December 8, 2015
Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, Perkins made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene. Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded music as a solo artist and with ...More
December 9, 2015
This unique, intimate family-fueled comedy and drama, AT CHRISTMAS features unforgettable improvisational and scripted moments about the holidays, accompanied by a terrific 6-piece ...More
December 11, 2015
At the Door Series
December 12, 2015
Songs and the Season features Kathy and her band of stellar musicians in a performance celebrating the Christmas season!
December 12, 2015
December 10-December 13, 2015
A true classic performed by a premiere ballet company!As the Silberhaus family complete final preparations for their annual holiday party, guests travel through a crisp night. Clara ...More
December 13, 2015
Join Andrew Walesch and his trio, featuring Jeremy Boettcher on bass and Jay Epstein on drums, along with local favorite Al Asmus on tenor saxophone and flute, as they take you on a ...More
December 14-December 15, 2015
CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family- The Nelsons.
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|Granite City Radio Theatre|
Special Musical Guest: Mark “Hazzy” Hasbrouck
KVSC 88.1 FM in partnership with the Pioneer Place on Fifth is so proud to present season FOUR of the Granite City Radio Theatre. beginning on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30pm. This live radio show will be broadcast live on KVSC 88.1 FM from the historic Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre in front of a live audience. Granite City Radio Theatre will be tipping its hat to everything Central Minnesota has to offer and then some....
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/02/15||Saint Cloud|
Pat Donohue is one of the players who put Minnesota on the map as the home of terrific guitarist-composers: winner of the National Fingerstyle Championship (1983), mainstay of the Prairie Home Companion house band, preserver of traditional blues, creator of amazing guitar arrangements of swing and jazz standards, writer of touching and wickedly funny songs. He sings about "sittin' in the basement, stealin' from Chet [Atkins]," and he wound up sharing the stage...
|Granite City Folk Society||12/04/15||St. Cloud|
|All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914|
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together.
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||12/05/15||Collegeville|
African Night is an annual night that is held by African Student Association, organization that has been around for two decades now. Its one of the biggest cultural events that is held on campus, this years theme is The Year of Legacy. Students showcase their talents, culture and food from their countries. Most definitely welcomed to everyone.
|St. Cloud State University-SCSU- Department of Campus Involvement||12/05/15||St. Cloud|
|Holiday Art Walk-n-Crawl ~ Art Crawl|
6th annual Holiday Art Walk-N-Crawl in downtown St. Joseph
Saturday, December 5th • 10am-6pm - HOLIDAY ART CRAWL! Support local artists, find special holiday gifts and join in the merriment of the event. One event, three venues! Meet all of the artists, enjoy refreshments, music and holiday cheer all day long!
BRUNO PRESS - 154 4th Ave SE
|Bruno Press||12/05/15||St Joseph|
|Made in Minnesota: Music of the Season|
Great River Chorale celebrates Minnesota's choral tradition with holiday music by the best and brightest living Minnesota composers including Matthew Culloton, Carol Barnett, Abbie Betinis, Timothy Takach, and many more. Sing along on audience carols, enjoy narrations from the writings of Minnesota poets David Bengtson, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Hear the premieres of new carols composed by Laura Caviani and Mary Kay Geston in honor of Great River Chorale's fifteenth...
|Great River Chorale||12/04/15-|
|KERI NOBLE HOLIDAY SHOW|
A transplant from Detroit to Minneapolis, Keri Noble is a piano-driven singer/songwriter whose passion and penchant for living life on her own terms radiates from her music.
After growing up in an environment where secular music was not readily available, Noble was inspired, like so many, by Joni Mitchell’s historic album Blue, to find her own voice in songwriting. Keri gained the attention of the world-famous producer, Arif Mardin, and a recording deal with EMI/Manhattan...
