Jukebox Time Machine
Pat & Donna Surface
Saturday, Sept 10, 2022
Begins @ 7:30pm

Join us in kicking off the Cultural Center’s Fall 2022 Concert Series with Pat and Donna Surface in their interactive multi-media musical event, Jukebox Time Machine, on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7:00.

Journey back in time with Pat and Donna as they remember the jukebox hits through the decades – a multi-media celebration of the timeless artists and songs that topped the charts (including Glen Campbell, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, and more).

This is a true variety show – there is something for everyone! From the boppin’ sounds of the 50s and the generation-defining anthems of the 60s – through the ever-changing styles of the 70s – Jukebox Time Machine is an entertaining blast to the past. With dynamic video, tons of humor, Donna’s behind the scenes stories of the New York City music biz, and the joyful sounds of timeless tunes – this is more than a concert or a musical… It is an experience.


The Cultural Center is happy to welcome Pat and Donna back to New York Mills after wonderful shows in 2017 and 2019. Don’t miss this chance to reminisce, sing along, enjoy stories and music, and connect with neighbors and friends in this fun and festive celebration of Jukebox Hits through the decades.

This event will be held in the Cultural Center’s intimate visual art gallery space. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Members get a $2 discount. Students $5. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

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Pat Surface – Pat is an award-winning singer/songwriter and leader of the popular band, the Boundary Water Boys. Born in St. Paul, MN, Pat was abandoned to the foster care system. At 2 he was adopted into a family with a music legacy dating back to Hopalong Cassidy – the LaPlants, and brought to Grand Rapids, MN. Pat grew to be nearly 6’8” tall and became an all-star basketball player.

Then music called. Now the owner of the international, award-winning record label based in Ely, MN – Spiritwood Music of The Boundary Waters, Pat sings and plays his hand-built LaPlant guitars – reaching millions with his solo performances, and with his award-winning band.

Donna Surface – Donna is a Performance Artist in Sign for the Hearing Impaired. Compelling and moving to watch, an Interpretive Sign Performance is a combination of American Sign Language, dance, acting, and mime. It is a way for the Deaf community to appreciate the music, but it “amplifies” the words for the hearing world as well. “The hearing world experiences communication painted by vowels and consonants, pitch and loudness. That pales in comparison to the vibrant images that jump off the fingers and hands, face, and body of a person signing.”

Donna adds another dimension to their variety shows as she brings Pat’s words and music to life – so you can truly “See The Music.”  Donna loves interacting with her audiences. Her vibrant personality creates a dynamic, fun atmosphere that makes every event she hosts sizzle. Donna was a ‘triple threat’ (acting, singing, dancing) pro and Broadway hopeful in NYC, where she is from.

To learn more about Pat and Donna visit SpiritwoodMusic.com or click below to get a preview of Jukebox Time Machine.


For more information and to get tickets, call the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or stop by during our Open Hours: Wed/Thurs 10-7, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3.