Upcoming Department of Music Events and Registrations

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/campusrec/facilities/

Department of Music

Performance Series Event: Pieta Brown and The Taken (Liz Draper, bass; Richard Medek, drums)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

$10 General Admission  

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

PIETA BROWN has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlisle, JJ Cale, Ani Difranco, Mavis Staples, and others. Brown’s music has roots in traditional and rural folk music with influences from her ‘bohemian’ upbringing. Her music has appeared in various TV Shows such as The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and indie films including Wim Wender’s “Everything Will Be Fine.


LIZ DRAPER, classically and jazz-trained versatile bassist, has performed, recorded and/or toured internationally with such groups as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Soul Asylum, Charlie Parr, Low and Davina and the Vagabonds. A professional musician since age 16, Liz has performed in an astonishing array of musical genres and ensembles, from jazz and classical to folk, metal, improvisational, experimental, Balkan, and chamber strings.

 

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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: City Mouse featuring Mary Jane Alm, with Special Guest Andrea Lyn

Saturday, February 4, 2023  7:00 PM
Hooligans
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:00 AM.)

$20.00 day of show

Advance tickets (cash only) may be purchased at Hooligans.

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM.

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets after Sunday, January 29.

CITY MOUSE is a regional music favorite. The City Mouse brand recently celebrated 50 years of performing live. The group has played thousands of gigs on concert stages, in college auditoriums, and clubs in the seven-state area and Canada.

MARY JANE ALM joins in a set highlighting the music of Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt.

Minneapolis singer-songwriter ANDREA LYN opens the evening with a short set featuring music rooted in the reality and reliability of real-life experiences.

Performance Series Event: Sarah Morris and the Sometimes Guys

Tuesday, February 7, 2023  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

$10 General Admission  

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

SARAH MORRIS spent the first years of her career in Nashville, losing herself in the art of writing timeless Americana melodies. Morris has been described as a bright, clear, brilliant songwriter, offering a Norah Jones-like approach to her music. Sarah was a top four finalist in the NewSong Music Contest at Lincoln Center in New York City, 2nd place winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC, and an Americana semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition

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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Bunny Just Piano Festival Event: Douglas Ashcraft

Sunday, February 19, 2023  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

$10 General Admission  

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

DOUGLAS ASHCRAFT is an active chamber musician and has performed in recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Jacqueline Du Pre Hall at Oxford University in England.  A recent recital at Wigmore Hall with cellist Kathryn Price received high praise by the British Journal, 'Musical Opinion'. Douglas Ashcraft is currently a member of the artist faculty at Idyllwild Arts Academy, a prestigious boarding school in southern California which offers professional training to students of high school age.

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Online ordering closes at 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Concert Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, February 21, 2023  7:30 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the event. Any further tickets sales must be completed as a walk-up sale. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Jazz Groups and Contemporary Singers

Saturday, February 25, 2023  2:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:00 AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Winter Choral Concert

Sunday, February 26, 2023  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

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Online tickets go off sale at 10:00 AM the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale.

Performance Series Event: An Evening with Tab Benoit and Special Guest JD Simo

Monday, February 27, 2023  7:00 PM

Hooligans
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$25.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Monday, February 27 at 10:00 AM.)

$30.00 day of show

Advance tickets (cash only) may also be purchased at Hooligans.

DOORS AT 4:30PM                                                                                            

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

 

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets after Monday, February 20


TAB BENOIT is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from southern Louisiana known for his Delta swamp blues. His guitar playing has created comparisons to artists such as Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix. His lively career has so far consisted of a Grammy nomination, five Blues Music Awards, two BB King Entertainer of the Year Awards, and a spot in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Benoit has also created an organization called Voice of the Wetlands, which is working to help preserve the coastal waters of Louisiana.

JD SIMO is a songwriter, guitarist, and producer who has worked with individuals such as Jack White and Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, to name a few. He also worked on the film score and soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, which hit theatres in June of 2022.

 

 


Jazz Groups and Contemporary Singers

Thursday, March 16, 2023  7:30 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:00 AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Percussion Ensembles

Sunday, March 19, 2023  3:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in all University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale.

Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: An Evening of Emmylou Harris featuring Mary Jane Alm with Special Guest The Fabulous Fatheads

Saturday, April 1, 2023  7:00 PM

Hooligans
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 AM.)

$20.00 day of show

Advance tickets (cash only) may be purchased at Hooligans.

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

 

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets after Sunday, March 26.


