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Thursday concerts in home stretch

Broken Fiddle, a band from the St. Cloud area, performed in the 11th of the weekly Thursday night concerts in front of the Douglas County Courthouse. From left: Kris and Angie Crandall, former Alexandria resident Jake Hagedorn and Doug Millaway. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)1 / 3
Two young girls took the opportunity to dance during Broken Fiddle's show at the Douglas County Courthouse Thursday night. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)2 / 3
Roger and Barb Riley of Alexandria applaud following a song Thursday night at a concert on the courthouse lawn, while their dog Yury checks out the crowd. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)3 / 3

The free weekly concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn are down to their final few of the summer.

Last Thursday night's show featuring Broken Fiddle from the St. Cloud area drew several hundred people on an abnormally cool, windy and overcast summer evening. The group — whose lead singer, Jake Hagedorn, has ties to Alexandria — had packed them in during a concert in Evansville earlier this summer.

It was the 11th concert of the season. The music events are organized the Red Willow Arts Coalition with this concert sponsored by the Echo Press.