NISSWA — Grassroots Concerts favorite Claudia Schmidt returns to Nisswa to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20, for her eighth performance in the 32-year-old volunteer-run series.

This 343rd Grassroots concert is at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane, Nisswa.

For more than four decades as a touring professional, Schmidt, a Michigan native, has traversed to venues in North America and Europe, ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theaters, and festival stages in front of 25,000 listeners, a news release reported.

She has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing.

Schmidt describes her concert as “a hodge-podge of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment.”

She always includes her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others. The press release stated, “What you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder.”

The San Francisco Bay Guardian said “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next. Chances are it’s going to be wonderful.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The rest of the 2020 spring Grassroots Concerts spring line-up include Ellis on April 10 and John Forka on May 1.

For more about Grassroots Concerts go to, the series Facebook page or call 218-829-4092.

At each concert Grassroots welcomes your nonperishable food or cash donation to the local food shelf.