Variety & Comedy

2017 Marquee Music Series

Acoustic Gallery – Inspired by Dylan: An Evening of Music, Art and Poetry

Thursday, May 30 at 5:00pm

Pre-Event Acoustic Gallery (5-7pm) Free and Open to the Public.
Main Stage Bob Dylan Music Event (7:30pm) $15 in Advance | $20 at the Door

Final performance of the Acoustic Gallery Series
5-7pm: Pop-Up Gallery and Live Music: 5pm – 7pm
7:30pm: Pressing On—The Spiritual Songs of Bob Dylan performed by the Mick Sterling Ensemble, with additional guest poets from the new published anthology Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers Press)
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most iconic singer-songwriters and pop culture influencers. This show includes a pop-up gallery with art pieces inspired by Dylan, acoustic music and free appetizers in the gallery space and then a main stage event that honors Bob Dylan’s legacy as musician and writer. Pressing On—The Spiritual Songs of Bob Dylan performed by some of the Twin Cities best musicians and interspersed with readings from Visiting Bob, this is an evening that celebrates one of Minnesota’s and the world’s most memorable and influential voices.

Part of the Acoustic Gallery Series
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm

Member/Student $23 | Non-Member $28

The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back again! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It’s a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are 25 or 85, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

Part of the Crossroads Variety Series

Takin’ It to the Limit Tribute to the Eagles – featuring The Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious

Friday, September 27 at 7:30pm

Member $30 | Non-Member $35 | Student $20

Now in the 9th year! Hundreds of sold-out performances! The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together to recreate the magical songs of the premier band of California Rock in the 70’s, the Eagles! You will hear all the hits and relive the thrill of your turntable spinning those incredible albums. Sit back, close your eyes and fee the energy of the Eagles, reproduced precisely by the 9 piece band.

Part of the Crossroads Variety Series

New & Emerging MN Music Showcase: Triple Stitch & Marah in the Mainsail

Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12 from 7pm-10pm
Two Day Ticket: $13 in Advance | $17 at the Door
One Day Ticket: $10 per Night at the Door ONLY
All Tickets are General Admission Seating

This two-night event features new and emerging MN musicians and bands. Three to four bands each night! Minnesota music venues and the Minnesota music scene have a long and rich tradition of discovering and launching the careers of local musicians! Enjoy discovering new bands and live music and possibly the next “big one” (Prince anyone?) as the Paradise helps to showcase up-and-coming and newly discovered talent.

Friday Headliner: Triple Stitch
Saturday Headliner: Marah in the Mainsail

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday, November 16 at 6:00pm

Member/Student $17 | Non Members $22 | 12 and Under $12 | Family package(2 Adult & 2 Children) M$52 | NM $62

The GRAMMY Award-winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers return to the Paradise to showcase songs from their newest album, Winterland as well as favorites from all their collections! A voyage from autumn to spring, Winterland presents winter adventures and music the entire family can enjoy. As four-time Parent’s Choice Award winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Their goal is to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.

Part of the Crossroads Variety Series

At Christmas with Mick Sterling

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Member/Student $18 | Non Members $23 | 12 and Under $12 | Family package(2 Adult & 2 Children) M$55 | NM $65

This fan-favorite is becoming a new Faribault Holiday Tradition!
At Christmas combines a unique blend of holiday-themed comedy sketches that are brilliantly written and performed by Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop alumni and a 6-piece live band led by one Minnesota’s best front men, Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin, A Brave New Workshop’s musical director. At Christmas is wonderfully simple and minimal. What drives this show are the stories and music that ring true with family members of all ages. It is a true reflection of what the Holidays are—funny, poignant and heartwarmingly tender.

Part of the Crossroads Variety Series

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021


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