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Live music

For week of March 15-21, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.



Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Big Wup, Friday-Saturday

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Three Men and a Lady, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Saint Anyway, 8 p.m. Friday; Club Ramon, Saturday, $5 suggested cover

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m.

Saint Anyway, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Thursday

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Aitas, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $3 cover; Free Jams in the Blue Room, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sundays


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Loose Cannon, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Shaun Mitzel, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Wild Hawgs, Friday-Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday


Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16 DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday

Ox Lake Tavern

38136 County Road 66

Drunk-N-Stupid, 8:30 p.m. Friday; Live sax music with Tommy B of Lamont Cranston, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

Daybreak, 7 p.m. to midnight March 24


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

October Son, Saturday


Huntin’ Shack Bar and Grill

724 Highway 210 West

Loss 4 Words, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. March 30

Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

6 Feet & Risin’, 8-10 p.m., March 23, the Beanery Cafe.

Wine and food tasting event

Northern Lights Wine Club’s wine and food tasting event entitled “Wente Vineyards,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, The Beanery Cafe. Cost is $25 for members in advance or $30 at the door and $30 for non-members or $35 at the door. For more information call Ross Otto at 343-4410 or the Beanery Cafe at (218) 927-7811 or go online at



Flipside children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month; $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.


Festival of Arts

Festival of the Arts, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Pequot Lakes High School.


Author visit

Author Lydia Eberhardt, an appearance, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, Good Book & Gifts.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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