank you to everyone who came tonight, the dark falls quicker now, we’re getting late in the season! Please come again next week for Enterprise sponsored by The Guitar Shoppe!


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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!