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Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, Eric Carlson to perform at Art in the Park

BEMIDJI—A free community concert will be held at the Lake Bemidji Waterfront to celebrate Art in the Park's 50th anniversary. Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications, along with Zetah Construction, present Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, with special guest Eric Carlson on July 22 at 6 p.m.

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty perform Irish traditional music with a special emphasis on songs that crossed the Atlantic to become part of the cultural heritage of the Great Lakes and Canada. Featuring Live Ireland's "Best Irish Vocalist of 2011 and 2012," singer and flute player Norah Rendell heads up the trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists Brian Miller and Randy Gosa.

Eric Carlson is a solo and group musician from Turtle River. During the community concert, he will be playing traditional and contemporary folk music, as well as a selection of originals. He will also accompany The Lost Forty on the bodhran during a few select songs.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic meal to enjoy during the concert, as well as lawn chairs. Watermark will provide complimentary anniversary cake for dessert.

Art in the Park is one of Bemidji's signature art events. The art fair, held at Library Park on the shores of Lake Bemidji, features more than 100 artists, a dozen food vendors and live entertainment, boasting an annual attendance of over 4,000 visitors. This year's Art in the Park will take place Saturday-Sunday, July 22—23. See watermarkartcenter.org for more details.

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