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Performing Arts/Special Events July 5

Live music

For week of July 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Junk FM, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

The Agates, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Guante, July 13, $5 cover

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

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

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Free Jams in the Blue Room, third Wednesday of the month


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Blackout, Thursday; Payback, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Soupbones, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

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


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Cedar Chest

County Road 3

Shane Martin, 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Manhattan Beach Lodge

Lakeside Patio

County Road 66 N.

Shane Martin, 1 p.m. Sunday

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

Geoff Elvee, Thursday, July 5; DJ Number II, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Riverside Inn

County Road 3

Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. Sunday


10424 Squaw Point Road

Tim Mahoney, 1-4 p.m. Sunday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

Daybreak, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

King’s Ransom, Friday

Performing arts


Concerts in the Park

Diane Saumer & Friends, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.


Music in Park

Jamie Koop, Cuyuna Rhythm, 6-9 p.m. July 12, Crosby Memorial Park.


Outdoor Music Series

Church of Cash, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


GRAA Arts in the Park

Harpo’s Chord, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, at Maple Island Park. The concert is part of the Great River Arts Association (GRAA) Arts in the Park event.

Special events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Three Old School Musicians, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.


Brown Bag Lunch series

Author Margi Preus, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library; free.

Lakes Area Summer Organ Series

Joe Trucano noon, Wednesday, First Lutheran Church; free-will offering.

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.
(218) 855-5889