The Oak Center General Store
67011 Highway 63
Lake City, MN 55041

(507) 753-2080

folkforum@riverland.org

 

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LIVE MUSIC AT OAK CENTER

Our concert schedule runs from October through April and we pride ourselves in offering the best live music you can find in southeastern MN. The acoustics in our 100-year-old community hall are top notch, and the atmosphere leads to some great discussions and social time.

While you are here, you can enjoy organic popcorn, home-baked cookies, natural sodas, waters, coffee & beer. Before concerts and during intermission, you can shop in the Oak Center General Store to stock up on organic foods or the many other interesting and useful treasures you may find.

Please read ticket purchasing instructions at the end of this page. Save us from running to the phone!!!

 

CONCERT SCHEDULE

We are at the Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturdays from the 1st weekend in May until the end of October. This prevents us from doing shows during the summer or on Fridays in October.

Please read ticket purchasing info at the bottom of this page...THANKS!!!!

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in need of some

volunteers...

We can always use help cleaning, gettin' the place lookin' nice, and doing firewood, cooking, maintenance, hanging posters, etc.! call 753-2080 or e-mail to arrange a time!!
     
January    
Sat. the 16th at 8pm The Pines ---sorry... we are SOLD OUT. e-mail to be put on a waiting list, include a phone #. CHECK OUT THE GREAT BLUES COMING UP!!! thepinesmusic.com
Sat. the 23rd at 8pm Joe and Vicki Price www.joepriceblue.com
Sat. the 30th at 8pm Jeff Ray, Hurricane Tremblay and the Stakes www.jeffraymusic.com
February    
Sat. the 6th at 8pm Peter Ostroushko and Dean Magraw

www.peterostroushko.com

deanmagraw.com

Sat. the 13th at 8pm

Rad Lorkovic's VALENTINE show www.radoslavlorkovic.com
Sat. the 20th at 8pm Reina del Cid http://www.reinadelcid.com
Sunday the 28th 3pm Bill Staines www.acousticmusic.com/staines
March    
Sat. the 5th Curtis and Loretta www.curtisandloretta.com
Sat. the 12th at 8pm Chris Silver and The Good Intentions www.thegoodintentionsbluegrassband.com
Sat. the 19th at 8pm Boiled in lead  
EASTER WEEKEND have a good visit with family  
April    
Sat. the 2nd at 8pm The Barley Jacks  
Sat. the 9th at 8pm The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins  
Sat. the 16th at 8pm Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings--opening by Rachael Kilgour RR  
Sat. the 23rd at 8pm

The Sawtooth Brothers

 
Sat. the 30th at 8pm Andra Suchy and band www.andrasuchy.com
May...Farmer's Market in Rochester every Saturday...see you there!   www.rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.com

TICKET SALES

Tickets are sold in advance in the store or through the mail. They are reasonably priced at $15 per seat with an option for low income. Contact us if you are low income to discuss your situation. We want our shows to be affordable for everyone. For shows that are sold out, we cannot sell blocks of seats at lower cost without an explanation and discussion. Please show consideration of others who also would like those seats and those who volunteer their time and/or pay the bills here at folk forum to keep these programs going. We trust you will be fair and not try to take advantage of our generosity. We take cash and checks or time volunteering.

The generosity of all makes each and every concert possible. To purchase through the mail, (our preferred method), please make your check out to folk forum, write the number of tickets you would like, and which concert you would like to attend on the memo portion of the check. Please include your phone # or e-mail address in case we need to contact you. Mail to: folk forum c/o the Oak Center General Store, 67011 Hwy 63, Lake City, MN. You will be entered in our guest ledger and will only need to give your name at the front counter. Purchasing tickets in advance thru the mail is easy, really helps us plan for a concert by letting us know how many guests we will have, and greatly reduces lines and time at the front counter. If you are for some reason unable to make it, and we are notified early enough that we can resell your tickets, you may transfer your tickets to another show or stop in to pick up a refund.

Reservations will be taken only if there is still room 2 days before a concert. Taking reservations is more difficult for us and it can be challenging/frustrating running back and forth to the phone when there is so much else to do here. Please make all efforts to get your check in early. If, in the event that we are accepting reservations, they can be done by e-mailing folkforum@riverland.org, (preferred), or by phone. Please make reservations only if you are certain you are coming and will call in the event you are not able to make it. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes prior to a sold out show when they will become available to other patrons.

We take great pride in keeping our overhead low so we can compensate the performers as much as possible, keep our concerts affordable. and continue hosting these events.

Thank you for your support!