Chosen Bean Concert: Friction Farm
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chosen Bean Concert: Friction Farm

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Fall Series Subscription available for 4 Chosen Bean Shows at $70

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Modern-folk music duo Friction Farm, is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay, combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. They have been Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter winners. Friction Farm's latest CD, “So Many Stars” was inspired by their travels across the country witnessing the collision of strong political polarity with personal kindness, the intersection of fragility and breathtaking beauty. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

Get a taste of Friction Farm's music at: https://youtu.be/yIS0KKImu0I

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Home for the Holidays: A Musical Celebration of the Season with Brad Boice and Friends
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Home for the Holidays: A Musical Celebration of the Season with Brad Boice and Friends

Potter Auditorium

Tickets in Advance - Reserved Seating:
$19 All Areas-Adults
$15 All Areas-Students

Tickets at Door:
$24 All Areas-Adults
$20 All Areas-Students

Youth 12 years and under are free with paying adult(s).

Student pricing available; must present a valid student ID the night of the show or be under the age of 18. Please select student ticket pricing when selecting seats on our online ticketing portal.

Youth 12 and under must possess a ticket for admission; please select the necessary youth tickets along with adult and student tickets when selecting seats on our online ticketing portal.

Doors open at 6:30pm, beverage options available.

“Home for the Holidays” will present a blend of traditional, contemporary and gospel music that celebrates the Christmas season.

Join Brad Boice and friends for a very special Holiday event that will resemble a mix of a “Gaither Homecoming” and a Christmas evening spent with family at Grandma's house singing carols around the Christmas tree.

Come “Home for the Holidays” – celebrate, and reflect on, the true Reason for the Season!

EVENT PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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Chatfield Brass Band Community Christmas Concert with Wits' End Ukes
Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

Chatfield Brass Band Community Christmas Concert with Wits' End Ukes

Please join the Chatfield Brass Band in cozy Potter Auditorium for a free Christmas concert with guest performers Tom Barnes, Joe Chase, Jerry Barrett, and the Wit's End Ukes. The program includes familiar holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride, Toy Trumpet, Twas the Night Before Christmas, White Christmas, and an audience sing-a-long. Reception to follow concert. 

An event for the whole family! FREE WILL DONATION!!

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Dennis Warner: Chosen Bean Concert
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Dennis Warner: Chosen Bean Concert

Legion Room — General Admission

$20 in advance or at the door OR Win/Spr Series Subscription applies

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm.

Performing in over 100 cities each year, Americana/Folk/Acoustic musician and entertainer Dennis Warner captivates audiences with his smooth vocals and six and twelve string guitars. Dennis has put out 10 CD’s of his original music and is also an outstanding entertainer, cleverly blending ballads, up-tempo songs, audience participation and humor into a memorable event. He is noted for his warm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience.

For his songwriting talents, Dennis was honored with an invitation to perform in concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He has been a three-time “New Folk” finalist for songwriting at the internationally acclaimed Texas based Kerrville Folk Festival and has appeared multiple times at Nashville’s famed writers’ club, The Bluebird Café.

Besides his original music, Warner is widely admired for his moving interpretations of songs written by others. Fan favorites include “Don't Laugh at Me”, “The Garden Song” (Inch by Inch) and “Homegrown Tomatoes”. Many also know Dennis for his classic YouTube video “I'm My Own Grandpa” with over three quarter of a million hits.

Dennis has collaborated with many noted musicians, including musician/humanitarian J.D. Steele, rock and roll legend Bobby Vee, vocalist Prudence Johnson, instrumentalists Peter Ostroushko, Paul Diethelm, Freebo and George Maurer.

In November of 2018, Dennis is scheduled to appear as a headline performer at the next Parliament of the World’s Religions gathering in Toronto, where over 10,000 people are expected to attend, representing more than 80 nations and 200 spiritual backgrounds.

Though he calls Minnesota home, Warner loves to travel and has visited every state, touring solo and also with his band “the D’s”.  On and off the stage, Dennis is personable and good-humored. When not working on his music, he can be found sailing, eating ice cream or listening to a Minnesota Twins baseball game.  On a good day, he might be doing all three.

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Pushing Chain: Chosen Bean Concert
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pushing Chain: Chosen Bean Concert

Legion Room — General Admission

$20 in advance or at the door OR Win/Spr Series Subscription applies

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm.

The Chosen Bean Concert Series is thrilled to bring Pushing Chain back to Southeast Minnesota's premier listening room! We first enjoyed their music in 2017 and now they're coming back with a new album just released and the same infectious energy to share with us!

