321 Central Ave. N. • Faribault, MN 55021 507-332-7372

Crossroads Marquee Variety Series

2017 Marquee Music Series

Benson Family Singers


This family music group returns to the Paradise with their unique mix of barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music to the Paradise stage. The Benson Family Singers specialize in tight, a cappella harmonies and also play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, bass, violin, and mandolin. Together they have performed concerts, fairs, festivals, churches and private events throughout the Midwest. A family show for all ages!

Sunday, September 16 at 4:00pm

Member/Student: $11 | Non Member: $14 | Children 12 and under: $8
Family Package: 4 tickets (2 adult or student and 2 children) Member $34 | Non Member: $40
Special Group Pricing Available

Comedian Jen Kober

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Jen Kober has energetically bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh. Jen was the 2016 Winner of NPR’s Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her Girl Scout Cookie story. Her comedy is also on the big screen, with appearances in several TV comedies (The Middle, The Mindy Project and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a few) as well as Film. This show does contain some adult language.

Saturday, September 22 at 7:30pm

Member: $18 | Non Member: $23 | Student: $12

Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing

This award-winning Minnesota musical group returns to the Paradise. Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites. They are considered one of the most entreating acts in bluegrass.

Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm

Member: $21 | Non Member: $26 | Student: $15

Comedian Mary Rowles – Wine, Women & Comedy

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Free Wine Tasting and Wine Glasses at 6:30pm in the Paradise Lobby
Member $18 | Non-Member $23 | Student $15

Sponsored By Patrick Andreas Agency-Farmers Insurance

Mary Rowles is seriously funny. Her quick wit, charming characters and hilarious humor take audiences to their feet time and time again. She brings her “A” game to every show and stops at nothing short of outstanding. Her stand-up comedy is spot-on. Her songs are laugh-out-loud funny. And, her characters are crazy good. Audiences from coast to coast love her. She loves them. You’ll love her, too.
“We laughed so hard we cried. I think a couple of the women fell off their chairs!” –GirlTime Getaways

The Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story written and performed by his grandson, Patrick Dewane. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. In the last week of the war, the story turns away from a soldier’s survival tale to something from mythology. He discovers his lost identity, embraced by the tribe he never knew. As he freed the Czechs, they liberated him.

Sunday, November 18 at 4:00pm

Member: $16 | Non Member: $21 | Veteran/Student: $12

Mick Sterling’s At Christmas


At Christmas is a unique blend of family-fueled comedy and drama brilliantly written and performed by three alumni of Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, as well as a live, 6-piece band featuring one of the Twin Cities’ favorite front men, Mick Sterling, and A Brave new Workshop’s musical director, Peter Guertin. The presentation of At Christmas is wonderfully simple and minimal. What drives At Christmas are the stories and the music that will ring true with family members of all ages. The 90 minute show is a reflection of what the holidays are—funny, poignant, and heartwarmingly tender.

December 1 at 7:30pm

Member/Student: $18 | Non Member: $23 | Children 12 and under: $12
Family Package: 4 Tickets (2 adult or student and 2 children)
Member: $55 | Non Member: $64

Contact Info:

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


Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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