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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
In the Gallery
Frank Sampson Retrospective

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
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
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: The Summer Children’s Musical “Recess!”
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:    Matt Hodek & The Dakota Dutchmen
With: Music by the Buffalo City Church
This seven-member authentic polka band based out of Lankin, North Dakota plays numerous engagements throughout the United States. Instrumentation is a key part of the band with several members playing multiple instruments including piano accordion, button accordion, concertina, valve trombone, trumpet, baritone, tuba, clarinet, tenor sax, piano and melodica piano along with vocals. Laddie Pecka plays two trumpets at the same time and Rose Pecka & Donnie Swartz entertain with their high energy piano duets. Playing good old time tunes: waltz, polka, schottische and two step tempo, the band will make you tap your toes and put a smile on your face as they play “happy music for happy people”.

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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