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Cactus Blossoms to perform free concert Thursday

Cactus Blossoms will perform a free concert on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn, Alexandria.

Cactus Blossoms will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria.

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey have capitalized on country music's long-held appreciation for sibling bands with their band the Cactus Blossoms.

The band most recently pulled together a backup of music veterans Mike "Razz" Russell on fiddle, Liz Draper on upright bass and Randy Broughten on pedal steel guitar and dobro.

Last year, the five-piece joined together for a day of live in-studio recording with Brent Sigmeth at Cannon Falls' LittleBig Studio and released their first self-titled album.

Made up of eight original tunes and a couple of covers, it has since caught the attention of many Minnesota listeners, as well as Country Music Television's music blog, which named it among the top overlooked albums of last year.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, listen to KXRA 1490 AM for cancellation information.

The Red Willow Arts Coalition is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide the community with access to more musical experiences.