Live Music in Rural MN
In Unique Gallery Space
Variety of Music Genres
Open to ALL!

The Cultural Center is pleased to present our 2022 Fall Concert Series! We look forward to bringing live music back to our unique, intimate listening-room style space in our visual arts gallery. All are welcome to join us for these one-of-a-kind music experiences!

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Cultural Center’s gallery space (unless noted otherwise).  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Seating is designed to allow for spacing among groups and is first come, first served.  Light refreshments and a cash bar are available at most concerts.

Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door, unless noted otherwise.  Members receive $2 discount. Students $5. Call the Center for advance ticket reservations (218-385-3339) or buy them online; links will be added to each concert below.


2022 Fall Concert Series Schedule:

  • 9/10/22 (Sat.) Jukebox Time Machine – Pat & Donna Surface
  • 10/12/22 (Wed.) Sachiko Flamenco Performance
  • 10/15/22 (Sat.) Amanda Standalone CD Release Concert
  • 10/27/22 (Thurs.) Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Concert
  • 11/3/22 (Thurs.) Curtis & Loretta CD Release Concert
  • 12/17/22 (Sat.) Dylan Doyle Band Concert  CANCELED BY ARTIST — to be rescheduled 2023
  • 12/21/22 (Wed.) Annual Longest Night Music Festival — begins @ 7:00 p.m.


Saturday September 10th, 2022
Jukebox Time Machine – Pat & Donna Surface, Spiritwood Music

Based in Ely‚ Minnesota at the edge of The Boundary Waters Wilderness Area, Spiritwood Music was formed by Pat Surface to produce acoustic music that is still pure and true and always respectful of its roots, which blends styles and rhythms and traditions from around the world – a great patchwork quilt of sound. Jukebox Time Machine is a multi-media show featuring Pat & Donna Surface and honoring jukebox hits through the decades. 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
Sachiko Flamenco Performance

A native of Osaka, Japan, Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. Besides her work as an independent artist, she dedicates her time for community work in Flamenco including directing Twin Cities Flamenco Collective. Sachiko will be visiting the New York Mills Public School in addition to performing in this public concert at the Cultural Center, thanks to grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Amanda Standalone CD Release Concert

Amanda Standalone is a writer, folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from Minnesota. She skillfully attacks the guitar, banjo, and her single stringed washtub, while packing an extra punch with her rich vocals. This concert will celebrate the release of her 3rd album ‘Ghost Stories.’ This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2022
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Concert

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra was born in 2009 out of a desire to play technically challenging music derived from influences ranging from Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Dixie Dregs and King Crimson, to name a few. 12 years later, GCO has a stronger than ever ethic to create the ultimate musical moment between the players and the audience with their Art Rock/Jazz Fusion creations.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Curtis & Loretta Concert

Curtis & Loretta are an acclaimed folk singer/songwriter duo featuring extraordinary harmonies and an array of stringed instruments. This concert is an MSAB funded album release tour concert featuring a collection of songs inspired by the pandemic. 

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Dylan Doyle Band Concert

Unfortunately this concert has been canceled by the artist. We are working to reschedule for 2023 — stay tuned! 

Southern born, Northern raised, Dylan Doyle has been steeped in everything from Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, and Bill Withers to John Prine, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band. From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Roots, Rock, and Jazz, giving him a style that defies classification.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
Longest Night Music Festival

Annual winter solstice celebration of local musicians. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.  Lineup of local/regional musicians TBD. To get an idea of what to expect, check out our 2020 Virtual Longest Night Concert, a collection of performances of local/regional musicians presented virtually due to the COVID global health pandemic: 2020 Longest Night Virtual Concert

If you are a local musician interested in performing, please email or call 218-385-3339.

We hope to see you this Fall!  Any questions, give us a call at 218-385-3339 or email

These activities 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.