WE Fest Country Music Festival (Detroit Lakes) – Discount Admission

Has WE Fest Country Music Festival been on your bucket list for this summer? Get your tickets now through Goldstar and save BIG!

WE Fest is held at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN. This year’s dates are August 1st through 3rd. Options include:

  • $112 for general admission (reg. $160) – also available via Groupon
  • $182.50 for reserved seating – reserved blue (reg. $365)
  • $215 for reserved seating – reserved blue + camp access (reg. $430)

Each of these options also includes a small service fee of $3-$5, but this is much smaller than the service fee you’ll pay if you go directly through the WE Fest website. (Seriously…the fee for general admission through their website is $21.65!!!!!!)

WE Fest has been at the pinnacle of country music festivals for nearly four decades. The festival hosts tens of thousands of fans every August at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, where countless country legends have performed. This year’s line up includes Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes & so many more. Fans from all over the region come to WE Fest for the ultimate summer weekend, immersing themselves in the massive camping and country music party.

Get your discount tickets HERE and get ready to party!

Free VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert at The Ordway

Hear the community come together in song as hundreds of students will join VocalEssence to celebrate Mexico in song at the VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert. It’s happening Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm, and tickets are FREE! (Tickets are required, though, so you’ll want to order them online or pick them up at one of the locations listed here.)

This bilingual concert is the culmination of a year-long composer-in-residence program.



The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is located at 345 Washington Street in St. Paul.

Minnesota Orchestra Family Concert: The Tin Forest – $12 Tickets + Mom Gets In Free!

Looking for a unique, family-friendly Mother’s Day outing? Check out the Minnesota Orchestra Family Concert on Sunday, May 12th at 1 pm or 3 pm. They’ll be performing The Tin Forest, a musical retelling of Helen Ward’s beloved children’s book in which an ugly junkyard magically grows into a beautiful forest.

Tickets are $12 each, and Mom gets in FREE! Just select a complimentary ticket for Mom as you order (you may need to use the coupon code MOMSDAY).*

Join us for an inclusive concert experience sure to delight audiences of all ages and abilities! All seats $12. One-hour concert in a relaxed environment. No intermission.

Rounding out this concert are thrilling Dvořák, Smetana and Florence Price selections performed by the Orchestra, plus a star turn by pianist Emma Taggart, the talented 16-year-old winner of the 2018 Young People’s Concerto Competition, who performs the dramatic third movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto.

Participate in lobby activities (11:45am-12:45pm and 2pm-2:45pm), including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, engage in creative movement, ‭participate in art-making, learn more about the program and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

Get your tickets HERE!

*Limit two per household. Note: All seating subject to availability and may vary by performance. Normal service charges apply. Available while supplies last and may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Free Riverside Concerts in Rochester

The Free Riverside Concert series in Rochester just announced their upcoming season yesterday.  Looks like a great line up again!  All of the concerts take place Sunday evenings during the summer.  This is the 28th year for the FREE series.

The concerts take place at Mayo Park, a great space where you can bring your own blanket or chair.  On-site concessions are also available.

July 14 –10,000 Maniacs // Trapper Schoepp
July 21 – Mike Love // Stanton West
July 28 – Lindsay Ell // Debbie Anthony Music
Aug 4- Rare Earth // Ringer Star and the Lost Faculties
Aug 11 – Cloud Cult // Sleeping Jesus
Aug 18 – The Revolution // DJ Supafly

Riverside Concerts in Rochester MN

Important to note that all concerts begin at 7pm.  Also check out the FB page on weather updates if you plan to drive a bit to any of the concerts.


Viva Vivaldi! Free Family Series at Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (Mankato)

Getting your children around music of all types is a great way to get them interested in music for life. One option is coming up soon: the FREE Viva Vivaldi! Free Family Series at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato this Saturday, April 20th at 3 pm.

Each season, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra gives four shows designed to introduce young children to the delights of classical music. Each show is hosted by an actor in costume and the MSO String Quartet. Concerts have a runtime of approximately 45 minutes and are performed without intermission.

Besides the concert, the entire venue and its surroundings will be filled with numerous child-friendly activities. Show up an hour early to get free admission to the Children’s Museum and get the wiggles out before the show!

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is located at 244 Lamm St in Mankato.

Sara Bareilles Discount Concert Tickets – Xcel Energy Center

Sara Bareilles is coming to Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in the fall! The concert is on Wednesday, October 16 at 8 pm.

Right now a limited number of lower level and club level tickets are available at a discount via Groupon! Lower level tickets are priced at $35 via Groupon (normally $45.05 with all of the fees) (these are now sold out), and club level tickets are priced at $55 via Groupon (normally $69.90 with all of the fees). With your Groupon you’ll pay NO additional fees.

Order your discount Sara Bareilles tickets HERE.

Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Next Saturday, April 13th is host to the 12th annual Record Store Day – a day to celebrate music, records and fun. There are record stores all around the metro, as well as outstate MN that are hosting events on April 13th.

Some of the stores such as Hymies will be hosting live music throughout the day.  Or check out a special Record Store Day Bus Crawl to some great locations! You can check out all the stores that are participating here.


A little background on Record Store Day from the Record Store Day website

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.

Jessie James Decker Discount Concert Tickets – State Theatre

Jessie James Decker is coming to State Theatre in Minneapolis next month! The concert is on Thursday, May 2 at 8 pm.

Right now a limited number of main floor tickets are available for $20 each via Groupon! These tickets are normally $55.06 with all of the fees, and with your Groupon you’ll pay NO additional fees.

Jessie James Decker

  • How you know her: as a country music sweetheart who starred on the E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On alongside her husband Eric Decker
  • Her musical debut came in 2009 with the release of her self titled album, which was led by the gold-certified single “Wanted.”
  • Her latest: 2018’s girl anthem, “Boots,” is the first new song Jessie’s released since her 2017 album, Southern Girl City Lights, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

Order your discount Jessie James Decker tickets HERE.

Exultate Festival Choir and Orchestra – 50% Off Tickets

Any choir nerds in the house? (Raising my hand here!) Right now there are discount tickets available via Goldstar for three upcoming Exultate Festival Choir & Orchestra concerts! Tickets are $10 (50% off), plus service fees for the following three concerts:

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul on Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm

Annunciation Catholic Church in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm

Note that students and young people under 30 can get discount tickets through their website, so keep that in mind as you figure out how many tickets you’ll need to purchase through Goldstar.

The monumental Mass in B Minor of Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed by the Exultate Festival Choir and Orchestra. This work, the pinnacle of choral music, was one of the final works written by the great master. The magnificent creation of movement after movement woven together to form the five chief parts of the Mass must be experienced. In addition to the music, Bach’s personal Bible will be on display along with artifacts surrounding his life, his faith and the Mass in B Minor. Your ticket to the concert allows you to view this marvelous exhibit.

Minnesota Orchestra: $20 Tickets for Guests Under 40

Guests under the age of 40 can get $20 tickets to Minnesota Orchestra performances! This special offer is available for select concerts throughout the season, and more concerts are added monthly.

You’ll want to sign up for the #MNOrchMonday email list to receive notification when additional concerts become eligible for the discount, plus other invitations and ticket offers.

To purchase your tickets, select $20under40 for the ticket type when choosing your seats. Your tickets will be held at the Box Office and require one valid ID showing proof of age (must be 40 years or younger) per two tickets purchased. There is a limit of one pair of $20 tickets per eligible performance.

Current eligible concerts include: