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Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series returns to Detroit Lakes City Park on June 7

The enduringly popular summer concert series, Tuesdays in the Park, returns to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June 7, with a performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

Tuesdays in the Park returns to Detroit Lakes' City Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June 7, with a 7 p.m. performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band. There will also be a 5:30 p.m. Picnic in the Park hosted by Fuller Center for Housing of the Detroit Lakes Area.
Tuesdays in the Park returns to Detroit Lakes' City Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June 7, with a 7 p.m. performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band. There will also be a 5:30 p.m. Picnic in the Park hosted by Fuller Center for Housing of the Detroit Lakes Area.
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DETROIT LAKES — Detroit Lakes' popular summer concert series, Tuesdays in the Park, will return to the City Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June 7, with a performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band.

"They (LACCB) will bookend our concerts this summer," said Historic Holmes Theatre Executive Director Amy Stoller Stearns. The theater hosts the concert series each summer.

The length of the concerts varies, Stearns said, adding, "Though we ask all the artists to play for at least an hour, some will play until the sun goes down."

The concerts get underway at 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 30, featuring a familiar lineup of solo artists, bands and musical ensembles — along with a few new faces, according to Holmes Theatre Marketing Director Rachel Hofstrand.

"Blu Kanu and Larry Swenson are both new this year," she said.

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Fuller Center for Housing will once again be back offering its Picnics in the Park fundraiser, with volunteers serving up freshly grilled brats, hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, starting at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

Funds raised from the picnics will be used to bring affordable housing to area families in need. Visit fullercenter.org/detroit-lakes for more information.

"The concerts are free, but we do accept and appreciate free will donations," Hofstrand said.

"That's how we pay the artists," Stearns added.

Audience members can bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, as on-site seating is limited, Hofstrand said.

"It's very informal," she added. "People can come and go."

There is no cost to attend the concerts, though free will donations are accepted to support the artists.

Summer concert lineup

All Tuesdays in the Park concerts will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Park Bandshell, preceded by a Picnic in the Park starting at 5:30 p.m. The schedule will be as follows:

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This schedule is subject to change due to weather. Call 218-844-7469 or visit dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html for more information. Updates are also posted on the theater's Facebook page.

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.
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