Lanesboro hosts music fest preview concert
Rae, who is based in Minneapolis, grew up on the Iron Range, were she started playing violin at the age of 7. Now, she’s a sought-after singer/songwriter/fiddle player, not only with her own band, but with several other Twin Cities bands, playing everything from ’60s pop to bluegrass. Rae is the co-founder of The Music Lab, where she still gives lessons.
Opening the show will be Peter Miller, from the Minneapolis band We are the Willows.
The concert is a preview of the Mid West Music Fest, which will be held April 16 in La Crosse and April 28-30 in Winona.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for members of Lanesboro Arts; 507-467-2446.
Decades of divas saluted in Zumbrota show
The Belladiva show band from the Twin Cities will present “Divas Through the Decades” at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the State Theatre.
The show features singing, dancing, costume changes, live music and comedy. Audiences can expect to hear the music of Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and others.
Tickets are $28 in advance, $32 the day of the show, and can be reserved through Crossings at Carnegie, 507-732-7616.
Great Scots: Old Blind Dogs set Crossings concert
The band plays traditional music of Scotland, but expands those boundaries to include 21st century African and Caribbean rhythms. The band, based in Scotland, is currently on a concert tour of the United States. Fiddler Jenna Moynihan joins the band for the U.S. shows.
The Montreal Gazette called Old Blind Dogs “A Scots neo-traditional super group, with a bracingly modern musical attack.”
Tickets are $26 in advance, $30 the day of the show; 507-732-7616.
Wicklund and Barley Jacks return to Oak Center
Wicklund and the band members come from backgrounds in bluegrass, classical, Celtic and jazz and combine those influences to create a new acoustic sound. Wicklund has played with Stoney Lonesome, the Chris Stuart Band, Brother Mule and other groups.
Tickets are $15, with discounts available for low-income patrons. For reservations, send a check to Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. 63, Lake City MN 55041. To check on ticket availability, call 507-753-2080.