Jamestown  (CSi)   Jamestown Arts Market, at Hansen Arts Park, in downtown Jamestown, runs 5 to 9 pm.

On a recent Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Arts Center, Director, Larry Kopp said, in addition to a wide variety of entertainment on Thursday nights, in June, July and August, there will be Kids Corner with activities and adult arts offerings.

The event runs from 5-p.m., to 9-p.m., each Thursday. He added there will be vendors on hand as well. He said, the Arts Center, not only promotes the Performing and Visual Arts, but also promotes Downtown Jamestown, and building the Jamestown community.

The Arts Market is made possible through  grants from Jamestown Tourism, and North Dakota Tourism, and is a partnership  with  Jamestown Downtown Association, North Dakota Tourism and Jamestown Tourism.

Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Becky Thatcher-Keller recently pointed out that during the Markets, residents will have the opportunity to engage in a walking tour of Downtown Jamestown’s historical buildings and find out more about the unique businesses in town

Remaining Performing Artist Line Up:

June 21st: Third Thursday Series
Celebrating North Dakota’s Native American Culture:
RYAN KELPIN and band with Native American Dancer and Flutist KEVIN LOCKE

Join us as we celebrate North Dakota’s Native American culture! Métis fiddler Ryan Keplin brings audiences to their feet with his incredible fiddling skills, infectious traditional and original music, and a world-class backing band.  A member of the International Fiddlers Hall of Fame, we are excited to welcome Ryan and his band to Jamestown!  Internationally acclaimed Native American Dancer and flutist Kevin Locke opens the program, performing his visionary hoop dance and traditional music on the Northern Plains flute.

June 28th
OPEN MIC NIGHT  With: Bernie & the Other Guys

One of the Arts Center’s most popular ongoing series, this is your opportunity to share your talents with the community!  Hosted by Jamestown’s own Steve Kuykendall, we welcome all musicians, poets, writers and comedians… individuals or groups… to the stage. Not a performer?  No worries!  Come out and support our homegrown artists and enjoy the performances from the audience!

July 5th
THE BLUE WAILERS  With: Poetry Slam!
Feeling down? The Blue Wailers will chase those “blues” away!  A traditional electric blues band from the Fargo-Moorhead area, the Blue Wailers pay homage to the greats—Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters and more—while maintaining their own individual sound.  With searing slide guitar, soulful harp, and a rock solid rhythm section, the Blue Wailers are a band to be reckoned with.  And the evening opens with a Poetry Slam!  From freestyle rap to sonnets, share your rhyming talents with the community and compete to win prizes!  All styles, and ages, are welcome!

July 12th
STEVE K and FRIENDS  With: Intrigue
An evening with Jamestown’s very own guitar virtuoso Steve Kuykendall!  Joined by a band of musical “partners in crime,” playing their favorite tunes in inimitable fashion, this is an evening of great music you won’t want to miss.

July 19th: Third Thursday Series
Our European Roots
MATT HODEK AND THE DAKOTA DUTCHMEN & JULIA LEE AND HER WHITE ROSE BAND
Come out and celebrate the European roots of ND’s original settlers!  And to honor their memory, what could be more fitting than old time and polka music from two of the Northern Midwest’s finest bands?  Matt Hodek & the Dakota Dutchmen and Julia Lee & Her White Rose Band guarantee that there will be polka dancers frolicking in downtown Jamestown!

July 26th
OPEN MIC NIGHT  With: Gary Keenan
One of the Arts Center’s most popular ongoing series, this is your opportunity to share your talents with the community! Hosted by Jamestown’s own Steve Kuykendall, we welcome all musicians, poets, writers and comedians… individuals or groups… to the stage.  Not a performer?  No worries!  Come out and support our homegrown artists and enjoy the performances from the audience!

August 2nd
BOLDER SHADES OF BLUE  With: Hot Dish! (Jamestown’s Storytelling Concert)
Rock and blues favorites with Jamestown’s best-known band! Be prepared, as Bolder Shades of Blue will undoubtedly rock the Downtown Arts Market!  Everyone has a story to tell.. what’s yours?  Hot Dish is your opportunity to share your story—and your storytelling skills—with others!  All ages are welcome to join in Jamestown’s only storytelling contest

August 9th
JOSH HARTY  With: Old Friends Band
Americana, folk, country and blues music from North Dakota native Josh Harty!  With several critically acclaimed albums and multiple national and international tours to his credit, Josh Harty brings incredible credentials—and even more incredible music—to Jamestown!

August 16th: Third Thursday Series
America’s Homegrown Arts
F-M KICKS BIG BAND with the KICKS DIXIELAND BAND
Join in the celebration of America’s homegrown arts and culture!  Jazz is truly an original American art form, and the Fargo-Moorhead Kicks Big Band, 17-members strong, plays all of your favorites from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and many more!  And we open the evening with a trip down south to the Crescent City—New Orleans—and the music that was born in the sultry French Quarter, Dixieland Jazz.

August 23rd
THE GINA POWERS BAND  With: Max Johnk Quartet
The Gina Powers Band plays their own original brand of Americana and country music.  Working on their debut album, this is a band going places, driven by Powers’ rich, and powerful, vocals.  Opening the program is Fargo’s Max Johnk Quartet, a jazz quartet extraordinaire!  Hailing from Fargo, the quartet mixes standards with original compositions… all played with bravura virtuosity and impeccable style.  A ”swinging” musical treat not to be missed!