AITKIN, MINN. – Feb. 10, 2024 – Grammy Award Winning and national recording artists The Kentucky Headhunters are coming to Aitkin as part of Nature Rocks – Concert for Conservation from 4:30-10 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds. The scholarship fundraising concert will also include Pert Near Sandstone and Whiskey River. The event is presented by Riverwood Healthcare Center.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 at, or by calling 800-595-4849. Tickets are $35 in advance for general admission tickets or $75 for VIP tickets. Proceeds will pay for scholarships for students to attend outdoor adventure camps and outdoor school field trips at Long Lake Conservation Center.
“We’re kicking off summer in style with a Solstice concert to remember,” Long Lake Manager Dave McMillan said. “It’s going to be a great evening of music for a good cause.”
This concert event is made possible by Riverwood Healthcare Center, Block North Brew Pub, Edina Realty – Kay Hill, KBLB – B93.3, KKIN radio, 102.5 DUKE-FM and the NewsHopper.

ABOUT THE BANDS The Kentucky Headhunters
Hailing from, you guessed it, Kentucky, this iconic country and southern rock band has been kicking out energetic songs since 1989. The Headhunters have released ten studio albums and dozens of hit songs, including “Oh Lonesome Me” and “Dumas Walker.” The band has won three Country Music Association awards, an Academy of Country Music award, and a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, won in 1990 for Pickin’ on Nashville.

Pert Near Sandstone
This Twin Cities based Americana/Roots band is informed by the American folk tradition, and are a central part of the Minnesota Roots Music scene that includes contemporaries Charlie Parr, Trampled By Turtles, and 4onthefloor. They are known for their toe-tapping tunes and high-octane shows, as well as their humor and levity.

Whiskey River
Hailing from Moose Lake, this band has been packing clubs, ballrooms and concert venues since the early 1970s – and for good reason. Whiskey River helped forge and define a Midwest brand of hard-driving country rock that still echoes today. In other words, bring your dancing shoes. Whiskey River was inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Nature Rocks is a Long Lake Conservation Foundation (LLCF) event. LLCF is a 501(c)(3) that supports the Conservation Center’s mission of environmental education and in particular, the teaching of wise-use of our natural resources. Learn more about the Foundation and how to support the mission at