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 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.



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Coming To The Grand...

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

February 6

Post-Bockfest Shenanigans with Good Night, Gold Dust

Following your Bockfest celebrations, keep the party going with us at The Grand! With good company, a few drinks – including four different Bock beers – and tunes from Good Night, Gold Dust, it’ll be a Bockfest to remember! Good Night Gold Dust is a Minnesota indie rock quartet comprised of Laura Schultz (vocals/rhythm guitar); Colin Scharf (lead guitar/vocals); Michelle Roche (percussion), and Zach Arney (synths/programming). GNGD plays urgent, dynamic indie-electronic music powered by Laura and Colin's split vocals, angular guitars, dark synthesizers, and a mix of live and electronic drumming.

February 12

Roe Family Singers

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

Featuring banjo, autoharp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis’ 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. They've shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, and Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur. In 2011 the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians; they won the title of “World's Best Jug Band” twice, in 2010 & 2012 at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands; and, in 2012, won the Minnesota Duet Contest at the MN State Fair.

The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus.

February 13

Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, will be coming to The Grand Kabaret as part of a midwest tour. Pushing Chain 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.

February 19

Open Mic Night

Join us at the Grand Kabaret in downtown New Ulm for an Open Mic Night hosted by Dave "Ocho" O'Connell!

February 20

Charmin Michelle, Jim Maguire, & Rick Orpen

Jim McGuire has been playing jazz for more than 50 years. He has performed with jazz greats Clark Terry, Charley Bird, Dave Brubeck, Ed Shaughnessy, Jim Whitman and others. He recently retired from teaching classical and jazz guitar at several Minnesota colleges and universities. In addition to teaming up with Charmin Michelle and Rick Orpen, he performs frequently with the Jim McGuire Jazz Trio.

February 26

Pete & Ross with Megan Pavot

Ross Anderson (tenor sax, clarinet) and Pete Lothringer (guitar) began playing together in 2004. They both live in Marshall, MN where they are active in the local music scene as educators and performers. “Jazz with Ross and Pete” has performed at small clubs, coffee houses, and numerous corporate events throughout the region. They play a wide variety of jazz standards. Find them online at rossandersonjazz.com. Ross and Pete are joined by Twin Cities singer and frequent collaborator Megan Pavot. She sings with a variety of different bands and has performed everything from country rock to musical theater. They are delighted to be back at the Grand!

February 27

Betty & Ocho

Betty is Elisabeth Harsma, a person of many talents, including playing guitar, singing, songwriting and dance. David (Ocho) O’Connell writes much of the original folk music for the duo. He also plays guitar and sings.

March 4

Ticketed Event: Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It's a true story, written and performed by his grandson.

Patrick Dewane's grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died, his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage.

Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather's journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. In the last week of the war, Konop's story turns away from a soldier's survival tale to something from mythology. He discovers his lost identity, embraced by the tribe he never knew. Like Luke Skywalker, Konop thought he was just fighting the Evil Empire, in this case the Nazis. But unlike Skywalker, this story is true. His was an epic homecoming. As he freed the Czechs, they liberated him.

Call (507) 359-9222 to order tickets using a card, or stop by the office at 210 N. Minnesota St. in New Ulm to pay and pick up tickets!

Tickets: $8 Members/$12 Nonmembers

March 5

Eli Hoehn & Captain Gravitone

Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra plays Americana Folk Rock, infused with Tango and Jazz, one of the many great, new bands coming from Minnesota. The group's superhero, Captain Gravitone, tangos in big box stores, beautiful women clad in leather, beat poets, elephants, philosophy majors, the circus and parallel universes come to life in the group's compositions. The sound is fun, sometimes moody, with a distinct sense of humor reminiscent of Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and Bela Fleck. The group features Eli Hoehn on banjo, Wayne Schmidt on the electric guitar, Corban Noah on electric bass, Damen Price on drums and a host of other musicians that lend their talents to the group on an occasional basis including vocalist Kelly Quinn, violinist Karen Kozak, guitarist/vocalist Mark Bishofsky, guitarist/vocalist Jason Helder, percussionist Daryn Christensen, and bassist Bill Grenke.

March 11

Tristan Blue

Combining contemporary covers and originals with traditional Irish folk, Tristan Blue's whiskey soaked lyrics cut to the heart and tell the tale of a young man making his way through the world.

March 12

Lori Jean

Lori Jean’s songs have the vibe that each was written in one sitting, around a campfire, or a cozy front porch…probably because they were! With topics ranging from whirlwind first loves, to the depth of melancholy, Lori Jean’s lyrics draw from shenanigans in her wild, younger days, as well as the responsibilities in her current life. Her brand of singer/songwriter could be described as “Minnesota sweet” pop country. She has a knack for drawing to the imagination the familiar experiences that take place over the course of a rural upbringing and carrying them into adulthood. Her self-titled EP “Lori Jean” made its debut in August of 2015.

March 18

Open Mic Night

Join us at the Grand Kabaret in downtown New Ulm for an Open Mic Night hosted by Dave "Ocho" O'Connell!

March 19

Timbre Junction

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.

March 25

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.

March 26

Dick Kimmel & 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. www.dickkimmel.com