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.
Music begins at 8 pm each Friday and Saturday night.
Will Bauermeister brings a performance of songs and stories for all ages that include an appreciation for humor and an admiration of unforgettable moments. An acoustic singer- songwriter, Will performs in the Modern Folk genre and includes influences from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and the millennium. Those who have been a part of Will's audience return to participate again and again as he often travels around the country to bring music wherever it is welcome.
Amy Scruggs’s primary love is for the theatre and is an avid actress involved with many Minnesota productions. Amy Scruggs has been a part of six productions with Merely Players and performs in the MN Fringe Festival, MN Shorts Play Festival and Merely Murder Mysteries. Amy’s stage experience has helped to develop her powerful singing voice. She has an amazing dynamic range that few can match.
Mary and Amy have great rapport with each other and the two of them work together to provide an evening of pleasurable entertainment you don’t want to miss!
The members of the band have been immersed in Cajun music for many years. They have studied and performed with Cajun music greats such as Dewey Balfa, Tracy Schwarz, Steve Riley, Marc & Ann Savoy, DL Menard, Eddie LeJeune, Calvin Carriere, Lionel Leleux, and others.
Patty and The Buttons preaches the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty's eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930's Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty, mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as "Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee." More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves... Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.
Patty and The Buttons formed in the fall of 2008 when accordionist/vocalist Patrick "Patty" Harison returned to his midwestern home. Having been raised in the Minneapolis music scene, he knew just the guys to call. For the past 3 years, Patty had been traveling extensively with Loose Marbles and Panorama Jazz Band out of New Orleans, LA. With Panorama Jazz Band he appeared at many notable festivals including The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Veracruz International Jazz Festival and others. The Loose Marbles have been all over the world and back playing street corners, theaters, festivals, plantations, parks, squats, caravans, riverboats, ferries and various other locales. He also spent a year in New York studying and playing with some of the worlds finest musicians. While in NYC, he also founded the Baby Soda Jazz Band which features some off the finest young "hot" jazz players in the world.
Band Members include Patrick "Patty" Harison on Accordion/Vocals, Keith Boyles on Upright Bass, Tony Balluff on Clarinet, and Mark Kreitzer on Guitar.
Ticketed Event at The Grand!!
Comedy, skits and music, featuring guest musicians, The Frye
Friday, November 21st @ 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce or the Grand. Call 507-359-9222
Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.
What the Church of Church has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely.
"Every so often a guitar player comes out of nowhere to knock you off your feet... Javier Matos is such a player. He can play bottleneck slide blues like he was born with a National guitar in his hands. He has a confident solid vocal talent to boot, packing a solid punch behind his fierce guitar attack." Tim Sheridan~All music guide
"In a time when blues is defined by a boring tendency for slick or overzealous distortion, Matos isn't afraid to keep it real and make it bleed." Ian Power~MN Daily
"Clear, powerful, soulful, mature, menacing, uproarious and infernal" James Norton~ Heavytable.com
Kildahl, Vonderhaar, and Pengra return to The Grand Friday, December 19th. This trio is high energy playing blues, bluesy jazz, and original tunes. Steve Vonderharr on harmonica, Kit Kildahl on guitar and vocals, and Dave Pengra on bass.
James Warren is a singer songwriter based out of central MN performing an eclectic blend of Americana, Blues and Folk with both covers and original material. In 2012 James released a debut alternative rock album, available on iTunes. Nominated as the best original artist in central MN 3 years in a row by the St. Cloud Times, you'll find James touring throughout Minnesota and the mid-west sharing the stage with acts such as Martin Zellar and the Gear Daddies or even All 4 One. Currently James Warren is working on his next EP in California with writer/producer/performer Chris Unck (Lisa Loeb, Butch Walker & the Black Widows). This EP will be featuring the folk and alt country side of this already favored local artist, James Warren.
"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 2011 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 on November 4, 2008.
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.