The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is taking its 2020 concert series outdoors for Music in the Park at the New York Mills Sculpture Park/ The Barn on at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31.
Concert goers are asked to bring their own chairs to this outdoor community event, and to spread out to maintain recommended social distancing.
The show will be an unofficial tribute to folk musician John Prine, who died from COVID-19 earlier this year and will feature Minnesota musicians Dave Virnala and Amanda Standalone. Also being remembered and honored is local musician Troy "T-Roy" Anderson, whose idea it was to host this concert, and who died unexpectedly July 3, after suffering a massive stroke at the age of 58.
Prine was active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer from the early 1970s until his death, and was known for an often humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary.
A free-will donation will be collected to cover the artist and event fees, and for a memorial donation for T-Roy Anderson. Cash bar and snacks will be available.
COVID-19 guidelines, including physical distancing, will be followed. Attendees are asked to seat themselves in family groups, distanced from others. Face coverings and hand sanitizers are encouraged and available. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc., should not attend.