Grassroots Concerts announces the Spring lineup of artists! Mark your calendar now!
ANNIE HUMPHREY--Friday, March 8, 2024
Leech Lake Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey will share new music from her recent release The Light In My Bones. Her songs inspire, and emphasize the power individuals have over their own destiny. Annie worked with producer Jeremy Ylvisaker on the project, and he will join her on the Grassroots stage. “An ancient way for the healing, a woman sings.”—John Trudell
JOHN GORKA--Friday, March 22, 2024
Since his 1987 Red House release 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
ERIC PELTONIEMII & DEAN MAGRAW--Friday, April 12, 2024
Eric Peltoniemi is excited to team with his friend and renowned guitarist, Dean Magraw, bringing a fresh batch of new songs and early songs reimagined to the Grassroots stage. For several decades the Minnesota native has covered the musical waterfront: touring artist, singer/songwriter, lyricist/composer for music theater, record producer and record label executive at acclaimed Red House Records.
Dean Magraw is a consummate guitarist, playing with wit and soulful abandon. A performer like no other, he is part comedian, part philosopher and all around music genius. Transcending genre, Dean has performed with a cornucopia of artists, from jazz organist Jack McDuff to folk icon Greg Brown, Irish supergroup Altan, and classical violinist Nigel Kennedy.
CHARLIE MAGUIRE--Friday, April 26, 2024
Charlie Maguire is a folksinger in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, and has been writing and performing songs for 50 years. He was mentored by Peter Seeger, Lee Hayes (If I had a Hammer), and Marjorie Guthrie, Woody’s wife. Charlie has unearthed tales about ordinary working people for his own curiosity, and also for the National Park Service, MN State Parks, and the Smithsonian. “Your songs are damn good, and so are you.”—Pete Seeger
GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are held at the LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR at the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane, Nisswa, MN.
Admission is $15 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an a adult. 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 a 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."
Thank you for helping to continue quality concerts in the Lakes Area! We need volunteers to carry on this series. Please consider volunteering.
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
For updates and videos of previous artists visit Grassroots' Facebook page.