Amanda Grace from Winona will be March’s featured musical guest.

Amanda Grace to perform at ‘Over the Back Fence’


“The Letter M” will be the theme of first “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show of 2016 on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro.

March’s musical guest is Amanda Grace, a singer and avid songwriter from Winona who combines rich vocals and intimate, confessional lyrics inspired by her nephew’s legacy. Grace plays both guitar and piano, has released music for kids and adults, and continues to thrill audiences with her passionate acoustic rock, pop, soul and gospel music.

Host Damon Prestemon will continue to do what he does best — keep the show rolling with wit at its quick pace while spontaneously responding to the humor and the audience. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. and musician Helen Johnson, a junior at Decorah High School, will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m. Johnson presents a wide variety of music including originals and covers, and accompanies herself on piano and guitar. She has performed at Rochester’s Steam Café, at T-Bock’s as featured artist, live on KDEC artist of the week, at weddings, and is a regular at Java John’s Coffeeshop in Decorah.

Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at, in person at the Lanesboro Arts gallery (103 Parkway Avenue North), or at the door at the St. Mane Theatre — as available — beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights.

“Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, now in its 22nd season, is a program of Lanesboro Arts and is staged at the St. Mane Theatre on the second Fridays of March through November in 2016. Upcoming shows include “The 1970s” on April 8 and “Yellow” on May 13.

Every show is unique, with a different theme and brand new material. Each show is also broadcast on Winona State University’s KQAL 89.5FM on the Wednesday five days after the show at 6:30 p.m. (also available for streaming at The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.

Lanesboro Arts’ mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information call 507-467-2446, email or visit This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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