The city of Ottertail first began the “Ottertail City Park Music Series” events in June 2015, kicking off the tradition with a performance by the Fergus Falls jazz band. They have since grown and are preparing for summer with six music events that are free to the public. Two events will be held during each of the summer months and all are held on a Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Music in Ottertail City Park events are hosted by the Ottertail Business and Community Association (OTBCA), soon to be the Ottertail City Chamber of Commerce, thanks to funding from area businesses, individuals, and funds raised from their annual OTBCA auction which will be held on July 17 at the Ottertail Community Center. This year’s musicians include Mark Christensen performing tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s; an Elvis and Neil Diamond tribute show featuring Todd Anderson; pop/rock band Blue English; Whiskey Business’s five piece band; Slew Foot Family Band at Otterfest; and local favorite, the Flashbacks to close out the season.