Plugged back in: Cabooze and Myth Live are hosting concerts again after closure threats

Plugged back in: Cabooze and Myth Live are hosting concerts again after closure threats

The old workhorse rock venues in Minneapolis and Maplewood have survived separate challenges.
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Why is country music cool again?

June 13
New country songs are attracting young line dancers like Mae Meyer of Lakeville at West Medicine Lake Community Club in Plymouth.
Newer artists like Morgan Wallen and Zach Bryan are attracting new fans via new platforms.

The Big Gigs: 10 best concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

June 12
Jazz pianist Connie Han brings her trio back to the Dakota.
Concert highlights for June 13-19 include Connie Han, Iron & Wine, Winstock, the Pryes Block Party and two very different Jacksons.
Music
June 13
Morgan Wallen is headed to U.S. Bank Stadium for two nights.

Why is Morgan Wallen so big?

From embracing social media to courting controversy, he's made savvy moves to land at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Music
June 13
Thomas Søndergård married his longtime love Andreas Landin in 2022, the same year he was named music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orches

Led by its new conductor, Minnesota Orchestra caps season with Pride performance

"Pride, for me, is not only to do with who we love but really who we are," said Thomas Søndergård, who was named music director the same summer he wed his longtime partner.
Music
June 13
Ashley McBryde will perform Friday at the 30th edition of Winstock country festival in Winsted, Minn.

Ashley McBryde heads to Winstock festival without whiskey

She's sober but she'll still deliver her drinking songs at Minnesota's big little country music hoedown.
Music
June 13
Dayna Martinez is the new executive director of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

Scene Maker Q+A: New director puts out fire for Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Dayna Martinez quickly replaced injured Regina Carter for the free event featuring 80 artists.
Music
June 12
Melanie Martinez also filled New York's Madison Square Garden two nights in a row in May.

Review: Another viral pop star, Melanie Martinez, packs another ecstatic Twin Cities arena

The highly visual singer split up her Trilogy Tour set based on her three albums.
Music
June 11
Singer-songwriter Maren Morris attends the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards at the YouTube theatre in Inglewood, California, March 6, 2024. (Micha

Maren Morris is 'happy to be the B in LGBTQ+'

The singer-songwriter made the announcement in a Pride Month social media post.
Music
June 11
Jon Kimura Parker will perform Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G on July 26 and George Gershwin's Concerto in F on Aug. 2, both at Orchestral Hall

6 classical music festivals across Minnesota to check out this summer

This season has it all, from Bach and Beethoven to Joshua Bell and Christian Reif to Julia Bullock and Ana Maria Martinez.
Variety
June 11
Janet Jackson will stop by in St. Paul on Tuesday as part of the second leg of her Together Again tour.

Critics' picks: The 14 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Variety
June 11
Carnage the (Now-Plant-Based) Executioner

9 free things to do in the Twin Cities this week

Juneteenth events kick off the celebration that honors the end of slavery.
Music
June 10
Sheila E. dances around the stage during her set at 52 LIVE on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn.

Sheila E. to Paisley Park: 'Shame on U' for turning down unannounced visit

"Just give us a heads-up!" museum representatives responded after Prince's former cohort took to social media.
Music
June 8
Internationally renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman performs with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend.

Review: Minnesota Orchestra performs Beethoven with guest pianist Yefim Bronfman

The Orchestra Hall program includes works by John Adams and Adolphus Hailstork.
Music
June 8
Noah Kahan recounted playing First Avenue and 7th St. Entry on prior Twin Cities visits during his first of two Xcel Energy Center concerts Friday.

Review: Noah Kahan is packing St. Paul's Xcel Center two nights in a row. So who is he?

The fast-rising Vermont acoustic folk-pop singer had 15,000-plus young fans fervently singing along Friday.
June 8

Gallery: Noah Kahan plays two nights at Xcel Energy Center

Fast-rising Vermont songwriter Noah Kahan kicked off a two-night stand at Xcel Energy Center in front of a young, sold-out crowd on Friday night in St. Paul.
Music
June 8
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss walk onto the stage Friday, June 7, 2024 at the Mystic Lake Casino amphitheater in Prior Lake, Minn.

Review: Rock god Robert Plant trumps bluegrass queen Alison Krauss at Mystic Lake

The super-duo's reimagining of Led Zeppelin and Americana songs made for a rewarding Twin Cities debut.
Music
June 7
Gábor Takács-Nagy, who began studying the violin at the age of 8, is an authority on Hungarian music, and in particular, that of Béla Bartok.

Review: Guest conductor Gabor Takacs-Nagy concludes the SPCO season with passion and soul

He powerfully delivers Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony and demonstrates the wonderful chemistry he shares with the St. Paul orchestra.
Music
June 7
San Diego's Bill Walton loved the Grateful Dead.

6 cool things in music this week include Deadhead Bill Walton, Madeleine Peyroux and history of Flyt Tyme

Shout-outs, too, to Joyann Parker, Shady Cove and Marinero.
Music
June 6

Scene Makers Q+A: Childhood pals helm Minnesota's biggest rural EDM festival, Infrasound

The hi-fi dance music event's 13th installment returns this weekend to Harmony Park in southern Minnesota.
Music
June 6
In his new single "Houdini," Eminem makes Slim Shady disappear.

Review: Eminem tries to make Slim Shady disappear with 'Abracadabra'

Shaboozey teams with Noah Cyrus for another country tune.
Music
June 6
Donny Osmond is bringing his Vegas show to Minneapolis on Sunday.

Donny Osmond says no to Marie, yes to Minneapolis

He's bringing his Vegas show here Sunday, surveying his six-decade career.
Music
June 5
Sturgill Simpson earned a lot of new fans at the Minnesota State Fair in 2015 opening for Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson. / Leila Navidi, Star T

One of country music's best singers will play the Twin Cities' worst concert venue in September

Sturgill Simpson's comeback tour will hit St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium after an outdoor date in Moorhead.

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