The Grand - New Ulm

The Grand Kabaret

About The Grand Kabaret

The Kabaret's modern design housed in the historic beauty of the Grand Hotel redefines what it means to be German-themed, with an atmosphere that is both interesting and fun, yet comfortably relaxed - making it the perfect place for a night out with family or friends.

The Grand was recently rated "Best in the Midwest" by Midwest Living. The Grand also was featured in Minnesota Monthly. Click here to read more.

"The Grand Kabaret Live Arts Entertainment Series" has been made possible in part by The Grand Center for Arts & Culture of New Ulm and their latest 2017 grant award from Prairie Lakes Regional Art Council and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

This activity is made possible by a grant provided to The Grand Center for Arts & Culture by Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota.

Though the event calendar currently lists primarily live music performers, The Grand Kabaret is committed to the continued development and expansion of its performance art offerings.

Possible event ideas include drama, spoken word performances, literature/poetry readings, and more. Stay tuned for event calendar additions and updates! Or email us with your suggestions for improving the performing arts entertainment at The Grand Kabaret.



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Coming To The Grand...

Music begins at 7:30pm each Friday and Saturday night.

April 28

Open Mic Night

Join us for our monthly open mic night with host Dave "Ocho" O'Connell! Whether you are an open mic regular, performing for the first time, or hankering to enjoy a selection of local performers, there's something for everyone!

April 29

Adrian Barnett & The Questet

Award-winning baritone saxophonist Adrian Barnett has performed all across the nation at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Lollapalooza. He has been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, concert wind ensembles, and touring rock groups.

Adrian is also a woodwind specialist, mulit-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. His recent album "It's About Time" by The Adrian Barnett Septet is comprised of his original compositions and is available on iTunes and amazon.com. He currently resides in Nashville, TN.

May 5

Blue Vipers Trio

Josh Gravelin spent 15 years in Austin Texas, playing with all the heavyweights there, including the Vaughn brothers and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Now back in his home town of St. Peter, Josh wanted to play occasionally with other veteran musicians, giving all the chance to play outside their regular bands. So the Blue Vipers were born, with Mike Pengra on drums and vocals, Ron Arsenault on acoustic guitar and vocals, Kit Kildahl on electric guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Josh on bass and vocals. The Blue Vipers play american roots music and originals.

May 6

The Lost Walleye Orchestra

This group hails from Mankato and St. Peter and the members play in a number of other bands, including Pengra & Arsenault, City Mouse and the Blitz Boys. The Lost Walleye Orchestra plays a mix of good-time, classic rock, americana, blues and folk. Members include Billy Steiner, Ron Arsenault, Dale Haefner, and Dave Pengra.

May 12

The Long Nines

The Long Nines are a Celtic Folk band playing a variety of traditional, original, rebel songs, and modern favorites. They consist of three generations of Burckhards. Yes. Germans playing Irish music. Banjo and harmonica is father/grandfather Pete Burckhard. On guitar is brother/dad/son Joel. Son/brother/ uncle is Jeremy playing mandolin. Also on guitar is our niece/daughter/ granddaughter, Alexis.

May 13

Dan Duffy Orchestra

The Dan Duffy Orchestra is an exciting new group from Mankato, Minnesota performing swing and Hot Club music from the 20’s on up to today. A large part of their repertoire consists of original tunes which blend in nicely with their style. The group consists of Paul Horrisberger on acoustic bass who has an extensive history playing bluegrass with Dick Kimmel and others. Fiddle player Marti Ryan teaches at MSU and in her busy schedule performs with the Mankato Symphony. On tenor and soprano saxophone is Frank Cesario who for many years has worked with Big Band jazz groups. Hanna Cesario who plays ukulele is super-talented young jazz singer. Dan Edw. Duffy has been playing blues and rock since the 60’s with groups like City Mouse, Mary Jane Alm and Mankato’s own Gestures of “Run, Run, Run” fame. The melding of all these styles and influences creates an exciting and fun listening and dancing experience.

May 19

The Divers

For more than fifteen years, The Divers have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique and wide repertoire of original compositions mixing elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, and jazz with random acts of nonsense. Their fun and unique sound emerges from an eclectic mix of guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass, drums, and vocal harmonies. The Divers are Peter Bloedel, Loren Halvorson, Eric Halvorson, and Andy Overn.

May 20

Boom Boom Steve V. & The Knockouts

Steve Vonderharr is a blues player with heart. He plays and sings with the kind of passion and character that is rarely displayed by musicians of any persuasion. Steve V.'s harmonica work is both assertive and sensitive, seamlessly moving through a range of emotion and skill. His playful demeanor and his compassion for people and music make him a class act. It's a show you don't want to miss!

May 26

Open Mic Night

Join us for a monthly Open Mic Night hosted by Dave "Ocho" O'Connell. Whether you are an open mic regular, performing for the first time, or eager to enjoy a selection of local performers, there's something for everyone!

May 27

Dick Kimmel & Andrea Lyn

Veteran performer and triple hall-of-famer, Dick Kimmel, “The Ambassador of Bluegrass,” has played, recorded, and promoted bluegrass internationally for more than 50 years with such artists as Del McCoury, Hazel Dickens, and his ‘&-Co’ band configurations. He was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and recently received a SPBGMA nomination for entertainer of the year. Dick plays mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar and has released more than 2-dozen bluegrass recordings.

With roots in country and folk music, Andrea Lyn writes with a uniquely captivating sound. Having shared national and Grand Stand stages with acts such as The Marshall Tucker Band, Ronnie Dunn, Travis Tritt and others, her voice is soft yet edgy. Her lyrics resonate, melodies are memorable and concert presence is thoroughly engaging.

