TONIGHT'S CONCERT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Aug 3, 2017
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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August 31 2017 Concert

September 5, 2017

Our FINAL concert of the 2017 Summer season brought some cool weather, early darkness, and PURE COUNTRY! Thanks to West Central Sanitation for tonight’s sponsorship! Also Thank You to the Jayces for your help this season!

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Thank you to Gary Gylsen and the boys for their excellent selections this evening. — in Alexandria, Minnesota.

concert at courthouse lawn
Wonderful old country and western music thrilled the assembled crowd on the lawn. Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, and so many other classics. — in Alexandria, Minnesota.

concert at courthouse lawn
Our crowd is a hardy bunch. blankets, jackets and hats came out in force.

concert at courthouse lawn
So many friends and neighbors on The Lawn tonight! A BIG THANKS to the Jaycees for their help tonight.

concert at courthouse lawn
Gary and Pure Country gave a round of applause in thanks for the crowd braving the cool evening to enjoy the music.

concert at courthouse lawn
We ALL appreciated the excellent tunes tonight with PLENTY of singing along.

concert at courthouse lawn
Big congrats to Marilyn Olson of Henning, winner of the RWAC lawnchair. Thank you all for filling out the surveys, we appreciate your feedback to continually improve our Thursday nights!

concert at courthouse lawn
The lights were needed in the last half of tonight’s concert. When did it start getting so dark so early?? — in Alexandria, Minnesota.

concert at courthouse lawn
Thank you ALL for supporting this summer concert series, we couldn’t do it without you, and so many happy faces on The Lawn all summer makes it a labor of love! We’ll see you all in the Spring! — in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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Next Concert Aug 31 2017 Pure Country

August 28, 2017

Pure Country Band

August 31 Pure Country
The goal of Pure Country is to cover songs from the 40’s to the 70’s, an era when country music had a lot of heart and soul. Bringing back fond memories to their audiences is a large part of the reward the band experiences.
Sponsored By: West Central Sanitation

Aug 31 Pure Country – Classic Country SPONSOR: West Central Sanitation

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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!