This weekend's lineup
Wednesday, July 22
Former "American Idol" champion David Cook --now a platinum-selling recording artist -- comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets, ranging from $35 general admission to $45-$65 reserved, are on sale the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.
10,000 Lakes Festival
The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) kicks off today with headliner Widespread Panic set to take the Main Stage at 8 p.m. Other acts set for today include Rock Plaza Central, Nathan Miller Band, Zach Deputy, Carney, Kinetix, Pretty Lights and Gomez. Single-day admission tickets are available. A complete schedule is available online at www.10klf.com, which also includes ticket purchase information.
Thursday, July 23
10,000 Lakes Festival
The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) gets into full swing today with headliner Wilco set to take the Main Stage at 9:30 p.m. Other acts set for today include Elf Lettuce, Harper, Mifune, Public Property, Steez, My Dear Disco, The Parlor Mob, Akron/Family, Garaj Mahal, Junior Brown, Pete Francis featuring Barefoot Truth, Railroad Earth, Atmosphere, The Honeydogs and Mason Jennings. Single-day admission tickets are available. A complete schedule is available online at www.10klf.com, which also includes ticket purchase information.
Live at the Lodge
The Lodge on Lake Detroit will host a free "Live at the Lodge" concert every Thursday through Aug. 27. This week's performance of "Ivory Perfume" features the talents of pianist Carol Ledeboer-Johnson. The concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the hotel's Fireside Lobby, and is free and open to the public as well as hotel guests. There is no cover charge for the Summer Thursdays series. Call 218-847-8439 for more info, or visit the Web site, thelodgeonlakedetroit.com.
The 6th Annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23 in the Cormorant Community Center. Come for entertainment, fun and laughs. Ice cream will be served following the program. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). For tickets, call Carolyn at 532-2203 or Bonnie at 532-2934. Proceeds benefit the Community Center.
Friday, July 24
Frazee's 55th annual Turkey Days celebration gets underway with opening ceremonies at noon in Little Turkey Park, a Cowboy Lunch at Harvest Fellowship Church from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the annual Sand Castle Contest at Town Lake Beach, starting at 2 p.m. There will also be a carnival at the Frazee Event Center from 4-6 p.m., Turkey Cook-Off from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and the Turkey Crawl at 6 p.m. There will also be bingo starting at 7 p.m. in the event center, and a street dance starting at 9 p.m., featuring October Road.
10,000 Lakes Festival
The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) continues today with headliner Widespread Panic set to take the Main Stage at 8 p.m. Other acts set for today include Frazee's own Tim Sparks, Mountain Standard Time, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons, Enchanted Ape, The Ragbirds, Big Gigantic, The Macpodz, Backyard Tire Fire, Cloud Cult, Tea Leaf Green, BoomBox, Everyone Orchestra, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, WookieFoot and Trampled By Turtles. Single-day admission tickets are available. A complete schedule is available online at www.10klf.com, which also includes ticket purchase information.
Comedian Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," will perform live at 8 p.m. in Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino. Tickets, ranging from $45 general admission to $55-$75 reserved, are on sale the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.
Saturday, July 25
Frazee's 55th annual Turkey Days celebration continues with a biscuit-and-gravy breakfast at the Frazee Event Center from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Turkey Trot Run/Walk at 8 a.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.); Kids' Fishing Contest at Town Lake from 8 to 9 a.m.; a Junior King & Queen Contest at 10 a.m. in side the Frazee High School auditorium (registration starts at 9:30 a.m.); United Methodist Church Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the event center; Greased Pole Climb at 11:30 a.m.; a 12-hour Beach Blast starting at noon at Town Lake; Road Rally starting at the Frazee Bar at 1 p.m. (registration starts at 12:30); Soap Box Derby at 1 p.m., Cake Walk at 2 p.m. and Demolition Derby at 3 p.m. Evening events will include an Old-Time Dance at the event center starting at 6 p.m. and the Miss Frazee/Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. inside Frazee High School. There will also be live music at the Frazee Liquor store and DJ music at the Frazee VFW, both starting at 9 p.m.
10,000 Lakes Festival
The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) concludes today with headliner The Dave Matthews Band set to take the Main Stage at 8:30 p.m. Other acts set for today include Turbine, Honeyhoney, Evan Watson, Joe Pug, Paper Bird, The Hue, William Elliott Whitmore, Pert Near Sandstone, Todd Snider, Kathleen Edwards, North Indiana All Stars, Tea Leaf Green, Ozomatli, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Umphrey's McGee. There will also be a fireworks display at 11:30 p.m. to end the festival. Single-day admission tickets are available. A complete schedule is available online at www.10klf.com, which also includes ticket purchase information.
Sunday, July 26
Frazee's 55th annual Turkey Days celebration concludes today with a classic car show at 10 a.m., turkey luncheon at 11 a.m., pet and doll parade at 1:15 p.m. and the Turkey Days Parade at 2 p.m. There will be pie and ice cream served at the Frazee Event Center following the parade, and live music at the Frazee VFW from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring the band Destiny.
Free concerts in NYM
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will present two free concerts in one day, starting with Judith Siirila at 3 p.m. Judi is a native of New York Mills and enjoys a successful career as singer of classical music in California. She will present a concert of old hymns and gospel songs. Then, at 7:30 p.m., singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne performs a preview concert of her latest song cycle, "The Tenth Muse." Both concerts are free and open to the public. Call 218-385-3339 or visit www.kulcher.org for more information.
Monday, July 27
Terry Shoptaugh returns to the ITOW Veterans Museum for an 8 p.m. lecture and Power Point presentation about the National Guard. Shoptaugh, a professor of history and American studies at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, is an historian, archivist and award-winning writer. His talk will conclude the ITOW Veterans Museum's Spring-Summer Lectures and Reeenactment Series. A new series will begin in September. The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main, Perham. The Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information call 218-346-7678 or visit www.ITOWmuseum.org.
Tuesday, July 28
Tuesdays in the Park
The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues with a live performance by Crashing Down July 28 at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell. It is a free show, and open to the public. Upcoming performances include Purple Pan Steel Drum Band, Aug. 4; Ulen Community Band, Aug. 11; Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 18; and the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, Aug. 25. Before each Tuesday's concert, Thrivent Builds for Habitat will also have a picnic fund-raiser, grilling up fresh burgers and brats for sale at the shelter near the bandshell from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.
The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertainment Calendar") may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at firstname.lastname@example.org.