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Oaklands to perform at Valley City park on Aug. 17

The trio provides a variety of music.

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Oakland Grove will perform at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in City Park in Valley City.
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VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The final Music in the Park for the season will be at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Valley City.

Featured will be Oakland Grove from Valley City. They will perform in the City Park Bandshell. Come early for a special ice cream treat to be served by the Bridges Arts Council.

A family-friendly variety cover band, Oakland Grove offers music to suit every generation. The mother-father-son trio plays a wide variety of classic rock, country, blues and contemporary music, including some of the most popular songs recorded between 1948 and 2021.

Percussionist John Oakland has been singing and playing drums with his parents since age 7.

Guitarist Dave Oakland began his musical career in Sarles, North Dakota, at age 12 with high school bands including the Squires and the Honest Truth. After graduating and moving to Grand Forks, he found his calling as a professional musician, performing and traveling the tri-state region for decades with the bands Lone Tree, Clockwork, Deliverance and FIRE.


Keyboardist Maggie (Gassmann) Oakland joined Dave in FIRE in 2004, and the two have been collaborating musically ever since.

A freewill offering is taken each night for the continued support of the City Park Bandshell and programs.

Music at the City Park Bandshell is sponsored by the Valley City Parks & Recreation along with other agencies and businesses. A freewill offering is taken to assist in continued work on the bandshell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be relocated to the Valley City State University Performing Arts Hall on the VCSU campus.

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