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Entertainment Calendar - July 19

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entertainment Brainerd, 56401

Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

■ Performing Arts


Concerts in the Park

Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. The rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.



Outdoor Music Series

The Mraz Brothers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


Lakes Area Music Festival

Lakes Area Music Festival prelude series: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Cross in Nisswa. For more information visit


GRAA Arts in the Park

Metal Fest, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, at Maple Island Park. The concert is part of the Great River Arts Association (GRAA) Arts in the Park event. For more information about Arts in the Park, call (320) 632-0960 or visit

Pequot Lakes Theater

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “Mid-Life the Crisis,” performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information call Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Peter Gansen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.


Reading Room series

Nodin Press publisher Norton Stillman to present Speaking of Books, 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 19, Prairie Bay. More information by calling 824-6444.


Brown Bag Lunch series

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series to host Eric Dregni, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library; free and participants may bring a bag lunch.

Celtic Festival on the Farm

The fourth annual Celtic Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, The Farm on St. Mathias. Admission at the gate is $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for children ages 3-11 and free for children age 2 and under.

Poetry reading

Heartland Poets and Crossing Arts Alliance to host poetry reading and special musical performance by Brother Timothy Frantzich from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Last Turn Saloon and Eatery.


‘The Cherry Orchard’

“The Cherry Orchard, Historic Musser Mansion at Linden Hills: Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and available at Ambiance at 53 Gift Shop or online at

■ Visual Arts

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist Jerry Albert exhibit “Creation Wonders,” runs through the end of July.


Sioux Line Depot Museum

101 First St. N.E.

A traveling exhibit entitled Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project will be on display during regular business hours. To schedule the exhibit for a group, school or organization, contact the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network office at (218) 545-1166 or Kay at (218) 546-5996.

■ Live music

For week of July 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

The Power of Cheese, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Canyon River, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

The Bitterroot Band, Friday, $5 cover

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.


Musician Brother Timothy Frantzich, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday; 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.

Northern Comfort, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Ray Gilman, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Tune In Tokyo, Friday-Sunday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Manhattan Beach Lodge

Lakeside Patio

County Road 66 N.

Dave Hudson, 1 p.m. Sunday

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; deck music by Shane Martin, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Dave Hudson, 3-7 p.m. Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday


Ernie’s on Gull Lake

10424 Squaw Point Road

Cecelia Erholtz, 7-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Karaoke, July 28