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 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.
Music begins at 7:30PM each Friday and Saturday night.
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.
Come hoot and holler for traditional German, Irish, Romanian, and Russian folk music with an energetic flair. Dance sensuously to an assortment of tangos. Marvel at what an accordion and a few strings can do with traditional jazz and showtunes. Featuring New Ulm locals Ben Marti on Accordion and Lehi Gertz on Violin. From Mozart to Django Reinhardt to Ricky Skaggs, you never know what you might hear from Cafe Au Lait!
In the past decade, Steve Vonderharr has twice represented Minnesota by playing in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis. His CD “Tuff Love” was voted the Best Self-Produced CD in 2009 by the Minnesota Blues Society. As a member of Milwaukee-based Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys, Steve V. played on a live recording that was nominated to receive a Grammy Award.
The Duluth News Tribune offered this review of Boom Boom Steve V. & The Knockouts: Bluesy Steve Vonderharr and the Knockouts will bowl you over. Steve plays with conviction and purpose, expressively wringing the life out of that little piece of metal and wood (harmonica) like some kind of whirling dervish. Witness him in action this weekend at the Grand Kabaret!
Ace in the Whole plays American music and original tunes that range from bluegrass, blues, jazz, folk and western. Members include Tim Waters on guitar/banjo/pedal steel, Mike Pengra on percussion, Dave Pengra on bass, and Kit Kildahl on guitar/harmonica.
Tree Party is a band of small-town transplants that now make music in Minneapolis. They started six years ago as a folk-country band, hot-iron branding the covers of every album, playing street dances and bull rides. Then they toured the Southern States with “The 7-Shot Symphony,” an Ivey Award-winning theatre production that they composed and performed a live Spaghetti Western-style score to. Their most recent release, Iced Over, was commissioned by the state of Minnesota and it sent the band up and around the Boundary Waters, into the Iron Range and along the Mississippi researching stories for songs. With more Blues and Rock influences these days, Tree Party manages to maintain that vintage-country feel with a groove for the present-day listener.
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.
“Andrea Lyn is a joy to share a stage with with. Her songs are heartfelt and entertaining.” – Dick Kimmel – 3 Time Bluegrass Hall of Fame Artist