2nd Street Stage concert postponed until Aug. 22

The last concert in the 2nd Street Stage summer series features The Christopher David Hanson Band. Joining Hanson (guitar and vocals) in the band are Brent Saari, organ, piano, vocals; Jim Pietila, drums, vocals; and Josh Pamli, bass guitar, vocals along with Willy Larson, saxophone, and Dave Hill, percussion.

UPDATE 8/15/19: Due to the likelihood of thunderstorms on Thursday, Aug. 15, the concert has been cancelled and postponed until Thursday, Aug. 22. Same time, same band, same great get-together!

The Christopher David Hanson Band (CDHB) – the one audiences love to dance to – will return for the last concert of the 2nd Street Stage season.

Rhythms, great hooks and catchy tunes pretty much sum up this northern Minnesota group.

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites all to celebrate summer at this community gathering. The free concert Aug. 22 will start at 6 p.m., with the band, a beer garden and family activities on the second block of South Main. Bring your own chair. The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. for a social hour and Pike’s famous sweet corn.

CDHB is known for shows that bring out the dancers, fellow musicians and story song lovers. The first inceptions of CDHB started in 2008, out of Minneapolis, and reformed again on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota in 2013. The line up has changed over time, but the music and showmanship have remained strong.


The band has a long list of notable accomplishments, including five songs placed in motion pictures, numerous TV specials about the band, and a host of opening slots with some of the nation’s top groups, like Gin Blossoms, Black Oak Arkansas, Live, Kid Rock's Shannon Curfman, Cory Chisel and Sister Hazel.

Christopher David Hanson is also a Nashville recording artist who has worked with many members of Wynonna Judd's band and Carrie Underwood's group.

CDHB has released four studio albums, available nationwide on every major online platform and on their own Pandora station.

This activity is also made possible, in part, 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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