Mark your calendar for 'Country 2006' Sept. 9 at Gainey

Mark your calendar for ‘Country 2006’ Sept. 9 at Gainey

Jamie O'Neal

Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Jamie O’Neal, up-and-coming Texas band Rio Grand, and veteran Minnesota high-energy country rockers High Noon will headline this year’s Music in Owatonna concert, “Country 2006,” on Saturday, Sept. 9, on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas’ Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.

Country fans young, old and in between are welcome. Gates open at 1:30 p.m., and great music’s in store from 2:30 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1, at two Owatonna businesses: Tone Music, 114 N. Cedar Ave., (507) 451-5196, and Kottke Jewelers, 115 N. Cedar Ave., (507) 451-6644.

Music in Owatonna is a civic group dedicated to hosting high-quality music performances in the Owatonna community. Over the past 12 years it has hosted music festivals and performances featuring the Minnesota Orchestra and chamber orchestras; blues, jazz and sacred music; and traditional Irish music.