Arts & Entertainment

Fun begins Sunday, Aug. 17, with Oktoberfest medallion hunt By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With the Oktoberfest in its 30th year and the Pierz Lions Club commemorating 50 years of service, the annual Pierz community event is chock-full of celebratory activities. Initiated in 1984, the event started as a celebration of the area’s German heritage. The week kicks […]

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By Eric Buening, Correspondent In 2014, the St. Francis Music Center celebrates 35 years of providing Morrison County and communities at large, with the opportunity to explore music and performing arts. When the Music Center opened in 1979, they had only four teachers on staff. Since then they have grown to include 15 music teachers and […]

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An annual outdoor concert and fundraiser presented by Rudolph Auto Solutions and Great River Arts, Rock the Park is taking place Saturday, Aug. 16, in Maple Island Park. The opening act Bobb Gatts and Kristen Blann will start at 6 p.m. and Brother’s Tone and the Big Groove will take the stage at 7 p.m. […]

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The Pierz Oktoberfest Committee will host the Kingery Family in concert Saturday, Aug. 23,  at 8 p.m. The Kingery family, from Central Minnesota, began as a family of 10 — Mike, Chris and their eight children, singing and ministering together through music. It has grown to include two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. They have enjoyed […]

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The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band’s North Star Brass Quintet will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples Sunday, Aug.10, at 7 p.m. Expect to hear a variety of army ceremonial music, classic patriotic tunes and well-known jazz standards. The North Star Brass Quintet is one of eight music performance teams that […]

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An annual outdoor concert and fundraiser presented by Rudolph Auto Solutions and Great River Arts, Rock the Park is taking place Saturday, Aug. 16, in Maple Island Park. The opening act Bobb Gatts and Kristen Blann will start at 6 p.m. and Brother’s Tone and the Big Groove will take the stage at 7 p.m. […]

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