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!

Rent our Showmobile - a portable stage! Click for Info

Rain Policy
When rain is eminent 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.

Concert Pics from Sept 1st 2016

September 2, 2016

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Thanks to Shane Dewald from the Guitar Shoppe for sponsoring tonight’s music with RWAC!

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Robby Vee! What an entertainer!

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Fantastic crowd for tonight’s music!

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The Showmobile stage did a great job tonight.

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LOTS of familiar AND new faces on The Lawn!

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Selections everyone could sing along with, including Buddy Holly.

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Great music on a beautiful night!

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We had a great time listening to these fantastic musicians!!

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Awesome show.

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Winding down the night with a big finish!!

Thanks to The Guitar Shoppe and ALL OF YOU for sponsoring tonight’s music on The Lawn. We had a fun season, and already working on next summer! Thank you all!

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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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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!