Special Events & Performances

Murphy Brothers Band: Saturday, January 7 at 7:30pm

Member: $12 | Non Member: $15 | Student: $8

This Mankato area classic guitar rock group features high energy, brilliant guitar work, percussion and vocals.  Hear classics like The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, and Little River Band come alive. Sponsored by the Faribault Daily News


Martin Zellar Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm

Member: $20/Non Member: $25/ Student: $15

Frontman for the Gear Daddies performs his Evening with Martin Zellar acoustic show, featuring his amazing guitar picking, and that famous and familiar gravelly, country-rock sound and original songs Minnesotans know and love. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group


Scott Long Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm

Member: $17/Non Member: $22/ Student: $12

Scott Long consistently gets 5 star reviews from small events to Fortune 500 companies like GE, John Deere, and State Farm. His non-profanity, but hilarious show works for all ages, which is why Scott was chosen to perform in 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair and the Bass Fishing Championships. Scott brings his Iowa roots to Southern MN for a March Madness funny night. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group 


The Banjo Hour with Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra:

Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm:

Member: $17 | Non Member: $22 | Student: $12

An evening of great entertainment including bluegrass legend, Dick Kimmel, a set called “Banjo Time w/ Tom Nechville” (banjo maker to the banjo stars: Bela Fleck, the Dixie Chicks, Allison Brown), and comedian, Michael Callahan, help round out an amazing night of bluegrass fun.


Big, Bang, Boom Saturday, April 22 at 4pm

Member: $12 | Non Member: $15 | Student: $8

Family package: 4 tickets: 2 adult/2 student – $35 member | $41 non member

This pop/rock music trio plays parent-friendly children’s music. After 20 yours touring clubs and playing partiers, Chuck Folds (younger brother of Ben Folds), Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker decided to expand their horizons and play kids’ music with a pop sensibility, aimed at being something parents can enjoy and feel god about letting their kids listen to and see live.


Big Hats & Big Hearts Saturday, May 6 at 4pm

In advance $15 /At the Door $20 All Presale tickets go in a “Pre-sale only” drawing to win a PCA Performance Package (one show a month May – Dec) Includes 4 tickets and 4 drink tickets to: The Looney Lutherans, Church of Cash, Duelly Noted–Dueling Pianos, The Best of Hank & Rita, Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein, American Highway, Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds, and Coconuts & Mistletoe.

Be part of this annual spring tradition of celebrating and supporting the arts through entertainment, fashion and friends. Take part in live and silent auctions and watch the greatest two minutes in sports. Proceeds from this event help to continue the rich tradition of arts and education in Faribault.



The Looney Lutherans  Sunday, May 21 at 4pm

Member/Students: $12/ Non Member: $15/

Children 12 & under: $10. The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their new cookbook and “lifestyle guide” entitled: Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! Using music comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life the Lutheran way. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group


PCA’s Best of Broadway

Saturday June 3 at 7:30pm & Sunday June 4 at 2:00pm

Member: $15 | Non Member: $20 | Student: $10

Southern Minnesota’s best performers return center stage for a sizzling night featuring Broadway’s favorite show tunes. This evening promises theater and music lovers an interactive night of fun and music. You don’t have to go all the way to New York City to experience the Best of Broadway; you can find it right here in downtown Faribault at the award-winning Paradise Center for the Arts!


July 15 at 7:00pm Duelly Noted- Dueling Pianos

Member: $17 | Non Member: $22 | Student: $12

Gals & Girls Package: 4 tickets: 2 adult/ 2 youth or children – $52 member | $62 non member

This one-of-a-kind act has sass and class. They play favorite hits from the 60’s to today. As a female duo, they stand out among other groups in the male-dominated dueling pianos scene. This show includes a special outreach and focus on mother and daughters. With songs like Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” the whole audience will be singing and dancing



The Best of Hank & Rita Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm

Member: $17/Non Member: $22/ Student: $12

Since its debut in May 2015, this theatrical music show has been performed around the Midwest, frequently selling out and garnering critical acclaim for the script, performance, and the original soundtrack. “Funny, sad, smart and really original,” says music writer Jim Walsh. An amazing evening of country music, theater, and storytelling. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group

“Easily the most original piece of theater I’ve ever seen in Southern Minnesota.”

—Rich Larson, editor SouthernMinnScene


Okee Dokee Brothers Sunday, October 8 at 4pm

Member & Students (with valid Student ID): $17/

Non Member: $22/ Children 12 and under: $12

Family package (4 tickets: 2 adult or student/2 children):

$52 Member/$62 Non member)

This Grammy winning duet are four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners and have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Their newest album, Saddle Up, is nominated for a 2017 Grammy. They believe music can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group

 An Evening in Paradise – 10th Anniversary Event
Sat – Oct 28, 2017 – 7:00pm . Member $25/Non-Member $30
Celebrate the Paradise Center for the Arts’ impressive 10 year history of bringing vibrant arts and cultural programs to Faribault and the region. This gala-style event includes “MN Spirits” tasting (featuring Mn craft distilleries), hors d’oeuvres, live music, casino-style games, masquerade ball (don’t have a mask: then come make one during the evening!) and red carpet treatment. Help continue the Paradise’s rich arts tradition and landmark historic beauty through special raffles and a “fund-the-need” auction. This is the not-to-be missed event of the year!


Wine, Women & “Musical” Comedy November 4 at 7:00pm

Member: $17 | Non Member: $22 | Student: $12

This night features free wine tasting and wine glasses and then Sister’s new “Hunting Widows” musical comedy show. This musical theater comedy act will have you laughing and crying as Sister taps into that long, important MN tradition known as “opening weekend.” Sponsored by Patrick Andreas Agency



Kat Perkins “Home for the Holidays” December 17 at 5pm

Member/Student: $20/ Non Member: $25/ Children 12 and under: $15

Semi-finalist on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Kat is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. Her holiday show is an incredible blend of traditional Christmas songs with Kat’s modern spin and show-stopping original holiday music. It’s visually, musically, and emotionally stunning—an event for the entire family. Sponsored by Crossroads Building Group



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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