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A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline – June 23

Sat., June 23, 2018 – 7:00pm

$15 Adults $5 Students

Sponsor: Peggy Crosby & David Pederson
Kluver Law Office & Mediation Services PLLP

Riverfest Weekend Concert

Singing Patsy Cline’s greatest hits as well as some lesser-known gems, Colleen Ray brings the presence of Patsy Cline into the room, singing her songs with a heartfelt sincerity and skill that is rare, while also talking about Patsy’s life with interesting facts and tidbits. The mood stays light and nostalgic while Colleen spices up the show with her natural charisma and sense of humor.

Sweet Land the Musical makes its Greater Minnesota premiere at Dawson-Boyd Arts Association June 17

A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love and the American immigrant experience

The Ivey Award-winning History Theatre brings its hit production of Sweet Land, the musical to Memorial Auditorium in Dawson on June 17, 2017 at 7:30pm. Follow the story of Inge Altenberg as she journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. In the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land, the musical reminds us of who we are – and where we came from.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
Memorial Auditorium – Dawson
Tickets: $15 Adults $5 Students
Reserved Seating

Okee Dokee Brothers

Okeedokee_duo-closeup_SMSunday, September 18, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Open Seating
Ticket prices: $10 Adults Students: FREE!
Tickets now available online or by calling the box office.

Growing up in Denver Colorado, childhood friends Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. These two record and perform family music to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.

Sponsors: AGP, Farmers for Dawson, Dawson Area Chamber, Steve Anderson Memorial Fund

The New Standards

TheNewStandards_LP1712_2Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Ticket prices: $15 Adults $5 Students
Tickets on sale: September 28, 2016

Make sure your Meander Weekend includes this concert by Minnesota stalwarts The New Standards. This trio creates an intriguing blend of everything from classic cabaret to punk rock, from the freedom of jazz, to the soul of pop and rock. Simple, elegant, illuminating.

The Arts Meander visual artist studio tour: 45 artists, 5 counties.

Sponsor: Rekow Management LLCPioneer Public Television, Effie & John Deno

Continental Ballet’s Cinderella

Cinderella attitudeSunday, October 23, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Seating: Reserved Seating
Ticket prices: $15 Adults $5 Students
Tickets on sale: October 13, 2016 – Member Reservation Day: October 12, 2016

Cinderella and her Prince make a heart-warming dream come true, in spite of her humorous stepfamily. With exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and sets, this ballet is a delight for all ages. Continental Ballet’s founder/director Riet Velthusien created the original compilation of music by Rossini. Cinderella is both touching – and fun!

Sponsor: Peggy Crosby & David Pederson, Kluver Law Office & Mediation Center PLLP

Lorie Line: A Merry Little Christmas

LorieLine_LightenedLLMainMonday, December 19, 2016
Time of concert: 7:30 p.m.
Seating: Reserved Seating
Tickets are on sale now.

To purchase tickets: call 800-801-5463 or purchase online

Join Lorie Line this holiday season as she brings her holiday show “A Merry Little Christmas” to Dawson.

This year’s show will be one of the most intimate in her 27 years of touring – a small but talented group of musicians and a featured vocalist to make the evening special and memorable. Bring the kids (ages 4 and up) as Santa always seems to find his way to the stage!

Groups of 10 or more receive a $5 savings per ticket.

NOTE: This is not a Dawson-Boyd Arts Association event. Dawson-Boyd Arts Association vouchers and gift certificates will not be accepted.

Kevin Kling & Simone Perrin – Winterfest Weekend Entertainment

KevinSimone_SMSaturday, February 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Seating: Open Seating
Ticket on sale: February 1, 2017

Author and storyteller Kevin Kling is joined by accordionista and singer Simone Perrin to bring us their newly-debuted show “Kindly Relying on the Strangeness of Others.”  These charming performers are both tender and hilarious.

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin will perform for the Dawson-Boyd High School student on Friday, February 3.

Event Sponsors:     Ralph & Sue Gerbig, Johnson Memorial Health Services

Beginnings: The Ultimate Chicago Concert Experience

Beginnings_2014_W_Hotel-3_SMFriday, April 7, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Seating: Reserved Seating
Tickets: $30 Adults $10 Students
Tickets on sale: March 28, 2017 – Member Reservation Day: March 27, 2017

If you love the music of the band Chicago, you’ll love this performance! Produced and performed by professional musicians and veterans of the New York music scene, Beginnings brings to life the music of Chicago and expertly recreates every decade of the band’s hits. A fantastic melodic adventure.

Event Sponsors: Dawson Co-op Credit Union

The Giver & Hamlet

Monday & Tuesday, April 24, 25, 2017

The Giver: In a “Utopian” future of sameness, young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community’s past.

Hamlet: The prince of Denmark returns home from school to find his family life in ruins — his father dead, his mother remarried, and his uncle (now step-father) ruling the country. Hamlet struggles to redefine his life and find his way forward.

Event Sponsor: Minnwest Bank Dawson

A limited number of seats are available for each performance for the public. Contact the box office for details.

The Student Theater Series is funded by a grant from the Dawson Community Foundation, a component fund of the Southwest Initiative Foundation.

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