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Second Street Stage brings blues, funk band to Park Rapids July 21

"Useful Jenkins" will bring funk and soul to the 2nd Street Stage summer concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21 on 2nd Street in downtown Park Rapids.

"Useful Jenkins" is a contemporary acoustic band with a bluegrass foundation. They use their grass roots to readily tap into other genres such as folk, funk, rock and hip hop. The band is made up of two acoustic guitars (lead and rhythm), violin, cello, bass and mandolin. Four-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean and unique sound. 

Celebrate summer Thursday evenings with free music, a beer garden and family activities on 2nd Street through Aug. 18. Bring your own chairs.