The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer at FREE 2nd Street Stage events Thursday evenings from June 20 through Aug. 22.
Second Street Stage will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
(5-7 p.m. July 4th and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 8)
with great music, a beer garden and family activities on 2nd Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71.
Please bring your own chair for these events!
2013 Event Schedule
June 20 - 4onthefloor
June 27 - Nathan Miller and the Unstoppable Co.
July 4 (5-7 p.m.) - i like you
July 11 - The Color Pharmacy
July 14 - Bite of Park Rapids (9:30am - 4:00 p.m.)
11 - Noon - Chasing Clarence
Noon - 1:15 p.m. - Absolute Gruv
1:15 - 2 p.m. - Food Races
2 - 2:45 - Make the Most
2:45 - 4 p.m. - Absolute Gruv
July 18 - Saint Anyway
July 25 - Patchouli
August 1 - The Seasonals (formerly Good Noise)
August 8 (7-9 p.m.) - Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses
August 15 - Youth Music Concert
August 22 - Bigtree Bonsai
Donate to the 2nd season of 2nd Street Stage; any amount appreciated:
PRDBA, PO Box 142, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Rock and Roll
The 4onthefloor deliver stompin' blues at an alarming intensity. 4onthefloor was born in the bottom of a bourbon bottle with the idea that it’s time to have some fun and make amazing music as well. Audiences immediately took to the infectious driving feel of not one, but four bass drums pulsing to the beat of the songs. The music is inspired by the gutsy stomp of the Delta Blues and the hoe-downs from America’s past and present. While 4onthefloor musicians pride themselves on their original songs, they also love putting their signature stomp on covers from the likes of Wilco to Tom Jones.
This makes 4onthefloor one of the most entertaining bands on the Midwest music scene today, and the world tomorrow.
Nathan Miller is a lap slide guitar player many miles and many years removed from the old traditions of what slide guitar music is and he is making an effort to question what the slide guitar can be. Miller evokes the traditional sounds of the past with effortless technical prowess and propels the slide guitar into the future. While typical lap slide guitar playing is reserved for the background, an accompanying instrument to a song’s melody, Nathan smashes the mold and brings lap slide guitar to the forefront. Weaving brutally heavy chords around infectious single string melodies, Nathan Miller's music can be enjoyed by all ages. He sits down so you can stand up!
i like you
Felicitous, joyous, deliriously beautiful! Whether gathered around a campfire, on a large outdoor stage, a dimly lit dining room or the dramatic confines of a theatre, i like you makes every situation better with their universal messages of hope, love and redemption. These talented musicians weave a tapestry of rich, beautiful harmonies with an eclectic blend of ukulele, trumpet, violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion. Delivering a timeless, energetic sound that evokes elements of funk, folk and swing with pop, reggae and gypsy-jazz, the ever-colorful Wendy Soleil leads this group of talented musicians with her gorgeously full vocals, soulful songwriting and ecstatic devotion to her primary instrument, the ukulele.
One last thing, they really do like you.
After relentless touring in support of their last full-length record, The Color Pharmacy is back with an explosive new album. Building on the sound and success of Texatonka (released February 2011 and added at #2 on the CMJ Radio 200 charts), the Minneapolis-based trio tracked The Color Pharmacy over only four days at The Pearl Studios with producer Mark Schwandt (White Light Riot, Usonia). Recorded to analog tape, the new album boasts tightly-crafted songs, catchy hooks, and soaring vocal harmonies to create a sonic atmosphere entirely unique to this genre-bending band.
This five-piece international indie ensemble finds its soul deeply rooted in the forests of Minnesota and Malaysia. With musical influences as wide ranging as the Mississippi River, their tenacious blend of vocal harmony and acoustic wittiness provides a true feeling of fresh. Prone to wander into territories uncharted, they offer up soul stirring songs with a pinch of sonic salt.
Absolute Grüv is a Minnesota based band committed to reinventing classic R&B and Blues sounds with a modern twist. With a core sound from guitar, bass, drums and the Hammond b3 organ, their combined Jam Band style and the Grüv's roots in rock and blues make the band’s growing repertoire of originals truly unique.
Make the Most
An original Reggae trio from Park Rapids, Make the Most, features Josh Prendiz, lead vocals and guitar, Brandon Prendiz on drums and Roger Fenzel playing bass and doing back up vocals. Make the Most has been together for a few years now. They play some originals and rock, admiring Bob Marley and The Beatles, among others.
Saint Anyway is a “stomp-grass” trio comprised of Tony Petersen, Jamie Kallestad and Dane Levinski. Originally from the northland region, the band honed their chops in the tightly knit (and lately renowned) indie music incubator of Duluth, but is frequently touring farther from home. Now three albums and one EP deep into a promising career, Saint Anyway is poised to strike out into the nation’s exploding roots/folk scene at large, with their muscular new release Behemoth (a should-be hit and the trio’s best work to date) pulling the wagon train.
July 25, 2013 - 2nd Street Stage 6-8 p.m.
Pop Rock Folk
Famous for that smiling voice that instantly turns a bad day into a good one, Julie Patchouli’s down-to-earth, hopeful, vibrant songwriting is new American folk music, inspired by worldwide folk styles. Using elements of folk, flamenco, jazz and world beat rhythms Patchouli’s sound has been described as “Joni Mitchell meets the Acoustic Santana.”
Eclectic Folk Rock
Eclectic music by eclectic people, The Seasonals make high energy music and put their own spin on tunes from nearly every genre under the sun.
& Those Damn Horses
Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses is a hard driving string band that serves up steamy helpings of roots, Americana and old time music, all with an intoxicating modern twist. Give us a taste - you’ll beg for more!
New voices and some returning bands and soloists will perform at the Youth Showcase Concert. Local bands scheduled to play are: Incredibly Real - Dan Walsh, Jack Walsh, Jack Bateman, Logan Veo and Derek Reichling; Pugface - Sky Fynboh, Andrew Sauser and Austin Kalla; and Scarlet Empire - Corey Joslyn, Trai Schmidt, Edgar Guajardo and Eddie Kidd.
Duos will be Autumn Pendegayosh and Sky Fynboh, Lael and Nathaniel Bervig, and Jake Helfrich and Craig Braunschweig. Soloists will be Cammille Henderson and Alex Ziemann.
Greta Ertl will be spinning hoops between sets.
August 22, 2013 - 2nd Street Stage 6-8 p.m.
Folk Rock Alternative
Since their reformation in the fall of 2010, the members of Bigtree Bonsai have all shared a common purpose: To write honest, distinctive and meaningful music. Expect to see a diverse, dynamic and energetic live performance from Bigtree. They will give you anything from down tempo folk, dancing roots and rock, 3- and 4-part harmonies, and hip melodic riffs and vocals. Though not settling on one particular genre, they are slowly creating their own.
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|R.D. Offutt Co. Farm Division|
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