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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Featuring Blue Ivory Jam

Mark Scroggins, Paul Strandness, and Pat Greene have been playing for over 40 years and their musical repertoire includes country, early rock & roll, jazz, folk and blues. All the tunes are tempered with improvised jazz and blues flavors.

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







Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Piatigorsky Foundation Presents:
Evan Drachman Cellist and Wan-Chi Su Piano Accompanist

Drachman is the founder and artistic director of the Piatigorsky Foundation which is committed to bringing classical music to diverse audiences throughout the US. Named after Drachman’s grandfather, Gregor Piatigorsky, the foundation honors his belief that beautiful music is not a luxury for the elite, but rather a necessity of life for all. Drachman has become one of this country’s most respected authorities on the presentation of live classical music to diverse audiences. Drachman received his BMA from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1988. His teachers have included Luis Garcia-Renart, Orlando Cole, Laurence Lesser, William Pleeth and Stephen Kates.

In 1994, Mr. Drachman performed with the Odessa Philharmonic in Odessa and Kiev. In 1997, at the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich, Drachman traveled to Russia to perform as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony under Maestro Rostropovich. In 1999, Drachman recorded his first CD, A Frog He Went a Courting, with pianist Richard Dowling. The Baltimore Sun’s Steven Wigler wrote of the recording: “Drachman possesses in abundance two qualities for which his grandfather was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice and, even more important, the ability to tell a story.” Following this success, Drachman and Dowling released two more recordings: Infinity in 2004 and Romance and Revelation in 2007. In 2012 Evan Drachman released Full Circle with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion.

Wan-Chi Su is an internationally acclaimed pianist. Su has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Asia, Europe and throughout the United States, at major venues including Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Taiwan National Concert Hall.

Tickets: $20 advance & 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, October 28, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Tony Furtado
Presented by WOJB Radio

Tony Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter, and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist on slide guitar, banjo, cello-banjo, and baritone ukulele. He mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.

Tony has collaborated with master musicians like Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Mike Marshall.

“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black belt in voice, bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” – David Lindley

All of the music of America is in Tony Furtado’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony, “...true talent doesn’t need categories.”

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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 7:30 pm

An Evening Dark And Dreary

Known as the father of the mystery genre, Edgar Allan Poe's stories, novels, and poetry have haunted readers and audiences for over 150 years. In this solo production, the author himself brings his most famous stories to life right before your eyes.

Listen as Poe describes the beat of the Tell Tale Heart, or the pounding on the wall in The Cask of Amontillado, and of course the screech of "Nevermore" in his most famous work - The Raven.

Full of mystery and fright, this show is the perfect Halloween treat for any audience.

This production features strobe lights, fog, loud noises and is recommended for audiences 8 & up.

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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Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:30 pm

First Thursday Music Series
Featuring Sean Okamoto with Scott Nelson and Jason Jerry

Sean Okamoto, a veteran of The Park's 1st Thursdays, will host this show featuring two local musicians, Scott Nelson and Jason Jerry. Scott is a Hayward musician, known for his powerful voice. Jason, a fixture in the Shell Lake/Spooner music scene is an accomplished guitar/uke player and an excellent singer.

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




Friday, November 4, 2022 - 7:30 pm

The River You Touch
A Reading And Conversation With Author Chris Dombrowski

Sponsored by Milkweed Editions and Hayward Fly Fishing Company






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Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Michael Perry

Sponsored by Oak Technical Sales

Michael Perry is an accidental New York Times bestselling author, humorist, and playwright from New Auburn, Wisconsin. He also produces the popular audio newsletter “Michael Perry’s Voice Mail.”

Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (subsequently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, and Montaigne in Barn Boots. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers), his novel The Jesus Cow, and his two most recent books, Million Billion and Peaceful Persistence. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he still makes an occasional call with the local volunteer fire and rescue service. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist (his live humor albums include Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues), tours with his band The Long Beds, and lives online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Perry’s writing assignments have taken him to the top of Mt. Rainier with Iraq War veterans, into the same room as the frozen head of Ted Williams, across the United States with truckers and country music singers, and—once—buck naked into a spray-tan booth. “As a writer,” says Perry, “I find my greatest privilege lies not in telling my story; it lies in being trusted to tell the story of another.”

In the essay collection Off Main Street, Perry wrote of how his nursing education prepared him to become a writer by training him in human assessment, and he credits singer-songwriters like Steve Earle and John Prine and poets like Lucille Clifton and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers with helping him understand that art could have a little dirt on its boots. Above all, he gives credit to his parents, of whom he says, “Anything good is because of them, everything else is simply not their fault.” His mother taught him to read and filled the house with books; his father taught him how to clean calf pens, of which Perry has written, “a childhood spent slinging manure – the metaphorical basis for a writing career.”

Perry has been involved in numerous musical collaborations, composing and performing “Winter Sleeper” with S. Carey and Ben Lester, co-writing “Red Leaf” with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer, co-writing “Deeper Kind” with Phil Cook, and composing liner notes for the John Prine tribute album “Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows,” (with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon) and the Blind Boys of Alabama album “I’ll Find A Way.” Perry also collaborated with Vernon and Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne on a project that began when Vernon approached Perry and said, “Say, you’re a nurse…” The results were bloody, but then that was the point.

Of all his experiences, Perry says the single most meaningful thing he has ever done is serve 12 years beside his neighbors on the New Auburn Area Fire Department.

Mike says:
If I had to sum up my ‘career’ in one word, it would be gratitude. I get to write and tell stories all around the country, then come home to be with my family and occasionally hang out at the fire hall. It’s a good life and I’m lucky to have it.

Tickets: $25 advance / $30 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, November 11, 2022 - 7:30 pm

PK Mayo

“PK Mayo,” also known as Paul Mayasich, started playing guitar as a youngster growing up across from a lake outside the Mesabi Iron Range town of Eveleth, Minnesota. The seventh of eight children, his love for music was sparked by his older siblings’ eclectic musical tastes and growing vinyl collections.

Before getting his first guitar, Paul would practice slide with a 17mm deep well socket on his mom’s broom. A fishing accident in his early years left him without sight in his left eye. It was after this experience that Paul’s gift for hearing and playing music began to take over.

In the late ‘80s Paul moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and started jamming at a club called Red’s Roost, aka “Blues Alley,” with such notables as Jack McDuff, Willie Walker, Big John Dickerson and Billy Holloman.

Then came work with Al Rapone’s Zydeco Express in San Francisco, Bernard Allison and Alberta Adams while signed to Ron Levy’s Cannonball Record Label.

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, December 9, 2022 - 7:30 pm

The Jimmys

The Jimmys is an award-winning festival favorite bringing people together from coast to coast, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean for over twelve years. The Jimmys feature band leader Jimmy Voegeli phenomenal Hammond B-3 keyboardist, singer and songwriter; an experienced killer rhythm section steeped in blues with Perry Weber on guitar, Chris Sandoval on drums and John Wartenwieler on bass and the icing on the cake is the best horn section in the Midwest—Pete Ross on saxophone, Mike Boman on trumpet and Joe Goltz on trombone. It doesn’t get any better than this – The Jimmys will deliver!

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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Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Duluth Transit Authority
The Music Of Band: Chicago

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.



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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