On the Road to LAMF!

Get away to the Northwoods and experience world-class performances with the Lakes Area Music Festival! The 13th annual season of LAMF will draw over 150 artists from the top orchestras and opera companies in the world. And now your attendance just got easier!

Each Sunday during our season, audiences from the Twin Cities can enjoy a day trip to the Lakes Area including:

  • Coach bus transportation from door to door!
  • Brunch at a Lakes Area restaurant
  • A matinee LAMF performance at Brainerd’s brand new Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

The bus will depart from the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis: 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis. Attendees may use the Club’s parking lot.

8:45 a.m. – Board bus at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
9 a.m. – Bus departs for Brainerd
11:30 a.m. – Brunch
2 p.m. – Performance
4 or 5 p.m. (Opera) – Board the bus to return
6:30 or 7:30 p.m. (Opera) – Arrive back at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

Tickets are $65 per person, to cover the cost of the bus and brunch. A minimum of 20 passengers per trip will be necessary. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to fewer than 20 attendees registered, a refund for that program will be offered. In any other cases tickets are nonrefundable, but may be transferred to another guest.

In the best interest of everyone on board, if you are not vaccinated please wear a mask while riding the bus or indoors with others. If you are ill, please stay home and send someone in your place.

American Roots - on the bus!
9:00AM, Sunday, August 1, 2021

In another grand opening event for Brainerd’s new world-class concert hall, the Lakes Area Music Festival celebrates the American spirit. Mason Bates’ kaleidoscopic orchestral fanfare is followed by Jessie Montgomery’s rhapsody of patriotic anthems, including the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing;’ Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López completes this trilogy of contemporary voices …

Spring Strings - on the bus!
9:00AM, Sunday, August 8, 2021
A string orchestra led by Christian Reif honors our own origins with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, the finale piece of our first season, reconstructed here for the rich sonorities of an enlarged ensemble.
The Rake's Progress - on the bus!
9:00AM, Sunday, August 15, 2021
Each season, LAMF's opera is a highlight of the season! Based on a series of artworks from the 18th century, Igor Stravinsky's "The Rake’s Progress" follows the decline of Tom Rakewell, whose unknowing encounter with the devil transforms him from an innocent, lazy farm boy to living the high life in London before ending up in the depths of the infamous Bedlam asylum. In the end, only love can save an irredeemable soul.
Tribute to the Earth - on the bus!
9:00AM, Sunday, August 22, 2021
The Lakes Area Music Festival closes its season with a symphonic celebration of the gifts we have all enjoyed. A world premier by Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López is followed by the Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius, a work inspired by the Apennine mountains of Italy.
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