Two concerts to close out Evansville's summer season

Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys play Aug. 27 and Blue Wolf Duo play Sept. 2.

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Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys

The Evansville Arts Coalition will close out the summer season with two concerts in one week.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the coalition will host Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys for a street concert in front of the Evansville Art Center.

The Cowboys take their name from the 1972 Lefty Frizzell song, and they honor the music of that era by performing traditional, classic country music, with a nod or two to early rock. Their performances are known for capturing the spirit and sound of the original recordings.

Concert-goers should arrive early and bring lawn chairs. The art coalition promises room for dancing, as well as cold water to drink. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Railroad & 2nd Event Center, also in Evansville.

The following Friday, Sept. 2, Blue Wolf Duo will perform in the art center at 7 p.m. This husband-and-wife musical couple, Jerry and Shirley Spanhanks, perform throughout Minnesota on banjo, fiddle, accordion, dobro and guitar. Their bluegrass and country performances draw from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, and George Jones.


The Blue Wolf Duo of Shirley and Jerry Spanhanks. (Contributed)
The Blue Wolf Duo of Shirley and Jerry Spanhanks. (Contributed)

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and attendees are welcome to a treats to share at intermission. Beverages will be provided.

Both events are free to the public, with donations accepted. They are primarily paid for with funds from Legacy Amendment approved by voters in 2008.

The Evansville Art Center is at 111 Main St. in Evansville.

Reporter Karen Tolkkinen grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree in 1994. Driven by curiosity and a desire to learn about the United States, Karen Tolkkinen has covered local news from Idaho to New Hampshire to Alabama and landing at the Echo Press in Alexandria in 2017.
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