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Jonathan Rundman to perform April 11 in Nisswa

Minneapolis-based Jonathan Rundman will make his series debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.

Born and raised in the isolated Finnish-American communities of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Rundman has been writing and performing songs since he was 18, emerging on the national scene when he was based in Chicago and earned rave reviews in Billboard, The New York Times and other publications.

“I’m really excited to appear at the Grassroots Concerts series,” Rundman said, noting he is familiar with the community from appearances at events in recent years. “Last spring I played liturgical music at Lutheran Church of the Cross, and the past few summers I’ve been a part of the Nisswa-Stämman Scandinavian Music Festival on stage with Finnish folk bands Kaivama, Arto Järvelä and Polka Chicks.

“The Grassroots Concerts show on April 11 will be an opportunity for me to share yet another form of music. I’ll be debuting new songs from my forthcoming solo album, ‘Look Up.’ The audience in Nisswa will be the very first audience to hear some of my newest compositions,” he said.

For more about Rundman, go to

Admission for general seating at all concerts is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, 5459 County Road 18, is located in the Journey Church across from the A&W Restaurant and next to the school in Nisswa.

Grassroots performances are made possible in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council with funding through the Minnesota State Legislature. The series is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

The concert series welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.

For more information, go to or call 218-829-4092.

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