Up to 50% Off Popular Twin Cities Christmas Shows – Elf The Musical, Don’t Hug Me, Tonic Sol-fa & MORE!

The Twin Cities is known for an abundance of fabulous holiday concerts, plays and musicals. They always make a fun way to enjoy the season, and tickets also make fabulous gifts – it’s a nice treat to take someone to a show BEFORE the actual holiday!

Right now Goldstar has select holiday events on sale with tickets up to 50% off. Some shows have tickets as low as $10 each!

Current shows include:

What are your family’s favorite holiday shows?

New Kids on the Block at Xcel Energy Center Discount Tickets

New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour is headed to Xcel Energy Center on June 11, 2019! Get your tickets in advance and save by ordering through Groupon.

Tickets start at $50 and have a limit of 8 per person. You must purchase tickets together to sit together. Seating is in sections C11–C21, or 100- or 200-level.

The New Tour on the Block: For the first time ever, multiplatinum pop supergroup New Kids on the Block brings out Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty by Nature, forming an epic lineup of artists who’ve sold more than a 100 million records combined.

How You Know the Kids: They rocketed to the top of the charts with their 1988 breakthrough album, Hangin’ Tough, propelled by the mega-hits “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Cover Girl.” The group recently celebrated the album’s 30th anniversary with a sold out concert at the Apollo Theater.

“80s Baby”: NKOTB’s 2018 single features all of the artists on The Mixtape Tour, and delivers a throwback sound that takes listeners back to when the group first emerged as pop heartthrobs.

The Lineup: New Kids on The Block | Salt-N-Pepa | Tiffany | Debbie Gibson | Naughty by Nature

Get your discount tickets HERE!

Kindness at Home: a Concert in Support of Housing

Most of us are very fortunate and don’t have to worry about the roof over our heads or where we’ll be each night.  Not everyone is as fortunate.  There are still homeless, even in the suburbs and yes even in small towns.

We recently learned about the Kindness at Home: a Concert in Support of Housing an event taking place this Friday evening (Oct 12) in Bloomington at the Hyatt Regency from 6-9:30.  This concert is part of The Kindness Concert Experience, celebrating the power of music all around the Twin Cities now through the end of October.  

Admission price includes great music, food, and fellowship.  The Untouchables, Travla, and Antonio Jackson will be performing.  The advance tickets can be purchased here.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind celebration of music, kindness, and community. Enjoy great food and inspiring music by Travla and The Untouchables. We are inviting people who are experiencing housing difficulties and will have a few brief speakers, including Lydia Marie and Mr. Law, who has been supporting people with housing difficulties for many years and founded 363 Days.  The goal is to have a lot of fun while raising awareness, providing support, and increasing our sense of community.  The event includes a raffle and a community market. If you are able, please bring warm clothing, including socks, mittens, gloves, and sweatshirts, TENTS, warm sleeping bags, books, and toiletries for the market. Brought to you by The Kindness Concert Experience, Inclusivi-tee, and Promotional Sponsor, The American Institute of Architects. Held at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Xcel Energy Center Discount Tickets (12/29)

Were you hoping to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform at Xcel Energy Center this holiday season? Here’s your big chance: right now you can get discount tickets to the December 29th shows (3 pm or 8 pm) via Groupon.

With your purchase, you’ll also get a digital download of the Groupon-exclusive album Siberian Sleigh Ride.

Seating is in the 200-level and tickets are $54.99 each with a limit of 8 tickets per person. You must purchase tickets together to sit together.

TSO’s Christmas PresentThe Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which tells the musical story of a young runaway who encounters ghostly visions after breaking into an abandoned vaudeville theater on Christmas Eve, and features electrified takes on “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” The show received such rave reviews that TSO chose to bring it back and crank it up to 11 with an all-new second set of the group’s greatest hits, plus its trademark spectacle of pyrotechnics, lights, and lasers.

TSO’s Christmas Past: For more than 20 years, TSO has proven that Christmas and cranked-up guitars go hand in hand like Santa’s milk and cookies. 2017 was the group’s most successful tour to date, and they are ready to rock 2018.

