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Dance & Dessert

Saturday, Dec. 4  2pm & 7pm*

Sunday, Dec. 5  2pm

JOIN US for a delightful performance of dance with a special Christmas Treat Bag to take home! Dance & Dessert is in it's 26th season featuring auditioned dancers from the Fergus Falls School of Dance. One of the hallmarks is the program variety with beautiful ballet pieces, several modern works and upbeat jazz & hip-hop dance numbers. It's the Perfect Way to LEAP into the Holiday Season!

This show is approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.

* the Saturday 7pm performance will NOT include the Dance Fundamentals or 4th grade Jazz classes.

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Wendy & Linda

"WONDER!"

Friday, December 17  7:30pm

It’s time to bring back the WONDER of Christmas! Fill your soul with fond memories of the season by joining Wendy and Linda LIVE at A Center for the Arts on Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Reminisce with old favorites like O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silver Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and discover a few new, soon-to-be classics like Kenny Chesney’s Thank God for Kids and Tony Bennett’s I Love the Winter Weather. Wendy and Linda will be joined by the WONDERful:

David Stoddard, Musical Director, guitarist, pianist and snappy dresser
Wally Warhol, steel pan drums and trumpet
Jerry Gerhardson, drums
Erik Vigesaa, bass
Loy Larson, mandolin and violin

Come experience the WONDER of Christmas!

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Bo & Friends

Sunday, December 19  2pm

Bo Anderson is an 21 year old music prodigy who has found a special passion for our Wurlitzer Theater Organ.  He and a wonderful group of friends will light the stage with music & other surprises.

Special Guests:  Kendall Nygaard, Denny Johnson & Aimee Nordlund

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Balkanicus Ensemble

Saturday, January 15   7:30pm

Since 2003 Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History (BIBACH) has organized eleven successful annual concerts of Balkan chamber music in Minneapolis, and has brought to the Twin Cities three contemporary composers who wrote special pieces for the Balkanicus ensemble. The ensemble is made up of Bulgarian cellist Nickolai Kolstov, the ensemble’s founder, clarinetist Pat O’Keefe, and pianist Jill Dawe. Each of these concerts presents to the audience a glimpse of an unfamiliar and uncommon cultural aspect of the Balkans—the modern chamber music from this region. Balkanicus will continue to do that for our audience and our dedicated followers from the community—people from Balkan descent, music lovers, and professionals.


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DEUCES WILD DUELING PIANOS

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Saturday, January 22

7:30pm

Deuces Wild blasts our stage once again! Doors and VFW cash bar open at 6:30 with light hors d'oeuvres available throughout the evening. This will be a fundraising event and additional ways for you to contribute will be available throughout the evening including 12 silent auction baskets all valued well over $100 each. Join us for an evening of great music and fun while raising funds for the Fergus Falls Center for the Arts.

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MANDY HARVEY

Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of nineteen. Mandy tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try – she calls these messages Wisdom For Life.

An AMERICA’S GOT TALENT GOLDEN BUZZER WINNER, Mandy brings her inspirational story and message along with her musical talents.

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Goitse 

*Goitse (Go-wit-cha) is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’.
The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot
creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional
Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as
winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse
have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.
Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round
touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany,
France and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own
compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and
abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are
World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast
making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping
rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of
Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can.

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Remembering Bobby Vee

Friday, March 18  7:30pm

Enjoy an authentic and joy-filled ride through the music and life of the Midwest's own Bobby Vee performed by his sons Tommy and Jeff, nephew Matt and grandson Bennett Vee. Featuring classic songs such as "Take Care of My Baby", "Rubber Ball", "Come Back When You Grow Up Girl", "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes", "Devil or Angel", and many more!

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Sons of Mystro

Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system, and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers are Sons of Mystro. They use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by a DJ & a drummer. They are winners of the Emerging Artist under 21yrs Old award at IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards). Their debut recording, “Reggae Strings” is available now wherever music is streamed or sold Mentored by Black Violin, these artists’ stars are on the rise.

