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Great Music “Al Fresco” At The Grand View Summer Concert Series

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The Pines at Grand View, a “top flight” destination for golfers from across the country, also serves as a beautiful and unique outdoor concert venue.

This year,  the Grand View Summer Concert Series returns with three very engaging shows.

First up, on Thursday, June 27th, we’ll kick back and kick it with the very talented and very versatile “Arch Allies” and their tributes to Bon Jovi, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Styx. Google The Arch Allies and heighten your anticipation for what will be a great show.

Then, on Thursday July 18th, Mick Sterling and a stage full of his best and most seasoned musical friends will pay homage to The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart.  Sterling, a member of The Midwest Music Hall Of Fame, has spent 40 years honing his reputation as one of the twin cities best “live” performers.

Finally, on Thursday August 1st, The Fabulous Armadillos return with their incomparable “Taken It To The Limit” tribute to The Eagles. The music of The Eagles requires a high degree of vocal virtuosity and The Armadillos have mastered this library of classic songs.

For tickets to any or all of these shows, visit our station website: or stop by our Baxter studios, just off College Drive.

Come summer in Minnesota, we prefer our music sans the roof.  So many summers, so many musical memories.

The first notable outdoor concert that I attended was at old Met Stadium in Bloomington. The headliners were scheduled to be Chicago and The Beach Boys. Unfortunately, Chicago was a no show because one of the band members had been injured in a traffic accident.  Fortunately, Boz Scaggs and the very brassy, very funky Tower Of Power were flown in to fill the bill. I’ve been a huge Tower Of Power fan ever since.  I also recall a hot summer day back in the 70s, when The Marshall Tucker Band and Santana played old Midway Stadium in St Paul. And, maybe you were there when Fleetwood Mac fans filled up the NDSU football field in Fargo back in 1976 or 77. The Fargodome didn’t “put a lid on the music” until 1992.

Most of us have fond recollections of Minnesota summer days and nights filled with great live music played under a wide open sky.

This summer, you may be among those who will “jam” at BIR or up in Walker.  Maybe you and the family will join the celebrants on Don Adamson Field of Brainerd for some twilight tunes before we make fire in the sky on The Fourth Of July.  In every area community, all summer long, folks will gather together for great music in the great out of doors.

Well. tis the season.  So let the music play and let’s go make some memories. We’ll see you out there at The Grand View Summer Concert Series for some memorable music served “al fresco”.