The North Dakota Chautauqua kicks off this evening (May 9) with the Young Artists Concert 7 p.m. in the Devils Lake High school Commons.

The North Dakota Chautauqua kicks off this evening (May 9) with the Young Artists Concert 7 p.m. in the Devils Lake High school Commons.

Each year the Young Artist Concert gives Chautauqua audiences a chance to enjoy performances by some of the outstanding young musicians who call the Lake Region home.

Graduating seniors and underclassmen are featured on the program, giving a number of students a chance to perform on the stage of the High School Commons.

Vocal music instructor Samantha Richards, band director Ryan Strid and strings director Richard Neukom will all have students performing tonight.