Red Willow Arts Coalition

2016 concert schedule alexandria mn


Next Concert Sept 1 2016 Robby Vee

August 26, 2016

Robby Vee

Robby Vee

Robby Vee “The Prince Of Twang” was born Robert Velline named after his father Bobby Vee. He is recognized by both the American and Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fames and has been performing his unique style of Rock-n- Roll music for years on stages across the globe. Having been on tour with the legends and architects of rock-n-roll, Robby has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the best, from James Burton to Carl Perkins, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, his father, 60’s pop rocker Bobby Vee and many more. Robby is known for combining elements of his vast repertoire telling stories that bridge the generation gap from “the roots of Rock n Roll to the new sounds of Americana music of today”. As an Entertainer with many studio records to his name, countless guest artist credits, and a history of extensive touring, Vee has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals both Nationally and Internationally. Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine writes, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money.”

Sponsored By: The Guitar Shoppe / RWAC

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August 25 2016 Concert Pictures

August 26, 2016

These fellas brought some beautiful harmonies and fantastic musicianship to The Lawn! Thanks to Village Cooperative for sponsoring tonight’s music!

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Char Hanson from Village Cooperative introducing the band, and inviting us to their open house…we can all go check out the improvements made to old Washington School! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Such great bluegrass tunes got us going tonight. — with The Platte Valley Boys at Douglas County Courthouse

courthouse lawn concert
Those strings were really hot! Thanks guys!

courthouse lawn concert
Tight harmony coming from these seasoned musicians. Not their first rodeo!

courthouse lawn concert
Bluegrass, gospel, old country&western. lovely music this evening. — with The Platte Valley Boys at Douglas County Courthouse.

courthouse lawn concert
Lots of folks brought blankets and jackets…getting toward the end of the season. Thank you all for joining us! — with The Platte Valley Boys at Douglas County Courthouse.

courthouse lawn concert
SO much talent there on The Lawn tonight. We really enjoyed it! — with The Platte Valley Boys 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 2016 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!