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Jason vs. Nature!

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A Hilarious Evening of Comedy about the Survival of the Fittest (and Funniest)!

saturday, September 15, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

Tickets: $13

Jason Schommer is back with a hilarious new comedy show “Jason VS Nature!”.  The laughs will be coming fast and furious in this outrageous comedy about the survival of the fittest (and funniest)!  The world around Jason continuously seems to conspire against him, whether he is being attacked by spiders and centipedes, stalked by a deranged wild turkey, or on the run from an overzealous goat…there is no place that’s safe for Jason to hide.  From a swamp to a tropical island to the North Woods and every place in between, nature has a score to settle with Jason but he refuses to surrender! 

Joining the fun is Prudence from Bowlus and her friends in “Titanic: Prudence from Bowlus Will Go On and On and On!” a ridiculously funny spoof of the movie Titanic with a central Minnesota twist!  Featuring an incredibly talented cast of local favorites including Robyn Gray, Susy Prosapio, Laurie Koll, Rick Converse, Jim Norwood, Steven Weiss, Kimberly Perry, and Allen Riedeman  with the ever popular Kelly Cordes performing live music, this is sure to be an unforgettable night of laughs that you do not want to miss!



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BIG SWEET LIFE "B-Side Beauties"

September 28, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:00 pm

$12 TicketsBig Sweet Life is back with a new multimedia musical event, this time featuring great songs that were originally released as the flip-side of classic hit 45-rpm records . . . songs that also became classics in their own right. Along with live song performances, the show will include pictures, videos and fun facts about the songs and the performers who recorded them. Hear songs from a variety of artists, including the Stones, Byrds, Dylan, Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvis, Doobie Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, Jimi Hendrix, CSN, Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, The Band, the Beatles and more!



Charles Gilbert Kapsner Salon 2018

Collaborations III

OCTOBER 12, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

Join celebrated master painter Charles Gilbert Kapsner and a select group of guest artists for the 2018 installment of this venerated and spectacular exhibition event! Featuring artwork in a variety of media and materials by Charles and a handful of invited artists, with a special musical performance by Harper's Chord.

Guests will also be greeted with a wine tasting provided by Coborn's Liquor and a craft beer tasting provided by D&D Beverage. 




OCTOBER 19, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

$18 Tickets

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.

Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Monroe Crossing plays an average of 150 shows a year in intimate rooms, at major venues, and outdoor festivals. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!


Small but noteworthy

Desdamona featuring DJ KOOL AKIEM

OCTOBER 26, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm


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blood brother: Philip Westfall

November 30, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

Blood Brother (Philip Westfall) is a Minnesota-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He uses this specific combination of skills to simultaneously perform all of the parts of his compositions live using instruments and mechanical contraptions he has designed and built. His dynamic, sweeping voice has drawn comparisons to Thom Yorke, while the sonic texture of his music is reminiscent of Neko Case's Blacklisted, with catchy but smart arrangements that evoke The Beatles or Elliott Smith.


Michael Shynes

December 7, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

Little Falls musician returns to the place it all started with a concert performance at the newly renovated Great River Arts. Shynes recently released his new album, “There Goes the Devil,” and played a concert in Gdansk, Poland. He has toured the country and internationally and played with platinum recording artists including Howie Day. Shynes has worked to become one of the most sought after acoustic performers and songwriters in the Midwest. He has an ability to blend shades of multiple genres over an acoustic landscape, and his songs are ripe with lyrical depth rarely paired with mainstream appeal. "The thing that seems to separate Shynes is unquestionably his voice and phrasing. With a range and falsetto that is nothing short of captivating, his acoustic finger picking style acts as the perfect bed of warmth on which his soulful lyrics can rest."

Church of Cash

January 24 & 25, 2019

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm