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'Farewell Milwaukee' wraps up 2nd Street Stage

Members of "Farewell Milwaukee" are Ben Lubeck, vocals; Aaron Markson, guitar; Adam Lamoureux, keyboard; Dave Strahan, pedal steel; Joey Ryan, bass, and Brad Fox, drummer. (Submitted photo)

The Minneapolis band "Farewell Milwaukee" concludes the 2nd Street Stage 2017 concert series with their live performance Thursday, Aug. 17.

They will bring a rich blend of Americana and alt-country to the 6 p.m. concert, held in downtown Park Rapids.

"Farewell Milwaukee" released their fourth, full-length album, "FM," last fall.

Mainstays of the Minneapolis music scene since 2008, "Farewell Milwaukee" embraces the role that their Midwestern towns have played in shaping them artistically, garnering fans through their authentic lyrics, lush vocal harmonies, and an honest sincerity at live shows. It is because of this, they have gathered accolades from local and national press, landed a song placement on major network TV, opened for the "Lumineers" (among others), and are featured on compilations alongside "Mumford & Sons," Adele and Amos Lee.

The band's success has given them perspective and an appreciation for their roots, which continuously comes across in "FM." The album was shaped by the lens of being husbands and fathers.

Area businesses are hosting a social hour, starting at 5 p.m. with $1 off on a beer and the sponsor ready to meet and greet while you find your spot, listen to the sound check and greet neighbors and friends. And buy a button at the beer garden for $1 off a beer and double prize drawing tickets.

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association sponsors 2nd Street Stage in partnership with local businesses. 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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