2015 Concert Summary


Summer 2015 Concert Schedule

Next concert is Next Year. Thanks for a great season!

From September 3rd concert…
Always a wistful night, the last concert of the summer! Gary Gylsen and the Pure Country boys know how to take us out with a twang!! Thank you to all of you!

Thank you to Shane DeWald from The Guitar Shoppe for sponsoring Pure Country on The Lawn tonight! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

Dancers!! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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From the August 27th concert with The Everett Smithson Band…

From from blues, to gospel, to zydeco…these folks played a fantastic variety of fun music that made us feel like we were in New Orleans. Thanks Trumm’s for sponsoring this great band!

Thank you Paul Trumm for sponsoring the band, and also for stopping by to introduce them! They were awesome!

Great music tonight! Those tunes make you want to move!

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From the August 20th concert…
A beautiful late summer evening brought out the sweatshirts and long pants to The Lawn! We were well taken care of by The Enterprise Band members, who kept us rocking! Thanks to Larson Insurance for tonight’s sponsorship!

sponsor at courthouse lawn concert
Thank you to Tracy Krueger from Larson Insurance who came to introduce the band. We’re just sorry it cost her a sandal. — with Robert Wilken and Kevin Klimek at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from August 13 2015 concert with the Cassie and the Bobs…
Cassie and the Bobs: Randy Barnes on steel guitar, Terry (Dr) Kennedy on rhythm guitar, Steve Ahles on lead guitar, Cassie Wiesner on lead vocals, Tony Ray on percussion, Todd Nelson on bass, and Anne O’Flynn on keyboards. — with Terence Kennedy, Steve Ahles, Cassandra Wiesner, The Music of Patsy Cline, featuring Cassie and the Bobs, Tony Ray, Anne O’Flynn and Todd Nelson at Douglas County Courthouse.

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The Jazz Dot Combo concert scheduled for Aug 8 was canceled due to rain.
Picture of Jazz Dot Combo from last year…
Jazz Dot Combo
The Sponsor is Integrity Title
Jazz Dot Combo is a talented group of high school age musicians from several central MN schools. They were scheduled to play tonight, August 6th, but the concert is canceled due to rain. Jazz Dot Combo plays Jazz and Big Band classics. Alexandria’s own Jack Anderson is a member of this group!
Sponsor: Integrity Title

On August 3rd, 2015, the RWAC and The Fergus Falls Funtastics Theatre Troupe brought their sold-out show to Alexandria for a one-night-only presentation. What a wonderful production!

The Fergus Falls Funtastic Theatre Troupe brought their ‘Good Old Fashioned Western Melodrama’ to The Lawn for a one-night only presentation. They certainly brought the drama to the Showmobile stage! Thanks to all who came to help cheer the hero and boo the villain!

Medicine show to open up…El J Arntson peddling his potions and elixirs. His pills and powders really work! By his own admission, he used to suffer from Anorexia! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

Rick Schara joined him as ‘The Old Trapper’. What a character! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from July 30 concert with the Woodpicks

The harmonies were excellent, the musical selections were right on target. Thanks to Roger and Caryn Rosengren for their fantastic suggestion, and for sponsoring tonight’s music!

Thank you Roger and Caryn Rosengren, the band was fantastic! — with The Woodpicks at Douglas County Courthouse.

Bluegrass, gospel, different styles, different instruments, same rock solid talent! — with The Woodpicks at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from the JULY 16 Concert with Transit Authority

I didn’t have a wide enough angle to show the whole Lawn, but there were plenty of folks there having a great time. — with Transit Authority Band at Douglas County Courthouse.

Thanks to Al Edenloff, Echo Press photographer exraordinaire, for coming by to introduce the band. I asked him how it feels to be on the other side of the camera! — at Douglas County Courthouse.

No joke, every tune sounded spot-on. LOTS of talent in this group of professionals. — with Transit Authority Band at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from the JULY 9 Concert with The Haggard Boys


PLENTY of folks came out to tap toes and clap hands to the good old country tonight! — with The Haggard Boys


The Haggard Boys. Thanks guys, you were great! Fantastic selections, you made some new fans here in Alexandria, and kept the old fans happy as well! – Douglas County Courthouse

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Pictures from the 4th of July Concert…
Katies Swing Band brought a whole bunch of members out to The Lawn. Great to see those friends and neighbors making music together. — with Chuck Wencl, Paul Engebretson, William Riggs and Jan Holverson at Douglas County Courthouse.

chuck Wencl
Chuck Wencl with Katie’s Swing Band — with Chuck Wencl at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from the JULY 2 Concert with THE BLT BAND

courthouse lawn concert july 2 2015

courthouse lawn concert july 2 2015

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Pictures from June 15th 2015 Concert with Nathan’s Old Time Band

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nathans old time band alexandria mn

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Pictures from June 18th Concert with the Red Letter Band…

red letter band in alexandria mn

red letter band in alexandria mn

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Pictures from June 11th Concert with Cimarron…

Rain threatened all week, but when Thursday rolled around the skies cleared up to a beautiful sunset! Thanks to our nightly sponsor, Dairy Queen South. These fine gents sounded fantastic on The Lawn!


Great crowd! Always prepared with sweatshirts and blankets.



There’s that sunset we love to see on Thursday nights.— at Douglas County Courthouse.

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Pictures from June 4th Concert with Green Lake Bluegrass Band…

Linda, Donna and Liz from Bell State Bank introducing the band!

Great night for music on The Lawn. Green Lake Bluegrass Band members are from the New London-Spicer area.

During intermission, everyone gets a chance to stop n chat…Thursday nights are time to meet your friends on The Lawn! — with Green Lake Bluegrass Band.

Besides all having angelic voices, the fellas all play their instruments superbly. L-R Bill on harp and pennywhistle, Wendell on guitar, Dave on banjo and guitar, Jerry on violin, and Brian on bass. — with Green Lake Bluegrass Band.

What amazing harmonies! — with Green Lake Bluegrass Band.

Green Lake Bluegrass Band with the ladies from our nightly sponsor, Bell State Bank. Thank you Donna, Liz and Linda for coming to present the band tonight!

Pictures from May 28th Concert with 57 Chevy…

courthouse lawn concert with 57 chevy

courthouse lawn concert with 57 chevy