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

Crossroads Marquee Variety Series

2017 Marquee Music Series

January Thaw – Featuring Dianna Parks and the Wreck


(Parks and Kleist Band and Fred the Bear Collaboration)

Fred-The-Bear-Band drumsBeat the cold and heat up the night with this annual music celebration! Dianna Parks and the Wreck will have you dancing in the aisles with a great blend of country rock, old school Americana and rock-n-roll. This music collaboration featuring the Parks and Kleist Band and Fred the Bear first premiered at our 10th Anniversary event. Fans will also remember Dianna as the lead in our 2017 Linda Ronstadt show. Enjoy an evening of terrific live music, dancing and warm up with a cup of mulled wine or cider! A portion of the proceeds from this event support scholarships for Paradise youth classes and camps.

Saturday, January 27 | 7:30pm

Member: $16 | Non-Member: $21 | Student: $10

Martin Zellar and the Hardways


Minnesota’s favorite singer-songwriter returns to the Paradise stage for an evening of amazing guitar picking and that unique sound Minnesotan’s know and love. Martin Zellar, along with his band, The Hardways will feature their original songs and classic covers.

Saturday, Feb 10 at 7:30pm

Member: $22| Non Member: $27 | Student: $15

Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

The Danger Committee


This is no ordinary juggling act. Featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel described this Twin Cities trio as “truly something unique that we haven’t seen before.” Danger Committee is one of the lead acts at the MN Renaissance Festival and have brought their danger-defying juggling act all across the country. Knives, spears and even lightsabers fly in a jaw-dropping night of family fun and entertainment.

Friday, March 9 at 7:00pm

Member/Student: $18 | Non Member: $23 | Children 12 and under: $12
Family 4 Pack (2 adult or student and 2 children) Member: $54 | Non Member: $64

Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Jam for MN State Academy for the Blind

Cats PJ Group Shot

Portion of all tickets support MSAB

The Cat’s Pajamas, an explosive 5-piece vocal band has toured internationally, wowing audiences around the globe each time they take the stage. Cat’s Pajamas got their start when they competed in the nation OREO Cookie Jingle Competition. They were selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the entire country and appeared on Oprah. The group competed on NBC’s The Sing-Off and America’s Got Talent. Cat’s Pajamas also rocked out on FOX’s Next Great American Band where they proved that voices can in fact replicate a band when they finished in the top 30 groups out of a field of over 14,000. Join us for this dynamic, award-winning show and support MSAB!

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm

Adult: $13 | Student: $6 | Family Package: 2 adult & 2 student tickets, $33

St Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Celtic musicians Willow Brae and Irish Step Dancers Rince na Chroi

Willow Brae with Dancers

Willow Brae is the duo of Andrea Stern, virtuosic Celtic harpist, and multi-instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie, on traditional wind-powered instruments and voice. A wonderful mix of traditional Irish and Scottish songs plus the spark and excitement of quick-paced dance tunes. They are joined by a top-notch dancers from Rince na Chroi Irish Dance. These snazzy step-dancers will captivate your heart with the joys of the season, through their jigs, reels and hornpipes, in a true celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 17 at 7:30pm

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

Comedian Tommy Ryman


Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk-singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. He performed at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and was featured as one of the “Twin Cities’ Funniest People” by Metro Magazine.

Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm

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

Looney Lutherans


The Looney Lutherans return with more recipes for laughs and not-so-sage wisdom from their cookbook, USE YOUR FOOD. A GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING INSIDE AND OUT, FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS, EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN! These original cast members of the Church Basement Ladies, Using use music, comedy, and some help from the audience, to share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life, the Lutheran way. (But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em)
Special Group Pricing Available

Sunday, May 20 at 4:00pm

Member/Student: $14 | Non Member: $18 | Children 12 and under: $10

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

Deuces Wild Show

The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It’s a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are twenty-five or eighty-five, get ready to be part of the musical action and fun!

Friday, June 1 at 7:00pm

Member/Student: $23 | Non Member: $28

Tonic Sol Fa

Tonic Sol Fa

Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota. Together the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers and were recently part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion. Tonic Sol-fa has established itself as one of the most in-demand vocal groups in the Midwest, and one of the most successful independent acts in America.

Friday, July 6 at 7:30pm

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

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

Jen Kobercomedian

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

Wine, Women and Musical Comedy— Blaze Orange is the New Black

Blaze Orange is the New Black

Blaze Orange is the New Black by SISTER rewrites the rules for music, comedy and entertainment for women. SISTER knows what women need and this show has it all: wine, laughter and rock and roll! Rock legends like Pat Benatar, Heart and Brandi Carlisle are honored along with great humor, storytelling, and original music. Blaze Orange is the New Black is a celebration for women everywhere and a must see!

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10
Show: 7:30pm | Wine Tasting: 6:30pm
Two Nights: Free Wine Tasting & Wine Glass

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

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


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Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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