June 2

Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on the fiddle and vocals.

They play original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. The duo features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach that keep their performances fresh and exciting.

June 3

Hootenanny Annies

Hailing from the Mankato & New Ulm region, The Hootenanny Annies have been performing music together for 17 years. The duo is carried by their vocal harmonies, playing a wide variety of country, rock, bluegrass and folk music. Pam plays the Cajone and mandolin while crista plays guitar and fiddle.

June 9

Christopher Gale

Christopher Gale is a Minneapolis-based songwriter because he was too tall to be an astronaut. Debut LP coming 2017. Indie, alternative, electro pop music!

June 10

Grams & Krieger with Ron Arsenault

Danny Krieger is one of the Southwest's most respected guitarists/slide guitarists. His musical resume includes world-wide tours with British pop band 'Christy' in the early '70s and numerous recording sessions with a variety of artists ranging from Exene Cervenka to the late Andy Gibb. He's also worked with Big Joe Turner, Coco Montoya, Johnny Rivers, and Smokey Wilson & Eric Burdon. Originally from LA, Danny has also toured with Debbie Davies, Sam Taylor, 'The Mollys', Holland's Mr. Boogie Woogie, and John "Juke" Logan. Danny also won a Tucson Area Music Award (TAMMY) for guitar in 2000 and is a member of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. Lest we forget, Danny was the child singer in the "Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Meyer weiner....." commercial!

Steve Grams, who cut his bass teeth in Sioux City, Iowa, and at the University of North Dakota in the mid-to-late '60s, and later in Minneapolis , MN ("Grizzly", "Goldstreet") has been in Tucson since 1979 and built a reputation as one of the area's most reliable acoustic and electric bassists, touring the USA, Europe, and Canada extensively. During that time he has played on and/or produced over 100 LPs and CDs, and been selected bass player of the year for the Tucson Area Music Award (TAMMY) in 1998 & 2005. He is also a member of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame, and in the initial induction group of the Tucson Musicians Museum. His list of sideman credits includes working with Teddy Morgan, 'the Hacienda Brothers', Dave Gonzalez & 'the Stone River Boys', Nappy Brown, Candye Kane, Johnny Rawls, Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Bo Diddley, Long John Hunter, R.J. Mischo, Freddie Roulette, Holland's Mr. Boogie Woogie,and French singer/songwriter Alexandra Roos.

June 16

Three Faces

Three Faces is a Twin Cities jazz trio that features Joe Mayo (tenor saxophone), Michael Gold (bass) and Rick Nair (drums). The group is steeped in mid-20th Century repertoire but stubbornly refuses to be jazz-stodgy, employing numerous Afro-Latin, soul, hip-hop, rock and West Indian modalities wherever and whenever they see fit. All three members are East Coast natives who attended graduate school for music and followed females to the Midwest. Every Three Faces performance is different. Everyone goes home happy.

June 17

"Ete E Paris" Fundraiser*: A Night in Paris at The Grand!

SAVE THE DATE!

*Tickets Now Available!

Please join us on Saturday, June 17th for an evening of all things Paris. Smell the flowers, sip champagne, and enjoy an evening filled with lights, love, food, and live music!

This ticketed evening special is our first official fundraiser in support of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture for 2017 - and will serve as the kick-off event for our Endowment Campaign.

Seats and sponsorship opportunities are available!

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets as soon as possible!

The event will be held at The Grand from 4:30pm to Midnight. Dinner will be provided along with live music, games, live and silent auctions, plus more!

Contact The Grand today to reserve your tickets or sign-up to volunteer for a Parisian event you won't soon forget.

Check back for more information.

June 23

Open Mic Night

Join us for a monthly Open Mic Night hosted by Dave "Ocho" O'Connell. Whether you are an open mic regular, performing for the first time, or eager to enjoy a selection of local performers, there's something for everyone!

June 24

Jack Klatt

Jack Klatt is a singer, a songwriter, a seasoned traveler, and a dexterous finger-style guitarist. Combining musical traditions from hokum blues to the roots of country music, he has been criss-crossing the lower 48, spreading his brand of American music.

In 2009 Klatt settled down in Minneapolis, formed a band and founded the Cat Swingers. Soon enough he found himself performing around 100-150 nights a year perfecting his crafts of performance and songwriting. In 2011 Klatt received a Minnesota State Arts Grant to record a collaborative album with a number of veteran Minnesota legends including Spider John Koerner, Dakota Dave Hull, Cornbread Harris and Charlie Parr. Mississippi Roll has since garnered praise all the way from California to the UK. With a solo album, "Love Me Lonely" under his belt you can expect to see him on the road, with or without his band, rollin' through a town near you.

June 30

Dick & Ian Kimmel

Veteran performer and triple hall-of-famer, Dick Kimmel, “The Ambassador of Bluegrass,” has played, recorded, and promoted bluegrass internationally for more than 50 years with such artists as Del McCoury, Hazel Dickens, and his ‘&-Co’ band configurations. He was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Dick also recently received a SPBGMA nomination for entertainer of the year. Dick plays mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar and has released more than 2-dozen bluegrass recordings.

Ian Kimmel, Dick’s son, has performed border-to-border, coast-to-coast, and internationally. In 2014, he walked away with SPBGMA’s coveted Mandolin Player of the Year award. Ian, musically, has shifted from high gear into overdrive. For starters, he’s long since arrived stellar-accomplished on guitar (acoustic and electric), mandolin, and Dobro. Self-accompanied on whichever instrument, Ian’s lead singing comes naturally and seemingly effortlessly as his music jumps genres; ranging from folk, to rock, to blues.