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/06/15||Saint Cloud|
Allen Brisse and friends will host a community sing-along event featuring all your favorite holiday songs! Sing along with large-print songbooks (provided), or if you prefer to simply listen, sit back and enjoy the guitar and vocal sounds of the season.
|Whitney Senior Center||12/11/15||St. Cloud|
|Christmas Carols from Around The World Dinner Concert|
Enjoy a wonderful pork chop or roast chicken dinner and two beautiful concerts filled with Christmas Carols from around the world sung by the popular Cold Spring Area Maennerchor.
|The Cold Spring Area Maennerchor||12/12/15||Richmond|
Kwanzaa is an international celebration honoring the culture and heritage of people of African descent. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to celebrating Nguzo Saba- the seven principles of African Heritage: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Celebrate these principles at Whitney, regardless of your cultural or spiritual identity. The event will feature music, dance, food, and everyone is welcome to...
|Whitney Senior Center||12/12/15||St. Cloud|
|Children's Holiday Concert|
Seasonal music chosen specially for children of all ages!
|St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra||12/12/15||St. Cloud|
|"Home for Christmas" Holiday Cabaret|
Join the Minnesota Center Chorale for its annual Cabaret, in a NEW location! Cabaret 2015, “Home For Christmas”, will be celebrated at the Regency Plaza in downtown St. Cloud.
|Minnesota Center Chorale||12/12/15||St. Cloud|
|A Christmas Carol Musical|
For many around the world, Christmas isn’t Christmas without revisiting the well loved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and the awakening of his long forgotten festive spirit.
When the spirit of Jacob Marley, his former partner, tells Scrooge he must know his responsibilities, Scrooge is taken on a very busy night to show him the error of his ways. With the Ghost of Christmas Past illustrating the importance of family and friends, Christmas Present representing...
|North Star Family Theatre||12/04/15-|
|Crusade Choir Christmas Choral Collection|
Halleluhah! Light Has Come
|The Crusade Choir||12/11/15-|
Celebrate music of the season with the St. Cloud Municipal Band as they feature a variety of holiday favorites and even give you a chance to sing along!Coffee and cookies will be served.
|Whitney Senior Center||12/14/15||St. Cloud|
|Rock and Roll X-Mas Spectacular|
Featuring: Ted Manderfeld, Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Mike Zeleny, and Billy Thommes on drums
Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular is a Las Vegas caliber, multi-media, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with music, comedy, parodies and even a game show!!
Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new...
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/14/15-|
|Fendrick and Peck|
At the Door Series
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|Granite City Folk Society||12/18/15||St. Cloud|
|A Ceremony of Carols|
The St. John’s Boys’ Choir presents its annual Christmas concert with selections of sacred Christmas music in one of Central Minnesota’s most beautiful settings. Celebrate the season and enjoy a full performance of Benjamin Britten's choral masterpiece "A Ceremony of Carols" by candlelight, with Dr. Rachel Brandwein on harp. Other selections include seasonal classics by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Bob Chilcott and Gustav Holst among others.
|The St. John's Boys' Choir||12/18/15||St. Cloud|
|Restless Heart Christmas Show: A Season of Harmony|
Restless Heart has earned dozens of national awards and nominations over the last 20 years, and have close to a dozen #1 hits and albums! This legendary music group has been performing for well over 30 years – but are appearing at the Paramount for the very first time. Along with all of their #1 hits, Restless Heart will be performing their own versions of classic holiday favorites!
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/18/15-|
|Cantus presents Voices of Christmas|
Every holiday season is a time for celebration. As another year comes to a close, it’s also a time when we reflect on our challenges or triumphs, as well as reflecting on those who have taught us some of life’s most important lessons. In “Voices of Christmas,” the men of Cantus combine the words, stories, and wisdom of people from all walks of life with music that is sure to awaken the holiday spirit. Joining carols old and new with holiday favorites (along with Franz...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/20/15||Saint Cloud|
Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds. When combined, their individual histories make for a very unique...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/20/15||Saint Cloud|
|George Maurer Jazz Group|
Featuring the incomparable songstress, Ann Michels
George will be tearing up the Paramount stage for the 17th year, presenting holiday arrangements and flair in just the right mix of straight-ahead jazz and their trademark lighthearted flair.
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/21/15||Saint Cloud|
|THE NATIVITY STORY: Welcome To Our World|
Just in time for Christmas, Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks will perform A Christian Christmas in true Rockumentary style! This show not only celebrates the birth of Jesus, but we are reminded of the events that point us toward the culmination of the prophecy of a Deliverer.