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 Folky-Tonk music featuring Boyd on guitar and vocals and Adam on the fiddle and vocals. Strong songwriting, tight harmonies, and a gonzo approach have been winning fans for Pushing Chain across the Midwest and beyond.

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars

Potter Auditorium — All Reserved/Assigned Seating

Advance Pricing: $25 Main Floor Center; $20 Main Floor Left/Right and all Balcony

At Door Pricing +$5 on all above

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Onsite food TBD and beverage options available.

Pat Donohue is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the “ Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week.

Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?

Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Dan Newton and Peter Johnson, all at one time were members of the “Guys All Star Shoe Band” on NPR’s long running radio broadcast of “ A Prairie Home Companion”. Pat has reconnected with this stellar group of musicians to record a new CD, “Blue Yonder”, released earlier in 2016.

With Richard on mandolin, Gary on bass, Dan on accordion, Peter on drums and Pat on guitar and vocals the band has been playing local clubs and performance centers in and around the Twin Cities this year. Pat’s clever songwriting and enormous finger style guitar capability adds to the performances which are gathering acclaim. From blues to folk to rock-a-billy and more this expert band of players gives the audience a great night of music and fun too!



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Escaping Pavement: Chosen Bean Concert
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Escaping Pavement: Chosen Bean Concert

Legion Room — General Admission

$20 in advance or at the door OR Win/Spr Series Subscription applies

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm.

Hailed as “The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan" Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint frontperson arrangement, with Emily and Aaron sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allows for harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Joan Osborne & Mountain Heart.

With a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for Outstanding Americana Record, official showcases at regional Folk Alliance conferences and the Listening Room Network Festival, over 700 shows under their belt, a National-Parks-inspired, musical project that champions park awareness, and a non-stop touring schedule, this duo is spreading their roots-based message, far and wide.

Find out why Jeff Milo of Paste Magazine & the Detroit Free Press said, “Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and their voices blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of a vibrant sunset…”

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Potter Auditorium — All Reserved/Assigned Seating

Advance Pricing: $39 Main Floor Center; $34 Main Floor Left/Right or Lower Balcony; $29 Upper Balcony

At Door Pricing +$5 on all above

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Onsite food TBD and beverage options available.

When the Queen of Bluegrass comes to town, you don’t want to miss out!

She is the only artist to receive seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year titles from the International Bluegrass Music Association. She has seen multiple Grammy nominations and 5 consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. In 2010, Rhonda Vincent received the prestigious "Star Award" from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.

With over 80 awards, her band is the most awarded group in bluegrass music, incorporating savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the haunting mountain soul of classic Monroe-styled bluegrass. Constantly forging connections with fans through her invigorating performances, she continues to grow as a songwriter, with an optimism that bursts through the speakers, both believable and inspiring.

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Suzie Vinnick: Chosen Bean Concert
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Suzie Vinnick: Chosen Bean Concert

Legion Room — General Admission

$20 in advance or at the door OR Win/Spr Series Subscription applies

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm.

Suzie Vinnick, 10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee was a Finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN. She was the winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year has released a new album entitled Live At Bluesville, a collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel.

A little history…in 2011 Suzie sent a copy of her first solo acoustic blues album Me ‘n’ Mabel to Bill Wax and the album ended up charting for seven weeks on B. B. King’s Bluesville “Picks to Click” reaching number three. This gave Suzie exposure to wider markets and very positive feedback on Me ‘n’ Mabel from fans. In November 2011, as part of a two week tour in the US, Suzie and Mabel spent a few hours recording at the Sirius/XM Radio studio with Bill and his team. Suzie felt so good about the recording session that she wanted to share it with her fans.

Suzie’s album Me ‘n’ Mabel received a 2012 Juno Nomination and opened many doors for her including numerous US and international performances – opening for John Hammond at the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City and performing in Germany at the Women in (e)Motion Festival in Bremen.

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Hot Club of Cowtown
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hot Club of Cowtown

Potter Auditorium -- All Reserved/Assigned Seating

Advance Pricing: $25 Main Floor Center; $20 Main Floor Left/Right and all Balcony

At Door Pricing +$5 on all above

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Onsite food TBD and beverage options available.

Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide. Along with Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy-jazz-inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt — which accounts for the “Hot Club” portion of their name — with the hoedowns, traditional tunes, and Western swing-inspired music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, represented in the “Cowtown” of their name. They have created a legacy of the preservation of musical traditions that have often been overlooked by the mainstream and alternative music worlds. Even Americana and roots enthusiasts have only scratched surface of the multitude of musicians, past and present, who continue to inspire the Hot Club of Cowtown.

