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

(507) 753-2080




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!!!



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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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!!
May to October Saturday mornings we will be at the Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market with vegie and herb plants, organic produce, eggs, gluten-free organic cookies and cold-pressed organic PEACE COFFEE. Check us out!!!!!!!!!!!! (way at the back end by the riverwalk)
Sat. the 3rd at 8pm The Fattenin' Frogs
Sat. the 10th at 8pm The Sudden Lovelys
Sat. the 17th at 8pm Mother Banjo
Sat. the 24th at 8pm Sarah Morris
Sat. the 31st at 8pm Barbara Meyer, Stan, and the reggae band...a Halloween celebration...come as somebody else!!! (or yourself...)
Sat. the 7th at 8pm The High 48s
Sat. the 14th at 8pm Chuck Suchy
Sat. the 21st at 8pm The Scottie Miller Band
Sat. the 28th at 8pm Erik Koskinen, Paul Bergen & J.T. Bates
Sat. the 5th at 8pm Jillian Rae and band
Sat. the 12th at 8pm Rad Lorkovic and T Bruce Bowers

Sat. the 19th at 8pm Charlie Parr
Sat. the 16th at 8pm The Pines
Sat. the 23rd at 8pm Joe and Vicki Price
Sat. the 30th at 8pm Jeff Ray, Hurricane Tremblay and the Stakes
Sat. the 6th at 8pm Peter Ostroushko and Dean Magraw

Sat. the 13th at 8pm

Rad Lorkovic's VALENTINE show
Sat. the 20th at 8pm Reina de Cid  
Sunday the 28th 3pm Bill Staines
Sat. the 5th Curtis and Loretta
Sat. the 12th at 8pm Chris Silver and The Good Intentions
Sat. the 19th at 8pm Boiled in lead  
EASTER WEEKEND have a good visit with family  
Sat. the 2nd at 8pm The Barley Jacks  
Sat. the 9th at 8pm The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins  
Sat. the 16th at 8pm    
Sat. the 23rd at 8pm    
Sat. the 30th at 8pm Andra Suchy and band


Tickets are sold in advance in the store or through the mail. They are reasonably priced at $15 regular price to $5 low income. We accept what you are able to afford. We trust you will be fair. We take cash and checks, and your generosity 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. 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. It is more difficult for us and it can be challenging running back and forth to the phone when there is so much else to do here, so please make all efforts to get your check in early. Reservations can be done over the phone if necessary or by e-mailing . 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.

Thank you for your support!