The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its 25th season on Friday, June 21, at DreamAcres Farm near Wykoff, Minn. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. with an admission charge of $8 per person or $20 for a family.
As always, the Lanesboro Barn Dance will feature traditional square dances, big circles and couples dances like waltzes, polkas and schottisches. Square and circle dances will be taught and called by Julie Young from Minneapolis, Minn. Young has also been caller for the Monday Night Square Dance in the Twin Cities for years.
Old-time string band music will be furnished by fiddler Smack Young-Walser, also from Minneapolis, with local favorite Bob Bovee joining on guitar and harmonica.
Although it’s good to know right from left before you come, no other knowledge or experience is required. All organized dances are taught and you don’t need to bring a partner. This is like the old-fashioned barn dances that were once the mainstay of entertainment in this part of the country. Just come prepared to have a good time and bring your dancing shoes!
Wood-fired pizza is available from DreamAcres starting at 5 p.m. DreamAcres is located at 17289 County Road 8 in Wykoff. For directions, go to http://dreamacresfarm.org/directions/.
This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc., thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
For more information, visit www.boveeheil.com or call 507-498-5452.