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Deja Vu: A Celebration of the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with Collective Unconscious
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Deja Vu: A Celebration of the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with Collective Unconscious

Potter Auditorium

All Reserved/Assigned Seating

Advance Pricing: $30 All Areas

At Door Pricing +$5 on all above

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Onsite food TBD and beverage options available.

Collective Unconscious once again "drops the needle" on another classic rock album, this time the 1970 release from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Deju Vu. You'll hear hits like Woodstock, Teach Your Children, Our House, and Carry On, as well as a pulse-pounding rendition of Almost Cut My Hair, along with a selection of other CSNY hits.

Originally formed to perform multi-instrumentalist Jeff Engholm's solo album, Summit Climb in 2000, Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota's premier musical groups. Singer/songwriters Nathan "Nature" Nesje, and Muggsy Lauer make up the core of the group with their slick, well blended vocal harmonies. They are joined by omposer/keyboardist George Maurer, and percussionist Andy Deckard.

Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but expanded into a new genre: album shows. They've tackled The Beatles "Abbey Road", The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds", Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Deja Vu", and The Band "The Last Waltz".

CCA audiences will recognize Collective Unconscious from their performances alongside The Fabulous Armadillos for the “Takin' It to The Limit: A Tribute to the Eagles'“.

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Chosen Bean Concert: Sara Routh
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Chosen Bean Concert: Sara Routh

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Fall Series Subscription available for 4 Chosen Bean Shows at $70

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

When you mix the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald with Jeff Buckley you'll end up with Sara Routh. This Iowa-born singer/songwriter will gift you an energetic and heart-full performance every time. Sara embraces musical growth yet stays true to her jazz & folk roots. She is constantly reinventing herself in order to bring excitement to her audiences in both live and recorded settings.

Get a taste of Sara's music at: https://youtu.be/NOAPKAppGQ4

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Chatfield High School Fall Play: The Kissing Consultant / Theater Kisses
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Chatfield High School Fall Play: The Kissing Consultant / Theater Kisses

Potter Auditorium

Two Performances ONLY!!
Friday, November 16 at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 17 at 1pm, doors open at 12:30pm

Tickets: $5 at the door, seating is general admission

Chatfield High School is proud to present two One Act plays Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at Potter Auditorium. The Kissing Consultant, by Dwayne Yancey, is a hilarious tale about ex-best friends, revenge, and, well, kissing. Theater Kisses, by Rachel Schieffelbein, is a comedy about high schoolers putting on a play and what happens when the leads discover they'll have to kiss on stage. Chatfield High School has a very talented group of students, and these plays are sure to make you laugh out loud!

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'I am, He Said': Celebrating the music of Neil Diamond
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

'I am, He Said': Celebrating the music of Neil Diamond

Potter Auditorium - 7:30pm

Tickets in Advance - Reserved Seating:
$33 Main Floor Center
$29 Main Floor Left/Right/Balconies

Tickets at Door:
$38 Main Floor Center
$34 Main Floor Left/Right/Balconies

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm. Beverages and snacks sold by CCA available.

“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. With songs like "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," and "Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”

“This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have been fans since we were in grade school and first learning our respective instruments and played many of these tunes over the years in various bands. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “it is all about the vocals and Matt nails it. It’s a Rockin’ show!”

Joining The Killer Vees will be Matt’s wife Julie Velline on vocals, veteran Minnesota musicians Mark Levandowski, Kurt Rodman, Boyd Lee, Dennis Kennedy and Dr. Frank Plachecki, as well as a very special surprise for the finale.

Members Of The Killer Vees have recorded or performed with: Bobby Vee, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tim Rice, Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fabian, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, Brian Hyland, Johnny Tillotson, Nelson, Peter Noone, Bill Medley, The Johnny Holm Band, GB Leighton and MANY others.

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Mo Pitney: Presented by the Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Mo Pitney: Presented by the Fillmore County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Potter Auditorium
Tickets - General Admission - $35 in advance or at the door
Doors open at 6pm, beverage and concession options available

This year's Fillmore County Deputies Association's Annual Country Music Spectacular stars Mo Pitney.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting Dave's Barber Shop in downtown Chatfield at 225 Main St S. Tickets are not available online at this time.

Proceeds from the concert support FCDA's wide-ranging and worthy programs that have an immediate impact on our community including numerous youth programs, law enforcement scholarship programs, and safe Post Prom parties.

