Michael Johnson brings folk music to Central SquareCentral Square in Glenwood will present traveling folk musician Michael Johnson in concert on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. He is a national recording artist with a number of hits, including one of his oldest popular songs, Bluer Than Blue, from 1978.
Central Square in Glenwood will present traveling folk musician Michael Johnson in concert on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. He is a national recording artist with a number of hits, including one of his oldest popular songs, Bluer Than Blue, from 1978.
Concert organizers said Johnson is one of the best guitar players and solo concert artists in the country. He sits alone on stage, on a stool, in a pool of light and sings and plays guitar in a way that captures the audience’s hearts and souls.
Johnson’s gift for music has spurred him to help others do the same, so he will be presenting a free workshop for area amateur performers on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Central Square Auditorium. He will cover the basics of performance and how to make your singing and accompaniment the best it can be. Each workshop participant will have the chance to perform and Johnson will give feedback. Anyone is invited to attend the workshop as an observer, but there is limited space for actual participants. Call Central Square to sign up.
Also, Central Square invites people to come early for a pre-concert program at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge to meet Johnson up close and learn about his music, his artistic process and other interesting information about his performance that will enhance the concert-going experience. Call for reservations. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $5 for students. For reserved seating, call the Central Square Box office at (320) 634-0400 or toll free 1-866-497-0400. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This activity is funded by the Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota.