Music

Sound Exchange  

The Sound Exchange has been performing for over three years.  Their sound, known as a capella, has been made popular with groups like Pentatonix and shows like Glee.  You can see The Sound Exchange perform in the Leinie Lodge at the State Fair Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM and on Thursday at 11:45 AM. 

Winner of Patio’ke Competition  

On Saturday, the finalists of our Patio’ke presented by Patio Town competition came out to compete for $1000!  The competition was tough and our winner took home the prize by only one point!  Mikko Bonilla from Minneapolis managed a perfect score from our judges with his performance of Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman.

Chase and Ovation  

The world’s only Price tribute band that Prince sanctioned himself is here to help us celebrate Unite in Purple Day! Chase and Ovation perform.

Wholly Guacamole Live Wholly Festival  

Wholly Guacamole is going across the country looking for America’s most talented at open mic nights!  Minnesota if home to a lot of talent and that’s why Minneapolis was one of their stops on the tour.

Performance from "Leap of Faith"  

"Leap of Faith" is the musical version of the 1992 movie starring Steve Martin. Minneapolis Musical Theatre is bringing it to life on the stage at the New Century Theatre and two of the stars of the show stopped by to perform one of the songs featured in the show.

Elvis Impersonator Anthony Shore!  

Ever since he heard his first Elvis record at the age of 3, Anthony Shore was hooked. He's toured the world as the King of Rock and Roll but he and his All Star Band call Minnesota home.

Saxophonist Dave Koz Performs  

Nine time Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz first picked up the instrument to try and impress his brother to get into his band. now he's touring with Barry Manilow on his “one last time tour”. Not only has Dave collaborated with Barry Manilow several times, he’s also played with musical greats like Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Celine Dion. He’s now celebrating 25-years since his first album and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Backstage at The Sound of Music   Back To Top

The Sounds of Music at the Ordway Theater is full of all of your favorite songs from the popular story line. But if you think you’re going to see everything from the movie in the stage show, think again. This production has new songs, songs sung by different people and plenty of other live magic you can’t see in a movie. Emily takes us backstage to meet the young actors that play the Von Trapp Family. Plus, she gets the scoop on what makes this show so special from the director himself.

Steven C. Anderson   Back To Top

Saint Paul resident Steven C. Anderson has sold more than two million records and has performed with another multi-platinum group, Mannheim Steamroller. Steven will play a free Christmas concert at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. It is free to attend and seating is general admission. 

Phil Thompson   Back To Top

Minnesota musicians have been coming together and creating a special holiday album for the last six years. Every year the album has sold out and they have raised almost $400,000 for Minnesota non-profits.  The man behind the album, Phil Thompson puts us in the holiday spirit with Carol of the Bells.

Nicholas David   Back To Top

Musician Nicholas David is a gem. The Saint Paul resident was a finalist on “The Voice” and has since used his voice to support worthy organizations. On Sunday, December 6th, Nicholas will perform a holiday concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul. Tickets are available online.

Beautiful   Back To Top

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” tells the story of singer/songwriter Carole King using the music she wrote with her then-husband. Some of her biggest hits like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “You’ve Got a Friend” are reborn on stage which presents a fascinating look at this famous artist as well as the history of popular music. The star of “Beautiful”, Abby Mueller, stopped by the studio to perform “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.

Pop Rocks   Back To Top

The cover band, Pop Rocks, entertains!

Dancing the Night Away   Back To Top

Not only do you want to look good at a concert, you want to have all the right moves too.  Trey Barber from Larkin Dance Studio showed Steve and Elizabeth some moves they can pull out at the show! 

Entertainment at Grand Casino   Back To Top

Back in 1998, both Grand Casino Hinckley and Mille Lacs opened their entertainment complexes.  That made them one of the first large scale entertainment hot spots in east central Minnesota.

10/16 Host Chat   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live ROCKS! at Grand Casino Hinckley!  Pop Rocks is providing musical entertainment all hour as we celebrate everything rock & roll!

The Little Mermaid   Back To Top

Disney’s The Little Mermaid had everyone singing the catchy songs.  Now you can see the show in a brand new way.  It’s on stage at the Orpheum Theatre.  Kelli Hanson was curious to find out how it’s all done…under the sea.

Good Company: Groth Music   Back To Top

Twin Cities musicians know all about Groth Music.  It’s been the go-to spot since the late 1930’s.  Emily takes us inside the Bloomington music store where she finds out about their connection to the Minnesota Vikings. 

Patio’ke Winner   Back To Top

On Saturday, the 5 Eyewitness News Building at the fair was rocking for our Patio’ke Finals presented by Patio Town.  The six finalists who qualified over the summer at our Patio’ke events stepped on the stage to belt it out with the help of Hurricane Karaoke.