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Le VENT du NORD

Friday, April 22  7:30pm

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.

Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald

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THE BRITINS

- Beatles Tribute Band

Sunday, July 10  6pm

On February 9, 1964, America was introduced to a phenomenon that would ultimately change rock and roll forever. That group was called The Beatles. Milwaukee’s very own The Britins recreate the era that influenced so many top groups and artists today. Join The Britins as they play hits from the Fab Four, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Follow along on a Magical Mystery Tour of sights and sounds through that remarkable era of the 1960’s, recreated with authentic Beatles gear and costumes.

The first in our 2022 SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES.

KIRKBRIDE PARK - bring your own chair

Food & Beverage trucks on site, or pack your own picnic!

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Transit Authority

- the Music of CHICAGO

Sunday, July 24  6pm

Since performing their very first shows together in the early spring of 2004, Transit Authority has become known throughout the U.S. as the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago. Based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, this eight member ensemble creates an accurate musical salute to the greatest horn driven rock band to ever hit the stage. Transit Authority’s mission is to recreate the excitement of the original Chicago’s sound with each and every performance. (Minus the cracks and pops of the vinyl!)

Transit Authority has assembled some amazingly talented musicians who meticulously capture all the nuances of the original recordings and will honestly make you believe you are witnessing the real thing. Performing mega-hits such as, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Hard Habit to Break”, “Make Me Smile”, “Old Days”, “Just You ‘n Me”, “Beginnings”, “Wake Up Sunshine”, and many more.

The 2nd in our 2022 Summer Outdoor Concert Series.

Located at Kirkbride Park - bring your own chair!

Food & Beverage Trucks on site, or pack your own picnic!

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Takin' It to the Limit

- Tribute to the EAGLES

Saturday, August 6  6pm

The Fabulous Armadillos came out of their shell in 2006 and have since established a large and loyal following in Central Minnesota with their spot on recreations of songs from many genres of music from Country to Motown to Heavy Metal to 70's Soft Rock and do them just like you remember. Close your eyes and you are listening to all those vinyl records again or your AM/FM radio. The idea of the Fabulous Armadillos started with a diverse group of musicians who came together to perform "themed" concerts at the Pioneer Place On Fifth Theater in St. Cloud, MN. Themes like "One Hit Wonders", "Woodstock", "Motown", "Singer/Songwriters", "Stadium Rock" and more. They have now played over 100's of themes at that theater as well as many regional venues in the Midwest and even in Mexico! Each show gaining them new fans and enjoying their brand of fun and entertaining, yet musically spot on performances. They have brought hundreds of special guests in for their theme shows comprising of local and national talent. Together with Collective Unconscious, they bring you all your favorites songs from the Eagles!

The 3rd in in 2022 Summer Outdoor Concert Series.

Located at Kirkbride Park - bring your own chair!

Food & Beverage Trucks on site, or pack your own picnic!

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Killer Country

 Classic Songs from the Golden Age of Country

Sunday, August 28  6pm

Known in the music business as the “rhythm section to the stars,” Jeff and Tommy Vee have been playing drums and doghouse bass respectively for almost 40 years with a resume far to long to list. In 2008 they joined forces with their cousin Matt Vee and his talented wife Julie Velline to form “The Killer Vees.” Matt, an accomplished performer in his own right also toured nationally and internationally with Bobby Vee and others from the ‘50s & ‘60s era as well as 13 years as guitarist and vocalist for Midwest favorite Johnny Holms. 

Together they have produced hit regional touring shows such as, “I Am He Said - A Celebration Of The Music Of Neil Diamond,” “Remembering Bobby Vee” and, “The Killer Vees - Classic Country.” 

The 4th and final show in our 2022 Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Located at Kirkbride Park - bring your own chair!

Food & Beverage Trucks on site, or pack your own picnic!

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For your HEALTH and SAFETY, we are currently requiring masks at all performances.  We also implemented a Social Distancing Seating Chart putting an empty seat on either side of your group.

* If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please give us a call prior to the event. 218-736-5453.

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