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The Summer Sparkler 2024

August 6, 2024 • Grounds open at 5:30, Concert starts at 6:30
Historic Scott House

Join LOON for an outdoor summer concert with picnic-y food and festive fundraising in support of a new season of opera! The event takes place at the Historic Scott House in Carlton, MN, with bus service available to and from Duluth. Grounds open at 5:30pm, concert starts at 6:30pm. Walk-ups are welcome, but food must be ordered ahead of time and bus seats should be reserved ahead as seating is limited. In the event of rain, the Sparkler will be moved to the following day, August 7.

Picnic Supper Boxes are available for pre-order – $22 each

Food order deadline is 4:00pm on Friday, August 2.

Add your menu choices to your ticket order online, or complete your order over the phone by calling 218-464-0922. If you have dietary restrictions, MidCoast is happy to accommodate! Simply note your restrictions when prompted during the checkout process.


Several drink options will be available with suggested donation pricing.

Ride The Bus! Reserve your seat for $14

Why wait until you arrive at the event to start the fun? Take advantage of this budget-friendly and eco-friendly mode of transportation, where you can relax and enjoy refreshments and good company on the way!

  1. 4:45 depart Blue Stone Apartments  (Pickup is on Elizabeth Street. Parking permitted in the St. Luke’s Clinic lot.)
  2. 5:00 depart Sheraton Downtown (Pickup is on 3rd Avenue East. 301 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802)
  3. 5:15 depart Perkins West (4005 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55807)
  4. 5:50 arrive at The Historic Scott House


We’ll have lots of chairs set up for the concert, but if you have a favorite lawn chair or blanket to bring, please do!

Directions to The Historic Scott House

Address: 1321 County Road 4, Carlton, MN, 55718

I-35 exit #239 (Scanlon Carlton Cloquet).

After exiting, turn left under 35 and head south into Carlton. You are on Hwy 45.

Continue south through Carlton (you will cross RR tracks) for about 1 mile, and then turn right at the Spur Gas Station onto County Road 3.

Follow County Road 3 for about 4.5 miles, and turn right on County Road 4.

Scott House is the first driveway on the right.

Click here to view the event location in Google Maps