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Every Thursday in July & August, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, downtown Jamestown comes to life!

Yes, things will be a little different this year with Coronavirus on people’s minds… we will not have vendors or arts activities allowing more space for social distancing and less contact—but, starting July 9th we will still be bringing the best of regional live entertainment to The Hansen Arts Park.  The Downtown Arts Market… a celebration of culture and community when we need it the most! Grab you lawn chair and join us safely this summer.

 

FEATURING COMMUNITY FAVORITES

July  9th:    Deb Jenkins Band
The Deb Jenkins Band started over 40 years ago in Fargo as the band called “Second Wind”. After some member changes and down time Mike, the Keyboard player and husband too Deb, the lead singer, changed the name of the band to “The Deb Jenkins Band”.  The style and type of music performed has stayed true to the beginning with Second Wind. Our style is sometimes referred to as Jazz, but really the heart of our band is rhythm and blues. The one thing we are NOT is back ground music. We want you to dance, dance, and dance.

July 16th:    Bolder Shades of Blue
With: Grant Invie
This blues rocking band—full of local talent and years of music experience—never disappoints a crowd. Featuring Ken Gilbertson, Tamara Dallman, Paul Salo and Randy Shrenk. This band can really reach a crowd with upbeat blues rock, classic rock and a few top 40 hits.

July 23rd:    The Flickertails
With: The Backporch Band
A local trio with over eight decades of shared musical talent, The Flickertail Band is made up of Jon Beyer on bass guitar, Jeremy Gray on drums and Steve Kuykendall on lead guitar and vocals. They play many of your classic rock and blues favorites.

July 30th:    OPEN MIC NIGHT
With: Intrigue
Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, solos, duos, and any and all performers are welcome to share your talent with the community at our monthly open mic night. There will be a sign up sheet at the stage. Please limit your piece to 10 minutes.  Facilitated by local musician Steve Kuykendall.

August 6th:    Chuck Suchy
With: Music by the Buffalo City Church
Chuck Suchy is the real thing–one of the foremost musical voices of the American Great Plains. A working farmer, born and raised and at home in the blue hills along the Missouri River south of Mandan, North Dakota, Chuck Suchy has a love for making music that goes back to his childhood. Throughout his youth and young adult life, he found time to perform in the area’s halls, clubs and lounges, singing and playing guitar and accordian. In 1982 a major event occurred when an acquaintance gave him a tape of Canadian troubadour Stan Rogers singing his classic Field Behind The Plow. “It was at that moment” Suchy says “that I realized that the life I was immersed in was worthy of song.” He began writing his own ballads and songs, slipping them into his performances and it was soon obvious that he was on to something quite unique -sensitive and honest portrayals of contemporary American farm life, but from an insider’s point of view.

August 13th:    Jon Wayne
With: Top of the Stairs Dance Studio
A local favorite! Jon Wayne and Weston of Jon Wayne and The Pain are bringing you a new project. This will be sticking more to the reggae and singer/songwriter style that old school JWP fans have been digging since 2007.

August 20th:    The Ryan Keplin Band
With: Red River Step & Jiggin’  Training
A favorite performer this is Ryan’s forth summer on the Hansen Arts Park Boulder Pavillion Stage. From Belcourt North Dakota, Ryan Keplin has established a positive demeanor as a great fiddle player and entertainer astonishing his audiences whenever he plays. His interests began as a young child when he found inspiration in the music of fiddle greats like Andy Desjarlais, Reg Bouvette and Graham Townsend.

Ryan Keplin has played for various festivals, performances, fiddle contests, square dancing competitions and step dancing competitions in Canada and United States. His Left handed fiddling and unique style attracts the attention of his listeners, which is how he established his stage name “Fiddling Lefty”.  This multi-talented entertainer possesses the ability to play not only the fiddle, but also the acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, mandolin and piano. Ryan has released 6 CD’s containing traditional tunes as well as many of his own compositions.

August 27th:    OPEN MIC NIGHT
With: Sugargliders
Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, solos, duos, and any and all performers are welcome to share your talent with the community at our monthly open mic night. There will be a sign up sheet at the stage. Please limit your piece to 10 minutes.  Facilitated by local musician Steve Kuykendall.

 

This HUGE undertaking is only possible thanks to our many supporters, volunteers and grantors. Including, but not limited to, these Arts Market sponsors:

  • Association of American University Women
  • Dakota Central Communications
  • Farmers Union
  • Farmers Union Insurance
  • First Community Credit Union
  • Heartland Chevy Dealers
  • i3G Media
  • Interstate Engineering
  • Jamestown Downtown Association
  • Jamestown Chamber of Commerce
  • Jamestown Tourism
  • Lifetime Vision Source
  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Newman Signs
  • North Dakota Council on the Arts
  • OtterTail Power Company
  • Sanford Health
  • Unison Bank
  • United Way
  • Walter Brothers Lawn Service
  • John Zvirovski
  • Lynn Lambrecht
  • Christine Witt

 

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