Schmidt, Magraw set to perform in Zumbrota
Every show by Schmidt is a multifaceted musical excursion, as she sings, recites poetry, tells stories and plays everything from the blues to folk to jazz. Guitarist Magraw is equally conversant in a variety of musical genres, and, like Schmidt, peppers his performance with a dry sense of humor.
Both Schmidt and Magraw have performed in the area frequently as solo artists and as part of ensembles and duos.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 the day of the show, and can be reserved by phone at 507-732-7616.
Polka Dots, women of rock coming up in Albert Lea
Ray Sands and the Polka Dots will play music for dancing and listening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.
Music will include waltzes, tangos, foxtrot and of course polkas. This is the 67th year for the Polka Dots. Ray Sands was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
Admission is $15.
— Also coming up at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center is Jukebox Saturday Night featuring tributes to the legendary women of rock ‘n’ roll at 7:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets are $15.
For tickets for either event, call 507-377-4371.
Jones Family gospel group in Winona
The group consists of five sisters, two brothers and their father, and they’ve been performing at churches, concert halls and festival for two decades. “The three-generation gospel collective’s high-energy performances are the living embodiment of the indelible connection between the black church and its rock and soul offspring,” said the Austin (Texas) Chronicle.
In 2015, the Jones Family Singers took their music abroad, performing concert tours of Europe and Russia. The group’s new album is “Live from Mt. Zion.”
Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for senior citizens and students, and can be reserved at 507-457-1715.
‘Harmony’ concert to feature singer/author Warner
Singer/songwriter Dennis Warner, perhaps best known as the author of a popular children’s book, will perform Monday, March 21, in the Harmony for Mayo concert series in Lips Atrium of Mayo Clinic’s Charlton Building.
Warner is the author of “Beads on One String,” an anti-bullying book based on his song of the same title. Warner, though, has been more prolific as a recording artist than as an author. His latest CD, “Beep Beep,” is his 10th, and is his first album intended for children.
Harmony for Mayo concerts run from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.