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June 24: Folsom Prison Experience features music of Johnny Cash Tickets on Sale now!

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association announces that tickets are now on sale for the Riverfest Weekend show, Folsom Prison Experience, at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, June 24 at 7:00pm. Described as “an immersive tribute drama,” Folsom Prison Experience is a musical that merges live concert, stage drama, audience participation and interactive theater. The show recreates one of the most important days in Johnny Cash’s storied musical career – January 13, 1968 – when he and his entourage put on two shows for the inmates of California’s Folsom Prison.

At the center of the production is Church of Cash, the award-winning Johnny Cash tribute band featuring Jay Ernest as The Man in Black. Folsom Prison Experience was written by Ernest and his friend and collaborator Tom Pickard.

The critical and commercial reactions to Johnny Cash’s iconic 1968 live recording, At Folsom Prison, are well documented – a No. 1 smash that catapulted Cash to crossover stardom and cemented his reputation as an artist who didn’t play by the conventional rules.

Audiences are encouraged to become a part of the production by wearing inmate attire and consider themselves part of that same captive crowd that cheered during Cash’s 1968 concert.

Sneak Peek at Mike Brody show in Dawson MN on Feb 4

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

It’s going to be a great show and we thought a sneak peek might get your week started off right!

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.

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.

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!

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!

Notice of Annual Meeting – Thursday, April 29 at 7:00pm

Please join us for Dawson-Boyd Arts Association’s Annual Meeting for fiscal year 2020. The meeting will not be long – but it will be great to see your faces again!

Two options to attend:

  • Memorial Auditorium – socially-distance seating & masks required
  • Via Zoom meeting – you will receive a link by email to join the meeting

*Note: if you are not currently receiving emails from Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, we do not have your email address. To participate via Zoom, please send your email to: [email protected]