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Arts calendar published June 1, 2022

Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Band, choral concert

Willmar, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School music department presents a band and choir concert.

Kindred Spirits

Granite Falls, June 2, 5 to 8 p.m., Marker’s Market along the Minnesota River featuring music by the Kindred Spirits.

Van Der Pol and Pearson

Willmar, June 2, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Gary Van Der Pol and Tim Pearson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Everett Smithson Band

Litchfield, June 2, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents the Everett Smithson band.

Porchfest

New London, June 4, 11 a.m. through the evening, music on Main Street and front porches, with the Dam Jammers on the Bill Gossman stage from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 8, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Wisdom and Wine

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Willmar Conference Center; the Friends of the Willmar Public Library 2022 fundraising event featuring a conversation with Minnesota authors Faith Sullivan, Leif Enger, and Mindy Mejia. Sold out. Books by the authors will be available to purchase and the authors will sign them.

Great Times Band

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield Area Male Chorus

Litchfield, June 9, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents the Litchfield Area Male Chorus.

‘Shrek’

Willmar, June 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., June 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents the musical “Shrek,” adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, season tickets available online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, June 12, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents Velvet Brass; season membership available, lakesideballroom.org

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, June 14, 6:30 p.m.; 35th annual Flag Day band festival and parade.

Swift County Concert Band

Appleton, June 14, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by the Swift County Concert Band and the Lac qui Parle Valley High School choir.

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Kingery Family

Danube, June 14, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by The Kingery Family.

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 15, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Roger Kodet Quartet

Willmar, June 16, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Roger Kodet Jazz Quartet with vocalist Jay Ellingson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Mr. J's Quintent

Litchfield, June 15, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mr. J's Quintent.

Beatles tribute band

Appleton, June 21, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by A Hard Days Night Beatles tribute band.

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 22, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Great Times Band

Willmar, June 23, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Mark Jensen

Litchfield, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mark Jensen.

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Wheelhouse Trio

Danube, June 28, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by Wheelhouse Trio.

Tom Watson

Appleton, June 28, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by Prairie Waters Troubadour Tom Watson.

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 29, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

West Addison Blues

Willmar, June 30, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; West Addison Blues; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Terry Shaw

Litchfield, June 30, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Terry Shaw’s “Dad and Drea.”

Addresses

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Central Park, Litchfield

Depot Museum park gazebo, Danube

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Rice Park, Kandiyohi Ave. and Second St. S.W., Willmar

Riverview Park Bandstand, Appleton

Robbins Island, North Business 71, Willmar

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School Brau Performing Arts Center, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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