Chris Koza returns to NYM
Friday, November 5, 2021
Music begins @ 7:30 p.m.

Chris Koza is a performing artist who utilizes his comforting and raw vocals to sway you into his compositions. A composer and performer, originally from the Pacific Northwest, Chris is comforted in Minnesota by the outstanding music scene that compliment his roots in folk, country, and rock’ n’ roll music.

Chris is now based in Minneapolis, and the Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome him back to our intimate performance space! All are welcome to this live music event at the Cultural Center on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices.

Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, Kathleen Edwards, Dan Wilson, Stephen Kellogg, This is the Kit, and Tift Merrit, among others.

His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild is featured as the soundtrack to a State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Listen to “Be Wild” by Chris Koza

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door (members get a $2 discount!); students $5. To get advance tickets, click below to buy online, call 218-385-3339, stop by during our open hours (Wed/Th 10-7, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3). You can also get tickets at the door the night of the event. Cash bar and light snacks available. All are welcome.

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COVID safety guidelines observed. If you are not well, please stay home.  We respectfully request unvaccinated visitors wear masks. For fully vaccinated visitors, masks are optional.

Call 218-385-3339 with any questions.


This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.