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Front Porch Music Series returns to Slayton

SLAYTON -- The Murray County Historical Society's Front Porch Music Series will kick off its 2016 summer season at 7 p.m. July 14 with Jerry Ostensoe playing from the front porch of the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton. The concerts are free and fa...

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Jerry Ostensoe, singer-songwriter from Sacred Heart, will perform at 7 p.m. July 14, at the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton as part of the Murray County Historical Society's Front Porch Music Series. (Submitted photo)

SLAYTON -- The Murray County Historical Society’s Front Porch Music Series will kick off its 2016 summer season at 7 p.m. July 14 with Jerry Ostensoe playing from the front porch of the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton. The concerts are free and family friendly.

People are encouraged to bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the big maples trees on the lawn. The Murray County Historical Society will have popcorn and refreshments for sale during the concerts this year. A donation basket will be passed during each concert with proceeds going toward other arts and cultural programs.
Returning to the porch July 14 is Jerry Ostensoe, a singer/songwriter from Sacred Heart. As a lifetime resident of southwest Minnesota, he has sung about the prairie and its people for more than 40 years. His music blends blues, country and folk.

Other performances include
July 21: Sioux Falls, S.D., singer-songwrite, Burlap Wolf King, aka Thomas Hentjes. Hentjes sings Americana folk and blues with a soulful baritone.
July 28: Dick and Ian Kimmel return for a second season.The father-son duo is nationally acclaimed for lively traditional bluegrass. Dick is “The Ambassador of Bluegrass,” and Ian was named Mandolin Player of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of American.
Aug. 4 (Vietnam Veteran’s Night): Cool Change is a local trio from Tracy and Marshall bringing country and easy listening rock to the stage. All veterans are invited to attend the concert for a special commemoration of Vietnam veterans.
The concert series is made possible through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, from the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund.

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