Category Archives: Event

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!

EVENT April 10 and 11: World-class violinist Midori returns to Dawson – virtually

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association is pleased to welcome world-class violinist Midori back to our (virtual) stage for a weekend of virtual events. Thanks to the generosity of Midori’s Nonprofit Organization Partners in Performance (PiP) there is no cost to participate.

In 2007, Midori performed in Dawson to a sold-out audience as part of her PiP program to bring chamber music to underserved communities. In a deeply generous gesture, Midori reached out to offer encouragement to all past community partners to provide this concert at no charge to the presenter or the audience.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:30am CST, Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will host a Talking Program Notes presentation. Midori will join participants to discuss her upcoming virtual recital including a question and answer session. The event will be 45 minutes in length.

The following day, Sunday, April 11 at 1:00pm CST, join us for a virtual recital. Midori will perform with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute for a program including Grieg’s Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, Op.13 and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major. A live question and answer session with Midori will immediately follow the recital.

Registration Details

There is no cost to participate in the events, but registration is required to attend. Please register for each event separately. After registering, you will receive an email with the event link.

See you in the Zoom lobby!

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Annual Meeting

We’re changing things up this year! Members are invited to the Dawson VFW Event Center on Hwy 212 on Thursday, May 3, from 6-7pm for the Annual Meeting of Dawson-Boyd Arts Association. Come for an update on next year’s season, for a review of last year’s financials, elect new board members, while enjoying complimentary appetizers, cash bar and live music.

We hope to see you there!

Tickets on sale this week for groovy Riverfest Show: Sirens of the 60s set for Saturday, June 25

sirrensDawson-Boyd Arts Association presents the Girl Singers of the Hit Parade and their production “Sirens of the 60s” during Riverfest Weekend in Dawson at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, June 25 at 7:30pm. This is the final performance of the Arts Association’s 15th season.

Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe and Katie Gearty are the Girl Singers who bring their talents to the stage to perform classic 60s tunes from the female artists of the era. Not just a campy show, it celebrates the vocal prowess of singers like Dionne Warwick, “Walk on By,” Cass Elliot with The Mamas and The Papas, Marilyn McCoo and the 5th Dimension, Lesley Gore, “It’s My Party,” Barbra Streisand, “People,” Petula Clark, “Downtown,” Shirley Bassey,“Goldfinger,” and scores of other vocalists, including Tammy Wynette, folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield and Carole King. Mixed with dynamic vocals, excellent musicianship, laughs, reminiscing and sing-a-longs, ”Sirens Of The 60s” creates an evening of exceptionally groovy entertainment!

Event sponsor is Dawson Co-op Credit Union. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, June 17 by calling the box office at 320-769-2955 ext 246 or online. This is a reserved seating performance. (Tickets on sale to Arts Association Members tomorrow, June 16.)

Celebration of Strings at Memorial Auditorium on May 20

Artaria posterThe Artaria String Quartet of St. Paul is completing an artist residency with the Dawson-Boyd High School string program and will be sharing their work in a concert this Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm at the Memorial Auditorium.

Adults are $5 Students are $3.

The concert will feature high school students, an adult string ensemble and music by Artaria String Quartet.

Small print: This is not an Arts Association sponsored event – sorry but no sponsor passes, gift certificates or school music booster buttons may be used for admission.