Outdoor Amphitheater Events

Outdoor Amphitheater Summer Performance Series

Enjoy evenings filled with music, cultural performances and learning in our outdoor amphitheater. Take it all in while surrounded by beautiful forest, prairie, and wildlife.  Performances and programs are free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated. Tiered seating is available in the amphitheater, but feel free to bring a blanket, cushion or camp chair to cozy up for the evening!

The OK Factor
Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Playful and unexpected, The OK Factor writes and performs folk-inspired music influenced by Americana and Irish fiddle styles, with an artistry that reveals their classical training. Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan find great joy in defying expectations and delivering an experience outside of what audiences anticipate from a cello and violin combo. Their passion for performing and educational outreach has continued to bring them success in communities across the Midwest, inviting audiences to explore music and cultivate a curiosity about its role in their lives. 

They perform throughout the Midwest at venues such as The Dakota Jazz Club, The Cedar Cultural Center, Minnesota Public Radio, and more.

Check out their website for music samples and more information: https://www.theokfactor.com/

Or visit their Facebook page!


Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures
Tuesday, July 10th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures might be tough to bracket but they sure are easy to enjoy. A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink, a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass”. You'll hear some great original songs inspired by the styles of Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Monroe, with a rough and tumble mix of guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, washboard, snare drum, and accordion.

Check out their website for music samples and more information: https://www.berniekingandtheguiltypleasures.com

Or visit their Facebook page!

Tina Schlieske
Tuesday, August 14th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tina Schlieske originally hails from Minneapolis, MN and is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Side Movement, now Tina and the B-Sides. Her performances feature a blues driven and raspingly passionate vocal style reminiscent of Janis Joplin. Music is Tina’s lifeblood and she enjoys playing in her different bands in Minnesota as well as in California, with friends, musicians and colleagues.

Check out their website for music samples and more information: http://tinaschlieske.com

Or visit their Facebook page!

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Special thanks to our 2018 entertainment series sponsors, the Nee Family and Magenic in honor of Kay Bonner Nee and William.

Promotional materials supported by Twin Cities Gateway.  Check out other great events in the area here: www.tcgateway.com.

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