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Outdoor Concert in Fosston

OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH MIKE RENDAHL                                           SEPTEMBER 18TH

Singer and songwriter Mike Rendahl, a Fosston native, will perform an outdoor concert on Friday, September 18th at the East Polk Heritage Center grounds in Fosston.  The concert will begin at 6:30 PM.

Rendahl’s premier album “About Time” was released in January 2020 on all streaming services. Rendahl grew up in Fosston, where his passion for music began in the fields and forests that surrounded his northern Minnesota home.  Rendahl stated,

“When I sing and play, I feel like I go to a completely different place.  Nothing in my life has felt more honest and true.  Music is an amazing way to unite people under the commonality of living this life.”

The delicious food from Bigfoot BBQ food truck will be available to serve you from 2 PM-6:30PM, so bring your appetite!

The concert will follow COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. Limited seating will be available and spaces for chairs will be marked. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets – family members can be seated together. Please wear a mask as you enter the seating area.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Children 5 and under are free.  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time to plan for seating arrangements.  They can be purchased at www.fclaa.org

Jeff Menten & Paul NYE Livestream concert

The Fosston Community Library and Arts Association is Sponsoring Acoustofiddle Livestream Concert on

Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 PM

Violinist Jeff Menten, Park Rapids, and Fingerstyle Guitarist Paul Nye, Walker, will be presenting a Livestream Concert on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. 

The concert is sponsored by the Fosston Community Library Arts Association, and made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, as part of a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund through the voters of Minnesota. 

Menten and Nye, who refer to their duo as “Acoustofiddle” have been performing together for nearly a decade and were part of Akeley’s Woodtick Musical Theater band for many years. 

The duo describes their music as “funky folk, punky polka, cool Celtic, caffeinated classical, and Gypsy jazz, with a bit of grassy blues.”  The music Menten and Nye will be presenting will cover a wide range of genres, including traditional, original, ethnic, and the duo’s arrangements of some pop covers.  Menten and Nye have regularly performed across the north country for several years until this year when the Covid-19 pandemic forced many music venues to close down, causing cancellations of live performances.  Many musicians have done performances on various social media platforms. 

The livestream concert will be videotaped live, courtesy of Calvary Church in Walker, which has allowed Menten & Nye not only the use of the facility, but also the video, audio and live-streaming software the church uses for online services. The concert will only be available online on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Viewers can go online to www.paulnye.com for a link to the performance. The performance venue will be closed to the public, but the virtual online audience will be able to make comments through chat in realtime during the concert.  Menten and Nye will be reading some select comments throughout the show.  

Pre-concert streaming will be available at 6:30 p.m. on August 20th, with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.   There is no charge for the concert, but viewers will be given an opportunity to tip the performers through PayPal or Venmo during the performance.  

Put this concert on your calendar!

Annie Fitzgerald live Stream Event March 29

Crookston Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald will be giving a live-stream concert via Facebook on Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm (for about an hour) to benefit the Crookston community. She will be splitting the donations between the New Hope Food Shelf and the Crookston School Social Work Fill-In-The-Gap-Fund.

Annie Fitzgerald: Live Stream Benefit Show for New Hope Food Shelf & Our Kiddos in Crookston

Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm – 5pm 

Facebook Live Page Link : https://www.facebook.com/AnnieFitzgeraldMusic

Facebook Event Link to invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/583682052223325

On Sunday, March 29th, set your phone alarm for 4 pm and join her on Facebook Live to see her play some songs and entertain us. She will have a Venmo and Paypal account set up and info on how to donate.

Ways to donate:

Venmo: @anniefitzgeraldmusic

PayPal: anniefitzgeraldmusic@gmail.com 

or  paypal.me/anniefitzgeraldmusic

— 
Annie Fitzgerald | Singer-Songwriter New Album You & Me & the Sun Visit www.anniefitzgerald.com for more information.

Generation to Generation Concert in Fosston Postponed until futher Notice

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN WOMEN’S CHORALE AT THE FOSSTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY ARTS CENTER THEATER AT 403 FOSS AVE NORTH, FOSSTON

This event has been postponed until further notice

Generation to Generation will perform at the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center Theater

The Fosston Community Library Arts Association is pleased to announce a freewill concert open to the public.

The Women’s Chorale from the University of Northwestern will be here to present From Generation to Generation at the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center.

From Generation to Generation is a program/concert that celebrates the diversity of who we are and where we come from. Through song the Women’s Chorale lifts up the generations of women that have poured into the students and university. Come enjoy a program of majority female composers featuring works by Elaine Hagenberg, Sarah Quartel, Rosephanye Powell, and more!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Hosts Fargo-Moorhead Opera

For the second year, the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is set to host the Fargo-Moorhead Young Performers Opera on March 5th in Thief River Falls.  Workshops conducted by the performers will be offered to area school children during the day, with a public concert that evening in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Bernard’s church.  The evening concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 or free with a 2020 TRF Concert Series ticket.  Admission is also free of charge for all youth aged 18 and under.

The Gate City Bank Young Artist Program was founded in 2013. The goal of the Young Artist Program is to enrich young artists through training and stage experience that will enhance their performing abilities from guest artists, stage directors and the FM Opera General Director, David Hamilton.  Performers are selected by audition nationwide.

Now in its seventh year, this program is the first of its kind in the region, bringing groups of young professionals to the area from mid-January through April of each year. The Young Artists will also be featured in two Fargo Moorhead Opera productions in the 2019-2020 season:  lead roles in Michael Ching’s “Speed Dating Tonight!” and roles in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”.

The evening concert will include a variety of musical selections, from opera to musical theater, with possibly some pop tunes thrown in.  This concert is an excellent way to discover what opera is about and is appropriate and enjoyable for the entire family.

For more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, go to www.trfact.org or join us on Facebook.  

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with Legacy Amendment funding through the vote of Minnesotans in 2008.