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Chris Koza Thursday Trucks & Tunes at City Park

June 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the music of the Chris Koza at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, 1361 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN on the evening of June 30, 2022. Composer / Performer Chris Koza is an internationally-recognized Americana artist. Chris performs regularly as a solo artist and with his band, Rogue Valley at many renowned Twin Cities’ venues (First Avenue, The Fitzgerald Theater) and festivals (Basilica Block Party, Minnesota State Fair, Iceland Airwaves), and has toured the US, sharing the stage with many well-known musicians.

Chris embraces classic Americana with a contemporary feel and utilizes a wide range of textures in creating music rooted in folk, pop, and storytelling. Subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies and pop-music sensibilities interweave with acoustic and electric guitars, earthy pianos, and familiar rhythms. Despite late-night deep dives in the studio, Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to strip the layering back to allow an emotional vocal and solo acoustic deliver the story. Because of this, the songs succeed in a solo setting, as a duo, or with a band of almost any other configuration.

Thursday Trucks & Tunes in City Park Details

Enjoy an evening in the park listening to music and enjoying fabulous foods! The concerts are free! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food trucks will be serving a variety of food, wine, beer, and desserts! This event is brought to you by DL Noon Rotary Club, the Holmes Theatre, and Anonymous donor, and the Lake Region Arts Council. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be cancelled.


Noon: Rotary Trucks & Tunes

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Featured Entertainment

  • Cost: Free! Just make sure to bring some cash for food and beverages!
  • Beer & Wine: Fork On The Road has beer and wine available for purchase. You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID. All Alcohol must stay within the park grounds.
  • Location: The Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, 1361 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • In Case of Rain: We move to the Holmes Theatre at! 806 Summit Ave. Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. Follow us on Facebook for announcements!
  • Additional food trucks are welcome. Interested trucks should contact: Stacy Gray at the City of Detroit Lakes e-mail
  • Bands are welcome to apply for upcoming events. Interest bands please contact: Erik Dale at The Historic Holmes Theatre e-mail

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About the Talent:

Chris Koza

Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, Kathleen Edwards, Dan Wilson, Stephen Kellogg, This is the Kit, and Tift Merrit, among others. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. But despite late-night deep dives in the studio, Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story. Chris performs solo, as a duo, and with a band of almost any other configuration.

Chris Koza Website | Chris Koza Facebook Page

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