2022 Casual Classics

Our Casual Classics series brings our world-class roster of musicians outside the concert hall and into the community. Get to know these artists in an informal setting, and bring a friend to introduce to the Lakes Area Music Festival! Most events are outdoors, free, and no tickets required.

Concert for Kids
10:00AM, Saturday, July 30, 2022

Lakes Area families are invited to learn about the different sections of the orchestra in this outdoor concert featuring LAMF’s professional musicians and hosted by youth education director Alexander Peña. After the concert our Instrument Petting Zoo will give attendees the opportunity to try playing the instruments themselves. All are welcome! Free and open to …

Downtown Block Party
7:30PM, Monday, August 8, 2022

Join us for a block party in the heart of downtown Brainerd! A string orchestra will play pop music and familiar classical favorites. Bring a chair and grab a beer at Sage on Laurel, and enjoy music outdoors. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Presented in partnership with Brainerd Restoration.

Yoga + Live Music
10:00AM, Saturday, August 13, 2022

Music, meditation, and fitness come together in this hour-long outdoor yoga class guided by Jennifer Smith of Nisswa Yoga. Sun salutations under the morning sun, with music provided by a quintet of LAMF musicians from around the country. All levels are welcome! Donation based and open to the public; pre-registration recommended.

Musicians' Night Out
7:00PM, Thursday, August 18, 2022

A perfect pairing: Beethoven and Beer! Our Musicians’ Night Out is a chance for our musicians to let loose playing music with colleagues and friends, new and old. Grab a pint and chat with musicians from around the world between sets of informal chamber music sight-reading performances outdoors at Roundhouse Brewery in Nisswa. Free and …

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