More about Mo Pitney coming soon!

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Hornucopia
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Hornucopia

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating
Advance: $19 All Areas-Adults, $15 All Areas-Students; At Door: $24 All Areas-Adults, $20 All Areas-Students

Student discount available; must present a valid student ID the night of the show or be under the age of 18. Please select student ticket pricing when selecting seats on our online ticketing portal.

Doors open at 6pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Food and beverage options available.

Hornucopia, an innovative Tribute show is different than the typical band paying homage to a single band or genre. Hornucopia pays tribute to many artists and bands that feature horn sections in the rock era. This exciting project features songs that span the past six decades and celebrates multiple styles of music from rock to ska, swing to pop, soul to funk, and latin to blues. Hornucopia promises a unique and unforgettable evening.

 

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Chosen Bean Concert: Johnsmith
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Chosen Bean Concert: Johnsmith

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Fall Series Subscription available for 4 Chosen Bean Shows at $70

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released eight solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville.

With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land.

Get a taste of Johnsmith's music at: https://youtu.be/DkUYjQNGbno

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Stanton West: Jelly Bean Event for Kids & Families
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Stanton West: Jelly Bean Event for Kids & Families

Backstage of Potter Auditorium - 2 PM

Admission is $10 per family. A limited number of need-based admission waivers are available; please contact us at 507-884-7676 or email us to inquire.

Doors open at 1:30pm. Concert at 2pm following by art activities in the Sunken Room until 4:30.

Kid-friendly snacks, juice boxes and water provided thanks to our generous sponsor!

The Stanton West Family Fun Show is an interactive musical and story telling experience. Sing and play along with camp songs, puppets, skits, and a flying banana!

MORE ABOUT JELLY BEAN CONCERTS: Our Jelly Bean Concerts (a play on the name for our folk music Chosen Bean Concert Series) began in 2017 and are geared towards young children and families to increase access to and inspire appreciation of music and art. Look for quarterly Jelly Bean Concerts where admission for kids is free and the rest of the family can attend for just $10 thanks to the generous support of local business sponsors.

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Chris Koza
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Koza

Potter Auditorium - 7:00pm

Tickets - Reserved Seating - $18 Adults, $15 Students

Student Pricing: if you can present a valid student ID the night of the show or are under the age of 18, please select student ticket pricing when selecting seats on our online ticketing portal.

Concert seating begins at 6:30pm. Pre-concert activities and food throughout the day in conjunction with Arts & Heritage Day.

Chris Koza is a singer-songwriter living and working in Minneapolis. Born in rain-soaked Portland, Oregon, he discovered Minnesota by way of Northfield; earning degrees in Studio Art and Philosophy while at St. Olaf College. Since then, Koza has focused on music: writing, recording and self-releasing over a dozen albums both solo and with his band Rogue Valley. He’s performed at venues both prestigious and infamous all across the United States and internationally at the Iceland Airwaves Festival and the UK while supporting renowned artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, Stephen Kellogg, and The Jayhawks. His song The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Koza composed and produced the soundtrack to the 2014 documentary Beyond the Divide.

 

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Arts & Heritage Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Arts & Heritage Day

Join us in Chatfield for our annual Arts & Heritage Day on Saturday, September 29. The day-long, all-ages, big-fun FREE festival includes an art fair inside and out with Minnesota-based musicians playing outdoors throughout the day plus hands-on art activities for all ages, a high school art show, the unveiling of our new art studio, and a hot dish cook-off.

ART FAIR
10am-5pm | Featuring area artists with watercolors, pottery, jewelry, paintings, wearable felt art, photography, and more for sale.

LIVE MUSIC
10:30am-12pm | First Rodeo
12:30-2pm | The Lonely Knees
2:30-4pm | Don Scott Blues

4:30-6pm | The Whole Hog Musical Revue

MAKER STATIONS
10am-5pm | Create colorful mural panels, Get your face painted, DIY instrument building, Bubble art, and more
12-2pm | Unveiling of the CCA’s new art studio in collaboration with the Chatfield United Methodist Church

+ HOT DISH COOK-OFF!
+ SNACKS & BEER GARDEN!!


7pm Ticketed* concert with Chris Koza [Potter Auditorium, tickets now on sale (*$18 Adults, $15 Students).

Outdoor booth spots are still available for artists interested in sharing and selling their work with our audiences. To inquire, please call us at 507-884-7676 or email us via our Contact page.

Arts & Heritage Day is supported by grants from People’s Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up and Minnesota Energy Resources.

