Featured Event: The Darrel Webb Band, August 23
Fergus Falls has a fantastic performing arts theater, A Center For the Arts. It is a gem to our community and provides year-round music, dance, theatre and visual arts programs. From big names like Leon Redbone and Moore by Four to local favorites and community theater, A Center for the Arts offers variety and excellence. Community productions each summer are often sell-out occasions and show the depth of talent here in Fergus Falls.
Originally The Fergus Theatre, the building was built as a vaudeville house. In the 1950s, the theater became a movie house and assumed the name The Orpheum. However, with the advent of videos and satellite dishes, movies became less popular. From 1982-1992, the theatre was basically operated for only the non-heating months of the year. In 1993, renovations began and the theater would become the year-round facility it is today. A Mighty WurliTzer theater pipe organ was also added and is played regularly in concerts, before movies and during silent films.
For more information and for a current calendar of events call 218-998-ARTS or visit www.FergusArts.org. Or you can visit our box from Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Join us August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. for an amazing performance by bluegrass favorites the Darrell Webb Band. They perform as part of our summer-long outdoor music series produced by A Center for the Arts. The performance is on Lincoln Avenue and is the perfect way to end the day. Bring a chair and be ready for a great night of entertainment. The concert is free.
Darrell Webb is a Grammy nominated session musician as well as an IBMA and SPBGMA award winner. He has recorded with Dolly Parton, Bobby Hicks, Marty Rabon and the queen of bluegrass Rhonda Vincent. His 20 year career includes performing with legendary banjo pioneer J.D. Crowe and the Lonesome River Band. Darrell has appearing on stage with Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Dierks Bentley, Doyle Lawson, and Ken Mellons. Here's a clip to whet your appetite: The Darrell Webb Band
Prior to the concert you'll enjoy Art on Lincoln. Artists will be showing and selling their original work beginning at 11 a.m. (Artisan applications and more event information can be found at Art on Lincoln. The application deadline is August 22).