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Native American blues artist highlight at next 2nd Street Stage

Corey Medina and "Brothers" are set to perform July 13 at 2nd Street Stage. (Submitted photo)

Corey Medina, a Native American blues artist, brings his soulful music the 2nd Street Stage on Thursday, July 13.

The free, live street concert runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association.

Medina was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico among the Navajo Tribal Nation. He moved to northern Minnesota in 2012. He collaborated with Incepticons Entertainment, releasing his debut album, "Old Dog Crying," in May 2015, produced by Garlic Brown Beats.

Medina now plays, writes and produces with the Incepticons team full time and also travels with his band, known as "Brothers." Medina says "Brothers" is a representation of the relationship he likes to keep with his fellow band mates.

Currently, the band consist of Eric Sundeen of Bemidji on drums and Gary Broste, also from Bemidji, on upright bass. They set out to spread light to dark, and hope to the hopeless with their raw, intimate music and stage presence.

The stage, beer garden and family activities are set on 2nd Street, between Main Avenue and Highway 71. Bring your own lawn chair. Arrive at 5 p.m. for the social hour. Buy a button at the beer garden for $1 off a beer and double prize drawing tickets.

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage every Thursday evening through Aug. 17. To see the complete summer line up, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.

This activity is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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