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Chosen Bean Concert: Chuck Brodsky
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Chosen Bean Concert: Chuck Brodsky

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Fall Series Subscription available for 4 Chosen Bean Shows at $70

Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, a songwriter, a troubadour, a modern day bard. His wit and irony, down-to-earth warmth, and quirky, rootsy, finely crafted songs tell stories of oddball and underdog characters. His songs celebrate the goodness in people, the eccentric, the holy, the profound, the courageous, the inspiring, the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs poking and sometimes challenge what needs to be challenged. They’re sworn to tell the truth.

“If Mark Twain were reincarnated as a musician, his name might be Chuck Brodsky.” - Florida Today

Get a taste of Chuck's music at: https://youtu.be/MmiZq7JT66U

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Takin' It to the Limit: An Eagles Tribute with The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Takin' It to the Limit: An Eagles Tribute with The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious

Potter Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Tickets - Reserved Seating - $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Doors open at 5:30pm with beverages sold by CCA and food sold by Back Alley Kitchen and Hog Thai Catering through 7:30pm.

Pre-concert festivities also include live music by The D'Sievers Trio; they'll be performing on the 2nd floor of the 1916 Building through 7:30pm.

The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together at the historic Potter Auditorium to recreate the magical songs we all know as the premier band of California Rock in the 70’s, the Eagles. You will hear all the hits and relive the sound of your turntable spinning those incredible albums. Hear Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, One Of These Nights, Desperado, I Can’t Tell You Why, Witchy Woman, Hotel California, Take It To The Limit and so many more!

With their 9 piece band, you can sit back and close your eyes and take in the power of the Eagles live with the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious Eagles Tribute - “Takin’ It To The Limit”.

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The Wailin' Jennys
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Wailin' Jennys

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating Only
$47 Main Floor center, $43 Main Floor stage left or right, $38 Balcony

Student discount available; if you can present a valid student ID the night of the show or are under the age of 18, please select student ticket pricing when selecting seats on our online ticketing portal.

Concert at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA and food sold by Twisted Barrel Wood-fired Pizza and Back Alley Kitchen through 7:30pm.

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have earned their place as one of today's most beloved international folk groups. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, along with New York-based Heather Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically-lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Aug
3
to Aug 11

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Presented by Wits' End Theatre

5 performance dates and times to choose from!

Friday, August 3 at 7pm
Saturday, August 4 at 7pm
Thursday, August 9 at 7pm
Friday, August 10 at 7pm
Saturday, August 11 at 5pm

Potter Auditorium
$18 for Main Floor Reserved Seating, $15 for General Admission Lower or Upper Balcony

Auditorium doors open 30 minutes prior to show time, Box office open 1 hour prior. Concessions sold by CCA prior to performance and during intermission.

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas brought to life by the CCA's resident community theatre company, Wits' End Theatre. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

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Songs of Hope
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Songs of Hope

In what has become a regular tradition, the global Songs of Hope performance company of youth from countries worldwide is returning to Chatfield for a new concert at 7 pm on Saturday, July 14, in the historic Potter Auditorium. The award-winning Songs of Hope concert showcases the talents of young artists ranging in age from 10 to 20 drawn to Minnesota from countries all across the globe.

The annual Songs of Hope project has a well-deserved reputation for lively, upbeat shows enjoyed by audiences of all ages. With close to 90 performers on stage from a dozen countries, the concert will serve up a delightful mix of global music from places large and small, with a special medley of moving songs focused on the desires of people everywhere to live freely (in all the many ways they define freedom). Mixed with the global music will be a wide variety of U.S. songs chosen to be perfect entertainment on a warm summer’s night: Broadway hits, traditional folk, jazz, blues, rock ‘n roll, and much more.

More than a choir, Songs of Hope dazzles audiences with an array of rich cultural dress from countries across the globe, energetic movement by the performers, music by a talented band, imaginative sets, and much more.

This concert is free and open to the public.

A huge thank you to the Chatfield Booster Club for once again sponsoring this year's Songs of Hope concert. We'd also like to thank the Chatfield Public Schools, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chosen Valley Care Center, and the Chatfield Public Pool for helping to provide a welcoming Chatfield experience to Songs of Hope.

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

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Stringwood Chamber Music Festival
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Stringwood Chamber Music Festival

Stringwood is a premier summer music festival that specializes in connecting young musicians to chamber music as an art form, and developing expression through collaborative performances. Stringwood is convenes at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center for several weeks throughout the Summer with students, both high school and college-aged, then performing at locations throughout the region. This year, they've added Chatfield Center for the Arts to their lineup.

