Arts and Entertainment briefs, July 13
Confused Brothers Band
BAGLEY—Confused Brothers Band will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, during Farm By the Lake's Legends on Lomond concert series. The group started with the brothers Chad and Luke Hofland writing songs and playing in different groups that eventually led to the current lineup. They have hosted several open jam nights.
All concerts in the summer series will happen rain or shine and are free and open to the public. Some folding chairs are available, but attendees can bring their own lawn chairs.
The full concert list includes:
• July 8—Carter Junction
• July 15—Confused Brothers Band
• July 22—Mother Banjo
• July 25—Gaelynn Lea (6 p.m. at Timbers Event Center)
• July 29—Dillon Spurlin
• Aug. 5—Shannon Murray
• Aug. 12—Samuel Miltich
• Aug. 19—Dirt Road Dixie (Cindy-Jo)
• Aug. 26—Annual Art Festival (Art and live music noon to 6 p.m.)
For more information, call (218) 694-2084 or email email@example.com. Farm by the Lake is located at 17797 366th St.
Corey Medina next on Second Street Stage
PARK RAPIDS—Corey Medina and Brothers of Bemidji will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Second Street Stage concert series. Medina is a Native American blues artist from Shiprock, N.M. Shiprock is in the Navajo Tribal Nation where he was born and raised. He moved to northern Minnesota in 2012 and plays, writes and produces music. The Brothers are Eric Sundeen, drums, and Gary Broste, upright bass.
A social hour will begin at 5 p.m. The free concerts in the Second Street Stage series include a beer garden, cornhole tournaments and family activities on Second Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71. Bring your own lawn chair.
To see the complete summer lineup, visit www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.
Historical Society presents melodrama
BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Historical Society will present "The Shagwood Secret or... Double Deal at the Dirty Dog Saloon," on Thursday, July 26, on the Marilyn Shutter Stage at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Road NW. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and children. Call (218) 444-3376 for more information or to reserve seats. Tickets also are available at the museum store, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW, or online at https://squareup.com/store/beltramihistory/item/historical-melodrama. Online ticket orders can be picked up at the Great Northern Depot prior to July 26 or at will call.
The family friendly event will tell the story of Snake Diamond and his greedy cohort, Delores Divine, who are setting a trap for Ethelburt Shagwood, a press release said. They realize he owns a mountain of gold, but his only interests are his horse and his ranch—until Delores lavishes her attention upon him. Meanwhile Chloe Clod, who slaves at Snake's saloon for bed and board, attempts to warn Shagwood of the danger.
BACM next at Evangelical Covenant Church
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will present music at The Evangelical Covenant Church at noon on Wednesday, July 18. The recital will feature the church's pianist Lois Simonson, as well as Katelyn Tinglestad, violin, and Kari Miller, flute. Their program will consist of arrangements of well-known hymn melodies and sacred compositions. Simonson, long-time Bemidji resident, has performed to high acclaim for 23 of the 31 years the recital series has been offered, a press release said. She performs an annual Christmas concert and other concerts at the church.
A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A freewill offering to fund music
scholarships will be received at the door. The Evangelical Covenant Church is located west of
Bemidji at 5405 Highway 2 W across from the Bemidji Theater.
For the past 22 years, the free-will offerings given at recitals have been used to grant scholarships to students beginning their college music careers. For more information, call Kenneth Wold at (218) 751-2554, Carol L. Johnson at (218) 751-0415 or Shar Paquette at (218) 751-1893.
The remaining schedule for the Bemidji Area Church Musicians includes:
• July 25: United Methodist Church—Glenn Seibel, euphonium; Sarah Carlson, piano.
• Aug. 1: Evangelical Free Church—BACM 2017 scholarship recipients, Evan Byler, Lilia Kastner, Sophie Warrick.
• Aug. 8: New Salem Lutheran Church—Melanie Hanson, violin; Michael Hanson, Saxophone.
• Aug. 15: Calvary Lutheran Church—Jennifer (Paquette) Ellis, piano, folk harp.
• Aug. 22: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—First City Handbell Choir, Carol L. Johnson and Vicki L. Stenerson, co-directors.
• Aug. 29: First Lutheran Church—Turtle Island Ensemble: Sarah Carlson, piano; Sonja Connell, cello; Jon Romer, native flute; Bob Madeson, euphonium; Mike Tangen, guitar.
Bemidji Sculpture Walk dates announced
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Sculpture Walk will host several upcoming one-hour tours of the Bemidji downtown sculptures. Local Bemidji history and architecture also will be discussed.
The tours will meet at the Tourist Information Center next to the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. They will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Sundays through Labor Day, including July 15, Aug. 5 and 19 and Sept. 2. The tours will be held rain or shine, and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.bemidjisculpture.org.
Blackduck readies for Woodcarvers Festival
BLACKDUCK—The 35th annual Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Blackduck Wayside Park. Woodcarvers will display their works for sale and exhibit. There also will be food, drawings and an arts and crafts show. The event will be held rain or shine.
Weekend Fiddle Camp planned for July 20-22
NARY—Andrew Green and Renae Carlson, area musicians and music instructors, will hold the second annual Weekend Fiddle Camp, July 20-22, at the Nary School, 25895 County 9 Road. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, with a final concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Students should bring a bag lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Students will learn and play fiddle tunes in small and large groups, as well as improvisation. The camp is open to violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, or other string or folk instrument players of all ages who have been playing for at least one year.
The cost of the camp is $60. The registration deadline is July 13. For more information or to sign up, Contact Andrew Green at (218) 766-4920.
Farm By the Lake seeks applicants for festival
BAGLEY—In anticipation of its Fifth Annual Festival, Farm By the Lake has posted a call for artists, authors, musicians and classic cars. The festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. To receive an application, call (218) 694-2084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is July 31. Farm By the Lake is located at 17797 366th St. in Bagley.
Vision Theatre produces Long Lake Theater season
HUBBARD—For the 2018 summer season, Long Lake Theater in Hubbard will be managed by Vision Theatre, a local company co-owned by Julie Kaiser and Jennifer Geraedts. Long Lake Theater produced Geraedts' debut play "AH" in 2016. Following that, Long Lake Theater asked Vision Theatre to produce the first summer show of 2017 as well as additional productions later in the year.
One change that Vision Theatre has made is replacing 3 p.m. Wednesday matinees with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Friday and Saturday 7:30 performances will continue. Thursday shows
have been eliminated. A season pass is now available and can be purchased from Kaiser or Geraedts or Beagle and Wolf Books in Park Rapids. For more information, visit www.longlaketheater.com or find Vision Theatre on Facebook. Patrons can call (218) 732-0099 to make reservations
The list of upcoming productions include
• "Always, Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley, July 13-29.
• "Strangers on a Train" by Craig Warner, Aug. 17-Sept. 2
• "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory Sept. 14-23.