Ben Ranson at the NYM Regional Cultural Center Friday March 20, 2020

We invite you to the Ben Ranson concert Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and cash bar. Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with all events postponed...

Kardemimmit 2020 Folkefest Residency in New York Mills

Stir up your Finnish heritage for a Kardemimmit live performance at the Cultural Center! Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 7:30pm Tickets = $5 |  Students = FREE   Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through...

2019 Summer Concert Series at the NYM Cultural Center

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Good Morning Bedlam | Wednesday August 7 | 7:30pm Make your Wednesday night a fun one! $10 adult / $5 student Get tickets at the door or click here: GMB Tickets Folk | Blues Listen to “Dancing Fool” by Good Morning Bedlam Snacks and...

Open Mic Night On Hold as of July 2019

UPDATE | Open Mic Night ON HOLD As of July 2019, the remaining 2019 Open Mic Night dates are ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. While we love the opportunity that Open Mic Night provides to local artists, our current staff and budget does not have the capacity to continue...

2019 Visiting Artist Pop-Up!

Friday, March 29 | 7-8pm Brooklyn Violinist performs in New York Mills.   Come meet our current Artist in Residence, Jeffry Young, a composer, violinist, and electronic musician from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental, rock, and classical music. This...

Kip and Eric Peltoniemi Perform – NYM, MN – St Urho’s Day

Peltoniemi Brothers to perform a St. Urho’s Day Show! March 16th, 2019 7:30PM Kip and Eric Peltoniemi’s long relationship with folk, country, Finnish and Nordic music began in Wadena, Minnesota in the early 1960s when as a teenagers they began performing at...

Open Mic Night – 2019 – New York Mills, MN

As of July 2019, Open Mic Night is ON HOLD until further notice.  CLICK HERE for more info.   UPDATE | Open Mic Night REVAMP | WIP THANKS to those who joined us on May 9, 2019 to help determine the FUTURE OF OPEN MIC NIGHT! It was a productive discussion and...

Preschool Creative Play Day

Music and Crafts with Eva Korentayer! Wednesday, August 29, 11am-12pm For Children Age 5 & Under Free to Attend! The Cultural Center in New York Mills is happy to host Eva Korentayer for a morning of music and crafts for children ages 5 and under. This lively...

2018 Open Mic

2nd Thursdays @7-9pm Back @ the Cultural Center this Fall Free to Attend & Open to All We are happy to welcome you back to the Cultural Center main floor gallery for Open Mic Night this Fall, 2nd Thursdays, 7-9pm: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Thursday, October 11,...

Open Mic Summer 2018 Around Town!

For the Summer of 2018 Open Mic is Unplugged and Around Town! 2nd Thursdays @7-9pm Join us In June, July, & August at these Locations: June 14 @ Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill July 12 @ The Barn shelter in the Sculpture Park August 9 @ Backwoods BBQ Monthly...

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

In Concert at the Center! Friday, June 15 @ 7:30pm Sundae + Mr. Goessl are Seattle’s premier Vintage Jazz Duo featuring Earshot Magazine’s Vocalist of the Year, Kate Voss, and Seattle’s busiest freelance guitarist, Jason Goessl. Together, this dreamy...

Marah in the Mainsail

In Concert! Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:30pm Doors @ 7pm Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Marah in the Mainsail. The sound is dark and mysterious at it’s core. With layers upon layers of dynamic turns, from the hopeful highs of “Fox...

Monkey Mind Pirates

A performance by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @7:00pm In the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts in the New York Mills Public School Turn your Arrghs into Oms, Mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search...

The New Standards

In Concert Saturday, April 14th @7:30pm The New Standards are about Music, about Town, about Play, about soul, about fun… Started in 2005 as an off-shoot project between Minneapolis based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John...

January-May 2018 Performance Series

2018 Winter/Spring Performing Arts Series Friday, January 19 – Deuces Wild  Friday, January 26 – Cellula Friday, February 2 – Six More Weeks Thursday, February 22 – Good Morning Bedlam Friday, March 2 – Corey Medina & Brothers...

Good Morning Bedlam

In Concert Thursday, February 22nd @7:30pm Good Morning Bedlam is often mistaken as siblings, owing partly to their members’ similar looks: two curly, red-haired girls and two guys with Minnesota tattoos and piercings. But their cohesion goes beyond appearances. Their...

Corey Medina & Brothers

in Concert Friday, March 2nd @ 7:30pm Corey Medina was born and raised in the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation. In 2012 he relocated to another small town called Bemidji in Northern Minnesota. His early musical influences came out of what...

Deuces Wild returns to NYMills

Deuces Wild dueling pianos return to New York Mills on Friday, January 19, 2018. The Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome them back after a sold-out show in January 2017! Get your tickets now to experience this fun, wild, hilarious live music performance at the New...

The Longest Night in December

The Center’s Annual Winter Solstice Music Festival is Back! Join us on Thursday, December 21st at 7pm for the 2017 Longest Night. Admission is FREE. Light refreshments served and cash bar available.   Artists include: Just announced! Visual artist Nate...

Pine Eyes By Zeitgeist

Thursday, November 9 @ 8pm In James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts in the New York Mills Schools A dark and delightful evening-length chamber work based on Carlo Collodi’s beloved The Adventures of Pinocchio, Pine Eyes is a rich mixture of music and words—a...

