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.

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Coming To The Grand...

Music begins at 8 pm each Friday and Saturday night.

August 1


Friday, August 1st @ 8PM Timbre Junction Returns to the Grand!

Timbre Junction has been together for about twelve years now and we have been working hard to develop our own unique sound. For us this has meant becoming familiar with each members own style both personal and musical, on stage and off. The group consists of four members: Mike Regouski on banjo and dobro, Stan Chew on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Amy Ferman on fiddle and vocals, and Karen Radford on upright bass and vocals. Although the instrumentation is bluegrass, we like to mix it up with a variety of bluegrass, old time, classic country, and folk.

August 2

String Theory

Saturday, August 2nd @ 8 p.m. the group String Theory returns to the Grand.

String Theory plays a unique blend of jazz, blues and quirky originals. Members include Eli Hoehn on banjo and vocals, Wayne Schmidt on guitars and vocals, and Jason Helder on guitar.

August 8

Atlantis Quartet

Atlantis Quartet has emerged as a leading voice in the twin cities' jazz scene since its inception in 2006. The group features four of Minnesota's most exciting jazz composers and improvisors with saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Pete Hennig. Named Best Jazz Artist in 2011 by the City Pages and 2012 by the Star Tribune, Atlantis Quartet's blend of complexity and accessibility in its compositions has proven a perfect fit for all listeners. The group has released four albums to critical acclaim and toured the US, and recently headlined the opening night of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. JazzTimes Magazine states that the band "shifts nimbly from a punk-jazz aesthetic to an ECM-ish sensitivity. Startlingly original stuff..." while City Pages says "This is a band with a limitless future."

August 9

Barefoot Winos

The Winos have been playing there own distinctive brand of blues. There energetic, soulful, live performances has captivated their audiences all over the Midwest. It's Blues with An Attitude.

August 15

Javier and the Innocent Sons

Javier & the Innocent Sons: This potent quartet from Minneapolis plays timeless barrel-house roots music that is projected from the contemporary perspective of songwriter Javier Matos. Javier grew up listening to the early blues patriarchs on his father’s record player with his ears glued to the speakers. This music struck him to the core, and Blues has been his passion ever since. After a 20 year career took him from coast to coast, he settled in Minneapolis and formed The Innocent Sons.They are Grant Wibben on upright bass and Twin Cities music veterans Dan Schwalbe and Dave Larson on guitar and drums respectively. In 2010 they released their first record, titled “Lost in Loretto "

"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~

August 16

Luxe Bohemia RakStar Fusion Live

Ticketed Event at The Grand!!

RakStar Fusion Belly Dancers

Saturday, August 16th @ 8PM

They are dedicated to learning, teaching and performing an eclectic style of dance based on, but not limited to, oriental dance. We provide a positive outlet for people of all ages and body images to express and celebrate movement and music.

Tickets available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce or the Grand. Call 507-359-9222

$8/Members, $12/Non-Members

August 22

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 and

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August 23

Dave Pengra and Kit Kildahl

Kit Kildahl on guitar and vocals and Dave Pengra on bass.

August 29

Poor Nobodys

The Poor Nobodys are a seven-piece band from Minneapolis, USA. They have been making collective, collaborative music built on vivid extremes since 2008. The music is very cinematic, orchestrated with cello, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, upright bass, mandolin, banjo, vocals. In addition to three studio albums, they also write and perform live original scores for film and theater projects. The Poor Nobodys will be touring Europe to celebrate their newest vinyl album, not yet released in the States.
August 30

Ethan Keller

Ethan Keller is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was voted Best Solo Artist in the 2011 Milwaukee Music Awards, and Best Pop Artist in the 2011 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards.

The founder and former front man of the eclectic funk-rock outfit, Greenscene (voted Best Rock Band in Jim Beam’s 2001 National Band Search), Ethan has always been known for originality, diversity, and depth. Musically and professionally, Keller wears many hats. He has been promoting and performing since 1993, made appearances at prestigious venues and showcases in over 30 states, and has sold over 10,000 records.

September 5

Erik Koskinen and Barbara Jean

September 6

Doc Merlot and Marv Topp

September 12

Dick Kimmel and Company

Veteran performer and triple hall-of-famer, Dick Kimmel, takes center stage with this 5-piece bluegrass ensemble from New Ulm, Minnesota. 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. The band features singer/songwriter/guitarist - Tony Rook, ace banjo man – Graham Sones, upright bassist – Terry Johnson, and Dick’s 17-year-old phenom son, Ian Kimmel, playing dobro, guitar, and mandolin. Ian was named SPBGMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year for 2014. Ian likes to point out that his dad, ‘just got a SPBGMA nomination for entertainer of the year.’ All the band members sing utilizing duo, trio, and quartet harmonies. Dick plays mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar and has released more than 2-dozen bluegrass recordings. Dick’s &-Co bands have entertained throughout North America and Europe.
September 13

Mill City Hot Club

September 19

Working with a Net

September 20

Poor Benny

September 26

The Porchlights

September 27

Urban Hillbilly quartet

"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.