Entertainment Briefs — June 29

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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Performances in the Park continues in Gregory Park

Performances in the Park continues with Daybreak at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in Gregory Park in Brainerd. The band performs music from the ‘40s to today’s top classics.

"The band will take you on a musical journey featuring pop, rock ‘n’ roll and country hits from every era," organizers stated in a news release. Daybreak was founded in 1978 and played many of the top night spots, conventions and concert venues in central Minnesota, according to a news release.

Daybreak features vocalist Karla Reimer-Jensen. She has been singing and touring professionally since her college days and performs renditions of hits by Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Adele and more.

Daybreak’s other seasoned professionals include Joe McGown on guitar and vocals, Jim Hanson on bass/keyboards/vocals, and setting the pace for their special brand of music is Jim Henkemeyer on drums.

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.


Live music at Crosslake Music in the Park

The Crosslake Ideal Lions has arranged a slate of live music at Crosslake's Town Square from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 35770 Allen Ave.

Brothers Tone is a Little Falls-based band that specializes in putting out soulful, rock, country, classic rock and more.

The band will perform Saturday, July 2, and will feature diverse instrumentation and three-part harmonies. For more information, visit .

'Painting without Brushes' at Crossing Arts

Did you know that you can paint with fly swatters and bubble wrap?

Join others at The Crossing Arts Alliance for a fun-filled morning of color-mixing and mark-making with nontraditional items found at home and organic items you find in nature.

The class for ages 13 to 16 will take place in the Crossing Arts classroom from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 29, at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd.

The cost is $25 per student. Call 218-833-0416 to reserve your spot or register by visiting .

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