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.

December 9

Ticketed Event: The OK Factor

Classically trained musicians from the Midwest, cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Dietmeyer began collaborating in 2012 while pursuing their Bachelor of Arts degrees in music performance. They joined forces with the goal of creating musical experiences that would challenge their formal training.

The result of this collaboration is The OK Factor, a duo experimenting in a number of genres, including folk, bluegrass, jazz, and popular music. Self-described as a progressive folk duo, they possess a unique and original sound, occasionally expanded by their collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Ehler Orngard. The OK Factor uses their instruments as vehicles for creative and innovative musical thinking, writing primarily original music. They also arrange traditional tunes, embedding fragments of folk music into their own compositions.

The OK Factor’s passion for music has captivated audiences on a variety of stages and venues across the Midwest and Southeast. In addition to writing/composing and performing, they are equally passionate about educational outreach. They conduct workshops for string students of all ages, where they teach and encourage players to view their instruments and formal training in new and exciting ways. Olivia and Karla believe sharing their love of music is a way for them to give back, displaying their appreciation for living a life of performing and composing.

$8 Members/$12 Nonmembers

Tickets now available. Call 507.359.9222 or e-mail grand@thegrandnewulm.com to purchase them.

December 10

Javier Matos

Javier and the blues became buddies in 1978 when he discovered his father's record collection. He has been playing blues professionally since 1992.

In 1999 he signed to Storyville Records and released Comin Home internationally under the surname Jake Matson. Later that year, Javier met Bill Bateman (Blasters, Red Devils, Cramps) and moved to Los Angeles.

While living in Los Angeles Javier and Bill teamed up with John Bazz, also of The Blasters, and reformed The Blue Shadows who reopened the famous King King in Hollywood, California. They were voted best blues band by the L.A City Rock news and featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine as major contributors to blues music in the Los Angeles area.

After meeting Chopper Franklin (Cramps, Heathen Apostles) they formed the Doghouse Lords which was featured in the film, Cry Now and placed several songs on television shows like Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad.

Javier & the Innocent Sons are a powerful early Chicago Blues Band from Minneapolis. Javier & the Wayback are a prewar trio that perform primarily acoustically in the early country blues tradition.

December 16

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night hosted by Dave "Ocho" O'Connell! Join us for a monthly Open Mic Night at The Grand Kabaret. Whether you are an open mic regular, performing for the first time, or hankering to enjoy a selection of local performers, there's something for everyone!

December 17

Lehto & Wright

Lehto and Wright are a Celtic/American/English folk and progressive rock band from Minneapolis. Steve Lehto and John Wright have been performing as a duo for over ten years throughly Minnesota and the upper Midwest.