Museum Garden Concert is tonight

Paul Peterson with Matt Strand, Tom Wogsland, Mike Blake, and John Behling will perform in the Museum's Summer Music in the Garden Series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Peterson is a St. Paul-based jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger who performs regularly with the Nova Jazz Orchestra, Century College Big Band, sHorn hortZ, and CC Septet. His most recent CD, titled "Dreams of Hungarian Lanterns," was recorded with CC Septet. His energy has made a name for himself throughout the Twin Cities area. He will be accompanied by local favorites Matt Strand (bass), Tom Wogsland (trombone), Mike Blake (drums), and John Behling (guitar).

The public is invited to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and claim a place in the sculpture garden. Museum chef Justin Welsh will run the BBQ grill. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase, plus soda, chips, salad and root beer floats. In addition, beer and wine will be served. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved into the galleries of the Museum. Adult tickets are $5, children 12 and under are free.

This year’s concerts are sponsored by HB Sound and Lights, The Rite Spot Liquor Store and Summit Brewery of St. Paul, Minn.

For more information visit or call 701-777-4195. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive, Grand Forks.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-4195