Grassroots Concerts favorite Claudia Schmidt will return to Nisswa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, for her eighth performance in the 32-year-old, volunteer-run series.

This 343rd Grassroots Concert will be at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane (next to Nisswa Elementary School).

More than four decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000-seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 listeners.

She has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing.

Schmidt describes her concert as “a hodge-podge of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment.”

She always includes her original work along with personal versions of the work of others, resulting in a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor and wonder.

For more about Schmidt, visit

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The rest of the 2020 spring Grassroots Concerts spring lineup:

  • Friday, April 10: Ellis,
  • Friday, May 1: John Gorka,

For more about Grassroots Concerts, visit, the series Facebook page, or call 218-829-4092.

At each concert Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to the local food shelf.