Arts calendar published June 1, 2022

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Jun. 2—Willmar, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School music department presents a band and choir concert.

Granite Falls, June 2, 5 to 8 p.m., Marker's Market along the Minnesota River featuring music by the Kindred Spirits.

Willmar, June 2, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Gary Van Der Pol and Tim Pearson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield, June 2, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents the Everett Smithson band.

New London, June 4, 11 a.m. through the evening, music on Main Street and front porches, with the Dam Jammers on the Bill Gossman stage from 3 to 6 p.m.

Willmar, June 8, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Willmar Conference Center; the Friends of the Willmar Public Library 2022 fundraising event featuring a conversation with Minnesota authors Faith Sullivan, Leif Enger, and Mindy Mejia. Sold out. Books by the authors will be available to purchase and the authors will sign them.

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield, June 9, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents the Litchfield Area Male Chorus.

Willmar, June 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., June 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents the musical "Shrek," adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, season tickets available online at

www.thebarntheatre.com

or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Glenwood, June 12, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents Velvet Brass; season membership available, lakesideballroom.org

Benson, June 14, 6:30 p.m.; 35th annual Flag Day band festival and parade.

Appleton, June 14, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by the Swift County Concert Band and the Lac qui Parle Valley High School choir.

Danube, June 14, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by The Kingery Family.

Willmar, June 15, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Willmar, June 16, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Roger Kodet Jazz Quartet with vocalist Jay Ellingson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield, June 15, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mr. J's Quintent.

Appleton, June 21, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by A Hard Days Night Beatles tribute band.

Willmar, June 22, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Willmar, June 23, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Mark Jensen.

Danube, June 28, 7 p.m. Depot Museum park; concert by Wheelhouse Trio.

Appleton, June 28, 7 p.m., Riverview Park bandstand; concert by Prairie Waters Troubadour Tom Watson.

Willmar, June 29, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Willmar, June 30, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; West Addison Blues; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Litchfield, June 30, 6:30 p.m., Central Park; Thriving Thursdays presents Terry Shaw's "Dad and Drea."

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Central Park, Litchfield

Depot Museum park gazebo, Danube

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Rice Park, Kandiyohi Ave. and Second St. S.W., Willmar

Riverview Park Bandstand, Appleton

Robbins Island, North Business 71, Willmar

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School Brau Performing Arts Center, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar