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Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Featuring Shane Nelson

Singer/songwriter Shane Nelson, of Superior, has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was a small child. “My mom and dad bought me my first guitar for my sixth birthday,” Nelson said, “and my dad taught me my first few chords. I remember it like it was yesterday.” Nelson started his first band when he was in middle school, and by the time he was in high school, his band, Crescent Moon, had started to gain regional recognition, winning Junior Achievement’s Battle of the Bands at the DECC in Duluth, and playing three to four nights a week at venues throughout the Northland.

Crescent Moon was together for more than 10 years, opening for national acts such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Survivor, Confederate Railroad, and touring throughout the midwest, until the unexpected passing of the band’s drummer and Nelson’s best friend, Zachary Ross, in the summer of 2022.

Now focused on a solo career, Nelson is captivating audiences with original music and mesmerizing guitar playing. The music that Nelson writes comes from the heart, and he tells stories about real people, experiences, and places that audiences relate to. To listen to Nelson’s lyrics is to know him.

Nelson’s songwriting skills have won numerous awards including the Highway 61 Singer Songwriter Contest, Dylan Fest Songwriter Contest two years in a row, Wussow’s Singer Songwriter Contest, and several battle of the bands competitions.

In 2019, Nelson was selected out of hundreds of local performers to represent Duluth/Superior in Nashville and play for “American Idol.” In 2020 he released his first self-titled album and will be releasing his second album in 2023 titled, “The Music Saved My Life.”

FREE SHOW! Donations are gladly accepted and support the Park Center.





Friday, February 17, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Giant Expectations

The film chronicles the possibly embellished legend and exploits of Hayward's World Champion Nimrod Giant Ski team leading up to the 2023 Birkebeiner. The film was shot entirely in Hayward, Wisconsin by a team of local filmmakers. Estimated runtime: 55 minutes.

No advance tickets needed, a $10 free-will donation is recommended with proceeds benefiting the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in memory of Larry Glodoski.





Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Giant Expectations

The film chronicles the possibly embellished legend and exploits of Hayward's World Champion Nimrod Giant Ski team leading up to the 2023 Birkebeiner. The film was shot entirely in Hayward, Wisconsin by a team of local filmmakers. Estimated runtime: 55 minutes.

No advance tickets needed, a $10 free-will donation is recommended with proceeds benefiting the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in memory of Larry Glodoski.





Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Duluth Transit Authority
The Music Of Band: Chicago

Minnesota's biggest and best Chicago tribute band brings the best of the old Chicago classics like Make me Smile, Saturday in the Park, Does Anybody Know What Time It Is, 25 or 6 to 4...plus other favorites and deep cuts that every Chicago fan will love. DTA's 12 piece band will bring you back to the glory days of one of the longest running and most successful rock groups in history!

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door / $5 students
Tickets available at: Out Of The Woods Winery and Hole In The Wall Records And Books: Main Street, Hayward, Redbery Books: Cable, Whistle Punk: Stone Lake.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Warren Nelson And Friends

Singer/Songwriter Warren Nelson returns to the Park for his annual concert with friends and master musicians Ed Willett on cello, Otis McClennon on harmonica and Rowan Nelson-Ferris on 5-string banjo and guitar. In his 55-year musical career Warren has written over 400 songs and numerous multi-media musicals. He is the founder of Big Top Chautauqua. Ed is an amazing cellist and songwriter, at home with any kind of music and performs with Chance, a duo with his wife Cheryl Leah. Otis is the former front man of his group Otis and the Alligators, a blues group that traveled the Midwest for over 20 years. Rowan is a songwriter/composer and has released a cd of all original songs. “The Park is one of my favorite places to play. Here’s to everybody that keeps the Park Theatre going.” .

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door / $5 students
Tickets available at: Out Of The Woods Winery and Hole In The Wall Records And Books: Main Street, Hayward, Redbery Books: Cable, Whistle Punk: Stone Lake.

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Friday, April 14, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Turn Turn Turn
Presented by WOJB Radio

Buoyed by the positive reception of their 2020 debut album, Can’t Go Back, the Minneapolis / Eau Claire based Americana trio, Turn Turn Turn, drew inspiration from the recent pandemic & political zeitgeist and penned more than two dozen songs in 2021. Half of the material made its way onto the band's sophomore effort, New Rays From An Old Sun, out January ‘23.

Turn Turn Turn’s Laurel Canyon-Meets-70’s Cosmic Country-Soul vibe is layered with three-part harmonies that stitch the band’s musical tapestry together. Barb Brynstad (bass and vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar and vocals) and Adam Levy (guitars and vocals) possess distinct voices, and the combination – a “fourth voice” – is greater than the sum of its parts.

New Rays From An Old Sun showcases the band’s country, rock, and soul sensibilities, with more swagger, psychedelic flair, and rough edges than Can’t Go Back. The band also retains the blueprint that endeared them to fans and music critics, alike – lush vocal harmonies, unexpected chord changes, and miles of lithe, fuzzy guitar lines.

Advance tickets are $20 at WOJB.org. Admission is $25 at the door.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Joyann Parker
The Music Of Patsy Cline

In this powerful 90-minute stage performance, Joyann Parker and her seasoned band showcase the most popular and best-loved of Patsy’s songs. Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time as Joyann beautifully weaves the stories of Patsy’s life and career in and out of the music you know and love. Vintage costumes and ambiance enhance Joyann’s uncanny and authentic channeling of the classic vocals of the legendary Patsy Cline. This is a must-see show that has sold out hundreds of times. Joyann has been twice nominated for Tribute Act of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year by the Midwest Country Music Association.

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door / $5 students
Tickets available at: Out Of The Woods Winery and Hole In The Wall Records And Books: Main Street, Hayward, Redbery Books: Cable, Whistle Punk: Stone Lake.

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