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