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.


Friday, February 23, 2018 - MICHAEL SHYNES

When Michael Shynes lost his father at an early age, he decided to honor his dad by following his lifelong dream of becoming a musician, writing and performing his own songs.

"Shynes flies with inspired musical creativity and reaches the sort of heights we aren 't accustomed to hearing performers match so early in their careers." - No Depression

Friday, March 16, 2018 - JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP C0WBOY

Jonathan Byrd and "The Pickup Cowboy" Johnny Haken are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and hell-raising sing-alongs, the duo entertains. "Byrd doesn 't sing songs, he sings truth." - Performing Songwriter

Friday, April 6, 2018 - ANNIE HUMPHREY

Annie Humphrey is a singer, songwriter, and visual artist born on the Leech Lake Reservation. Humphrey says, "I write songs because there is so much beauty, injustice, sadness, and love in the world." Poet John Trudell describes her music as "...An Ancient way/ For the healing/ A woman sings."

Friday, April 20, 2018 - ANN REED

Ann Reed has performed for more than 40 years with songs that find a permanent place in the heart. A dedicated feminist, she has given her time and talent to raise funds and awareness for organizations that benefit women and children. As a special treat, Ann will be joined by bassist and instrumentalist Joan Griffith. Reed is a "tunesmith from the trenches." - Tom Surowicz

Friday, May 4, 2018 - MARK OLSON

Jayhawks founding member Mark Olson currently lives in the California Desert with his wife and musical partner Ingunn Ringvold. "If you lost track of Mark Olson after he left the Jayhawks, you 're missing a lot of music that is as good as or better than any that that fine group produced." - No Depression

Nonprofit GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are held at the LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR at the Journey Church, 5459 Co. Rd. 18, 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.

Grassroots Concerts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the Internal Revenue Code