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.
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Music begins at 7:30 pm each Friday and Saturday night.
Scott Fultz Trio at The Grand
Friday, March 14th @ 8PM.
A tremendous trio exploring the music of Thelonious Monk. Members include Scott Fultz, Josh Granowski and Chris Hepola
Saturday, March 15th @ 8PM
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 from the Minnesota Barking Ducks on guitar/harmonica.
Performing Saturday, March 22 @ 8PM...Patrick Harison is a young American button accordionist adept in a wide variety of settings and genres. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN performing in a diverse array of projects including Patty and The Buttons, Jack Klatt and The Cat Swingers, The Cactus Blossoms, Eisner's Klezmorim and many others. Patrick is also active as an orchestral soloist playing both classical and pops programs with top orchestras across the United States under the baton of luminaries such as Doc Severinsen and Sarah Hicks. When not performing, he is an in demand composer, session musician, educator and arranger.
Jack Klatt, a self-taught musician and lyricist with eyes and ears wide open, always eager to soak up songs and stories. Klatt has sang in countless barrooms, cafes, living rooms, theaters and street corners all over the world, entertaining folks with his boisterous finger-picking style and whiskey worn voice, continuing the troubador tradition of folks like Utah Phillips, Blind Willie MacTell and Towns Van Zandt.
As a language, jazz can present itself in a multitude of dialects. Rick Nair Trio works to speak comfortably in sounds that can be characterized as bebop, hard bop, funk, Latin jazz and bossa nova, as well as other styles. The group probes east and south for jazz’s rhythmic core in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean while recognizing the “American” and European elements inherent in much of the standard repertoire.
Cabaret Le Ruse brings a new April Fools show entitled "Fool Me Once." It's an evening with short plays, skits, and music with String Theory featuring Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra. Special musical guest is Billy Steiner. Skits include "Mystical Crystal," "Gravitone v Gravitone" and "Hair - The Tribute Band."
Tickets are $8 for members/$10 for non-members.
Available by calling 507-359-9222 or at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce. Show begins at 8PM
Dick Kimmel & Co is a traditional bluegrass band based in southern Minnesota. Since the 1970's, Dick Kimmel's bands have performed throughout North America and Europe. In 2008, this band received the National Traditional Country Music Association's coveted "Rising Legend Award." Dick Kimmel & Co's traditional style of bluegrass is laced with original songs that seem like classics.
This music group consists Dick Kimmel - vocals, mandolin, guitar & clawhammer banjo, Tony Rook - vocals & guitar, Graham Sones - banjo & vocals, Terry Johnson - bass and Ian Kimmel - Dobro, mandolin, guitar & vocals.
Music Starts at 8 PM
"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.