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Barbara Jean to perform May 2 in Nisswa

Barbara Jean, a songstress, will make her series debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa, in the Journey Church building on County Road 18.

Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music and sound, honing an early gift for the violin and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter into a sharp ear for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist.

Her career milestones include: Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Champion 2011; honorable mention 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest; and fall 2012 performance on National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage radio program.

Her debut record is “The Great Escape.”

For more about Barbara Jean, 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. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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