Entertainment Briefs — July 20

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Pints for a Purpose at Jack Pine Brewery

Enjoy a beer and help out Let’s Go Fishing at the same time from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

Interested in learning more? Representatives from the organization will be on hand to talk about its impact on the community.

For more information, call 218-270-8072 or email .

Performances in the Park continues in Gregory Park

Performances in the Park continues with the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in Gregory Park in Brainerd.

Every Sunday, client choirs visit regional churches where they share inspirational songs and personal stories of their recovery from addiction. The choir provides a unique learning environment and plays an integral part in the recovery process


Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
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Performances in the Park is a collaboration between the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and The Center. Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn chair. The rain site during inclement weather is The Center at 803 Kingwood St.

Grand View summer concert: Aerosmith tribute

A night filled with your favorite Aerosmith music performed by Walk This Way band will take place from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

The Grand View summer concert series features shows on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the driving range at the Pines Golf Course in Nisswa.

The cost is $40 per person and tickets are available online at .

Crosslake Community Center offers travel ideas

“Unexplored Territory: Nearby Excursions You Never Thought to Take” by presenter Alden Hardwick will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Crosslake Community Center

You can take vacations that require less than two hours of driving time, no overnight stays, no struggles with crowds and no bank loans. These day trips take you to forests, museums, state parks, historical sites, mines, undiscovered eateries, theaters and gorgeous gardens.

The free presentation will take place at 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake.

Street Fest returns to downtown Brainerd

Join the fun in downtown Brainerd on Friday, July 22, and Saturday for live music and barbecue.


Street Fest is a free all-day event put on annually by the Brainerd Jaycees.

The $20 Cub Foods Rib Fest ticket is for all-you-can-judge ribs, and the $100 Cub Foods Rib Fest Team ticket is to sign up your team to cook ribs.

Online tickets purchased through Eventbrite at can be picked up at the info booth on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased the day of on Saturday at the info booth.

Moondance Rock Music Weekend in Walker

Moondance revamped its summer schedule of events for 2022 in Walker under the umbrella of Moondance Events.

Its Rock Music Weekend will take place Friday, July 22, and Saturday with Daughtry and Collective Soul co-headlining that Friday and Bret Michaels on that Saturday.

More information on all of these events can be found at or by calling the Moondance Events ticket office at 218-836-1055.

Tickets can be purchased online at . For those who would like to camp at any of these festivals or events, or for those interested in seasonal, weekly or daily camping at Moondance, call 218-836-1055.

Wondertrek Children’s Museum offers free Play Lab

WonderTrek Children’s Museum will host a Studio Explorations Play Lab from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, Suite 114.


Wondertrek invites pre-school and grade school children and families to this open play time to experience the Big Blue Blocks and a special surprise. The first six families with children under six will receive a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. The event is free and open to the public.

Wondertrek is an emerging museum in Minnesota for children, families and educators and brings together the region’s children and families in shared experiences that are grounded locally and open to the wider world.

Dynamic, material-rich environments, exhibits, events, and programs engage children in the joy of play and the wonder of learning, according to officials. For further information call 218-454-8990 or visit .

Crosslake Lions presents Music in the Park

The Crosslake Ideal Lions has arranged a fabulous slate of live music coming to Crosslake's Town Square at 35770 Allen Ave. every Saturday night beginning at 6 p.m.

Brainerd-based Dos Guys will perform Saturday, July 23. The two-man band plays covers of popular songs.

For more information, visit .

Classic car cruise-in in Pequot Lakes

Sarah's Kitchen in Pequot Lakes will host a classic car cruise-in from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

If you have a cool car, bike, hot rod — you name it — drive it to downtown Pequot Lakes and park yourself on North Washington Street.


Brown Bag Lunch series with Marcie Rendon

The Brown Bag Lunch Summer Author Series will feature Marcie Rendon in the large meeting room of the Brainerd Public Library from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 25.

The Minnesota author will discuss her second mystery novel in the Cash Blackbear series, “Girl Gone Missing.”

The protagonist’s name is Renee Blackbear, but what most people call the 19-year-old Chippewa woman is Cash. She lived all her life in Fargo and has one friend, Sheriff Wheaton, who pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was a child.

Since then, Cash navigated through foster homes, and at 13 was working farms, driving a truck. Wheaton wants her to take hold of her life and signs her up for college. In between classes and hauling beets, drinking beer and shooting pool, a man who claims he’s her brother shows up.

Marcie Rendon
Marcie Rendon
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Rendon is a member of the White Earth Nation, a playwright, a poet and a freelance writer. She supports other native artists/writers/creators to pursue their art, and is a speaker for colleges and community groups on Native American issues, leadership, and writing.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts.

For more information, call 218-829-5574 or visit .

Lakes Area Music Festival offers free area concerts

The Lakes Area Music Festival’s Prelude Series will feature rising stars and award-winning talent in a tour of central Minnesota in a series of free concerts.


Emerging classical singers from the LAMF’s Vocal Fellowship, chosen from the nation’s top conservatories and training programs, will present a potpourri of opera arias and beloved songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Crosslake Lutheran Church, 2 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church of Deerwood and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Nisswa’s Lutheran Church of the Cross.

No tickets are required for these community events. Free-will donations will be accepted at all Prelude performances.

The festival’s 14th annual festival season will take place July 29 through Aug. 22. The festival will feature over 180 of the world’s top classical musicians in more than 25 events, from an original opera production to symphony orchestras, learning opportunities and “casual classics.”

Name-your-price tickets for the 14th season concerts are now available through the festival’s website, . For assistance, call the ticket hotline at 218-831-0765.

Founded in 2009, the Lakes Area Music Festival connects the nation’s best performers and audiences through excellent classical music and inspiring education.

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