Entertainment Schedule

Land of the Loon Entertainment 2023


You will find Olcott Park filled with some of the most quality musicians you will ever encounter anywhere!

Saturday, June 17, 2023
11:00 AM:  Derrell Syria Project (Finnish Reggae)
11:45 AM:  Jerry Frasier (Comedic Magician)
12:30 PM:  Downtown Dance Academy (Amber Johnson & Her Local Stars)
1:30 PM:  Preston Gunderson (Singer Songwriter)
2:15 PM:  Sheltered Reality (Vivid Percussion Line)
3:00 PM:  Eira (Diverse International Music)
3:45 PM:  Derrell Syria Project (Finnish Reggae)
4:30 PM:  Jerry Frasier (Comedic Magician)
5:15 PM:  Eira (Diverse International Music)
Sunday, June 18, 2023
11:00 AM:  Ecumenical Service featuring Pastor Rob Kopp (Peace United Methodist Church)
12:00 PM:  Derrell Syria Project (Finnish Reggae)
12:45 PM:  Preston Gunderson (Singer Songwriter)
1:30 PM:  Downtown Dance Academy (Amber Johnson & Her Local Stars)
2:30 PM:  Jerry Frasier (Comedic Magician)
3:15 PM:  Eira (Diverse International Music)
4:00 PM:  Sheltered Reality (Vivid Percussion Line)

 Downtown Dance Academy

The Downtown Dance Academy celebrates its 11th year with the 2023 Spring Recital "Clue".

A true whodunnit mystery!

This downtown Virginia dance studio has long enjoyed performing for the community.

Through variety shows, fundraisers, music in the park performances and more, they share a strong love of dance.

"Come dance with us!  We can guarantee you won't be able to sit still!"

Jerry Fraiser
Comedic Magician




Eira (pronounced "era" in North America) performs music from Scotland, Ireland, Newfoundland, Canada, Wales, China, Scandinavia and the U.S.

Repertoire includes traditional, contemporary, and original songs and tunes sung in English, Gaelic, Irish, Welsh, Chinese, and more, played on fiddle, erhu, guitars, bodhrán, bouzouki, mandolin, button accordion, and whistles.


Derrell Syria Project

Finnish Reggae


Preston Gunderson

Dynamic vocalist and performer Preston Gunderson has captivated an ever expanding fan base in Minneapolis and beyond with his heartfelt, and passionate performances.

Gunderson has been a fixture in the Minneapolis music scene for 10 years. He started his career early at the age of 15 playing in the bars of Northern Minnesota, a place known as the “Iron Range.” He has since forged his songwriting and performances to captivate his audiences.

His music has evolved through the years from his early pop sensibilities to a more introspective and thought-provoking songwriter. He has a simple way in which he brings hope even to the most heartbreaking songs.


Mel Annala
Guitarist and Singer
Sheltered Reality
 A vivid percussion line that enhances our LAND OF THE LOON- it has for many years- beginning with the parade downtown Virginia.  They send a positive message out to ALL THE PEOPLE with their fun and inclusive program!

Ecumenical Services

Rev Rob Kopp

Rev. Rob Kopp, pastor at Peace United Methodist, is new to Virginia this year. He is enjoying getting acquainted with Virginia and the Iron Range. 

Rob is a 2006 graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and since then has served as a United Methodist pastor in several churches in Minnesota, enjoying people and the work of preaching. Before seminary, he was a Registered Nurse and worked as a Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist. 

He and his wife, Rev. Michelle Miller live in Virginia. Michelle is pastor of Wesley United Methodist in Hibbing. 

When Rob is not pastoring, you may find him somewhere on two wheels – on one of his two old (classic? no, maybe not) motorcycles, a recumbent bicycle, a fat bike, a mountain bike, a road bike…or, in the winter on skis or snowshoes. He enjoys time at his lake cabin, reading widely, and watching video and films. 






































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