Woodbury’s Central Park Indoor Amphitheater Performances

Many of our communities offer some fabulous free or inexpensive entertainment options.  Some are geared towards kids while other events are more for adults. Woodbury’s Central Park Indoor Amphitheater Performances offer something for everyone.  Check out the upcoming calendar here on their website.

  • April 22nd 2pm:  Joe Meyer Smooth Sensation
  • May 6th 2pm:  So. Wash. Co Community Band
  • May 10th  7pm:  Saint Ambrose Varsity Band
  • May 20th  2pm:  The Zingray’s

Do you have a favorite community venue you would to share with others?  We enjoy checking out what other towns in MN have to offer as well as share with our readers.  Please let us know so we can pass on the information.  Supporting our communities makes them thrive.


Frozen Apple Concert Series featuring The Riverside Hitmen

The last of the 2018 Frozen Apple Concert Series is this Saturday evening (March 10th).  This concert series takes place in Apple Valley at the Valleywood Golf Course Clubhouse.

The Riverside Hitmen will be live, playing all the hits from the ’50’s through today.  The concert is free, and if you would like food or drinks, they will be available for purchase.  The concert is from 6-9, put it on the calendar to get out and enjoy some free music.  


Taiko Tuesday at The O’Shaughnessy

Next Tuesday, March 6th is Taiko Tuesday at The O’Shaughnessy.  If you’ve never been to a Taiko performance now is your chance. This is a free event, however reservations are required since seating is limited.

TAIKO TUESDAY concerts promise loud, energetic performances that combine music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism. “So many people I meet have no idea what taiko drumming is, or that we have such a vibrant local taiko community. These concerts are free – an easy opportunity for people and families to give it a try. Also, there is something revolutionary and fierce when you see a stage full of women playing taiko. We are going to blow people away!” says Jennifer Weir, TAM’s Executive Director.

Free Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Family Concert

Now’s the time to introduce the kids to the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  There are two Free Family Concerts, both on the 24th of February, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall.

If you aren’t quite sure if your kids would be interested, I can assure you this is very kid friendly!  You can see a sneak peek video here on their website.  Reserve your free tickets here on their website. 

My Journey, My Music is a bilingual adventure for the whole family! Join our time traveling narrator on her quest to inspire 14-year-old Rafael Carolina who will one day become the greatest composer in the world, but right now is side tracked by video games and teenage angst. Centered around the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra this special adventure includes shadow puppetry by artist Moonear Khar, audience participation, and special guests like Edvard Grieg, William Grant Still and a flying cow named Bessie. Presented in partnership with Other Tiger Productions this is a story not to be missed! Written by Kilroy listed playwright Jessica Huang and featuring Ivey Award winning actor Ricardo Vázquez.

Big Turn Music Fest

If you love music, the Big Turn Music Fest is an event you don’t want to miss.  Taking place February 16-17 at 18 different venues in Red Wing.  With 100 musicians/bands scheduled the festival offers a wide range of amazingly talented artists.  Check out the full lineup and schedule here on the event website.

Ticket prices range from $25 for a single day pass in advance, all the way up to VIP 2 day passes for $60.

 A 2 day city wide event building community through music in downtown Red Wing, MN. With top musicians from around the area / region, it’s going to be an incredible experience you’re not going to want to miss. Pack up your parka and get ready for some good music.

MIA February Family Day: Rock the Cradle Music Event


The MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) Family Day for February, is the annual Rock the Cradle event.  Rock the Cradle is an event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture.  The event is sponsored by the Current radio station, and geared for kids 8 and under.  A completely free event that takes place throughout MIA and the adjoining Minneapolis Children’s Theatre.  The fun day will begin at 11 and goes until 5.

The Current’s annual free, no ticket required Rock the Cradle event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture returns Sunday, February 11 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company. Take in story time with author, Nancy Carlson, enjoy a Pop Up Classical performance from Chione, in addition to annual favorites such as the Kids’ Disco and Pop Up Story Time with The Current’s DJs plus live music from Bato Bato!, Brian Just, DJ Keezy, Andy Cook and friends.

Free Concert with the Rockin’ Hollywoods

Saturday night is the night to have your dancing shoes on.  The annual Free Concert with the Rockin’ Hollywoods at the Braemer Golf Course Clubhouse.  A free event and all ages are welcome.

Music in Edina presents the 4th Annual Valentine‘s Concert with the Rockin’ Hollywoods

Saturday February 10, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Braemar Clubhouse, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina, MN 55439

Join us as Music in Edina presents the Rockin’ Hollywoods for the 4th annual Valentines Celebration. A night of dancing and a musical journey from the 1950’s through the 1980’s.

All ages are welcome! Admission is free, though donations are graciously accepted. Light snacks and a beer and wine cash bar will be available.


Music Under Glass: Como Zoo Conservatory

Music Under Glass: Como Zoo Conservatory

The Music Under Glass series is back for another season at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.  Although it’s winter in MN, the conservatory is a fabulous place to escape and pretend you’ve escaped to a warmer destination.

You’ll find a nice variety of free music on select Sunday afternoons.   Take a look at the great line up of musicians on their website.  Concerts take place January 7th through March 11th.


Join Us For “Music Under Glass” Sunday Afternoons

Join us select Sundays beginning January 7th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for live, local music.

Beat the winter weather blahs inside the comfy confines of the Conservatory.

Beer, wine, pop, and light snacks will be available to purchase. (Please, no outside food or beverages)

** There will be no concert on January 28 due to the the Winter Carnival Orchid Show, and on February 4 due to the Super Bowl

MOA Free Concert with Zach Williams

Zach Williams will be in concert this Friday, January 12th at the Mall of America.  The best part, it’s completely free.  The concert starts at 7pm, with 300 wristbands given out starting at 5:30.  The wristbands are for better seating and a photo with Zach after the show.  Donations of new socks would be appreciated, and all be shared with homeless around the area.

This winter 98.5 KTIS and the Mall of America invite you to warm up with music from one of 98.5 KTIS’ favorite new artists, Zach Williams!  Join us for our free Winter Concert at the Mall of America rotunda at 7pm. 300 wristbands will be distributed at 5:30 to get a great seat and a photo with Zach right after the show.

This year we have a special request. 15,000 Minnesotans are homeless on any given night including 9,000 children and youth. Would you help us warm feet, and hearts by bringing a pair of new socks to donate to those in need in our community? Socks of all sizes are one of the most needed items among the homeless population.  98.5 KTIS and Simpson Housing Services will have donation barrels for easy drop-off and will be distributing your gifts to the homeless around the Twin Cities.


Victorian Christmas Carols at the James J. Hill House

It’s that time of year, time for Christmas Carols.  We might not all be lucky enough to have Carolers come to our door but we can enjoy the music at the James J. Hill House.  There are a couple dates to choose from with different times available. You can find more specifics and also purchase tickets on the website here.

A lively concert by costumed singers explores the rise in popularity of Christmas carols during the 19th century. Hear familiar favorites and discover new gems!

The one-hour concert in the Hill House art gallery includes light refreshments and tours, included with admission, following the performance.