2020 Schedule
Thursdays 7pm Bring your own Lawn Chair/Blankets

Cancelled May 21 Broken Fiddle - Americana
CancelledMay 28 Live Wire Band - 60s/70s
CancelledJune 4 Green Lake Bluegrass Band
Cancelled June 11 Blonde & The Bohunk Band - Country
Cancelled June 18 Holy Rocka Rollaz - 50's/60's
June 25 Holy Rocka Rollaz - 50's/60's
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 Broken Fiddle
Cancelled due to Weather Aug 13 Honky Tonk Cowboys - Country
Aug 20 Salty Dogs - Variety
Aug 27 Doc's Dixieland - Dixieland/Gospel

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Concert Report August 27th 2020, See you Next Year!

What a beautiful night for music!! Dixieland was just what Doc ordered!! — with Ameriprise Financial in Alexandria, Minnesota. A Talented group of local fellows joined us tonight on The Lawn. Great fun was had by the crowd AND the band! BIG thanks to Ameriprise for sponsoring tonight’s music! They were great!! Great songs to…

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Rain Policy
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 on the lawn alexandria mn

Concert Report August 27th 2020, See you Next Year!

September 9, 2020

What a beautiful night for music!! Dixieland was just what Doc ordered!! — with Ameriprise Financial in Alexandria, Minnesota. A Talented group of local fellows joined us tonight on The Lawn. Great fun was had by the crowd AND the band! BIG thanks to Ameriprise for sponsoring tonight’s music! They were great!! Great songs to…

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Next Concert Aug 27 Doc’s Dixieland

August 21, 2020

Paul “Doc” Engebretson has been bringing Big Band and Dixieland Music to the Lakes area and beyond since the 1960’s. Tonight he has assembled the very best talent in the area to bring us an enjoyable night of traditional Dixie and Gospel favorites! Sponsored by: Ameriprise Financial

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!

bill

We are sad to learn of the passing of Bill Gossman of The Green Lake Bluegrass Band. Not only was he a talented musician and artist, he also was the mayor of New London, Minnesota, and an all-around cool person. Bill passed Tuesday after a 5 month battle with cancer.

His laid-back optimism will be missed by many. RWAC wishes love and peace to his friends and family.