Category Archives: 2022-2023 Season

Comedian Mike Brody to perform at Hilltop Bar & Grill in Dawson Feb. 4

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents comedian Mike Brody on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:00pm at Hilltop Bar, Grill & Event Center with a meal option beginning at 6:15pm.

Brody has spent the over 20 years touring the U.S. and internationally and has also been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show” as well as the “The Dan Patrick Show” podcast. He’s recorded two comedy albums on Rooftop Comedy, with tracks regularly featured on SirusXM Satellite Radio. Brody can also be seen in his 2019 Dry Bar Comedy special “Not Afraid of Butterflies.”

Starting comedy on a whim at an open mic in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. Bucking the trend of the apathetic comedian, his genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the unique world of Mike Brody: An affable, clever guy whose life is often derailed by his own neurotic, obsessive-compulsive and clumsy tendencies.

There are a limited number of tickets available for both the meal and the show due to the size of the venue; tickets for both the show and meal must be reserved in advance. The box office will be open on weekday mornings beginning Wednesday, January 25 from 9am-noon.

The pre-show meal includes a burger bar with fixings, salad & chips. Cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Tickets for the show only may be purchased online. For more information or to reserve tickets for the meal and the show, call the box office at 320-312-2311.

Event sponsors are Phil & Tami Maus and Dick Berglund.

Local author Brent Olson at Dawson Public Library January 19

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Minnesota author Brent Olson at the Dawson Public Library Mezzanine at 7pm on Thursday, January 19 at 7pm.

Olson, a lifelong resident of Big Stone County, has published eight books and as a journalist, has filed articles in his column “Independently Speaking” from 20 countries on six continents. Olson has served on dozens of boards and is currently a Big Stone County Commissioner.

In addition to the free event in the evening, Olson will be working with students at Dawson-Boyd Schools during the day.

Event sponsors are Peggy Crosby and David Pederson. There is no charge for this event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be postponed to January 26.

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.

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.