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What's on tap for lakes area entertainment this month

“Unpolished” band members are Dave Karam, vocals and guitar; Sheldon Schiebe, vocals and mandolin; Dick Max, vocals and bass, and Mark Bridge, vocals and banjo. (Submitted photo)

Folk music band will entertain at Thursday concert in Park Rapids

PARK RAPIDS — "Unpolished" is the featured musical group at the next Noon Hour Concert.

They'll perform show from 12:15 to 12:45 on Thursday, June 14 at Faithbridge Church in Park Rapids. The concert is free and open to the public.

The group performs an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and bluegrass music on bass, guitar, mandolin and banjo, complete with rich three-part harmonies.

"Unpolished" covers many styles of folk music including music from the 1800s, Civil War, old cowboy music, railroad songs, bluegrass music, traditional Gospel music.

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to eat before the performance. Bars and beverages will be served.

Nationally touring songwriter performing at Park Rapids library

PARK RAPIDS — Minnesota singer and songwriter Zach Johnson will perform at the Park Rapids Area Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Johnson is a nationally touring artist, performing 75 or more dates annually and is a member of the Grammy Recording Foundation. He has entertained on stages of all sizes across the country and appeared on multiple radio shows. He plays a variety of instruments, including 6- and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, violin, lap steel, harmonicas, octave mandolin, viola, bass, drums, percussion, banjolin, dulcimer, ukulele, pedal steel and more.

Johnson's repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres — from folk to jazz, rock to spoken word, blues to pop, country to a cappella, gospel to instrumental and more. He'll also share his experiences as a singer/songwriter. His hit YouTube channel, thesongadayproject, has Johnson bringing a song — either original or cover — from wherever he is on any given day and has run for over 2,000 consecutive days.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people

of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and

cultural heritage.

Historic carnival set June 15 at Wadena museum

WADENA — The 4th annual Historic Carnival, will be held this year on Friday, June 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Wadena County Museum during Wadena's June Jubilee.

This free event features fun for all ages with horse and carriage rides, a stilt walker, historic impersonators like Marie the cook on the Ox Cart trail, delicious frybread, and live music by The Tubador.

In addition, traveling troubadours, Sundae and Mr. Goessl, will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. in a free preview performance of their concert of historic jazz to be held later that night in New York Mills.

The Historic Carnival is sponsored by the friends and members of the Wadena County Historical Society and by a donation from Arvig. For more information call (218) 631-9079 or email

Music series underway at Ottertail city park

OTTERTAIL — The Ottertail Business and Community Association is presenting the 2018 Summer in Ottertail City Park Music Series, which opened on Tuesday, June 5 with a performance by the Flashbacks.

The other scheduled concerts are as follows:

June 19 - Elvis Presley music

July 10 - Blue Wolf

July 24 - Slew Foot Family Band

Aug. 7 - Greg Tiburzi

Aug. 21 - Doc & the Scrubs.

All events will be held in Ottertail City Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the alternate location will be at Thumper Pond.

Hotdogs, pop and popcorn will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the OTBCA Scholarship Program. For more information, go to