The Summer Sparkler

Tuesday, August 9 • Grounds open at 5:30pm • Concert at 6:30pm
Historic Scott House

Please join us on the grounds of the beautiful Historic Scott House for a breezy summer concert with picnic-y food and festive fundraising in support of a new season of opera!

Tuesday, August 9, at The Historic Scott House (Rain date: August 10).

Grounds open at 5:30; Concert begins at 6:30.

$20 General Admission / $12 Students and Children

Picnic Supper Boxes

Picnic supper boxes are available for pre-order. $20 each.

Food order deadline is Friday, August 5.

Add your menu choices to your ticket order online, or complete your order over the phone by calling 218-464-0922.


  1. Turkey, Bacon, & Swiss Sandwich – served on cranberry wild rice bread with cranberry mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Comes with pasta salad, chips, and dessert.
  2. Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich – served on marble rye with a roasted garlic mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Comes with pasta salad, chips, and dessert.
  3. Hummus Wrap (vegetarian) – served on a tortilla with portobello mushrooms, squash, zucchini, spinach, roasted red peppers, and hummus. Comes with pasta salad, chips, and dessert.
  4. Cranberry & Goat Cheese Salad – served with or without chicken, mixed greens, dried cranberries, goat cheese, candied pecans, and balsamic vinaigrette. Comes with fresh fruit, roll, and dessert. 


Several drink options will be available with suggested donation pricing.

Ride The Bus! Reserve your seat for $10

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!

** Masks Required while on board **

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

COVID Safety Guidelines

If you are sick, please stay home. If you are unvaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a mask. And even if you are, the CDC recommends that “fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated”.

LOON will not require masking in the outdoor event space, but we do encourage patrons to follow the above recommendations and to practice social distancing.

Bus riders will be required to wear a mask while on board when not actively eating or drinking. The bus driver will be masked and roof hatches will be cracked for ventilation.

Thank you for keeping our event a safe one!