Welcome to the 2015 Music Season

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January 9th at 7:30pm
The Music of Furia
$17 Members / $22 Non Members / $10 Students

Furia is an ensemble of innovative musicians including Northfield’s own, Meredith Fierke (vocals, guitars and banjo), Steve McKinstry (B3 and pump organ) and Schuyler Petersen (mandola, guitar & banjo) Cities 97 Sampler Volume Number 21 Artists “Fierke falls somewhere in the space between songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Cat Power” — City Pages. Furia crafts unexpected combinations of color and counterpoint. Soaring vocal melodies and intricate instrumentation, reminiscent of 19th century art music, are joined with a “glass scraping metal-edged” soundscape of the industrial world creating a unique “dirty-pretty” aesthetic. The show will feature a gallery exhibiton in the Carlander Gallery debuting a line of jewelry by Jessica Prill, inspired by Furia’s music.

February 6th at  7:30pm
The New Standards 
$17 Members / $22 Non Members / $10 Students
Sponsored by 1st United Bank, Faribualt

Regulars at the Dakota Jazz Club, The New Standards are a rock and jazz trio known for their personality-laden brand of engaging performance and extraordinary musicality. Each member, coming from distinguished backgrounds in pop, rock, and jazz, brings something unique to the project: John Munson on string bass and vocals, a founding member of legendary and chart-topping bands Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, brings melodious rock-steady chops plus distinctive slacks; Chan Poling, the leader of the seminal Twin Cities 80’s (and resurgent!) haute punk band The Suburbs is the crooner and rock-shouter, but surprises with his pianistic firepower; bespectacled Steve Roehm, the band’s secret geek weapon, climbs breathtaking jazzy heights on his vibraphone, which is like a xylophone, except way harder to play–just ask Steve.

March 28th at 7:30pm
Alison Scott with Special Guest The Jason Paulson Band
$17 Members / $22 Non Members / $10 Students

Singer/songwriter Alison Scott is the strongest new voice to come out of Minneapolis in many years and her soulful, organic sound has quietly built a very large and loyal following. While staying indier than indie and completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through word of mouth with very little radio or media hype, Alison Scott is making the kind of soul music that music fans love. True music lovers have always responded to an amazing voice singing great songs, and they always will- from Aretha to Adele, this is timeless music that transcends style and fashion, something for the silent majority of listeners who aren’t interested in fluffy pop or the trendy flavor of the month. Performing with platinum and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Kevin Bowe, drummer Peter Anderson and bassist Steve Price, Alison has been selling out venues across the Midwest.

Friday, May 8th at 7:30pm  and Saturday, May 9th at 2:00pm
Norah Long & the Imaginators: Adventures in Childland.
$17 Members $22 non members $10 students
Norah Long and the Imaginators lead audiences on a magical interactive adventure of songs, poems, and stories from animated movies, children’s classics, and children themselves! For kids of all ages, this concert includes sing-along moments, silliness, and sentiment that engage young audiences and bring adults back to their childhood in joyous and unexpected ways.

June 26th at 7:30pm
Paradise Center’s Notes on Broadway, The Great white way. 
$15 Members / $20 Non Members / $10 Students

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A composer and author set out to write the next great musical having no idea of where to start. From the earliest inceptions of musical theater to the most familiar and obscure, this entertaining ‘review’ of musical theater will have you laughing, reminiscing and learning how the art form came to what it is today.


July 17th at 7:30pm
Diva’s Gone Country
$17 Members / $22 Non Members / $10 Students

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When divas go country things can get rowdy. Dust off your inner cowboy and cowgirl, and get ready to have a thigh slappin, rip-roaring good time as Divas Gone Country celebrates the sights and sounds of America’s Heartland featuring music by some of the “Queens of Country” including Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson and Taylor Swift. This fast-paced, interactive show is a real crowd pleaser! Whether you are a die-hard country fan or simply a fan of great music, come on down and experience the nitty-gritty of Divas Gone Country.

September 11th at 7:30pm
Monroe Crossing
$17 Members / $22 Non Members / $10 Students

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Sponsored by 1st United  Bank, Faribault

Sold out in 2013, Monroe Crossing is back at the Paradise Center continuing to dazzle audiences with their electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.

October 10th 7:00
2015 Tribute Fest, A Tribute To The KING, Elvis Presley
$15 Members / $20 Non Members / $10 Students

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Many have laid claim to the throne, but in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, there has only one King. The Paradise Center for the Arts will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s legendary career and pay tribute to his legacy, with a raucous, rocking review of his greatest hits, most enduring songs and a few fantastic surprises. Four of Minnesota’s best bands and performers will take the stage for a marathon event. Don’t miss the Paradise Center for the Arts Tribute to The King.

December 18th at 7:30pm
Rock the Tree Top
$15 Members / $20 Non Members / $10 Students

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PEACE. JOY. AND ROCK AND ROLL! Look out there is a different kind of Santa coming to town! Get ready to Rock the Tree Top this holiday season as audiences are taken on a wild Sleigh Ride as beloved Holiday Classics are turned into the classic rock and roll you love.



These activities are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


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