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 8:00 pm each Friday and Saturday night.
The Skally Line duet plays hot oldtime country, fiddle tunes, blues, and ballads. Along with a raucous collection of standards and a bunch of rare old cuts rarely heard live, The Skally Line specializes in creating a Minnesota old time tradition that never quite developed on its own. Tom Cornish and Fred Keller–both long time vets of Minnesota’s roots community–both write songs celebrating the stories of Minnesota old and new. Fred plays mandolins, Tom guitar and fiddle. Together they work up tight harmonies and arrangements, some tasty picking, and a whole lot of fun from the Deep North.
Lavender Town paints a small, lovely town with color. Expressing a variety of rock, country, covers, originals, and indie music. Local musicians with unique styles come together to share their stories, inspirations, and love for music. Come join us at the Grand Kabaret for a night of surprises, laughter, community, and fun. Kelsey Jae on vocals and guitar. Wade Crooker on piano, vocals, and guitar. Terry Zinniel on cajon and Brady Hagen on lead guitar. Life is your canvas, paint it with color.
With well-crafted and creative originals and some fun covers, Northern Darling has been described as a pure as honey, hipster version of Billie Holiday. Liz Davis’ vocals are complemented by the unique sound of Trent Jacob playing an amplified bassoon, James Mouritsen, guitar; Jeff Sugerman, upright bass; and Adam Mickelson on drums.
You Knew Me When are a husband and wife duo from Nashville, TN, amidst an ongoing tour throughout the USA promoting their collective indie folk-rock sound and sophomore album "You, Me, and the Rest of the World". While living a true troubadour lifestyle, the two continue to create and serve up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast. Find out more at www.youknewmewhen.com, www.facebook.com/youknewmewhen, and www.twitter.com/youknewmewhen.
Tickets: $8/members, $12/non-members
The North Polers:
The North Polers began in August of 2014, when a few Mankato-area aerial dancers made a spontaneous decision: To perform live with a local tribute band. Since then, they have choreographed their way to performances that dazzle and defy gravity.
Satori Violet Belly Dance Company:
Satori Violet Belly Dance Company was born in Mankato in the summer of 2011. Since then, they have developed a unique choreographic style, which often includes storytelling and borrows from many global dance forms. They also have their own improvisational language which leads to a varied performance every time! They can't wait to share what they love the most with you!
It Came From the 80's!
Bringing back the best pop music from best decade for pop music, "It Came From the 80s" blends voices with electric guitar, keyboard, live electronica and sound effects into catchy, danceable medleys. It Came From the 80s is Ocho and Starr Mackenzie.
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.
The Frye returns to the Grand! They are a little acoustic duo with a big sound, a songwriting team that draws on 1970s pop, rock and country for inspiration. The Frye merges original material with great covers for unforgettable nights. Members include Joe Tougas and Ann Fee.
"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.