Arts calendar published Sept. 15, 2021

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 with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Great Times Band

Willmar, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., Whitney Music/Jazz N Java; Great Times band and the great American sing-along. Free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

The Hits Band

Spicer, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by The Hits Band; rain or shine; bring your own chair.

‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’

Willmar, Sept. 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19 and 26, 2 p.m. Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Escanaba in Da Moonlight,” adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Hangar dance

Willmar, Sept. 18, 8 to 10 p.m., Willmar Municipal Airport; a hangar dance with live music by “Hoof Hearted” at the airport. Bring your own chairs and beverages, light snacks will be provided.

Custom Made

Spicer, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Custom Made Band; rain or shine; bring your own chair.


O.T. Rodriguez and Friends

Willmar, Sept. 23, 6 p.m., Whitney Music/Jazz N Java; O.T. Rodriguez and Friends perform current favorites on guitar, keyboard and vocals. Free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Custom Made

Willmar, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., outdoors at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fall Festival, music by Custom Made across the street in Miller Park.

Acoustic Vibe Trio

Willmar, Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Whitney Music/Jazz N Java; The Acoustic Vibe Trio performs pop acoustic favorites. Free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.


Minnesota River Valley, Oct. 1-3; five-county Upper Minnesota River art crawl, self-guided tour of 40 individual artists and studios in and near the western Minnesota communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls.

Fabulous Armadillos

Willmar, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., WEAC, $30; The Fabulous Armadillos present “What’s Going On? Songs from the Vietnam War Era,” incorporating live music, live narration and video. Tickets go on sale Sept. 8 at .

White Rose Band

Glenwood, Oct. 17, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; dance to the music of Julie Lee White Rose Band, $10 per person; $5 per person ages 17-30.

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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 or phone 320-214-4341.
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