North Country Fiddle and Dance Community Dance Series Fall 2018
Fall dances will be held in the Community Room of the East Grand Forks Senior Center
538 Rhinehart Dr. S.E., East Grand Forks, MN
All dances are 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 29th – with music by Bill Cagley and friends, (Minneapolis, MN). Caller Jeanne O’Neil, (East Grand Forks, MN)
Saturday, October 27th – with music by the Young Walser Family Band (Minneapolis, MN ). Callers Bob Walser, Julie Young and Jeanne O’Neil
Saturday, November 24th – with music by the O’Neil Family Band (EGF). Caller Jeanne O’Neil
Long-ways reels, simple squares, whole circle mixers, New England contras and more, are all danced to live fiddle music performed by local and regional dance musicians. All dances are taught and are easy to learn. All are welcome, including singles, couples, and families.
Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment with concert nights at the Gazebo in Roseau this summer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and listen to music on the banks of the Roseau River. In the event of rain, all concerts will be held at the Roseau School Theater. Here’s the schedule:
June 14 Dariann Leigh
Dariann Leigh, a small town girl with a big voice, and even bigger dreams. Singing since she could talk. Her small town roots show in her natural, and raw performances. Hot dogs, chips and cookies served by Moe and Messiah Youth Group.
June 21 Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth
Enjoy these Scandinavian Folk Musicians Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth. Midsummer Celebration with Scandinavian treats served by Sons of Norway. Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
June 28 The Jensen Sisters
Two free-spirited singer/songwriters with a passion for country music with a Little Rock n roll sound. Roseau Lions will be serving burgers.
July 12 Gabby June
Root beer floats served by the Roseau Area Community Fund.
July 26 Kari and Billy
Whether performing on a big stage or simply playing to friends and family around a campfire, Kari and Billy are seeking to bring back the simplicity and wholesome feel of great melodies and relatable lyrics.
August 2 The Overtones
The Overtones are a quartet – they have been singing together for over 30 years. Burgers served by the Roseau Lions.
August 9 Jesse Bean
August 16 Jordynn Johnsrud
August 23 The WoodPicks
Join the end of the summer concert series with the unique talents of the five member band, The WoodPicks. Their enjoyable stage show incorporates strong harmonies and musical style that features their own arrangements of original music and old favorites.
The WoodPicks have been fortunate to share the stage with such great acts as the Grascals, Monroe Crossing, Dailey and Vincent, actor/singer Ned Beatty, JD Crowe, John Cowan, High Plains Tradition and Special Consensus. Food will be served by Roseau ALS.
Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Thank you for attending and for the many representatives of all the arts organizations that spent their day with us
Arts Expo. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council hosted an Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. The event included presentations from representatives from a variety of arts organizations. These representatives staffed tables to meet with attendees, answer questions and provide information about their organizations and services. The NW Art Exhibit was open during the Expo.
Before the Expo opened, Craig Dunn of VSA Minnesota gave a presentation for artists with disabilities, arts leaders, or other organizations trying to provide access to people with disabilities. He was also available during the Expo to answer any questions. Vsamn.org
Organizations at the Arts Expo and their representatives included this amazing line-up
MCA (Minnesota Citizens for the Arts): Sheila Smith, Executive Director