Wide variety of free live music lined up for the Range

The “Art in the Park” free Thursday night music show at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm continues. Several fun acts seem lined up for the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 18, Minnesota Discovery Center welcomes Fathers and Sons, performing “bluesy acoustic” music on the MDC amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. followed by Mark Henderson and the Mojosaurus Blues Band at 8 p.m. Food and beverages are available to purchase; museum, park and mini-golf are open. Admission to MDC is free Thursdays after 5 p.m.; mini-golf is $2 per person per round, a 6 p.m. trolley ride to Glen Mining Location is $2 per person. Folk arts demonstrators Barb Lleueling and Barb Walters will demonstrate pioneer life skills from 5-9 p.m. Art in the Park is a weekly summer music event at Minnesota Discovery Center. On August 25, Art in the Park features acoustic duo BitterSweet at 7 p.m. and Bluewolf at 8 p.m. September 1, see rock bands Colmekill at 7 p.m. and 5th Floor at 8 p.m.

There’s another free show Monday, Aug. 22, that looks good:

Brass in Blue to perform at MDC

The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Brass in Blue, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble, will present a concert on Monday, August 22, at 7 p.m. in the Minnesota Discovery Center amphitheater.

This concert is free and open to the public. Minnesota Discovery Center’s park will be open at 6:30 p.m. for the performance. Concessions will be available to purchase.

Representing more than 325,000 Air Force professionals, Brass in Blue showcases the service’s excellence and precision in every performance. Comprised of ten brass players, one percussionist and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and arrangements.

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