2018 Summer Concert Series

May 24    Gun Shy - Country  SPONSOR: Arabella Manor
May 31Doc's Dixieland - Dixieland/Gospel  SPONSOR: Billmark's Insurance
June 7Blonde & Bohunk Band - Country  SPONSOR: Ameriprise Financial
June 14Jazz Dot Combo - Swing/Jazz  SPONSOR: Koegel Plumbing & Heating
June 21Holy Rocks Rollaz - 50's/60's  SPONSOR: Dwaine Schuette Ins. - Village Cooperative
June 28Pure Country GOLD - Country  SPONSOR: Kyle's Barber Shop - Guitar Shoppe
July 4Special Patriotic Concert  SPONSOR: DC Sheriff's Federation- REA Operation Round-up
July 5Jolly Huntsmen - Polka/Oldtime  SPONSOR: Jimmy Jenson Family
July 12Front Fenders - 50's/60's  SPONSOR: Larson Insurance
July 19Diamond Back - Country  SPONSOR: Sugar Shack- West Central Sanitation
July 26White Sidewalls - 50's/60's  SPONSOR: Glenwood State Bank- Martinson Insurance
Aug 2Broken Fiddle - Americana  SPONSOR: Echo Press
Aug 9Honky Tonk Cowboys - Country  SPONSOR: Alexandria Rotary Club
Aug 16Salty Dogs - Variety  SPONSOR: Bursch Travel
Aug 23Jazz Committee - Swing/Standards  SPONSOR: Bell State Bank
Aug 30I Witness - Classic Rock  SPONSOR: Integrity Title

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 exceptions sometimes in which case 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.

Next Concert – Gun Shy – May 24th 2018

May 16, 2018

gun shy band

This FM area country band performs throughout the Midwest, and will start the season off with a bang! With strong vocals and amazing musicianship it’s a show that everyone will enjoy.

Sponsored By: Arabella Manor

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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We ALL appreciated the excellent tunes tonight with PLENTY of singing along.

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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!

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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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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!