2020 Schedule
Thursdays 7pm Bring your own Lawn Chair/Blankets
May 21 Broken Fiddle - Americana
May 28 Live Wire Band - 60s/70s
June 4 Green Lake Bluegrass Band
June 11 Blonde & The Bohunk Band - Country
June 18 Holy Rocka Rollaz - 50's/60's
June 25 Notteroy Skolekorps - From Norway
July 2 WoodPicks - Bluegrass
July 4 Special Patriotic Concert
July 9 Big Fat Groove - 60s/70s/R&B
July 16 WhiteSidewalls - 50s/60s
July 23 Shalo Lee Band - Country
July 30 Front Fenders - 50s/60s
Aug 6 Crows Feet Band - 60s/70s
Aug 13 Honky Tonk Cowboys - Country
Aug 20 Salty Dogs - Variety
Aug 27 Doc's Dixieland - Dixieland/Gospel

concert on the lawn in alexandria mn

Concert Report from Aug 29 2019

Pure Country is EXACTLY what we got from these talented fellows! A great selection of those classic country and western favorites. Can you hear some of the way-in-the-back-up singers?? Plenty of toe-tapping and singing along on The Lawn! Thanks guys!! Gary Gylsen and the boys have done it again! GREAT sendoff to the 2019 Summer…

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Rain Policy
We have 5 "no rainout" bands this year. Robbie Vee (June 27), Billyl D & the Crystals (July 11), Bob & the Beachcombers (July 25), Stone Road (August 1), and 70's Magic Sunchine Band (August 8).

In case of rain, these concerts will be re-located to the Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center.

Cancellations will be announced to the area readio stations by 2:00pm. We will notify KXRA and KIKV, Facebook and here on our website if a concert is cancelled.

concert on the lawn in alexandria mn

Concert Report from Aug 29 2019

August 31, 2019

Pure Country is EXACTLY what we got from these talented fellows! A great selection of those classic country and western favorites. Can you hear some of the way-in-the-back-up singers?? Plenty of toe-tapping and singing along on The Lawn! Thanks guys!! Gary Gylsen and the boys have done it again! GREAT sendoff to the 2019 Summer…

pure country band

Next Concert Aug 29 Pure Country

August 26, 2019

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: The Guitar Shoppe

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.

Every 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.

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!