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OWATONNA — The Smokin’ in Steele BBQ & Blues Festival next weekend will, of course, feature copious amounts of barbecue and music, but also several other events, from a 5K fun run and family bike cruise to a hot rod car show and big rig display.

After starting - and scrapping - an brand new album, Chastity Brown did a lot of soul searching. Now she's back with a new album, a thoughtful perspective and a strong determination

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OWATONNA — Cloud Cult, the acclaimed experimental indie music group with deep Owatonna roots, is hoping to screen their feature film — “The Seeker” — in Owatonna next week.

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Singer/songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson celebrates the release of his fourth album, “Sad Songs,” with an intimate live performance Thursday, Sept. 15 at Arts Center of Saint Peter.

Despite the outreaching bill, the Basillica Block Party remains a delightful evening for rocking suburbanites

This year’s Soundset was hailed by many as the best Soundset ever, and for good reason. The weather gods smiled upon us as the sun came out to play bringing 80 degree heat for the Twin Cities’ biggest hip hop party. The location change was a doozy and made the biggest difference. In addition…

MSO's annual Rockin' Fourth of July Concert is fast approaching. It will be located in Riverfront Park on Monday, July 4. The night will kick off with doors opening for a bingo fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. City Mouse, Mankato's favorite blues and classic rock band, performs solo at 7 p.m.

Minneapolis-based folk/pop songwriter Jonathan Rundman will give a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 in the Courtyard Cafe in the Jackson Campus Center, Gustavus Adolphus College. The concert is the culmination of a week-long residence by Rundman with the Gustavus Academ…

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

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OWATONNA — John Hammer has just one thing to say to Owatonna residents this weekend: “Come on out and have a Smokin’ good time.”

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

On Santana IV, a valiant attempt to re-connect Santana’s classic line-up is caught up in over-reverence to the past 

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

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Rob Meany, the leader of Twin Cities band Terramara, discusses his new album, the state of the music industry and rooming with a United States Congressman

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

Joe Tougas and Ann Rosenquist Fee, the duo known as The Frye who have created the characters of Hank and Rita, discuss chemistry, receiving grants and the The Best of Hank and Rita.

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra will be holding the final concert in its ever popular “Music on the Hill” series on Sunday, May 1. The concert is titled “To My Nation”, and will take place at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Good Counsel. Advance single tickets start at $12.

We all love taking pictures at concerts, especialyy selfies. But maybe this whole thing is getting out of hand

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…

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OWATONNA — There’s a highly personal, intimate and even mystical element to the compositions that pianist Deanne Mohr will play when she performs in concert in Owatonna on Sunday — not only personal for the composers themselves but for Mohr as well.

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Lucius' Good Grief is another pop gem from one of the best bands in the business

On Saturday, April 30 the Omega Kappa Fraternity’s 3rd annual Spring Charity Concert for Africa Jam will take place. Featured will be music from Oncue, a hip-hop artist from Brooklyn New York; Mill City Collective, a group of up-and-coming rappers from the Minneapolis/St. Paul region; and lo…

Dick Kimmel will be performing a show at the Art Center of Saint Peter from 7 -9 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, with local group, Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra. The performance will feature music from Kimmel, Captain Gravitone and featured artist Jim Plattes of Minneapolis.

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC), located in downtown New Ulm, is an operating art center, featuring an art gallery, arts education space, and The Grand Kabaret, a unique music venue with bar & restaurant service. With free, live music virtually every Friday and Saturday st…