Grassroots Concerts

A nonprofit organization

$770 raised by 7 donors

77% complete

$1,000 Goal

Help us to support Grassroots Concerts, bringing live folk music to the Brainerd Lakes Area. 

"Grassroots Concerts are the nonprofit offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times."

In 1988, several friends, who loved folk music, decided to embark on a mission, establishing Grassroots Concerts. They began by inviting singer/songwriter musicians to perform in their homes, churches, town halls and school auditoriums.  As the concerts became more popular Grassroots moved to the Odd Fellows Hall in Brainerd, followed by several years at the Nisswa Community Center.  With the collapse of the U.S. economy in fall of 2008, we were all in a funk, and not coming out to concerts. We wondered if we could continue. However, we realized that in hard times, we need folk music more than ever. Grassroots Concerts came back in spring 2009 with a reduced concert schedule, lower ticket price in a new, more affordable venue. Performers and concert goers alike rave about new venue, and the wonderful acoustics and relaxed setting of the “Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar.” For the past 30 years, it’s the folks who come out to our concerts  and our volunteers who make our folk music series possible. 

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Organization name

Grassroots Concerts

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Arts & Culture


PO BOX 561
BRAINERD, MN 56401-0561