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Nathan's Oldtime Band kicks off courthouse concert season May 25

The Thursday concerts start at 7 p.m.

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Nathan Neuman, leader of Nathan's Oldtime Band (Contributed)

Editor's note: This story is being republished with the correct dates and names of the performers.

ALEXANDRIA โ€” Nathan's Oldtime Band opened up the season for the Red Willow Arts Coalition's summer concert series, known as the concerts on the courthouse lawn on Thursday, May 25.

The band, started in 2012, plays polka, country, waltzes, and two-step for many central Minnesota fairs and festivals. They promote old-time music to bring together all age groups and to have fun.

Nathan Neuman, the leader, plays the concertina, the chromatic button accordion, organ and guitar. At previous concerts, he has danced around the courthouse lawn while playing the sousaphone. He's also played the trumpet and the accordion at the same time. He plays all the instruments in his third solo CD, "Nathan Neuman plays The Dutchman Style."

Neuman says polka is his favorite genre, and he especially likes the Polish-style and Chicago-style polkas. His favorite polka is "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie."

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This was the sixth time the band has been chosen to play one of the courthouse lawn concerts.

Here's the lineup for the other concerts: June 1: Blue English; June 8: Livewire; June 15: DiamondBack; June 22: Country Roads; June 29: 57 Chevy; July 4: Special Patriotic Concert; July 6: Bob and the Beachcombers; July 13: Alabama Tribute; July 20: Rockin' Hollywoods; July 27: Billy D & The Crystals; Aug. 3: Stone Road; Aug. 10: 70s Magic Sunshine; Aug. 17: Cimarron; Aug. 24: Salty Dogs.

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