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Second Street filled with music fans on a beautiful Thursday night in downtown Park Rapids listening to Circle of Heat. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

DOWNTOWN BEFORE DARK: First summer concert is a resounding success

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On the first night of summer, the rain gods held off dark clouds, making way for blue sky.

Under a blue tarp on a homemade stage, musicians were setting up while the Northern Knights were parking their classic cars on Second Street in downtown Park Rapids.


And when Circle of Heat lit into their first blues number, rain-weary residents trudged downtown with their foldable lawn chairs to enjoy the first of summer music series called 2nd Street Stage.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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