The coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with the usual lineup of concerts, festivals and other recreational opportunities in the lakes area this past spring, and on into the summer months — particularly at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, which hasn't been able to host any live concerts or theatrical shows of any kind since early March.

But rather than just cancel its summer season altogether, the theater has opted to take the music outdoors to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, where the Tribute Kings will be performing their celebration of the music of American rock icon Bob Seger, "Mainstreet," this Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Headed up by nationally touring entertainer Steve Kelly, the Georgia-based Tribute Kings have made several visits north to the Detroit Lakes community over the years, as Kelly has long-standing ties to the area.

"My grandmother and grandfather, Caroline and Louis Brunette, lived in and loved Detroit Lakes, and I love to fish the same lake as my grandfather did in the early days," says Kelly, adding that his mother and brother still call the community home. "My mom and I cross country ski down by the bandshell and city park in the winter. We just love Detroit Lakes."

This year's visit will include a concert featuring the music of Bob Seger, author of such uniquely American rock hits as "Old Time Rock & Roll," "Night Moves," "Still the Same," "We’ve Got Tonight," "Against the Wind" and so many more.

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Because of pandemic restrictions, concert attendees are asked (not required) to wear masks, practice social distancing guidelines (six feet or more between groups), and to provide their own chairs and blankets for seating at the outdoor venue. No admission will be charged, but free will offerings will be accepted to help support both the musicians and the Historic Holmes Theatre. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled.

For more information, please call 218-844-7469 or visit www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.