This concert is FREE and open to the public and will take place in the Legion Room at the arts center.

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Hoodwinked and Hoodooed
May
25
to May 26

Hoodwinked and Hoodooed

Presented by the Chatfield High School Drama Program

2 performance dates and times to choose from!

Friday, May 25 at 7pm
Saturday, May 26 at 7pm

Potter Auditorium
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY - $5

Auditorium doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Questions, please contact Rachel Schieffelbein, the play's director at (507) 319-9161 or via email at rachelmarybean@yahoo.com.

Hold on to your hats, the venom-spewing actress Lulu LaGroux is in town and she’s spittin’ mad, madder than usual! The critics have declared her latest film a disaster, igniting rumors of her long-overdue retirement. "I shall act until the day I die! As for critics, they’re in the same league as doctors: pond scum!" To make matters worse, her agent, the timid Maurice Ambrose, has gotten them stranded in a backwater town by wrecking their car and killing a farmer’s prize heifer in the process.

While their car gets repaired, they stop in at Eddie’s Café. There, Lulu is hounded by the press, gawked at by townsfolk who thought she was long dead, wounded by a manicurist, almost poisoned with cranberries, and finally stuffed into a meat locker to save her wrinkled hide. Through all this she has to endure spontaneous auditions by acting hopefuls and the playful barbs of Ziggy, a waiter who will stop at nothing to knock the despicable and demanding Lulu off her crumbling pedestal.

Add to this mad concoction a lop-sided love triangle, a shot-gun totin’ farmer out for blood, a love-struck mortician, a mixed-up fortune teller, and you’ve got a recipe for laughter dished up by the saucy staff and crazy customers at Eddie’s Cafe.

This is a frantically-paced farce packed full of eccentric characters and enough hoodoos and hoodwinks to make everyone’s head spin, but all comes out right in the end as the curtain falls on this madcap comedy of errors.

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Greg Brown
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Greg Brown

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating Only
$34 Main Floor center, $29 Main Floor stage left or right and Balcony

Seating starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA and food sold by Back Alley Kitchen through 7:30pm.

Critic Josh Kun once described singer and songwriter Greg Brown as “a Midwestern existentialist hobo with a quick-draw mouth, a bloodied heart, and bourbon on his breath.” One of the leading contemporary folk artists of the American Midwest, Brown’s music reflects a poetic spirit while also sounding thoroughly down to Earth; his deep, craggy voice expresses quirky humor and the mysteries of life and love with equal skill, and over the course of a career that’s spanned more than five decades, he’s earned a passionate following for his heartfelt and uncompromising music.

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An Evening with LEO KOTTKE
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with LEO KOTTKE

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating Only
$45 Main Floor center, $40 Main Floor stage left or right, $35 Balcony

Seating starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA and food sold by Twisted Barrel Wood-fired Pizza and Back Alley Kitchen through 7:30pm.

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine.

Discharged in 1964, he settled in the Twin Cities area and became a fixture at Minneapolis' Scholar Coffeehouse, which had been home to Bob Dylan and John Koerner. He issued his 1968 recording debut LP Twelve String Blues, recorded on a Viking quarter-inch tape recorder, for the Scholar's tiny Oblivion label.

After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey's Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the Armadillo record. Fahey and his manager Denny Bruce soon secured a production deal for Kottke with Capitol Records.

Kottke's 1971 major-label debut, "Mudlark," positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer/songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer. Kottke flourished during his tenure on Capitol, as records like 1972's "Greenhouse" and 1973's live "My Feet Are Smiling" and "Ice Water" found him branching out with guest musicians and honing his guitar technique. With 1975's Chewing Pine, Kottke reached the U.S. Top 30 for the second time. His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "Clone," caught audiences' attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called "Sixty Six Steps," produced by Leo's old friend and Prince producer David Z.

Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.

An Evening with Leo Kottke is proud to have media sponsorship courtesy of Inspire(d) Media.

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Choral Arts Ensemble
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Choral Arts Ensemble

Free will donation. A concert for all ages. Come and join us!

A celebration of the rich choral traditions of our region Choir Country is a celebration of Minnesota’s finest composers and the deep roots of excellent choral singing in our region. Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral performance AND choral composition.  Building on the foundations laid by F Melius Christiansen, Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen and many others, a richly talented and diverse body of contemporary Minnesota-based composers are creating beautiful new music for choir.

