Great River Arts

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  • Admission to the Great River Arts galleries is always free. Prices for performing arts events vary. Memberships are available and range from $30 - $500 per individual or family.

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Directions

  • From Hwy 10 take the exit for Hwy 27. Head west at the bottom of the ramp. At the 3rd light (not counting the one at the bottom of the ramp) take a left onto 1st Street. GRA is at the end of the block on the right. (122 First Street SE, Little Falls)

Other Date Information

  • Great River Arts Hours of Operation: Wed-Fri: 11am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 2pm Open by Appt Tues Closed: Sun & Mon

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Great River Arts recycles plastics, metals, cardboard, and office paper. All track lighting on the main floor, the television studio and the art studios on the lower level have been updated to LED for reduced cost and energy usage.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Big Sweet Life

    Big Sweet Life

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Regional musical heroes Big Sweet Life return to GRA's stage for a rousing night of classic rock hits!

  2. Broken Fiddle & Friends

    Broken Fiddle & Friends

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    A group of talented and beloved musicians from Central Minnesota will be joined by several guest artists to collaborate and create an evening of music that will inspire and entertain!

  3. Brothers Tone and the Big Groove "Love Shack!" Valentine's Show

    Brothers Tone and the Big Groove "Love Shack!" Valentine's Show

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    6:30 p.m. doors
    8 p.m. show

    Join us for a night of classic rock and dance party at the GRA for the Fourth Annual Valentines Dance Party. This show has sold out the previous three years so get your tickets early. Brothers Tone and the Big Groove will perform classic rock hits from Blood Sweat and Tears, Michael Jackson, Blake Shelton, Tom Petty, Spiral Staircase, The Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple , just to name a few, complete with an LED Light Show. This 10 piece rock band includes a horn section and backup singers. Over two hours of dancing, beverage bar, Valentine sweets and decorations with your own table and seating. VIP reserved tables are available to purchase. We promise to have the dance floor hopping all night! The theme this year is Love Shack and of course will be performed at the show

    Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online or at the GRA Office or Reality Roasters in Little Falls. Take your Valentines date out on the town early at The Black & White, one of the top Ten restaurants in Minnesota and walk over to the arts center for a night of dancing and great live music. Doors open at 6:30 with cash bar and seating.

  4. Chuck Norwood - Water World / Douglus Jenkins & Guests - As I See It

    Chuck Norwood - Water World / Douglus Jenkins & Guests - As I See It

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: (320) 632-0960

    Visual Exhibit within Great River Arts that showcases photography and illustrations.

  5. Church of Cash - A Johnny Cash Tribute

    Church of Cash - A Johnny Cash Tribute

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960


    $15

    6:30 pm doors
    7:30 pm show

    Returning after two sold out shows last season, Great River Arts warmly welcomes Jay Kalk and his band, Church of Cash back back for two highly anticipated performances. Church of Cash is known for being the premier tribute band to Johnny Cash with the sole intent of honoring his legacy. With over 130 Cash songs in their repertoire, this is a show you will not want to miss!

  6. Elaine Wolters - Retrospective

    Elaine Wolters - Retrospective

    811 2nd St. SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: (320) 632-0960

    Visual Exhibition that showcases abstract paintings with vibrant colors.

  7. Fall Dinner Theatre

    Fall Dinner Theatre

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    GRA's celebrated fall community theatre production features dinner catered by A.T. the Black & White Restaurant.

  8. Fashion Trashion Runway Show

    Fashion Trashion Runway Show

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    During the opening reception for Great River Arts goes GREEN! on Friday, April 20, audiences will be graced by high fashion and visual intrigue as students walk the catwalk in outfits constructed from trash. Fashion Trashion workshop students will be joining the Mini Monet & Rembrandt classes to show off a variety of costumes and wearable art. Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event!

  9. Great River Arts Open Mic Night

    Great River Arts Open Mic Night

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Are you itching to get on stage and sing your heart out? Can you play a mean harmonica? Have you been working on a new dance routine? Do you have a knack for storytelling or spoken word?

    Take the stage for your 15 minutes of fame at Great River Art's monthly Open Mic Night! All performing arts are welcome and performers may take up to 15 mintues of stage time.

    Not interested in performing, but want to enjoy a night out?
    Come out to support our local performing artists! As always, a cash bar will be open to keep you hydrated all evening long.

    This event is FREE and family friendly.

  10. Great River Arts: Rock the Park

    Great River Arts: Rock the Park

    Call: 320-632-0960

    Rock the Park is a unique concert experience because of its representation of local talent, most of the members in Brothers Tone and The Big Groove are from the Little Falls area. This free outdoor concert on the banks of the Mississippi is a perfect way to kick off the summer & give back to the community!

  11. Great River Arts: Surprise Guest

    Great River Arts: Surprise Guest

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Our 14 Fridays Concert series continues with some of the best regional and national musical acts.

  12. Green Faire Folk Festival

    Green Faire Folk Festival

    116 8th Ave SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: (320) 632-2981

    The Green Fair Folk Festival is a free family-friendly event that promotes a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. In 2016, we hosted over 50 exhibitors featuring organic foods, renewable energy, green building, recycled/green art, fashion, eco-gifts, earth-friendly products, holistic health and much more!

    Exhibits:
    Earth-friendly products
    Recycled art & fashion
    Renewable energy
    Green building
    Wholistic health and much more!

    Live Music:
    Fiddle Festival
    U Rock Bands
    Folk Music
    And More!

    Family Activities:
    Affordable food
    Entertainment for all ages
    Creative kid's activities
    Teddy bear clinic

  13. Harper's Chord Christmas

    Harper's Chord Christmas

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Come and celebrate the holiday season with Harper's Chord at their 7th annual Christmas show. Harper's Chord is an eclectic country/bluegrass/folk band playing a wide range of classic and contemporary songs.

  14. Johnny Cash Tribute Show

    Johnny Cash Tribute Show

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Johnny Cash Tribute Show.

  15. Monroe Crossing

    Monroe Crossing

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    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. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!

  16. Nicholas David

    Nicholas David

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.

  17. Revolution 5 Concert

    Revolution 5 Concert

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Revolution 5 concert.

  18. Rock the Park

    Rock the Park

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Our free outdoor concert festival on the banks of the Mississippi River is the crown jewel of our performing arts series and a perfect way to kick off the summer while giving back to our community! Enjoy music from a variety of local musicians while feasting on food from local food trucks.

    Free art projects for younger learners and the family to explore while enjoying an afternoon of music and food in the park!

  19. Spring Dinner Theatre

    Spring Dinner Theatre

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    Great River Arts is proud to present another outstanding Dinner Theatre production catered by A.T. the Black & White Restaurant.

  20. The Sound of Simon "A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel"

    The Sound of Simon "A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel"

    122 First Street SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    Call: 320-632-0960

    The music of Simon & Garfunkel remains among the most treasured in American popular music. Performing hits including: “The Boxer,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence” and “America,” this performance pays tribute to Simon & Garfunkel in an evening of music & harmony.

    Doors 6:30 p.m.
    Show 7:30 p.m.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 220
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 150
  • On-site Catering Required

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