Nationally recognized singer, songwriter and entertainer Dennis Warner returns to Mitchell for a special family concert at the public library Saturday April 13th at 10:30am. Dennis Warner’s concerts are noted to blend humor, audience participation and serious music into a fun and memorable concert. He accompanies his smooth vocals with strong instrumentation, incorporating both six and twelve string guitars. Warner has toured extensively throughout all fifty of the United States and a large part of Canada, appearing numerous times on both television and radio. He has released ten CD's and one children's book. In recognition of his contributions as a songwriter, he was honored with an invitation to perform in concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Besides his original music, Warner has had success with several songs written by others. Fan favorites include Don't Laugh at Me, The Garden Song (Inch by Inch) and Homegrown Tomatoes. Many also know Dennis for his viral YouTube hit I'm My Own Grandpa with over three quarter of a million views. Seeds, Dennis Warner's ninth CD, was named one of the top albums in folk/acoustic music for 2012, based on radio play around the world. Warner also named one of the top folk artists worldwide that year by the independent music rating company FolkDJ. Warner's career blossomed following the original release in 2004 of his song Beads on One String as a children's book. Now in its sixth printing, Beads on One String the book has become a favorite with teachers and parents alike for its powerful, positive message of unity combined with beautiful illustrations by artist Alison Love Unzelman. Currently, the book is used in elementary school bully prevention curriculums throughout the U.S. and in other countries as well. Recently, Dennis was invited to sing for the Parliament of the World’s Religions gathering in Toronto where over 7,500 people attended the week-long conference, representing more than 80 nations and 250 spiritual backgrounds. Dennis is excited to return to the Mitchell library. "I've played there many times in years past and always had a great experience. Mitchell is a great town!" This event is made possible through a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.