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Okee Dokee Brothers to perform Monday at Detroit Lakes Library

Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, also known as The Okee Dokee Brothers, will perform at the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

This Monday, June 4, the Detroit Lakes Library will welcome the Okee Dokee Brothers for a fun afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, starting at 2 p.m.

The Okee Dokee Brothers have a mission to remind children -- and adults -- of their intrinsic ability to discover, imagine and create through music.

Through their music, everyone will learn valuable lessons on life, nature, and the world we live in.

As childhood friends, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, spent summers at their neighborhood creek building makeshift rafts, fishing for crawdads, and dreaming of great river adventures.

Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have realized these boyhood dreams on none other than the great Mississippi River.

On June 1, 2011, Joe and Justin began a canoe trip in Minneapolis and continued down the Mississippi River for the next 30 days until they arrived at the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

During their month long river journey, they camped, canoed, filmed, and most importantly, composed the songs that make up their new album for kids and families.

As an independently managed band, the young duo has gained a loyal grassroots following that is drawn to their witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, strong musicianship, and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to regain the integrity of the children's music genre.

Monday's concert in Detroit Lakes is part of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System's Sugarbeet Series. It is free and open to the public. The Sugarbeet Series is supported in part by money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is located at 1000 Washington Ave.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168.