Choral Arts Ensemble will feature thirteen of these vibrant and eloquent voices, both in video clips of the composers talking about their craft, and in the moving artistry of their music itself. Familiar MPR music host Steve Staruch will help us by conducting these video interviews.

This is a Free Will concert – open and suitable for all ages! Come learn the composer’s creative process and experience how that is translated and delivered to the audience by a top-notch choir.

About Choral Arts Ensemble
Choral Arts Ensemble is an auditioned choir that has been making music throughout southeast Minnesota since its founding by Rick Kvam in 1985.  Its volunteer members come from all over southeast Minnesota as well as Rochester, and encompass a wide variety of professions and interests. Repertoire includes a cappella works, from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as a variety of choral/orchestral works.  Since 1996 Choral Arts Ensemble has commissioned and/or premiered more than 50 new choral works.  Its catalog of 15 cds includes Minnesota Voices and Hail, Minnesota! both of which feature works by Minnesota composers.

*We encourage patrons to reserve tickets to guarantee admittance to this free event.

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Joe Crookston: Chosen Bean Concert
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Crookston: Chosen Bean Concert

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT ONLY EXHIBITION OF JOE'S ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BEFORE THE CONCERT WITH A CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST AT 7PM!

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Winter/Spring Series Subscription applies
Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Joe Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films.

Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.

Get a taste of Joe Crookston's music on his website at: http://www.joecrookston.com/?page_id=153

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Pet Sounds: A Tribute to the Beach Boys presented by Collective Unconscious
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pet Sounds: A Tribute to the Beach Boys presented by Collective Unconscious

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating - $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA with Twisted Barrel Wood-fired Pizza onsite through 7:30pm

Originally formed to perform multi-instrumentalist Jeff Engholm's solo album, Summit Climb in the year 2000, Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota's premiere groups.

Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but expanded into a new genre: album shows. Starting in 2005 with performing The Beatles "Abbey Road" from first track to last (Come Together to Her Majesty), with special guest and semi-band member, Stacy Bauer, they jumped into one of their most ambitious projects, The Beach Boys' 1966 classic, "Pet Sounds".

On stage will be an army of musicians: a 24-member orchestra including a string quartet, vocal quartet, horn section, vibes, timpani, bass harmonica and a Theremin to name a few!  With this ensemble, the Collective Unconscious will recapture the beautiful and spiritual music that is Pet Sounds.  Joining Collective Unconscious on stage will be jazz pianist George Maurer, vocal quartet The Half Steps and Jeff & Tommy Vee (sons of music legend Bobby Vee).

Pet Sounds was originally released in 1966 and included the hits "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Sloop John B." and "God Only Knows."  Featuring the more mature and creative compositions of Brian Wilson, the album went on to influence a whole range of other artists and bands, not the least of which was The Beatles who recorded Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in response.  It has consistently remained at the top of critic’s lists of the best albums of all time.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it #2 behind Sgt. Pepper’s, MOJO Magazine (UK) ranked it #1.

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Connor Garvey: Chosen Bean Concert
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Connor Garvey: Chosen Bean Concert

**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 19 AT 7:30PM. TICKETS TO THE APRIL 14 SHOW WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS NEW DATE.**

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Winter/Spring Series Subscription applies
Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.

His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.

Get a taste of Connor's music at: https://youtu.be/papv40ZCFfM

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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United States Air Force Band of Mid-America
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Free will donation. A concert for all ages. Come and join us!

Potter Auditorium. General admission with doors open at 6:30pm and concert at 7pm.

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band represents the professionalism and excellence found every day throughout the Air Force. This diverse, 45-piece ensemble’s repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks, to traditional marches, to modern compositions, to pops and jazz. During a concert, you are likely to hear stirring works from contemporary composers as well as the familiar sounds of John Philip Sousa or Major Glenn Miller. The band also features talented vocal soloists, performing a wide variety of popular, classical, and patriotic selections.

*Because admission to this event is free, the auditorium will likely fill to capacity. In order to guarantee admittance, please click the button above to reserve your free ticket.

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Monroe Crossing
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Monroe Crossing

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating - $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA with Twisted Barrel Wood-fired Pizza onsite through 7:30pm

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music," Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Based in the Twin cities of Minnesota, Monroe Crossing plays an average of 150 shows a year in intimate rooms, at major venues, and outdoor festivals. Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds. When combined, their individual histories make for a very unique ensemble sound.

