"GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times."


NOTICE: Grassroots Concerts is canceling our remaining spring concerts with Ellis on April 10 and John Gorka on May 1. We hope to reschedule these artists in our Fall 2020 season. Grassroots invites you to visit these artists' websites as well as Grassroots Concerts Facebook page.
Dawn Stattine
Artistic Director

SPRING 2020 CONCERT SCHEDULE



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 - BILL STAINES www.acousticmusic.com/staines For more than 50 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour, playing 200+ dates and driving more than 65,000 miles annually. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, wilderness adventures, fishermen, and everyday working people. Staines "carries on where Woody left off." - Nancy Griffith


FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 - COURTNEY YASMINEH www.courtneyyasmineh.com Courtney Yasmineh has definitely taken the road less traveled. A Chicago native, she ran away to a northwoods cabin at age 17, where she discovered the music of Bob Dylan and set her course as a song- writer. After 15 years of touring Europe and the USA, her voice keeps getting better, her stories more vivid, and her songs more deeply touching. "Honest and pure." - Dimi Brands


FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 - CLAUDIA SCHMIDT www.claudiaschmidt.com Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. She describes her craft as a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment. "Schmidt's shows are a lot like falling in love." - Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian


FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020 - ELLIS www.ellis-music.com A gifted performing songwriter, Ellis Delaney is known for her stirring lyrics, open-hearted performances, and contagious laughter. Her new song collection Ordinary Love is anything but ordinary, speaking to personal issues of love and loss and expanding to include global and social justice themes. "If ever there was a feel-good folk musician, this is the woman...." - John Davy, No Depression


FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 - JOHN GORKA www.johngorka.com Since his 1987 Red House release I Know introduced John Gorka to the public, the wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition. Gorka is the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement." - Rolling Stone


Grassroots Concerts are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. Show-time is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats. At each concert, decidedly the best family entertainment in the Brainerd Lakes area, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to the local food shelf. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.

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Nonprofit GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are held at the LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR at the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane, Nisswa, MN.


Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. Showtime is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you're encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.At each concert, decidedly the best family entertainment in the Brainerd Lakes area, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to a local food shelf.

Thanks for your support!


For additional concert information, please call 218-829-4092.


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Peter Ostroushko needs our help! Peter is one of Grassroots most frequent and

beloved musicians and has serious health needs. For more information and to

support him go to his Gofundme page.



GRASSROOTS CONCERTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code.