FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023—PETER MAYER www.petermayer.net
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, about the beauty and mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music transcends the everyday love song to reach a realm beyond, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. “Mayer offers up everything you could ever want from a singer songwriter." —Dirty Linen
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023—ELLIS DELANEY www.ellisdelaney.com
A gifted performing songwriter, Ellis Delaney is known for her stirring lyrics, open-hearted performances, and contagious laugher. 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, MARCH 24, 2023—JASPAR LEPAK www.jasparlepak.com
A child of the Sonoran Desert, Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Deeply influenced by the many places she has called home, she sweeps across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. “Jaspar Lepak is a songwriter’s dream.”—Christine Lavin
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023—KELLEY SMITH www.kelleysmithmusic.com
Minnesota folk musician Kelley Smith recently released her first record, Moon Child, just after her 40th birthday. A mother of four, the ups and downs of parenting, love, mental health and a global pandemic were catalysts for her songwriting and the making of a record. “Sure enough, her writing and singing are both full of soul. Absorb this and be moved.”—Americana UK
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023—LUKE LEBLANC www.lukeleblanc.com
Luke LeBlanc is a Minneapolis singer-songwriter musician who delivers dynamic and unapologetically original performances of songs filled with heart, soul, and grit. He taught himself to play guitar at age 11 and at 13 won “Zimmy’s” national Dylan singer-songwriter competition in Hibbing, MN. “LeBlanc’s music is so delicate, understated and careful in its construction, that you forget that it’s taking apart how to live in such an unstable world, while giving solace and a place for rest.”—The Current
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONCERTS: Masks are recommended, but not required; N-95 masks will be available for those who would like one. Please check back for updates. Dawn Stattine, Artistic Director
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.
Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.
Nonprofit GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are held at the LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR at the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane, Nisswa, MN.
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.
"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."
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