World music, dance, and song from Spain

“Las Flamencas” dance, music, song November 22nd “Las Flamencas” unravels the iconic appeal of flamenco women and their legendary art form. Join this journey in and out of satire, sorrow and celebration, inspired by the power, vulnerability,...

Zeitgeist and Nirmala Rajasekar November 12

Summer Rain:  Indian classical music and Western classical new music Wednesday November 12 at the James Mann Center for the Performing Arts at the New York Mills Schools.  7:30 pm.  Advance ticket reservations $12 or $15 at the door.  $2 additional discount with a...

April Verch concert Saturday October 11

Fine singing, deft fiddling, and amazing step-dancing Concert Saturday October 11 at 7:30 pm.  Call 218-385-3339 to reserve your tickets.  Admission is $12 advance or $15 at the door.  Bring a donation for the food shelf and receive an additional $2 discount! Free...

The Jacobite Harp

A concert with Ann and Charlie Heymann Friday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm “The Jacobite Harp” concert will present a show featuring the world renowned artistry of Minnesota’s own Ann & Charlie Heymann. Their dramatic harp music and poignant ballads are balanced by...

Fall 2014 Concert Series

Great entertainment this fall at your Cultural Center Admission $12 advance or $15 at door except as noted Concerts begin at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted Click on the concert name to read all the details Friday Oct 3         the Jacobite Harp music of  Scotland and...

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Friday March 21

High energy & amazing musicianship in a fusion of newgrass and rock Tickets are $12 advance reservation (call 218-385-3339) or $15 at the door.  Student admission is always $5.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert starts at 7:30. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO)...

Jelloslave concert opens winter season

Eclectic quartet performs on Saturday, February 15 Jelloslave, the two cello, drum and tablas quartet, performs their grooving improvisational music featuring original compositions and an eclectic repertoire that takes the the audience on a journey through time and...

December 2013 Visiting Artist

Visiting artist Macelle Mahala is a writer and interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist who currently resides in Stockton, CA. She grew up in the Bemidji area and recalls coming to Cultural Center events with her parents as a teenager. Macelle has worked with...

Saana Ensemble Friday, December 6th

Finnish language songs from 5 gifted vocalists Saana Ensemble, a five-voice ensemble performing Finnish music, will give a concert at the Center at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 6th.  Tickets are available by calling 218-385-3339.  Admission is $12 advance reservation...

Vecchione-Erdahl – licensed to thrill

Oboe, English horn, & double bass Friday November 22 at 7:30 pm Classical, folk, and pop music influence the Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, Carrie Vecchione, oboe/English horn, Rolf Erdahl, double bass.  The duo first performed together in 1999 premiering Timothy...

Beware the Vine and Dorthy Fix October 25

Beware the Vine and Dorthy Fix at the Creamery Come to a masquerade at the Creamery on October 25th at 8pm.  Local band Dorthy Fix (featuring Michael Dagen and Amber Fletschock) will open for Beware the Vine for our first ever concert at the Creamery.  Cover charge $5...

Charlie Maguire free concert

Concert Friday October 18 7:30 pm For Charlie Maguire, growing up in upstate New York, the die was cast early on: When a friend’s brother joined the Navy and left a guitar behind, a teen-age Charlie borrowed the instrument, paid $2.95 for a book entitled Play...

Cory Wong Jazz Quartet October 4th

Cory Wong Jazz Quartet at 7:30 pm Cory may be young, but he has already proven himself to be a standout guitarist/musician in the Twin Cities.  Born in Poughkeepsie, New York and raised in Minnesota, Cory has established himself as the go-to guitarist, composer, and...

Meg Hutchinson opens fall 2013 concert series

Saturday September 21 at 7:30 pm This first concert of the 2013 fall season brings a new round of music to the Cultural Center.  Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the concert.  Members get a $2 discount, and student admission is always $5. Since the...

Judi Siirila recital Sunday July 28 at 2pm

Show tunes and classical songs at Trinity Lutheran Church Judi Siirila Paskowitz, soprano from Los Angeles, California, will give a free solo recital featuring show tunes and classical arias on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills,...

East Otter Tail County Fair event schedule

Presenting Visual, Performance, Fiber and Culinary Arts Events Under the Sheltered Structure in front of the 4H Dairy Bar unless  noted. Thursday, July 25 12:00-4:00 p.m. Perham Farmers Market.  Meet local food producers, learn their techniques, find out when they...

Dana Thompson and Eric Christopher

Saturday May 11th at 7:30pm Dana and Eric will be at the Cultural Center for this concert.  Admission is $12 advance reservation (218-385-3339) or $15 at the door.  Student admission $5. Born in Sandstone, raised in Hibbing, graduating from high school in Duluth, and...

2013 Winter-Spring Concert Season

Calendar of concerts for the winter and spring season Welcome to the 2013 winter/spring concert season.  Click on title of each concert listed below for more information about each artist and links to webpages.  All concerts are at the Cultural Center and begin at...

Larry Long, Minnesota troubadour

Think-Off concert Friday, June 7th Larry Long, a Minnesota folk legend, will be coming to the Cultural Center for a return engagement after a bunch of years.  We are really pleased to have him back with us-he performed 22 years ago at the first Continental Divide...

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund

Acoustic Alchemy and Fiddle Wizardry Friday April 19th “The Barley Jacks are musicians’ musicians playing seriously good music. If you can sit there and listen to these guys without smiling or tapping your toe, check your pulse.”–Ron Arsenault, Rock...

Bill and Kate Isles Friday April 5th

Call 218-385-3339 to reserve your tickets to this concert by local Minnesota singers Bill and Kate Isles.  They hail from Duluth and are on their first trip to New York Mills in more than 7 years.  Concert starts at 7:30 pm and admission is $12 advance reservation or...

Monroe Crossing – bluegrass at its best

Friday, March 22nd bluegrass concert at James Mann Center Back this year by popular acclaim is one of Minnesota’s very best bluegrass bands.  The concert begins at 7:30 pm at the James Mann Center at the New York Mills school.  Admission is $12 by advance...

David Stoddard and Beth Wood on March 8th

Two singer-songwriters for a March 8th concert Friday, March 8th at 7:30 pm at the Center.  Call 218-385-3339 for ticket reservation.  Advance sale price is $12, or $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5 and anyone who brings a donation for the Mills...

Andra Suchy Concert

“diva of the Dakotas” Saturday, February 9th Andra Suchy and her husband Andrew are giving a concert at the Center in New York Mills on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available by calling the Center at 218-385-3339.  Admission is $12...

Ensemble 61 new music concert

“Devotees of new music, of whatever provenance, should keep a close eye on this accomplished, ambitious band” -Larry Fuchsberg, Minneapolis Star Tribune Ensemble 61, a six-member new and experimental classical music group from Minneapolis, will perform Water Music at...

Bryan Bowers concert Tuesday, January 8th

Acclaimed autoharpist Bryan Bowers Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30pm.  Tickets available by calling 218-285-3339.  Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5.  Tell us at the door that you read about this concert in our...

Paddy Keenan, king of pipers, Saturday, November 17

Enjoy a musical odyssey to Old Ireland with the Paddy Keenan Concert Saturday, November 17th in New York Mills at the Cultural Center.  Mr. Keenan plays the uilleann pipes, the Irish bellows-blown bagpipes.  This is one of the oldest of Irish musical instruments, and...

Swedish punk rock band Friday, October 26

From Sweden: all girl punk band “Kraa” 7:30 pm The Nordic Arts Alliance made the connections that bring this special band of six young women to New York Mills from their homes in Sweden. This concert promises to be an amazing introduction to contemporary Scandinavian...

Alison Scott band

Friday, September 21 – Alison Scott and her five-piece indie band Tickets:  call 218-385-3339.  Tickets purchased before the night of the concert $12; $15 at the door; students $5; members $2 discount. Click image to visit Alison’s website. Alison Scott is the...

Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers are truly amazing.  Volunteer labor helped make the renovation of the two-story gallery building possible with limited financial resources.  And all along the 22 year history of the Center volunteers have brought the vision of the Center to life.  There...

Fall 2012 Concert Season

The 2012 fall concert series begins in early September.  Concerts all start at 7:30pm unless noted otherwise and are held at the Cultural Center gallery. Doors open at 6:30pm without reserved seating. Admission is $15 the night of the concert, $12 advance sale (call...