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Music of the Mississippi at Brainerd library

The "Music of the Mississippi" with the Everett Smithson Band will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Brainerd Public Library.

The concert is open to all ages. The band consists of Phil Schmid on guitar, Jeremy Johnson on drums and Bill Black on standup bass along with Everett and Kathy Smithson.

"'Music of the Mississippi' is a music program that takes you on a trip down the Big River with with Zydeco (swamp rock), rockabilly, blues,Tex-Mex and lots of funky roots music," a news release stated. "The Everett Smithson Band has upbeat and interesting music played by professionals that have been playing most of their lives."

After the concert participants can stay for a free harmonica lesson for all ages given by Everett Smithson and sponsored by the Minnesota Blues Society.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

For the complete schedule of Legacy funded events at Kitchigami Libraries, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website at and click on Legacy Events.