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.



We are at the Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturdays until the end of October

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

May we are at the rochester downtown farmers' market until the end of October... with plants, vegies, herbs, and our coffee and cookies!!!!!

in need of some


We can use help cleaning, gettin' the place lookin' nice, and doing firewood, maintenance, hanging posters, etc.! call 753-2080 or e-mail to arrange a time!!
Sat. Nov. 1st at 8pm Mother Banjo  
Fri. Nov. 7th at 8pm Jaspar Lepak with opening by Maritza  
Sat. Nov. 8th at 8pm Tangled Roots  
Sat. Nov. 15th at 8pm Chastity Brown  
Sun. Nov. 16th at 3pm Curtis and Loretta  
Sat. Nov. 22nd at 8pm Chuck Suchy  
Sat. Nov. 29th at 8pm Scottie Miller Band  
Sat. Dec. 6th at 8pm The Ericksons  
Sun. Dec. 7th at 3pm Rad Lorkovic and t Bruce Bowers  
Fri. Dec. 12th at 8pm Erik Koskinen and Molly Maher  
Sat. Dec. 13th at 8pm Mark Stuart  
Sat. Dec. 20th at 8pm Charlie Parr  
January 2015    
Sat. Jan. 17th at 8pm The Pines  
Sat. Jan. 24th at 8pm Joe and Vicki Price  
Sat. Jan. 31 at 8pm The Sudden Lovely's  
Sat. Feb. 7th at 8pm Sawtooth Brothers  
Sat. Feb. 14th at 8pm Radoslav Lorkovic Valentines show  
Sat. Feb. 21st at 8pm Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins  
Sun. Feb. 22nd at 3pm Bill Staines  
Sat. Feb. 28th at 8pm Brian Wickland and the Barley Jacks  
Sat. Mar. 7th at 8pm Galactic Cowboy Orchestra  
Sat. Mar. 14th at 8pm Barra  
Sat. Mar. 21st at 8pm Boiled in Lead  
Sat. Mar. 28th at 8pm Deeeannnn Magraw  

Palm Sunday

on this day we remember Father Paul Kabat and the Palm Sunday 'Throw out the money changers Eucharist' we held in Oak Center on Palm Sunday for many years.

Jesus throws the money changers out of the temple...boy did he get in trouble! (somebody needs to do it again tho, and throw 'em out of politics too!)

shop co-ops, small family businesses, fair-trade, truly ecological items, grow a garden, (you know the plan)...and boycott war mongering countries and businesses. (protest israel, zionists and US support of the imprisonment and genocide of people in palestine. If God is Love. Wouldn't it be nice if God's 'chosen' people chose God?)

April 3-5 Easter Weekend  
Fri. April 10th at 8pm Monroe Crossing  
Fri. April 17th at 8pm Chad Elliot  
Sat. April 18th at 8pm Switchback  
Sat. April 25th at 8pm Andra Suchy and...  


Tickets are sold in advance at the door or through the mail, and 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, 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. You will be entered in our guest ledger and will only need to give your name at the front counter. Purchasing tickets in advance 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 give the performers as much as possible.

Thank you for your support!