The Arts in the Parks summer concert series closes out its outdoor performances for the season with the 1950s and '60s-themed "At the Hop" event.
Terri Aldrich, executive director for sponsoring group, the Minot Area Council of the Arts, said the event -- now in at least its sixth season, she said, as part of the Arts in the Parks lineup -- has just been growing each year.
The "At the Hop" concert is set to begin at 7 p.m. today in Scandinavian Heritage Park, featuring a display of classic cars by the Dakota Cruisers and, Aldrich said, "the gorgeous voices of The Treble Makers."
Submitted Photo - - Arlene Saugstad, left, and Terri Aldrich get ready for the Minot Area Council of the Arts’ 'At the Hop' event, with Saugstad resplendent in poodle skirt and saddle shoes.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - The Treble Makers are shown singing at last year’s show in Oak Park. This year’s event is planned to take place in Scandinavian Heritage Park.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - The Treble Makers sing 'You Don't Own Me' as part of their Aug. 4, 2011 performance in Scandinavian Heritage Park.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - Terri Aldrich, executive director for the Minot Area Council of the Arts, got into the '50s spirit with her 'At the Hop' outfit.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - Those attending the At the Hop event Thursday were invited to get into the spirit, as these girls certainly did.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - An estimated 700 people came out to enjoy and celebrate 1950s and '60s music with The Treble Makers at MACA's At the Hop event, Aug. 4, 2011, in Scandinavian Heritage Park.
The Treble Makers are Shelly Norton, Carol Schnabel, Tarryl Shomento, Sue Thomas and Janie Ripplinger. Their specialty is close-harmony songs from the 1950s and '60s.
"We encourage people to come in costume," Aldrich said. "I'm going to wear something '50s, and I'm hoping that there will be others who will also."
The Dakota Cruisers will display their vehicles in the parking lot near the park, so those attending the event are asked to park in the lot across the street.
Also on hand will be popcorn by the Minot Area Council of the Arts, popcorn balls by Pat Schmidt, gyros and baklava by St. Peter's Church and root beer floats by the Sons of Norway.
The event is free and open to the public. Freewill donations go to support the Arts in the Parks summer concert series. The concert is also supported by a $500 sponsorship by Enbridge.