FAIRMONT - Fifteen days is all people have to purchase their Fairmont Concert Association season tickets.
The short window of opportunity opens up seven months of entertainment, with the first of five local concerts beginning in late September and the last in late April.
In addition to the local concerts, Fairmont Concert Association members have the opportunity to see five concerts in Blue Earth, bringing the total performances available to members up to 10.
The performers are chosen by committee, who review many recordings before settling on the season lineup.
"We are thrilled with what was chosen," said committee member Susan Riley.
Of particular interest to Riley is the first group on the schedule - Threestyle. The group is based in Minneapolis and has a broad range of musical styles.
"People may not have heard of them," Riley said, "But we know they are going to be awesome."
Riley has lived in Fairmont for 18 months, and she was astounded when she learned of the organization.
"The most impressive thing is that it is such awesome entertainment and it is so cheap," she said. "And the auditorium is packed."
In addition to Threestyle on Sept. 30, the association is bringing Home Free Christmas, an a capella group Dec. 2; VOCES8 on Feb. 11; Rastrelli Cello Quarteete, March 20; and Mac Frampton Triumvirate on April 22.
A season pass for an adult is $40, a child is $10 and a family membership costs $90.
To become a patron, $100 is required, a sponsorship costs $150, and with $250 or more one can become a benefactor.
All shows start at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Area High School Performing Arts Center.
The shows in Blue Earth are: Metals M5 Brass on Sept. 18; Echos Big Band on Oct. 30; Anderson and Roe on Nov. 19; Bottom Line Duo on Feb. 16; and Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50s April 21. The shows are at the Blue Earth Area High School performing arts center.
Interested parties should call Pat Burns at (507) 235-9276 or Joan Engquist at (507) 235-6991.