Musical Stylings and Book Reading

Artist of the Month   Helen Lapakko singer / author / songwriter   Helen’s career started in corrections, as a probation officer, chemical dependency specialist, and director of an alternative sentencing program.  As a hobby, she wrote monologues and...

Fall 2016 Concert Series

The Cultural Center is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 concert series! All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Cultural Center’s intimate gallery listening room space (unless noted otherwise).  Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Members...

Barn Celebration

Grand Opening Celebration of The Barn & Sculpture Park 20th Anniversary Saturday, October 1st, 2016 “The Cultural Center’s mission over the past 25 years has been to bring the arts to the rural community; now we have The Barn to bring the rural community to the...

Kent DuChaine in Concert

Kent DuChaine Friday, September 2nd @7:30pm “An outstanding performance from a consumate professional” -Blues in Britain Magazine Kick off your Labor Day weekend with the return of Kent DuChaine, American blues singer and steel guitarist from Fort Gaines,...

Haaga Folk Machine in Concert

Sunday, June 5th @ 7pm at the Finn Creek Museum The Cultural Center and Finn Creek Museum proundly present Haaga Folk Machine in concert! Haaga Folk Machine (HFM) is a Finnish folk trio from Helsinki. Influenced by Finnish folklore, bluegrass, jazz and rock music, the...

2016 Regional Art Show Reception

Friday, June 3rd 7-9pm Featuring the brass and string stylings of the jazz trio, Jazz Committee, the Reception for the 2016 Regional Art Exhibit happens on Friday, June 3rd. Join the Cultural Center in meeting and greeting the regional artists at this soiree....

Open Mic 2nd Thursday

Open Mic Night at the Center: 2nd Thursday of the month Back by popular demand! On most 2nd Thursdays in 2016, the main gallery of the Cultural Center is transformed into a venue for local musicians and spoken-word artists to present their latest or favorite...

Open Youth Night at Center

Wednesday April 19th 4-7pm Join us for our third Open Youth Night on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the New York Mills Cultural Center. Based on the success of previous Youth Nights, the Center will once again be open to all area 7th-12th graders for studying with...

Celebrations: Immigration Integration

Friday April 1st 7:30pm Immigration Integration Conversations and Concert In celebration of the works of Arna Rennan and Leila Rastegar, the Cultural Center presents conversations on women’s global identity in connection with social integration and the immigrant...

Longest Night Music Festival 2015

Longest Night Music Festival 2015 Please join us at the Center for this year’s Longest Night Music Festival taking place on Monday, December 21 from 7-9 pm.  This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the winter solstice with live music by...

Sara Pajunen performance

Minneapolis based artist explores Finnish heritage through music LAATIKKO/BOX explores the emotional terrain we encounter when we step into unknown worlds. Pajunen combines the reading of archival material, recorded audio interviews with recent immigrants, live...

Pushing Chain Concert November 14

Roots & Americana music duo Saturday, November 14 Pushing Chain was formed in 2012 by Boyd Blomberg and Adam Moe. The duo, which has been performing together in various manifestations since 1997, plays roots and Americana music featuring Boyd on guitar and vocals...

2nd Annual Fish House Festival July 10, 2015

Join us this Friday, July 10th, 2015 for the 2nd annual Fish House Festival, which is being held in conjunction with the New York Mills Summer Celebration and Lund Mania fishing tournament. There are many fun activities planned for the festival and we are excited to...

Guitar Lessons at the Cultural Center

Learn to play the guitar this summer Local music instructor Rebecca Imsande will teach guitar lessons on Wednesdays beginning June 24 and running for six weeks. Half-hour lessons for ages 9-adult are just $10 per lesson, and 15-minute lessons for ages 5-8 are just $5...

Apply Now! Artist Residency Deadline April 1st

FREE Artist Residency Opportunity! The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for July – December 2015 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in ALL disciplines. A small...

Beth Wood and David Stoddard Concert

Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm David Stoddard and Beth Wood, accomplished singer/songwriters, will appear at the Cultural Center on Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm.  Call 218-385-3339 for ticket reservation.  Advance sale price is $12, or $15 the night of the concert. ...

Monroe Crossing Concert February 27

Monroe Crossing bluegrass band Minnesota’s premier bluegrass music ensemble will perform at the Cultural Center in New York Mills at 7:30pm on Friday, February 27th. Tickets are available by calling 218-385-3339. Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the...

Winter Light Festival February 2, 2015

Winter Light Festival February 2 Shake off the winter blues and come to the Cultural Center for the 2nd annual Winter Light Festival on Monday, February 2, 2015.  All the events are free of charge and everyone is welcome to enjoy the activities from 4 pm to 8 pm. 1. ...

Longest Night Music Festival Sunday Dec. 21, 2014

Listen to musicians from around the region at this annual free concert Join us for this free concert as the world turns toward the longer days of spring. A bevy of artists (including Lisa Winter, Fr. Peter Kirchner, John Perry, Dave Virnala, Tyson Cavalier, Todd Voss,...

Holiday concert with Tim Sparks

The Nutcracker Suite – Saturday December 13 Hope you can take time this holiday season to enjoy Tim Sparks’ playing of his arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite here at the Center on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $12 by...