You’re invited to a free outdoor concert and community visioning event with classic rock quintet The Vintage Tones and the Fat Pat’s Texas BBQ food truck in Gateway Park in Lanesboro on Saturday, September 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Planners and designers from Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. (HKGi) will lead design charrette activities that will allow community members to share their ideas, preferences, and priorities for Gateway Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to the concert. The event is taking place following “Girls Day Out” on Coffee Street and the Lanesboro “History Alive!” pop-up plays. Gateway Park is the natural sloping semicircle area across from the Softball Field, on the west bank of the Root River between the County Road 8 Underpass and the Coffee Street Walking Bridge.
Gateway Park was identified by community members at visioning sessions in 2013 and 2014 as a potential future location for stone amphitheater with related amenities. In partnership with the City of Lanesboro and the Lanesboro Park Board, Lanesboro Arts believes utilizing art, design and history to maintain, enhance and connect a unique and natural asset like Gateway Park has the potential to contribute significantly to on-going community efforts to improve quality of life and stimulate economic growth. Thanks to support from the Rochester Area Foundation and the Mardag Foundation, Lanesboro Arts is inviting community members to come together for a series of events in Gateway Park that will include fun and creative ways for to share their ideas, input and vision on potential features and designs for a more formalized gathering and recreation space that supports a healthy community.
The Vintage Tones is a five-piece rock band primarily based out of Rochester, MN that performs performs favorites and deep cuts from the 1950s and 1960s, including the songs Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison. The Vintage Tones specialize in performing the music of the Beatles, the music that influenced the early Beatles, and similar genres of early rock and rockabilly. The group consists of Peter J. Post on rhythm guitar and vocals, Patrick J. Heaney on lead guitar and vocals, Lanesboro resident Dave Harrenstein on keyboards and vocals, Geoffrey Forscher on Bass, and Dean Loftus on drums. The band’s full name is The Vintage Tones of Spielzeiten Und Pausen “Spielzeiten Und Pausen” means “Play Times and Breaks.”
Fat Pat’s BBQ Food Truck serves traditional Texas-Style BBQ right here in the heart of the Upper Midwest. Fat Pat’s started in 2017 in Spring Grove MN, however owner Patrick Longmire, Jr. has been honing in on his smoking BBQ craft since 2015. His knowledge and skill was obtained and perfected in the heart of the barbeque state: TEXAS!
Central Texas barbeque is made up of simple ingredients and cooked over low heat for many hours. This process brings out the natural flavors of the meat. At a typical Central Texas pit barbecue restaurant, the customer takes a tray cafeteria style and is served by a butcher who carves the meat by weight, side dishes and desserts are then picked up along the line with sliced white bread, pickles, sliced onion, and jalapeno. Barbecue meats are commonly sold by the pound. The emphasis of Central Texas pit barbecue is on the meat; if sauce is available, it is usually considered a side dip for wetting purposes. Fat Pat’s menu include brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, pork ribs, brisket & chopped brisket sandwiches, pulled pork sandwich, and chicken.
Special thanks to the Lanesboro Park Board and the City of Lanesboro