Did Mary know what the future held in store for her baby boy? Hear the story as you have never heard it told, leading up to the purpose of His coming in this first-of-it’s-kind Christmas performance. ...
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/21/15-|
|Rock N Roll Christmas Spectacular|
Back for the fifth year in a row, this Las Vegas-style, multi-media musical and comedic production is back. Join Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Ted Manderfeld, Pamela McNeil, Stacy Bauer, Tim Haussner, Mike Zeleny, Mike Kreitzer and Billy Thommes as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics.
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/22/15-|
|Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience Christmas Show|
The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is the only group taking big band music, fusing it with modern day mixes of all genres, and making the act of giving “cool.” We create more than music. We create feelings. Experiences. The kind you remember as, “That unbelievable night out.” Wanna levitate off your chair with the pulse of pop? Done. Just don’t ask that we hold back the edge because THAT is what makes us who we are. Big band was born out of rebellion, and we...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/27/15||Saint Cloud|
|TONIC SOL FA|
For the 13th consecutive year, Emmy Award-winning Tonic Sol Fa will be wrapping up their national holiday tour right here on their home stage. Tonic Sol-Fa, the popular Midwest based harmony group the New York Times praised as “a vocal kaleidoscope unique to the human voice”, has become a holiday institution across America thanks to their annual PBS Christmas specials.
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/28/15-|
|Davina and The Vagabonds|
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black...
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/29/15||Saint Cloud|
|ALIVE - The Definitive Tribute To Pearl Jam|
Alive – The Definitive Tribute to Pearl Jam celebrates the music of one of Seattle’s most influential bands of the 90’s and the “Grunge” music scene, Pearl Jam.
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/30/15||Saint Cloud|
|Deuces Wild New Year's Eve|
For the third year running – with near sell-out crowds each time! – the Masters of Comedy and Song are returning for two New Year’s Eve shows! Ted and Dave are second to none when it comes to interacting with the audience. You can plan on a night of song, hilarity and unmatched wit!
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||12/31/15||Saint Cloud|
|COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AND DANCE PARTY|
Pioneer Place invites you to an amazing New Year’s Eve Bash on Thursday, December 31 as we welcome Collective Unconscious for an evening of great music, dancing, party favors, free champagne at Midnight, and a whole lot of fun.
Collective Unconscious is a group of musicians who believe in making good music, whether it be their own originals or great covers. CU has packed houses throughout Minnesota with their jam-based acoustic and electric music. Featuring some of the areas...
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||12/31/15||Saint Cloud|
|Chris Hawkey Band|
Pioneer Place is proud to welcome back The Chris Hawkey Band to the Pioneer Place main stage for one heck of a show, welcoming the newest from this amazing MN performer!
Previously having performed to sell-out crowds with Rocket Club and The Fabulous Armadillos, Chris is no stranger to the St. Cloud area. A part of KFAN’s Powertrip Morning Show by day, Chris has been singing amazing lead vocals for years.
|Pioneer Place Theatre Company||01/01/16||Saint Cloud|
|Company North Crest presents F.A.M.E. – A Tribute to the Greats!|
Frank Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Jackson & Elvis Presley!
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||01/16/16||Saint Cloud|
|The Minnesota Sinfonia with Loren Fishman|
Featuring Beethoven Piano Concerto #1 in C Major
The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and welcoming to all ages. American pianist Loren Fishman has been widely praised for his ability to communicate with audiences through a combination of colorful technique, conviction, and musical sensitivity. He has won top...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||01/17/16||Saint Cloud|
|Elk River German Band|
The Elk River German Band will regale us with Bavarian style German music, including some classic favorites. The 10-member band, consisting of nine instrumentalists and one vocalist, has performed throughout the Midwest region and across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Tap your toes or give in to the “oom papa” and polka!
|Whitney Senior Center||01/19/16||St. Cloud|
"The best party band in years!" - NPR
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||01/22/16||Collegeville|
|Crossroads The Eric Clapton Story|
Justin and the Throwbacks return with a look at the life and work of Eric Clapton! After two previous years of sold out houses here at the Paramount, the Throwbacks return for a third year presenting another of their famous Rockumentaries. With Eric Clapton’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, he became the first musician to have been inducted three times. Honored as a member of the Yardbirds, then with Cream and finally as a solo artist in 2000. While...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||01/23/16||Saint Cloud|
Watch Mary Poppins fly over the rooftops of London, and feel like a kid again! Remember, anything can happen if you let it. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received seven Tony Award® nominations, including Best Musical. This enchanting mix of irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing special effects and unforgettable songs including “Let’s Go Fly a...
|Great River Educational Arts Theatre||01/16/16-|
|Marc Bamuthi Joseph & Daniel Bernard Roumain: Blackbird, Fly|
Steeped in a hip-hop aesthetic, Blackbird, Fly is a riveting and celebratory new work that explores some of the biggest questions of our time.
This intimate collaboration between composer DBR and spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, both sons of Haitian immigrants, unveils their life stories in search of their identity and role models and delves into universal themes of immigration, tolerance and inclusion. This introspective, uplifting piece beautifully weaves movement, music and...
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||02/12/16||Saint Joseph|
Don’t miss this sweetheart of a concert! Great River Chorale–a 50-voice community choir based in St. Cloud- will perform a short program of beautiful songs about love. Enjoy a few “golden oldies” such as “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “As Time Goes By.” What makes this concert special is that the audience becomes the choir when they sing along to classic and popular love songs that everyone will likely know. Song lyrics provided.
|Whitney Senior Center||02/12/16||St. Cloud|
14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade … the list is nearless endless of Ricky’s Awards over his 50+ year career that started at the age of 6. The Paramount is proud indeed to welcome this legend to the stage for the very first time!
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||02/11/16-|
|Night of the Stars|
Come and see the outstanding talent of District 742 local students as they perform at the historic Paramount. You will be entertained, delighted, and amazed with their performance! It’s a great night out for adults and children of any age. Started in 2002, the LEAF Night of the Stars Variety Show is a fundraiser for the K-12 activities programs in District 742.
|LEAF and District 742||02/19/16-|
|Postcards from Minnesota|
Join Minnesota Center Chorale as they present in song what it means to be Minnesotan. A wonderful afternoon of music will explore Minnesota’s history and heritage with themes of winter and summer activities in our beautiful land of 10,000 lakes! With special guests, St. John’s Boys Choir.”
|Minnesota Center Chorale||02/21/16||Saint Cloud|
|Axel Strauss & the CSB/SJU Orchestra|
Hailed for his technical mastery, flexibility and ability to play with emotion and depth, Axel Strauss is the first German to win the prestigious Naumburg Violin Award.
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||02/27/16||Saint Joseph|
|Lake Wobegon Brass Band|
Founded in 1992 in a coffee shop in Anoka, the Lake Wobegon Brass Band has entertained tens of thousands of patrons over the last 23 year. When asked if the band could make use of Prairie Home Companion’s famous Central Minnesota city, Garrison Keillor replied “I’m happy to give my permission. The only condition is that you will play at a picnic for me”. Over the past 25 years the band has toured in Western Europe on two different occasions, in addition to their...
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||02/28/16||Saint Cloud|
|Texas Tenors||Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||03/04/16-|
|Mr. Popper's Penguins|
This charming tale based on the classic book by Richard and Florence Atwater touches the heart – with lots of laughs along the way! It is hard enough for Mr. Popper, a simple painter, to support himself and his family. The addition of twelve penguins makes it impossible to make both ends meet – until Mr. Popper has a splendid idea. He will turn the talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville act! And that’s exactly what he does. The entire family will delight in the...
|Great River Educational Arts Theatre||02/26/16-|
Alicia Olatjua burst onto the national scene with her jaw-dropping performance at President Obama’s second inauguration.
|CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series||03/12/16||Saint Joseph|
Get ready for Saint John’s Prep Theatre to whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Broadway’s timeless TONY Award-winning classic musical Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and family favorites of all time. Don’t miss seeing some of your favorite childhood characters come to life supported with a full orchestra, sumptuous sets and dazzling costumes!
|Saint John's Preparatory School||03/11/16-|
|Ring of Kerry||Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||03/18/16||Saint Cloud|
Acoustic “fingerstyle” guitar wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board. Merging complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements, he captivates everyone within earshot.
|Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center||03/19/16||Saint Cloud|
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