Arts calendar published June 22, 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 email@example.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.
Prairie Winds Band
Willmar, June 22, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.
Willmar, June 23-25, 7:30 p.m., June 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.
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.
Litchfield, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mark Jensen.
Danube, June 28, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by Wheelhouse Trio.
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.
Litchfield, June 30, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Terry Shaw’s “Dad and Drea.”
‘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.
Granite Falls, July 7, 5 to 8 p.m., Maker’s Market along the Minnesota River featuring music by Christa Bohlman.
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.
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 .
Willmar, July 12, 5 p.m. local opening act Ava Hanson, 6:30 p.m. “ Xpedition,” 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.
Blue Ox Jazz Babies
Appleton, July 12, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by the Blue Ox Jazz Babies.
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.
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