TRIBUTE TO EMMYLOU HARRIS – MARY JANE ALM brings a heartfelt and passionate tribute to Emmylou Harris onto the stage. The night will be filled with songs and stories of Emmylou Harris and her work. Emmylou Harris is one of the most influential figures in country music history, with fourteen Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The tribute band consists of Mary Jane Alm (vocals), Boyd Lee (guitar, vocals), Richard Kriehn (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Brian C. Peters (electric guitar, pedal steel), Dan Neale (electric guitar, vocals), Dik Shopteau (bass), and Ben Kaplan (drums). THE FABULOUS FATHEADS are Tim Waters, Dave Pengra, Mike Pengra and Ron Arsenault, performing a wide variety of music including classic country, folk, bluegrass, americana and originals.


 

 


Minnesota Storytellers Event: Dessa

Thursday, April 6, 2023  7:30 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall - Performing Arts Center
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$20 Advance purchase - general admission (online advance sales end on Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 AM.)

$25 Day of show purchase - general admission

Your tickets will be held at the entrance to the Recital Hall if you purchase your online tickets after Thursday, March 30.







                                                          


DESSA is a singer, rapper, and writer who fosters a resume bursting with accomplishments. As a member of hip-hop group Doomtree, as well as her solo ventures, Dessa has been able to accumulate an incredible repertoire. She has performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, as well as performing with the Minnesota Orchestra. She has been featured on the Billboard Top 200 with contributions to the #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape, and the RBG documentary with her track “Congratulations.”

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Jazz Mavericks featuring Eric Marienthal

Friday, April 14, 2023  7:30 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in all University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children


Free admission for MSU students.

MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



ERIC MARIENTHAL is an eight-time Grammy nominated and two-time Grammy award winning saxophonist. Eric started his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. After returning to Los Angeles Eric became a member of the famed Chick Corea Elektric Band. He recorded 6 CDs with the band and won 2 Grammy Awards. Eric went on to join the Jeff Lorber Fusion. Among the CDs Eric recorded with Jeff, 2 were nominated for Grammy Awards. Other artists Eric has performed with include Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, David Lee Roth, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, Ramsey Louis, Patti Labelle, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.

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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: Good Morning Bedlam

Tuesday, April 18, 2023  7:30 PM
Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts
PA 250
320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN
Free parking in Lot 16 Gold

General admission $10

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

                                                                    


GOOD MORNING BEDLAM has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy. Featuring tight soaring three-part harmonies, they captivate their audience night after night with a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music.

Jazz Groups and Contemporary Singers

Saturday, April 22, 2023  2:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:00 AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Spring Choral Concert

Sunday, April 23, 2023  3:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

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Online tickets go off sale at 10:00 AM the day of the performance. Any further sales must be completed as a walk-up sale.

Spring Concert Wind Ensemble

Thursday, April 27, 2023  7:30 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online tickets go off sale at 12:00 noon the day of the event. Any further tickets sales must be completed as a walk-up sale. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.

Performance Series Event: The Jimmys with Special Guest Bad Liquor Management

Saturday, April 29, 2023  7:00 PM

Hooligans
Madison East Center
1400 East Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN

507-625-9904 (Hooligans)

$15.00 in advance (online advance sales end on Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 AM.)

$20.00 day of show

Advance tickets (cash only) may be purchased at Hooligans.

MUSIC STARTS AT 7:00 PM. 

Reserved seating is not an option for this concert.

NOTE: Your tickets will be held at the entrance to Hooligans if you purchase your online tickets after Saturday, April 22.

THE JIMMYS are perennial Madison Area Music Award and the Wisconsin Area Music Award with over 20 MAMA and WAMI awards including Blues Artist of the year, Blues Song of the Year, Bassist of the Year, Brass Player of the Year, and Keyboardist of the Year. In September 2021, the Independent Blues Award Association honored The Jimmys song, “Write a Hit,” (feat. Marcia Ball) with the 2021 IBA Contemporary Blues Song of the year award. BAD LIQUOR MANGEMENT features members that have performed with an impressive list of national heavy hitters on concert stages and network television. The group features four Minnesota Music Hall of Famers.


Musical Revue, Dr. Stephanie Thorpe - producer

Sunday, April 30, 2023  3:00 PM

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts

PA 250

320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato, MN

Free Parking in Lot 16 Gold

$9 General admission

$7 Students (K-12) and all children

Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

 

 



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Online ordering closes at 10:00 AM the day of the event.  Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.

Contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 for seating availability.