Thursdays at 7 PM, 40 9th Avenue South, Hopkins
June 20: Annie Mack June 27: Hopkins Westwind Concert Band July 11: Dan Israel July 18: Honky Tonk Jump July 25: Dee Miller Band August 1: Alma Andina August 8: Sarah Morris August 15: Them Dots
Indoor rain location will be announced by 3 pm on the day of the concert.
June 27: HOPKINS WESTWIND CONCERT BAND, a community based band and local favorite since 1983.
July 11: DAN ISRAEL, a longtime fixture on the Minneapolis music scene, he was the first guest on 89.3 The Current's "Local Show." He won Song of the Year (for "Come to Me") in the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards and Songwriter of the Year in the 2006 MMA's. He formed Dan Israel and The Cultivators in 1996 and has released 14 critically acclaimed albums.
July 18: HONKY TONK JUMP, plays swingin' Texas dance hall music in the tradition of Bob Wills. The band rustles up a rhythm roundup with accordion, fiddle, guitar, pedal steel, bass, drums and vocals. Featuring signature twin and triple leads on accordion, the band has fun and it's contagious!
July 25: DEE MILLER BAND. From her early days as a child listening to her mother singing the blues around the house, Dee has been a singer. She first started singing along with Dione Warwick and Aretha Franklin recordings as she crafted her skills. The sounds of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Mahalia Jackson were part of a life spent singing as she walked down the railroad tracks next door to her house.
August 1: ALMA ANDINA combines traditional instruments from the Andean Mountains with Latin and World rhythms such as Cumbia, Salsa, Guajira, Reggaeton, Reggae, Funk, Disco and other danceable styles. With a diverse line up of members from Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the USA, Alma Andina brings a mix of musical flavors and invites the community to feel unified and represented by the beautiful and always evolving diversity.
August 8: SARAH MORRIS, the 2018 Kerrville New Folk Contest winner, has spent the last 8 years earning a reputation for engaging performances - with a voice both clear and lush, and a penchant for sharply-crafted songs. Her two recent albums, Hearts in Need of Repair and Ordinary Things, have received critical acclaim and reached the top 100 of the Americana Music Associations radio chart.
August 15: THEM DOTS, an ironic rock and roll dance band founded in the 1980's.