TSO’s Christmas Future: As Trans-Siberian Orchestra further cements its place among the world’s top touring rock acts, expect more cutting edge theatrics from the band that brought you “Rock Theater.”

Get your discount tickets HERE!

American Made Music Festival in Richfield

Fall is my favorite time of year and I love that there are some great outdoor local events to attend. 

The American Made Music Festival takes place this coming weekend. 

This event takes place in Richfield at the Amphitheater of Lyndale Gardens.  You can purchase advance tickets here on the event website.   With over 10 different bands sharing their talents, it sounds like it’s a perfect fall event to check out.  Tickets start at $25 and up, depending on if you want to attend one or both days.

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:

Party in the Prairie – Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington

We attended the Party in the Prairie last year, located at the Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington.  It’s a great event with live music, nature activities, food and fun.  It’s not a huge venue, so they are again urging and asking for advance registration.  The event takes place Saturday, September 22rd from 3-8:30.  You find more information as well as purchase tickets here. *discounted tickets available at Twin Cities The North Face retail stores.

Live music and local flavors in a beautiful setting. Enjoy Americana, folk and bluegrass performances by Reina del Cid, Roe Family Singers, Prairie Fire Lady Choir and The May North. Scale a 25-foot climbing wall, meet live animals, and collect insects. Discover the beauty of prairies on a guided hike or digital scavenger hunt. Meet with plant and wildlife experts and create a “seed bomb” craft with native prairie seeds. Join Hennepin County Library for Story time in the Amphitheater, go on a self-guided Story Stroll, and borrow a nature book. Play lawn games and sample honey made at Richardson with the University of MN Bee Squad. Prairie-themed face-painting by Mad Dash Art. Food trucks will also be on hand.  Bring a blanket to sit on. Sponsored by The North Face and Minnesota Parent Magazine. All Ages. $9/person. $7 discounted tickets available at local The North Face stores.
*Children under 2 years old are permitted free.*
*Capacity is limited, and tickets are expected to sell out. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged.*

Music in Kelley Park featuring The Dakota Valley Symphony

The Music in Kelley Park Concert Series takes place Friday evenings in the summer.  Kelley Park is located in Apple Valley and is a great park to check out on hot days with kids, it has a nice splash pad and play area.  The Friday from 6-9pm you can enjoy the sounds of the Dakota Valley Symphony.  No admission fees or tickets required.  If you can’t make it this Friday, check out the schedule for the remaining concerts of the summer season.   This is an outdoor venue so watch their FB page for weather announcements and cancellations for each concert.

t’s Platinum Pops in the Park night! Please join The Apple Valley Arts Foundation in Kelley Park on July 27 from 6-9pm for a performance by The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus.

Food and beverage for purchase by our Premium Catering Partner Vivo as well as treats from our Refreshment Partners Rita’s Italian Ice of Apple Valley and Kalli’s Popcorn Shop

** Concert attendees are encouraged to enter drawings for prizes awarded at the end of each concert. Must be present to win.

Dakota County’s Music in the Park

Whitetail Woods is one of our favorite parks, we have to remind ourselves just how close it actually is to the metro.  It’s usually quiet but it’s also a great venue for outdoor events.  Dakota County’s Music in the Park will be held there July 28th and August 25th. Free outdoor live music is a great way to savor summer nights that seem to go by way too fast.  Bring a chair or blanket as the performances take place 6-7:30pm.

July 28  Bend in the River Big Band (swinging jazz)
Aug 25  Blue Groove Bluegrass (traditional bluegrass with a contemporary vibe)





Bands on the Blvd at the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is a great place to visit in itself, but it gets even better during the upcoming Bands on the Blvd events.  The next two Tuesday evenings will bring some amazing outdoor music, no admission fees or tickets needed.

July 24th:  Ipso Facto brings an evening of reggae music.

July 31st:  Rubber Soul brings an evening of Beatles Music

Bands on the Boulevard is offered every Tuesday night in July with music kicking off at 6:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the History Center lawn and food and drinks will be available to purchase from Market House and D’Amico. Come early or stay late after the concert to take advantage of free admission to the museum galleries from 3 to 9 pm.