Local musicians will Rock the Park in August

The fourth annual Rock the Park, presented by the Great River Arts Association  (GRAA) and Minnesota Power, will be held at Maple Island Park in Little Falls Saturday, Aug. 17, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

This year’s rhythm and soul experience promises to be another outstanding musical performance supported by local businesses and coordinated by the GRAA.

Mark Norgren, owner of Reality Roasters, is the creative force behind the evening of live music and rock ‘n roll. He patterned Rock the Park after “The Last Waltz,” the farewell concert for The Band in 1976. Capturing the same energy and excitement, Rock the Park will showcase local musicians producing innovative music together on stage.

Rock the parkRock the Park’s lineup includes John Fedor, Andy Spofford, Elene Tonder, Karla Jensen, Craig Mesenbring, Gary Tschudy, Preston Weber, Jocelyn Moran and the band “Brothers Tone.” Other featured musicians are sisters Angela and Christina Gau, Dwight Nelson, Jim Norwood, Michael Shynes and GRAA’s Executive Director Jill Moore.

“We are excited to see Rock the Park grow,” said Moore. “Membership support, paired with generous business contributions, is helping this become a night to remember. This is our first year with a major sponsor and Minnesota Power’s financial support is allowing us to create a show that is highly professional as we transform community members into rock stars.”

The event is free to all who attend, but donations will be accepted to enable GRAA to continue to provide the community with a variety of high quality arts-related experiences.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Little Falls Exchange Arena.

For more information, contact the GRAA at (320) 632-0960.