Caravan du Nord heads to southern Minnesota
Caroline Smith, Farewell Milwaukee and Reina del Cid are among Minnesota musical artists who will perform as part of the fifth annual Caravan du Nord concert tour.
The concerts, sponsored by Minnesota Music Coalition and Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current, will be held at various places around the state, including in Red Wing, Austin, Northfield and Faribault in southern Minnesota. In conjunction with each concert, a music business workshop is conducted and meet-and-greet sessions with the band are open to the public. Each concert is hosted by a DJ from The Current.
The area schedule:
— Oct. 3, Carleton College Concert Hall, Northfield. Solid Gold, Van Stee, Helen Forsythe. Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Weitz Center; meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. at Rueb ‘n’ Stein. Ticket information not yet available. Go to carleton.edu for updates.
— Oct. 17, Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing. Caroline Smith, Black Diet. Music workshop at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon, followed by meet-and-greet at 4:30 p.m. at the Sheldon. Tickets: $14.50 and $19.50 in advance, $1750 and $22.50 day of the show; 651-388-8700.
— Nov. 13, Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Faribault. Farewell Milwaukee, Barbara Jean, Sasha Mercedes. Music workshop at 2:30 p.m. at Paradise Center for the Arts, meet-and-greet at 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $9 students; 507-333-1620.
— Nov. 14, Paramount Theatre, Austin. Har Mar Superstar, Reina del Cid, Peter Jacobs Jazz Combo. Music workshop at 2 p.m. at ArtWorks Center, meet-and-greet at 4:30 p.m. at Dusty’s. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students; 507-434-0934.
Elton John tribute concert set for Zumbrota
ZUMBROTA — A concert featuring the hits and deep cuts of Elton John’s prolific career, will be presented in “Eltonsongs” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota.
Mick Sterling will lead the 10-piece band as it performs “Benny and the Jets,” “Border Song,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Levon,” “Your Song” and other hits, as well as album cuts “Funeral for a Friend,” Madman Across the Water” and “Indian Sunset.”
Tickets are $24 in advance, $28 the day of the show, and can be reserved through Crossings at Carnegie, 507-732-7616.
You can Czech out Druha Trava at Crossings
ZUMBROTA — Druha Trava, an acoustic band from the Czech Republic with an affinity for Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, will return to Zumbrota for a concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Crossings at Carnegie.
The band, whose name in Czech means “Second Grass,” plays bluegrass, folk, country and rock music. In addition to originals and traditional instrumentals, Druha Trava performs Dylan songs in both Czech and English, as well as classic pop hits like “Bad Moon Rising” and the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.”
Robert Krestan has led the band for decades and is considered one of the Czech Republic’s most influential artists. He is joined by long-time members Lubos Malina and Lubos Novotny. The band’s latest English-language CD is “Shuttle to Bethlehem.”
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be reserved by phone, 507-732-7616.
John Philip Sousa band marching into Red Wing
RED WING — The John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St., Red Wing.
The band was formed in 1970 by a group of graduating Edina High School band members, who purchased 50 used band uniforms and $30 worth of sheet music. The 45 members of the current band come from throughout the Twin Cities.
Tickets are $17.50 and $11.50 in advance, $20.50 and $14.50 the day of the show; 651-388-8700.