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Pioneer Previews: Bluebird to perform at state park today

BEMIDJI— The Lake Bemidji Summer Concert Series will showcase Bluebird with Kari Munson, Jesica Conrad and Anne Meredith-Will at 1:30 p.m. at the amphitheatre at the Lake Bemidji State Park.

A popular group that is known for its skillful blending of harmonies, Bluebird has been a part of the summer series for years. Admission to the park requires a current sticker and one-day passes are available. The concert is open to the public at no charge because this series is funded by a Region 2 Arts Grant.


The 25th anniversary Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Concert Series will begin at noon with Joe Henry at the Church of St. Philip, 620 Beltrami Ave. N.

Henry, a 1982 Bemidji High School graduate, will play music from J.S. Bach and F. Mendelssohn on the organ and piano compositions by Johannes Brahms. He is currently director of music for the Delano, Minn., Catholic community.

All of the concerts are open to the public, and free-will offerings will be accepted for the BACM Scholarship fund. A post-concert luncheon will be provided at a minimal cost, a service of each member church to support their fund raising efforts.

“Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon opens at the Long Lake Theater in Hubbard. Directed by Andrew Browers, this romantic comedy, set in 1964, tells the story of two newlyweds who are establishing their first apartment and dealing with a meddling mother-in-law and eccentric neighbors. The play will be on stage at 3 p.m. Wednesday and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

For show times and dates, see or call 218-732-0099.


“No Risk” Workshop Funding from Region 2 Arts Council for individuals and/or organizations from the five-county area. For information and to download an application, visit the Region 2 website at workshops/. The workshops must focus on learning experiences for adult artists in all genre and be open to the public.

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A complete listing of all the artists and venues can be found on the Bemidji Community Arts Center website at

Upcoming Events

Auditions for “Oliver,” a collaboration between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 at the historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. Performance dates are Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at the Chief.

 Shyanne Kaml with the Smokehouse Band will hold a CD release party at 4 p.m. at the Eagles, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. $5 cover fee.