Scandinavian Folk Music Concert & Meal: Oct 5

Featured performers will be Paul and Marikay Dahlin, Art Bjorngjeld, Char and Bruce Bostrom and Ross Sutter. These musicians will present a variety of Scandinavian folk songs, tunes and dances. Ross Sutter is a familiar performer and folk music educator in the west-central Minnesota community playing guitar, button accordion and dulcimer; Art Bjorngjeld plays button accordion and fiddle; Char Bostrom is on fiddle; Bruce Bostrom is on moon harp and various percussion instruments.

Also performing will be Paul Dahlin of Minneapolis, along with his wife Marikay. Paul Dahlin is a premiere Swedish-style fiddler, educator and founder of the American Swedish Institute’s Spelmanslag, or “fiddlers’ team.” He is devoted to the study, preservation and performance of Swedish traditional music.

Prior to the concert, a Swedish meatball meal will be served beginning at 6:00pm in the School Commons. Menu includes: meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, salads, Knackebrod, pickled herring, lingon preserves, coffee, beverage and Scandinavian almond cake.

Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 7:30 p.m.
$15 Adults $5 Student
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Meander Weekend Performance
Meal served prior to the show – Limited seating.

Sponsors: Phil Maus Dawson Area Chamber

An Evening with Carrie Newcomer and Pianist Gary Walters: Nov 16

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 7:30 p.m.
$15 Adult $5 Students

Sponsors: AGP , Peggy Crosby & Dave Pederson

Carrie Newcomer: songwriter, Grammy-winning performer, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone.  Newcomer has 17 nationally released albums and has released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays & Lyrics.

Newcomer’s 2017 PBS Special, An Evening with Carrie Newcomer, earned her a regional Emmy, featuring songs from The Beautiful Not Yet and special commentary. Newcomer tours internationally, performing and presenting workshops and retreats.

Workshop on Nov 17

Carrie Newcomer will be presenting a workshop in Dawson on Sunday, November 17 entitled “The Beautiful Not Yet: Living with Hope in Hard Times.” The workshop, from 1-4pm at Memorial Auditorium lobby, is $20 per person and limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration is required online or by phone at 320-312-2311.

3rd Annual Vineyard Fundraiser Friday, August 23 – Ticket deadline this Friday, August 16!

Yes! It’s true! We’ll be gathering at 3B Vineyard again this year for a wonderful evening of music, dinner, wine and dancing – and a variety of fundraising opportunities, too!

The event will be on Friday, August 23 with cash bar and socializing beginning at 5:30pm. Meal at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $40 – only 200 tickets will be sold.

3B Vineyard is owned by Hollie and Jerry Thompson. They are our gracious hosts for this one-of-a-kind experience. We dine outdoors under a tent nestled near the vines. Live music, tasty food from Trish’s Catering and the atmosphere make for an unforgettable night.

Tickets may be purchased online at or contact the box office at 320-312-2311 and leave a message. 

We can’t wait to have you join us for this beautiful evening that supports Dawson-Boyd Arts Association in its operation and programs.

Matt Vee Family & Friends Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond – DATE CHANGED

We just received word from the members of the band that the “Matt Vee Family & Friends Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond” concert scheduled for Riverfest Weekend on June 29 needs to be rescheduled to Friday, August 2, 2019 because one of their band members died suddenly last week. Here is a message from the band:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that due to the sudden and untimely passing of our brother, friend and guitar player Kurt Rodman, we have rescheduled our Saturday, June 29 performance at the Dawson-Boyd Memorial Auditorium to Friday, August 2, 2019. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you all on August 2.”

Matt Vee & The Killer Vees

We extend our sincere sympathies to these musicians. We appreciate that they were able to postpone and not cancel – and that they offered a summer date.

This situation is a new one for us and we understand that some of our ticket-holders will have questions. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who asks about tickets already purchased. The box office will be staffed for several days as we work through the lists of ticket-holders. This may take several days, so if you are not called immediately, please be patient.


We intend to contact all ticket-holders. If you have purchased tickets, and can still attend the concert on August 2, you do not need to do anything. The seats you chose will be reserved for that August 2 concert.

If you purchased tickets and cannot attend on August 2, you will be contacted by our box office staff to determine how you want to handle your tickets. We will refund tickets for this unforeseen situation in the same manner as the tickets were purchased.

If you purchased tickets and cannot attend, feel free to find someone else to use them! We cannot manage re-sale of tickets through the box office between parties, but since our members were the first to buy tickets, we know you all have great seats!

If you purchased tickets and cannot use them and would like to turn them back in to the box office as a charitable donation, we are happy to provide a charitable receipt for the amount of your purchase.