Category Archives: 2017-2018 Season

Tickets on sale this week for Riverfest Show: A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline set for Saturday, June 23

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline with Colleen Raye during Riverfest Weekend in Dawson at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00pm. This is the final performance of the Arts Association’s 17th season.

Singing Patsy Cline’s greatest hits like “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” or “Walkin’ After Midnight,” as well as some of her lesser-known tunes like “You Belong to Me,” “Stop, Look and Listen,” “Eyes of a Child,” Colleen Ray skillfully brings the artistic presence of Patsy Cline into her performance, singing her songs with a heartfelt sincerity that is rare, while also talking about Patsy’s life. Audiences will appreciate Raye’s natural charisma and sense of humor. Her vocals are supported by a quartet of talented musicians.

Event sponsors are Peggy Crosby & David Pederson and Kluver Law Office & Mediation Services, PLLP. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, June 15 by calling the box office at 320-769-2955 Ext 246 or online. This is a reserved seating performance.

Luther College Jazz Orchestra in Dawson MN April 13

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents the Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Juan Tony Guzmán on Friday, April 13 at 7pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson.

Guaranteed to make the stage come alive with musical energy, these 21 talented student musicians will perform swing, Latin, funk and more!

Event sponsors of this performance are John & Effie Deno. Coffee by Marc’s on Main will be served in the lobby prior to the performance.

No tickets are necessary for this performance. A freewill offering will be taken.

Learn more.

Big News, Quick Change – Mary Mack in Dawson Saturday Feb 3

We have bad news and good news. Sadly Cy Amundson, our scheduled comedian is unable to be with us this weekend. Happily Mary Mack is going to replace him Saturday night at 7:30!

Mary is hilarious! Her endearing, slightly quirky stage presence and musical surprises make her popular with a wide range of people. With her mandolin in hand and off-kilter stories of life as a former polka band leader, music teacher, and all-around confused individual, Mary delivers a one-of-a-kind performance that is sure to make you laugh. Mary’s mandolin sing-alongs have been featured on national radio and television, including appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

But why tell you when we can show you. Check her out below and join us Saturday night. Tickets will be available at the door.

Cy Amundson to perform at Memorial Auditorium as part of Winterfest Weekend in Dawson

With energetic storytelling, observations, and fun crowd interaction, Cy Amundson’s brand of stand-up comedy is all his own. Growing up one of nine children in rural Minnesota, Cy’s Dad’s strict television rules left him with few evening options other than Nick At Night. It was among the countless hours with Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, and Lucille Ball that Cy began to fall in love with comedy. In his early 20’s, he moved to Minneapolis to cut his teeth at one of the most reputable comedy clubs in the country – ACME Comedy Company.

With performances at the Just For Laughs Festival and a finalist in The Great American Comedy Festival, in Johnny Carson’s home town, Cy Amundson received national recognition and has since been on multiple TV appearances, including: Comedy Central, Conan, MTV, CMT, FOX, and, ironically, Nick At Night’s own comedy show, Mom’s Night Out!

Cy uses his uncanny ability for joke writing, coupled with his affable stage persona to individualize a performance that his audience won’t soon forget, and that would make his comedy heroes proud.

This event is sponsored by Johnson Memorial Health Services and Pioneer Public Television. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby prior to the show.

Upcoming show – Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 at 7:30. Cost is $15 Adults and $5 Students.

Christmas on Copper Street – Dec 10 in Dawson Minnesota

Christmas is coming and we have a treat for you this week that is going to help you get into the holiday spirit. We are pleased to present Christmas on Copper Street.

The CSB’s popular holiday concert, “Christmas on Copper Street”, celebrates the stories, songs, and sounds of the season. Through the quintet’s original arrangements for brass, you’ll revisit music from favorite childhood movies and TV specials like The Grinch, The Nutcracker, Frozen, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The quintet will also perform traditional carols and songs like Jingle Bells, Carol of the Bells, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with unique touches that always get audience members singing along and tapping their toes. Not only are the members of the ensemble virtuoso musicians on their brass instruments, but they also perform on piano, guitar, and percussion.

They are playing on December 10 at 4 pm

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students