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Arts calendar published June 29, 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 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.”

‘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.

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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. “ 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.

Wheelhouse Trio

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

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Ali Gray Country

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

Robby Vee

Spicer, July 17, 4 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park concert by Robby Vee and his Rock and Roll Caravan.

O’Hagan Combo

Glenwood, July 17, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents the O’Hagan Combo; season membership available, lakesideballroom.org

Johnny Holm

Willmar, July 19, 5 p.m. local opening act “Pirates, Guitars and Beachfront Bars,” 6:30 p.m. “Johnny Holm Band,” 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.

Wendinger Band

Appleton, July 19, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by the Wendinger Band.

Crystal Breeze

Paynesville, July 21, 6 p.m., Veterans’ Park; concert by Crystal Breeze.

Second Fiddle

Litchfield, July 21, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Second Fiddle.

Allie and Joe

Spicer, July 24, 4 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park concert by Allie and Joe.

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‘The Odd Couple’ auditions

Willmar, July 25-26, 6:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; auditions for “The Odd Couple,” parts for six men and two women; directed by Jan Buzzeo, performance dates Sept. 22-Oct. 2; 320-235-9500.

Good for Gary

Willmar, July 26, 5 p.m. local opening act Radio Acoustics, 6:30 p.m. “Good for Gary,” 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.

Los Lobos Nortenos

Danube, July 26, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by Los Lobos Nortenos.

Route 68

Appleton, July 26, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by Route 68 Big Band.

Alex Lageson

Paynesville, July 28, 6 p.m., Veterans’ Park; concert by Alex Lageson.

Acoustic Relativity

Litchfield, July 28, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Acoustic Relativity.

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, July 28, 7 p.m., WEAC, $10 adults, free for those 18 and under; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents Movie Magic. Tickets are available on website www.willmarorchestra.com or at the door.

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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