ST. CLOUD — Need something to do this weekend? We have just want you're looking for here in Central Minnesota. Enjoy some bluegrass music at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, check out some local art at the St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl, take in a play at Rocori High School with Hello Dolly, watch several students rock out at the School of Rock Concert at Paramount Theatre, and take in the Fabulous Armadillos at the BankVista Rock N' Block Party. Read more in The Weekender!
Bluegrass lovers it's time to make your way to Richmond for the annual Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music festival at the El Rancho Manana Campgrounds. This festival features several top national touring bands as well as the best bands from the Upper Midwest. In addition to the professional bands, many of the 4,000 plus people that attend are musicians themselves, and can be found playing many impromptu jam sessions that go on day and night throughout the grounds. Single Day tickets are $30 at the gate and kids 12 and under are free. The event starts tonight (Thursday) starting at 6:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday.
TICKETS AT THE GATE!
- Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 p.m. - Friday, August 11th, 12:00 p.m. - Saturday, August 12th, 12:00 p.m. - Sunday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m.
You can see art in many forms tomorrow (Friday) in downtown St. Cloud. Art Crawl St. Cloud is a collaboration of businesses, artists, volunteers, and sponsors promoting the work of local and regional artists, and creating connections businesses, artists, and members of the community. The art crawl runs from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is free to attend.
Travel back to the 1980s this weekend as Great Northern Theatre Company brings back an old favorite, Hello Dolly. This classic musical set in New York, spins the tale of Mrs. Dolly Levi, a widow and notable matchmaker, as she plans to persuade a rich widower to propose to her. You can watch Dolly play cupid starting tonight (Thursday) and Friday at Rocori High School starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets run just $10.
Some of the areas up and coming music artists will take center stage tonight (Thursday) at the Paramount Theatre. The Wirth Center’s is holding their annual School of Rock concert. You will hear everything from drummers, keyboardists, and singers performed by 6th-12th grade students. Tickets for the show range between $8.00-$13.00 and are going fast. The performance starts at 7:00 p.m.
Grab a friend, your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of fun in Sartell this weekend. The 11th Annual BankVista Rock n' Block Party kicks off Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The event features food, beer, games and live music from Chris Hawkey and the Fabulous Armadillos. Tickets for the show are $10. The fun takes place in the Sauk Prairie Medical Center parking lot.