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Beginning Thursday, June 24 at 5:30 pm downtown Jamestown comes to life once again!

Enjoy the best of regional live entertainment in The Hansen Arts Park.  The Downtown Arts Market… a celebration of culture and community when we need it the most! Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket.

 

Would you like to one of the artisan vendors at this year’s Downtown Arts Market? We are currently accepting applications. Click to download the Vendor Application.docx.

 

OPENING NIGHT, JUNE 24: CHALKFEST! begins

On Stage:   JESSIE VEEDER
With: Retro Entertainment (Mark Urquhart & Jeremy Gray)
Jessie has been a long-standing favorite and a symbol of folk music in the badlands of Western North Dakota for what seems like forever. She is well know across all of North Dakota and the region. The singer song-writer has recently released a new album “Playing Favorites.” Jessie’s new album pays tribute to those songs and songwriters who influenced her at a young age, celebrating the traditional songs as well as covering music by John Prine, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Kathy Mattea, among others.

Retro Entertainment is Mark Urquhart & Jeremy Gray. They perform a wide range of genres but for the Downtown Arts Market we will be doing Maritime Folk Music which includes “Songs from the Sea” as well as Scottish and Irish tunes. We will entertain the crowd with some good toe tapping and hand clapping upbeat songs that will be sure to engage all.

 

July 1st:    OPEN MIC NIGHT
With: Kroshus Krew
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 and instructor Steve Kuykendall.

Kroshus Krew performs a popular blend of tunes from the 40’s to the present.  Tilford Kroshus is a retired college music professor and music consultant from Wahpeton, ND.  Kroshus is a showroom phenomenon.  He won’t hesitate to lead a parade through the park to get things cranked up. The other members of this music and comedy routine provide complimentary blends of a variety of talent performing on the keyboard, drum set, bass guitar, lead guitar, trombone and all are included in vocal selections.

 

July 8th:   BOULDER SHADES OF BLUE & SPACE DOGS
With: Local acoustic duo
Full description coming shortly.

 

July 15th:  DEB JENKINS BAND
With: Heather Rae
One of the upper midwest’s finest R&B and blues bands, the Deb Jenkins band has gained a passionate following from their performances ta the annual Fargo Blue Festival and clubs throughout the region. This is not a background music band… be prepared to be compelled to dance, dance, dance!

Heather Rae is an Indie/Pop singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN. Her refreshingly unique pop sound is a blend of Aretha Franklin and Bruno Mars, which is a rare find in a city known for its country music. The Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) has named Heather Rae as a One-to-Watch amongst today’s rising songwriters. Please visit www.HeatherRaeMusic.com for more information.


July 22nd:  MATT HODEK & DAKOTA DUTCHMEN

With: Buffalo City Church
Matt Hodek’s Dakota Dutchmen band is an authentic style polka band from Lankin, ND. They use traditional instruments such as concertina, accordion, tuba, piano, brass, reeds and drums to make up the sounds of this fine group of musicians. The tunes they play not only include polkas and waltzes but foxtrot, two-step, big band, patriotic and an occasional Christian song. The Dakota Dutchmen can be seen playing for festivals, community gatherings, family events, clubs or any place festive music is needed. Come out and take a listen when you see them in your area playing “HAPPY MUSIC FOR HAPPY PEOPLE”!

 

July 29th:    OPEN MIC NIGHT
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 and instructor Steve Kuykendall.

 

August 5:    FLICKERTAIL BAND
With: Top of the Stairs Dance
Flickertail is a three piece band made up of old friends exploring and experiencing fun music of all sorts through the joy of live performance! Jeremy Gray on drums and Jon Beyer on bass…together, bring the rhythm section to life ! Steve Kuykendall adds his vocals and guitar to the mix and the result is pure fun 🎶😆….this exciting trio is motivated solely by the joy of the journey….so why not come along?

 

August 12:  KICKS DIXIELAND BAND
With: The Jamestown Gymnastics Club
The Kicks Dixieland Band is a versatile jazz ensemble able to perform for intimate private parties or large special events. Our repertoire features arrangements of classic big band vocal and instrumental arrangements, waltz, polkas, with a nice mix of 50s & 60’s rock and blues charts. We also perform Dixieland jazz for school programs and other special events. This performance will be use a 6-piece combo featuring Dixieland Jazz. More information about the Kicks Band and booking information may be found at: www.fmkicksband.com

 

August 19: BLUE ENGLISH
Full description coming shortly.

 

August 26:    OPEN MIC NIGHT
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 and instructor 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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