Opossum at The Farm

By Tina Montgomery

The question on everyone’s mind Friday night at The Farm of Cultural Crossroads was Opossum, Where Art Thou? 

Where indeed! The comedy band Opossum, Where Art Thou? aka The Dirtbag Band from Ratchet-Land entertained the 21+ age crowd with their own style of “filthy outlaw country” in a set that was often raunchy, very comical and definitely not for folks with delicate sensibilities. The act was the second in the Fourth Fridays music series scheduled this summer at The Farm.

Executive Director Brandi Cade said the music series came together when she started reaching out to local musicians and artists to provide entertainment for Minden. 

“The mission [of The Farm] is to unite all people through the arts,” Cade said. The Farm at Cultural Crossroads is now in its 30th year promoting that mission.  After a near 2-year hiatus due to the covid pandemic, the 4 acre setting is again hosting numerous events this year.

 “It’s such a magical place” Cade said. 

She and the Board are working to bring more artists and musicians for area residents to discover art in all its forms. 

Regarding this music series, Cade said “People should come and enjoy it with their families. Even if you think you may not like a particular style of music, come on out to enjoy it. You may be surprised at finding something new you like.”

 Fourth Fridays at The Farm music series runs through August 26. Cade is hoping the series continues through the Fall if enough talent can be booked for performances. 

The dates for future Fourth Fridays are July 22 and August 26. These shows are family friendly and free of charge. Attendees can expect to hear different musical stylings and see the works of local artists. Cade encourages families to come out with their children and bring lawn chairs or blankets for an evening of fun.