MacPhail Free Family Music Series: The Bazillions – Saturday, January 19th

MacPhail Free Family Music Series The Bazillions

There is a great free event that is taking place on Saturday. It is indoors, so you don’t have to bundle up too much. 🙂 The MacPhail Free Family Music Series: The Bazillions takes place at 10:15 am and 11:15 am on Saturday the 19th.

No tickets are required, and the concerts are free and open to the public. This event is held at the MacPhail campus in Minneapolis; find directions and more information here.

Jam with The Bazillions, a kid-friendly indie rock band. The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. A free, family event for music-loving families and those who want to explore music for the first time! The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® staff will also be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Minnesota Boychoir Winter Concerts at the Landmark Tomorrow

Are you looking for something to do tomorrow? Something with music, and perhaps even free since you might still be getting over holiday overspending? Head to St. Paul and listen to the Minnesota Boychoir Winter Concert at the Landmark, They will have two concerts, one at 1 pm and one at 3:30 pm (January 6th). Both concerts are free admission.

If you have never heard the choir, you can click on the video below. An amazing group.

 

 

Our 2018-19 annual winter concerts feature Allegro, Cantabile, Cantando and Cantar singing a variety of sacred and secular classics. Seasonal favorites include Night of Silence and a jazzy rendition of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.

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 6th through March 3rd.  * There will be no concert on January 27 due to the the Winter Carnival Orchid Show.

Join us select Sundays beginning January 6th 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 27 due to the the Winter Carnival Orchid Show.

Bring the Sing in St. Paul

Do you enjoy singing but perhaps don’t have the perfect voice for it?  You can still have fun and join Classical MPR and The Current for a very special Bring the Sing on the winter solstice!  The free event takes place December 21st at the Como Lakeside Pavilion.  Doors open at 5 and the singing starts at 6.  All ages are welcome to join the fun.

No experience necessary — just bring your voice and love for carols and holiday songs, both new and traditional. Soul beacon PaviElle and masterful choral artist Jerry Rubino will lead the participants and will be joined by featured guests from all over the Twin Cities, including neo-soul singer Cameron Kinghorn, the Beer Choir and its leader Adam Reinwald, and accordionist Dan Newton.

This event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Como Lakeside Pavilion’s Spring Cafe will kindly serve as our warming house, providing warm drinks and snacks, as well. Doors open at 5 p.m. with singing planned to start at 6 p.m. The ability to read music is not necessary, and all are welcome.

Minnesota Boychoir Annual Winter Concert

The Minnesota Boychoir Annual Winter Concert takes place next Sunday (December 16th) beginning at 7pm.  All four ensembles of the Boychoir will perform a free concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. No tickets are necessary.  If you can’t make this concert, they will have additional concerts in January.  More information about all of their events can be found on the website here

For 56 years, the Minnesota Boychoir has helped boys find their voice. The Boychoir’s excellence is observed around the world. The choir has performed in the Sydney Opera House, in St. Peter’s Basilica inside The Vatican, and on National Public Radio.

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.