An outdoor concert series from June - August, 2023
Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to announce the 2023 line-up of popular outdoor summer music series Rhythms on the Root. The series activates the vibrant asset of Gateway Park as a place for the Lanesboro community and visitors to gather and celebrate with live music. The series offers an infectious range of music including indie rock, dream pop, and alternative country from regionally acclaimed bands General B and the Wiz, Sleeping Jesus, and Faith Boblett.
The concerts will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month June through August. Tickets are on-sale now and are $20 General Admission and $15 Lanesboro Arts Members (free for youth age 12 and under, but ticket still required).
Saturday, June 10th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: General B and the Wiz
General B and the Wiz is a blues-influenced indie rock band made up of several jazz-loving people; vocalist Quincy Voris, guitarist Seth Duin, guitarist Kai Brewster, drummer Kyle Holder, bassist Kevin Coughenour, and keyboard player Frank Merchlewitz. As collaborative songwriters, General B and the Wiz delivers high-energy music to keep their audience both laughing and dancing. General B and The Wiz was their first album released in 2011, although they have continued to create music in the past decade, with their latest release being an EP, Screw / None of Your Concern. Throughout their performances, audiences learn to expect the unexpected due to the beautiful yet humorous songs.
Saturday, July 8th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Sleeping Jesus
Sleeping Jesus is the dream project started by Nick Elstad in Winona, Minnesota. Today, this band also features Tyler Steinley, Andy Bauer, Seamus St. Clair, and Dante DeGrazia. Throughout the pandemic, the band began to find their own voice as they split time between Winona, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Northfield. In 2016, Perennial was released as their debut, and their most recent album was Leave the Party Early, which contains nine different songs. The band has now played their indie and dream pop music across the nation as they have continued to release new music.
Saturday, August 12th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Faith Boblett
Faith Boblett is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis who has roots in various musical genres. In 2018, she was named one of the Best New Bands by First Avenue. Most popularly, two of the songs on her third LP—”Ugly Things” and “Didn’t Want You”—received regular airplay on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. Drawing inspiration from Tom Petty and Brandi Carlile, her songs feature a variety of pop, Americana, alternative country, rock, and more! Though creating music has been an important part of her life since she was a teenager, today, Faith Boblett is creating timeless songs by finding her own distinctive voice.
Seating will be first come, first served general admission. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the park.
Rhythms on the Root Series Level Sponsors:
The Rhythms on the Root series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Rhythms on the Root Concert Level Sponsors: