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Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Together We Fall

We are so excited to have Together We Fall back onstage at The Park Center. Not sure if they can top their Christmas Jam performance-You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch was absolutely the best-but we can't wait to see what they have in store for us on the 20th.

Tickets: $10
Tickets available at: Out Of The Woods Winery: Main Street, Hayward, Redbery Books: Cable, Whistle Punk: Stone Lake.


Friday, August 26, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
Presented By WOJB

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams – hailing from the storied village of Sleepy Hollow in New York’s Hudson Valley – has been expanding the borders of Americana with fantastic tales and genre-stretching live performances since the late 1990s. The Slambovian sound draws from elements of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett and The Waterboys. Add a good dose of Woodstock-era psychedelia framed in solid songwriting, and there you have it.

Led by charismatic frontman Joziah Longo in the center ring and joined onstage by co-founding members Tink Lloyd on accordion, cello, mandolin and flute, and Sharkey McEwen on electric guitar, The Slambovians’ legendary connection with live audiences taps into a sense of greater human-ness. “They take the stage by storm!” hails New York Times, delivering a captivating live show that is constantly evolving.

The Slambovians are touring in support of their 6th full-length studio album, A Very Unusual Head, released this past January. More information on all things Slambovian at

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Friday, September 16, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Lehto & Wright

Lehto & Wright is a MN-based Folk-Rock and Progressive Rock band whose first live performance was in 1999 and has continued, non-stop, to this day. Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a unique approach to the world of Folk, Folk Rock and Progressive Rock.

Lehto & Wright was born from John Wright's recording sessions for his solo album, Just Left of Center. The three musicins - Wright, Steve Lehto and Matt Jacobs - had worked together in many different musical environments from Indie Pop to Latin Jazz to Irish Trad. It was in the solo album recording sessions that the band discovered its shared love of electrified folk music and progressive rock along with a common admiration for bands that perform those styles so well - Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, King Crimson, to name a few. This led to the recording of their debut album, Ye Mariners All, and its subsequent release in 2000. Six more studio albums and one live release followed to rave reviews. Lehto & Wright has performed at many different concert series and festivals including the MN State Fair, Syracuse Irish Festival, MN Irish Festival, The Ark, The Focal Point and many other venues of note. Lehto & Wright perform either as an acoustic duo, or a tastefully electric trio, with the addition of Matt Jacobs on drums and percussion. As a duo, John Wright and Steve Lehto perform their material in an acoustic, "unplugged" setting. From American spirituals to Irish tune sets, their accomplished twin guitar/mandolin approach has all the intensity and power as the trio with half the volume. As a trio, Lehto & Wright push the boundaries of Celtic and Progressive rock, utilizing all the tools of a rock band to achieve the effect of a six-piece band with three musicians. 


JOHN WRIGHT: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals and Vocals - With a long-standing dedication to traditional music, Wright's background spans many different musical styles including blues, fusion, pop Latin and rock. By incorporating all these influences, Wright has his own unique approach to the folk and folk rock genres. This is evident in his tasteful acoustic guitar and bass work. Other recent music endeavors include The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra and his work as a producer, arranger and engineer at The Villa Studio in Savage, MN.

STEVE LEHTO: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin and Vocals - With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Martin Carthy, from King Crimson to Richard Thompson, Steve Lehto's impressive versatility and range on the guitar is matched only by the emotion he puts into his playing. Equally at home playing an Irish jig or a jazz standard, he brings a unique and accomplished style to the folk and folk rock world.

MATT JACOBS: Drums and Assorted Percussion - Matt Jacobs' resume reflects his many talents as a percussionist. From blues with Big Walter Smith, pop with The Auto Body Experience and gigs with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Jacobs is a seasoned pro that understand the folk rock tradition and provides a solid foundation for Lehto & Wright.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Samantha Crain With SonOfMel
Presented By WOJB

Samantha Crain is a Choctaw Nation songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, signed with Ramseur Records (North America) and Real Kind Records (an imprint of Communion Records) and Full Time Hobby Records (UK/Europe).

Crain won two NAMMYs (Native American Music Awards) in 2009 for Folk Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. She also won the Indigenous Music Award for Best Rock Album in 2019. She has had songs featured on 90210, HBO's Hung, Reservation Dogs on HULU/FX, and in many independent documentaries and films, including Barking Water, Dark Divide, and UNRESERVED: The Work of Louie Gong. In 2017 and 2018, she worked with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. to compose and contribute music for the extensive T.C. Cannon exhibit "At the Edge of America." In July 2018, she self-released a collection of sonnets "En Masse: A Collection of 30 Sonnets by Samantha Crain".

“A Small Death” ranked #25 on NPR’s 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2020!

“A Small Death” ranked #8 on ROLLING STONE’S BEST MUSIC OF 2020 STAFF PICKS,

"Her voice is gorgeously odd — all fulsome, shape-shifting vowels that do indeed billow like fog."
-Rolling Stone

“Ms. Crain is a promising young storyteller with fealty to ragged, country-driven indie-pop and an alluring dark streak.”
-New York Times

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Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 7:30 pm


Tickets: $15 / $5 students
Tickets available at: Out Of The Woods Winery: Main Street, Hayward, Redbery Books: Cable, Whistle Punk: Stone Lake.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Jimmi And The Band Of Souls

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

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 7:30 pm

PK Mayo

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

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