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Holiday music, silent auction part of Dec. 3 concert at Memorial Auditorium

Audiences at the December 3 concert (Dennis Warner and the D’s!) will be treated to holiday music, treats and a chance to bid on the silent auction fundraiser at Memorial Auditorium.

Donated items include original artwork, hardangar, holiday baskets, handmade mittens and lefse. Bidding begin at 6:30pm.

Here are the items:

  • Framed white & blue framed hardangar handwork – from the Phil & Jean Maus collection
  • Signed & numbered framed etching print of a Viking ship on the high seas – from the Phil & Jean Maus collection
  • Holiday baskets from Pioneer PBS – one for adult; one for youth
  • Lefse by Mavis Hutt
  • Handmade woolen mittens
  • Extreme Chocolate Basket – donated by the DBAA Board

Proceeds from the auction will be designated to improvements to the newly-refreshed auditorium lobby.

Dennis Warner & The D’s to perform Dec 3, 2022

Dennis & the D’s – Dec 3

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents folk/Americana singer and entertainer Dennis Warner with his band, The D’s, at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00pm. Warner blends humor, audience participation and thought-provoking music into a fun, memorable concert for adults and families.

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 eleven CDs 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.

Band members performing with Warner in Dawson include Dan Neale on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Dennis (DK) Kennedy on percussion; and Alex Maiers on bass and vocals.

Be sure to get there early for the silent auction.

Get tickets online

The OK Factor duo to visit Dawson October 27-29

The OK Factor – Oct 29

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association announces the second event of its season at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson – the talented and dynamic string duo, The OK Factor, performing on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00pm.

Playful and unexpected, new-classical crossover duo The OK Factor writes and performs folk-inspired music influenced by multiple genres and styles, with an artistry that reveals their classical training. Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan find great joy in defying expectations and delivering an experience outside of what audiences anticipate from a cello and violin combo. Their passion for performing and educational outreach has continued to bring them success in communities across the Midwest and abroad, inviting audiences to explore music and cultivate a curiosity about its role in their lives.

The OK Factor’s time in Dawson will include outreach sessions with the school district orchestra students, performing at the Johnson Memorial Care Center and other community appearances. Details will be on the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association website (here) and Facebook page.

Event sponsors for this event are Ralph & Sue Gerbig, FM Bank and Gary & Ingrid Larson.

Tickets are available online, at the door or by calling 320-312-2311.

Prior to the concert, the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will hold its annual meeting in the Dawson-Boyd Commons beginning at 6:30pm.

News for tomorrow: Auction in the lobby and the streets are clear

We’ve added a silent auction to the fun tomorrow night! The silent auction fundraiser AND coffee from Marc’s on Main will be located in the Commons area. Bidding will continue through the end of intermission.

Please come prepared to enjoy live music by Six Appeal, drink good coffee and bid on quality work by Meander artists!

  • Oatmeal pitcher from Tokheim Stoneware – 7″ tall – holds 1.5 quarts
  • Sami bracelet by Patrice Guyen
  • Raku fired tile by Julie Berndt

Also – the streets are open around Memorial Auditorium! Pine Street, Chestnut Street and 9th Street will all be open this weekend. Big love to the street construction crews!

Announcing the 2022-2023 Season!

We are excited to announce our full season this year. We look forward to seeing you more often, to laughing, singing along and building community.

We are pleased to provide several performances for students in our community.

Sneak peek of Charlie Roth playing Memorial Auditorium on Feb 5 at 7pm

Please join us as Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents a night of stories and songs from singer songwriter Charlie Roth, the Emissary of the Prairie. Joined by vocalist Mary Melby & Cristina Seaborn, fiddler for the Ring of Kerry.

This will be a night to remember!

  • Saturday February 5
  • 7pm
  • Memorial Auditorium, Dawson MN
  • Adults $15 / Students $5
  • Get tickets online!

Memorial Auditorium Fall Events

Prairie Arts Chorale
Brandon Hurley, director
Sunday, November 7 – 4pm
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Available at the door and online.

*Dawson-Boyd Arts Association is a recipient of an operating support grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Due to the construction project at the school, the lobby entrance to Memorial Auditorium is temporarily unavailable. Please use the smaller door on the same side of the building. For event details, please check our website or our Facebook page at Dawson-Boyd Arts Association – Memorial Auditorium. Thank you for your support and understanding!

Riverfest Shows June 26: The Dollipops and Divas through the Decades 

We are excited to share our line up for Riverfest Weekend in Dawson – and the good news is that both shows are FREE!

At 12:00pm [NOON] this Saturday, June 26, The Dollipops will perform at Riverside Park. Bring the kids for this family show with music and laughs!

At 2:00pm, Divas through the Decades will take the stage and perform a musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music. Music, choreography, costumes & high energy will make this show a highlight of your weekend!

Bring a chair and enjoy these shows in the shade of the trees at Riverside Park – at the south end of Main Street in Dawson.

Thanks to our event sponsor – Dawson Co-op Credit Union!

Spread the word – fun for all ages!