The Park Rapids Area Community Band, under the direction of Adam Tervola- Hultberg, will open the 2019 Sounds of Spirit Lake concert series on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.

This season marks the seventh anniversary of the outdoor music series.

Joining the band that evening will be some members of the Menahga High School Concert Band. Their director, Beth Hahn, plays bass clarinet with the Park Rapids Area Community Band.

The concert will be outdoors, on the shores of Spirit Lake near the fishing pier. Food and refreshments are available onsite, provided by the United Methodist Church of Menahga. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music while overlooking beautiful Spirit Lake. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the gymnasium of the Menahga School on Hwy. 71, one block east of the lakefront site.

All Sounds of Spirit Lake concerts are free and open to the public. They all take place at 7 p.m. Other concerts this summer are as follows:

• July 5 - Pat & Donna Surface & the Boundary Waters Boys, a 50th anniversary Woodstock show July 19 - Dennis Warner & the Ds, a folk /roots band

• July 26 - Locklin Road, a Celtic group

• Aug. 2 - Monroe Crossing, a popular bluegrass band

• Aug. 9 - Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band

For more information, visit or their Facebook page. This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.