LESTER PRAIRIE – The Lester Prairie compost site will be open to city residents Saturday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Christmas tree disposal.
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HOWARD LAKE – Howard Lake Library hosts a monthly gathering to share thoughts, appreciations, and/or criticisms about a variety of mystery titles selected by members, by voting or consensus. Selections include longtime favorites and new voices. The club is for adults and teens. Meetings take place at the library the second Wednesday every month during the school year. The next meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Howard Lake Library.
LESTER PRAIRIE – The Prairie Archers winter leagues will be starting soon in Lester Prairie. Adult league starts Monday, Jan. 8, and youth league starts Saturday, Jan. 13. Lessons are available upon request. For more information, contact Mark (952) 221-7915 or Bill (952) 594-2374.
Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Well, you’re in luck! Come to Winsted and pick up the perfect gift for those who are hard to shop for! Tickets now available locally at the Blue Note Ballroom- Bar and Restaurant, Glenn’s Supervalu, Keaveny Drug, and Keg’s Bar.
MAYER, MN – The Mayer Park Commission will host an indoor movie event at the Mayer Community Center Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. The movie will be “Muppets Christmas Carol.”
SPONSORED POST – This morning, the full Winstock Country Music Festival 25th anniversary celebration lineup was unveiled and features a combination of tried-and-true favorites and some of today’s hottest stars.
Joining Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne June 8-9 in Winsted will be Billy Currington, Luke Combs, Neal McCoy, Sawyer Brown, LANCO, Walker Hayes, Trick Pony, Jordan Davis, Jake McVey, Maiden Dixie, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Jake Nelson.
“We wanted this to be a special lineup that represents Winstock and how we’ve grown over the years,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “For our 25th anniversary, we really wanted to blend some of our favorites along with the top artists of today.
Neal McCoy holds the record for most Winstock performances with five (1998, 01, 05, 09, and 13), and Sawyer Brown has taken the Winstock stage four times (2000, 04, 08, 13).
“To have Neal and Sawyer Brown be part of our 25th anniversary lineup is very special to us,” Danielson said. “They have been with us since the early years, and they’re two acts our fans absolutely love.”
Pairing them with hot newcomers Luke Combs and LANCO, who recently had the number-one hit “Greatest Love Story,” is sure to make it a weekend that all will enjoy.
“We built our foundation as a band on ‘Greatest Love Story’ because we believed in the power of Country music storytelling,” said LANCO lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “To see how much it has resonated with so many people makes us feel a little less crazy for believing in it so much.”
Combs also has hit big with “When It Rains It Pours,” and “Hurricane,” and that’s just the start. The North Carolina native has been featured on many “artists to watch” lists and is currently headlining his own “Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time” tour into the spring.
Also in 2018, Winstock goers will see a new flair for what has been coined the Emerging Artist Stage over the years. Moving forward, the name of Winstock’s second stage will be more expansive to allow not just newcomers to take the stage. This year, Trick Pony will entertain fans from the new West Stage, along with Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, and Jake McVey.
Tickets and camping for Winstock Country Music Festival 2018 went on sale online Oct. 16, with VIP tickets and campgrounds A, B, C, and D having sold out at this year’s event for 2018.
General admission tickets to Winstock ’18 cost $115 before the early-bird deadline of March 15. Note the early-bird date is earlier this year than previous years. Reserved seats cost $185, and camping passes cost $125. All are available now at WinstockFestival.com/tickets or by calling (320) 485-4287.
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