This weekend is a celebration of music as two events are dedicated to the work of The Beach Boys -- Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks at Pioneer Place, and Collective Unconscious at the Paramount Theatre, country music star Rodney Atkins comes to Grand Casino Mille Lacs, the St. Cloud String Quartet teams up with the Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra at the Paramount and the hilarious and award-winning Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, begins its run at the Orpheum Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks: The Music of the Beach Boys

    Pioneer Place
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    Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks return to Pioneer Place to highlight one of rock 'n' roll's most innovative bands. Endless Summer: The Music of the Beach Boys chronicles the band's rise to fame to the pinnacle of their album Pet Sounds. With a mix of musical performances and documentary footage, you'll rock out while learning more about these great performers in an entertaining night that only Ploof and company can provide. Tickets for this rockumentary show go for $28 in advance, $30 at the door.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, May 12th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, May 13th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, May 14th, 7:30 p.m.

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    Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Concert

    Paramount Theatre

    More love for The Beach Boys is going on at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud as Collective Unconscious celebrates the 50th anniversary of the benchmark rock album, Pet Sounds. In 1966, The Beach Boys changed music and studio albums forever with Pet Sounds, featuring numerous classics including "Sloop John B.", "Wouldn't It Be Nice,", and "God Only Knows". You can join the local band, Collective Unconscious, for a night of "good vibrations" starting at $25.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Saturday, May 14th, 7:30 p.m.

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    The Book of Mormon

    Orpheum Theatre

    A show regarded as the funniest musical of all time comes to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis as The Book of Mormon begins a three-week run. Premiering just five years ago, The Book of Mormon has garnered widespread critical acclaim for its humor, songs, and spirit before earning the Tony Award for Best Musical for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of South Park). Tickets for this riotous show start at $49.

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    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, May 12th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, May 13th, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, May 14th, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.

    - Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Wednesday, May 18th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Thursday, May 19th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, May 20th, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, May 21st, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, May 22nd, 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.

    - Tuesday, May 24th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Wednesday, May 25th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Thursday, May 26th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, May 27th, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, May 28th, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, May 29th, 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.

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    Rodney Atkins

    Grand Casino Mille Lacs
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    Country music star Rodney Atkins comes to the stage at Grand Casino Mille Lacs this weekend. Atkins, an award winning country artist, has been performing for over 20 years and rose to fame in the mid-2000s with hit songs like "These Are My People", and "If You're Going Through Hell". Tickets for this one-night only show start at $25.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Friday, May 13th, 7:30 p.m.

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    St. Cloud String Quartet with the Central MN Youth Orchestra

    Paramount Theatre
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    You can head to the Paramount Theatre for an afternoon of fantastic music performed by two local groups of musicians. The St. Cloud String Quartet is teaming up with the Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra (in one of their three shows this year) as part of the Paramount's Local Roots series. You can get your tickets for $8.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Sunday, May 15th, 3:00 p.m.