Band members are:

  • Derek Johnson - guitar & lead vocals;
  • Lisa Fuglie - fiddle, mandolin, guitar & lead vocals;
  • Matt Thompson - mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals;
  • Mark Anderson - bass & bass vocals;
  • David Robinson - banjo, dobro, harmonica & harmony vocals.

Because they met through the music of Bill Monroe, they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”

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Tonic Sol-fa
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tonic Sol-fa

Potter Auditorium

Reserved Seating - $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Doors open at 6pm, snack and beverage options available. Concert at 7:30pm. Onsite food service WILL NOT be available for this show.

A ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, Tonic Sol-fa has been in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.

The ensemble has shared the stage with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Garrison Keillor, Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry, Shawn Colvin, Weird Al Yankovic, Bryan White, Neal McCoy, Nestor Torres, Bobcat Goldthwait and Jerry Springer among others.

Their original songs, arrangements and albums have won numerous contemporary a cappella awards for best pop album, gospel song and Christmas original, have been featured on television and in movies and have garnered numerous positive national reviews.

Experience a preview of Tonic Sol-fa at https://youtu.be/FUVIHj7hZAU

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Tom Pease: Jelly Bean Event for Kids & Families
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Tom Pease: Jelly Bean Event for Kids & Families

Backstage of Potter Auditorium - 2 PM

Admission is $10 per family. A limited number of need-based admission waivers are available; please contact us at 507-884-7676 or email us to inquire.

Doors open at 1:30pm. Concert at 2pm following by art activities in the Sunken Room until 4:30.

Kid-friendly snacks, juice boxes and water provided thanks to our generous sponsor!

Tom Pease has an infectious sense of fun and community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. He’s performed full time since 1982, often giving more than 200 performances per year. He’s also a frequent presenter at early childhood and environmental conferences, keynoting and leading breakout sessions that explore the role of music in shaping our lives and the world we live in. Tom connects and inspires with every show he does.

MORE ABOUT JELLY BEAN CONCERTS: Our Jelly Bean Concerts (a play on the name for our folk music Chosen Bean Concert Series) began in 2017 and are geared towards young children and families to increase access to and inspire appreciation of music and art. Look for quarterly Jelly Bean Concerts where admission for kids is free and the rest of the family can attend for just $10 thanks to the generous support of local business sponsors.

 

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Peter Mulvey with Humbird: Chosen Bean Concert
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Mulvey with Humbird: Chosen Bean Concert

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

$20 in advance or at the door OR Winter/Spring Series Subscription applies
Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.

Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently performed in the city's subway system. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style.

Humbird, the solo project of musician Siri Undlin, stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected through a combination of a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale. Her music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

“The eclectic range of Peter Mulvey's tireless past pays handsome dividends on this stylistically sweeping, LA-recorded album. A crack specially convened band (including regular Dylan drummer David Kemper) adhere to his well-established live and direct recording approach and allow the performer's deeply matured, naturally wry and hard-edged Americana to attain full, flowing life.” – Gavin Martin

“Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style.” – Boston Globe

Get a taste of Peter Mulvey's music at: https://youtu.be/s1F2TXKYRUk

For a beautiful little piece by Humbird visit: https://youtu.be/X5NQ2IARfko

MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live folk music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to 4 select Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall). Admission to additional 'alternative' concerts is available on a per show basis.

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Wits’ End Theatre presents Abraham Lincoln for the Defense
Feb
23
to Mar 3

Wits’ End Theatre presents Abraham Lincoln for the Defense

Performances on:

  • Friday, February 23: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 24: 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 2: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 3: 7:30pm

Potter Auditorium, doors open at 6:30pm for seating and concessions

General Admission - $15 in advance or in the night of

It’s a dramatic story.  A man attacked and killed in the dark of night.  A widow’s son accused of the murder.  A jury trial that will decide whether the boy hangs.  Now add the most interesting part—Abraham Lincoln defends the young man at trial—and you have a fascinating tale.

In historic Potter Auditorium, Wits' End Theatre will bring that story to the stage, in a new play, written and to be directed by Chatfield native Joe Chase. “It was Lincoln’s most famous trial,” says Chase, “and one of his last.”  The defendant was a young man named William “Duff” Armstrong.   Duff’s mother, Hannah, was Lincoln’s old friend.  When Duff was charged with the 1857 murder of James Preston Metzker, Hannah asked Lincoln to defend the boy.

 

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Danika & The Jeb
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Danika & The Jeb

Legion Room with limited general admission seating
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm

Tickets $17 in advance or $20 at the door

She’s a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He’s a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents.

Hailed as “a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo,” by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM’s Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics.

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