Arts Downtown Park Rapids this Thursday!

Make the Most

The Arts Downtown PR series continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in downtown Park Rapids.

Lori Goulet Reich will be featured from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Bella Caffè. A transplant from Minneapolis, Lori trained as a vocal classical singer for seven years and took some guitar lessons, too. She sang with a classic rock band and a country band while living in the Twin Cities and  was a church soloist for 10 years. Lori and her family have lived at Lake Itasca for the past five and a half years, and she plays in the country band, Buck Geezer.

The reggae band, Make the Most, will warm the January night with sounds from the Caribbean from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7 p.m. at The Good Life Cafe. Josh Prendiz does lead vocals and guitar, Brandon Prendiz is on the drums and Roger Fenzel plays bass and does back up vocals. Make the Most has been together for the past two and a half years, has performed in Grand Forks and Detroit Lakes and most recently at Terrapin Station in Nevis. The band also performed at the Youth Music and Arts III concert in August. Josh, Brandon and Roger have just finished recording their first studio album.

Third Thursday events are designed to bring audiences to see and hear visual artists, musicians, writers and other artists in businesses in downtown Park Rapids on the Third Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to make a free will donation to the artists. Contact Lu Ann Hurd-Lof at 652-4081 or with questions.

This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.