A traveling music concert planned Saturday afternoon, May 16, through Brainerd was postponed.
The traveling concert by the Mark Petersen Band and Wanted band will not be able to perform as there is a 70% chance of rain Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth. The Brainerd forecast shows showers are likely, mainly after 2 p.m. It is expected to be cloudy, with a high temperature near 63 degrees with wind gusts as high as 15 mph. Showers are likely and there may be a thunderstorm before 11 p.m., then showers are expected between 11 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
The Mark Petersen Band earlier this month performed its own traveling music concert to fit in today’s COVID-19 pandemic world, all while social distancing. With food and bar establishments closed in the Brainerd lakes area and beyond, there are limited options to see live bands and live entertainment in person without extra creativity.
The Mark Petersen Band — consisting of the Mark Petersen himself on vocals and guitar, Ernie Renn on bass and steel guitar and Wayne Vervallin on drums — performed a traveling concert situated on a trailer 6-feet apart from one another being pulled by a truck down the streets in north Brainerd, parade style.
The band planned another traveling concert at 3 p.m. Saturday in northeast Brainerd and would move to south Brainerd. This concert would have included the band Wanted, consisting of Russ Austad and Arlan Britz.
Maurice Duval, who drives the truck and trailer for the band, said they can’t perform in the rain and would try to reschedule another time.