GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times.


FALL 2018 CONCERT CALENDAR


Sep 28 - DUSTY HEART - https://dustyheartmusic.com


Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle, and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, both stellar songwriters and musicians, combine their voices for a powerful sound that takes on a life of its own. "Dusty Heart combines great songs with lucid harmony and stunning musical talent." - Dave Simonett


Oct 12 - JAMES KEELAGHAN - http://keelaghan.com AND JEZ LOWE - http://jezlowe.com


Award-winning singer-songwriters James Keelaghan and Jez Low, from Canada and England, will join forces on the Grassroots stage. Don't miss this rare collaboration of great tunesmiths and old friends: Together they'll make magic. Keelaghan is "Canada's finest songwriter." - Dave Marsh. Lowe is "the best singer-songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time." - Richard Thompson


Oct 26 - GURF MORLIX - http://www.gurfmorlix.com


The songbook of guitarist-songwriter Gurf Morlix pithily relates the human condition with lyrics that don't waste a syllable and instrumentation without a spare note. After decades of providing exemplary instrumental and production work for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon, and Mary Gauthier, Morlix has gone solo. "Morlix's music mines the seam where roadhouse rock, Southern soul, and mountain music share a common source...." - Don McLeese, No Depression


Nov 09 - PUSHING CHAIN - https://www.pushingchain.com


Pushing Chain plays "folky-tonk" music featuring Boyd Blomberg on guitar and Adam Moe on fiddle. The duo's strong songwriting, tight vocal harmonies, and gonzo approach have been winning fans across the Midwest and beyond. "The duo's vibe is infectious enough to be investigated by the CDC; anyone who doesn't grin during the set must be immune to pleasure." - Suzanne Cadgene, Elmore Magazine


Nov 30 - BRIANNA LANE - http://www.briannalanemusic.com


Hailing from the song-rich soil of Minneapolis, Brianna Lane is a gifted singer-songwriter who plays both guitar and banjo in true Americana form. She crafts songs that are clear-eyed and pure with gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. Lane is "...a great writer, a soul singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist." - Jim Walsh, Star Tribune


Grassroots Concerts is celebrating 30 years of music!


Nonprofit GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are held at the LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR at the Journey Church, 5459 Co. Rd. 18, Nisswa, MN.


Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.


At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. Showtime is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you're encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.


At each concert, decidedly the best family entertainment in the Brainerd Lakes area, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to a local food shelf.


Thanks for your support!


For additional concert information, please call 218-829-4092.



Peter Ostroushko needs our help! Peter is one of Grassroots most frequent and

beloved musicians and has serious health needs. For more information and to

support him go to his Gofundme page.




GRASSROOTS CONCERTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code.

GRASSROOTS performances are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funding through the Minnesota State Legislature.