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Arts calendar published June 15, 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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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 Quintet

Litchfield, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mr. J's Quintet.

‘Shrek’

Willmar, June 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., June 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.

Beatles tribute band

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

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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.

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.”

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ auditions

Willmar, July 5, 6:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; auditions for “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Tom Orth, performance dates Aug. 11-19; 320-235-9500.

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, July 6, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Christa Bohlman

Granite Falls, July 7, 5 to 8 p.m.; Maker’s Market along the Minnesota River featuring music by Christa Bohlman.

Gig Noonan

Paynesville, July 7, 6 p.m., Veterans’ Park; concert by Gig Noonan

Tricia and the Toons

Litchfield, July 7, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents a special Watercade event “Tricia and the Toons,” a children’s puppeteer.

Tim Eggebraaten

Danube, July 7, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; Tim Eggebraaten the “Off Duty Cop” as part of Danube Fun Days.

Country Music Festival

Redwood Falls, July 7-9, 29446 370th St.; “Vicki’s Camp N Country Jam” country music festival, camping sites available, national and local acts, tickets available on website, vickiscampncountryjam.com.

Xpedition

Willmar, July 12, 5 p.m. local opening act Ava Hanson, 6:30 p.m., Robbins Island; “Rockin’ Robbins” free concert, food vendors, beverage tent, kids entertainment area, artisan market; free bus/shuttle service every 15 minutes from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with bus stops at Willmar High School, Willmar Middle School and Kennedy Elementary school; bring a lawn chair.

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Blue Ox Jazz Babies

Appleton, July 12, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by the Blue Ox Jazz Babies.

Wheelhouse Trio

Paynesville, July 14, 6 p.m., Veterans’ Park; concert by Wheelhouse Trio.

Ali Gray Country

Litchfield, July 14, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Ali Gray Country.

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

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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