Paradise Center for the Arts

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  • Free admission. Events rates vary.

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  • In downtown Faribault, 1.5 blocks S of 4th St on Central Ave.

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  • TU, WED, FRI, SAT 12pm-5pm, THUR 12pm-8pm & during events.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Aesop’s Fables - Children’s Theatre

    Aesop’s Fables - Children’s Theatre

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Our youngest actors (ages 3-7) will present their rendition of several of Aesop’s Fables. This wonderful intro-totheatre program helps build confidence and creativity in children. Come share in the joy and wonder of some of Aseop’s favorite children’s stories seen and heard through the eyes and ears of our Acting Fun for Little Ones cast. In addition to presenting these favorite children’s stories, our young actors will also help create the sets and props for their show.

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

  2. Big Hats & Big Hearts

    Big Hats & Big Hearts

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Be part of this annual spring tradition of celebrating and supporting the arts through entertainment, fashion and friends. Take part in live and silent auctions and watch the greatest two minutes in sports. Proceeds from this event help to continue the rich tradition of arts and education in Faribault.

  3. Blue Collar BBQ Exhibitions

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening reception August 3rd from 5-7pm.
    Carlander, Vranesh, Creger Galleries: Blue Collar BBQ
    exhibitions. Awards announced on stage August 11.

    Sponsored By: KDHL and Power96

  4. Blue Collar BBQ Music & Arts Festival

    Blue Collar BBQ Music & Arts Festival

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Welcome to the Region’s Biggest Block Party!

    Located in the heart of historic downtown Faribault, this event attracted over 6000 attendees in 2017. With 12 hours of live music, barbeque competition, kids’ activities, art market, food vendors, beer garden, and more, The Blue Collar BBQ Music and Arts Festival is the highlight of the summer.

    Proceeds from this event support the Paradise Center for the Arts.

    Voted Best Music Festival in Southern Minnesota 2017

  5. Buddy Koopman’s Orchestra

    Buddy Koopman’s Orchestra

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    A Faribault original and Southern Minnesota’s favorite Big Band returns for an even of swinging fun and fabulous music. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an amazing step back in time for some toe-tapping tunes as this 16+ member ensemble takes the Paradise stage. Free swing dance lessons before the show!

    Sponsored By: KGPCo

  6. Cat's Pajamas--Vocal Band

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Proceeds from this show support the Minnesota Academy for the Blind Arts Programs.

  7. Comedian Tommy Ryman

    Comedian Tommy Ryman

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk-singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. Before becoming a headliner, he opened for some of the nation’s top comedians including Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Nick Swardson. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and was featured as one of the “Twin Cities’ Funniest People” by Metro Magazine.

    Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

  8. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

    Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It’s a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are twenty-five or eighty-five, get ready to be part of the musical action and fun!

    Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

  9. FAB 6: All You Need is Love! Beatle’s Encore Show

    FAB 6: All You Need is Love! Beatle’s Encore Show

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Fab 6 returns to the Paradise stage after their sold out, standing room only performance in 2017. In addition to Beatle’s favorites from the 2017 show, Fab 6 will add a baker’s dozen of new Beatle songs, presented with aplomb and joy. This amazing show includes 6 highly talented musicians who are all deeply committed and life-long Beatle’s fans. They are joined onstage by The Pepperland String Quartet, The Parlophone Singers and The Sun King Brass.

    Sponsored By: KGPCo

  10. fABBAulous

    fABBAulous

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    This showstopping performance led by Dianna Parks and Mary Lieser is the full ABBA experience. A talented cast of Southern MN’s finest musicians collobarate to recreate the entire ABBA Gold album in a dance party style.

    Sponsored By: KGPCo

  11. High 48’s

    High 48’s

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    The High 48’s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude and a wide range of music influences. This band of songwriters perform their own material in addition to the festival favorites. The band’s newest member, Clint Birtzer is a three-time Minnesota State Flatpicking Guitar Champion. The High 48’s take their name from railroad slang for the boxcars originally used to transport troops on the front lines in WWI that could carry 40 soldiers or 8 horses.

    “I love [their] playing. I loved how
    seamless and unobtrusive Anthony
    played banjo. Right on the money and
    within the mix of the other instruments.”
    - Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys

    Sponsored By: KGPCo

  12. January Thaw Featuring Dianna Parks and the Wreck

    January Thaw Featuring Dianna Parks and the Wreck

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Beat the cold and heat up the night with this annual music celebration! Dianna Parks and the Wreck will have you dancing in the aisles with a great blend of country rock, old school Americana and rock-n-roll. This music collaboration featuring the Parks and Kleist Band and Fred the Bear first premiered at our 10th Anniversary event. Fans will also remember Dianna as the lead in our 2017 Linda Ronstadt show. Enjoy an evening of terrific live music, dancing and warm up with a cup of mulled wine or cider!

  13. Jeffery Hansen & Katie Teesdale and the PCA Member Show Exhibits

    Jeffery Hansen & Katie Teesdale and the PCA Member Show Exhibits

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening Reception June 15th from 5-7pm.

    Carlander Family Gallery:
    Jeffery Hansen & Katie Teesdale
    Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:
    Members Show miniature challenge

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored By: KDHL and Power96

  14. Layl McDill & Mary Ellen Frame Exhibits

    Layl McDill & Mary Ellen Frame Exhibits

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening Reception March 2 from 5-7pm.
    Carlander Family Gallery:
    Layl McDill
    Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:
    Mary Ellen Frame

    Free and Open to the Public

    Sponsored By: KDHL and Power 96

  15. Martin Zellar and the Hardways

    Martin Zellar and the Hardways

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Minnesota’s favorite singer-songwriter returns to the Paradise stage for an evening of amazing guitar picking and that unique sound Minnesotan’s know and love. Martin Zellar, along with his band, The Hardways will feature their original songs and classic covers.

  16. Memphis & The Meantimes Tribute to Grand Ole Opry and Sun Records

    Memphis & The Meantimes Tribute to Grand Ole Opry and Sun Records

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Memphis & The Meantimes is a celebration of the music that changed the world. Featuring songs from Cash, Haggard, Lewis, Orbison, Elvis and many others, Memphis & The Meantimes have been thrilling audiences for years by providing the audience with a 9-piece powerful presentation.
    Featuring the amazing lead vocalists Mick Sterling, Cate Fierro and Shalo Lee backed by an incredibly talented band,
    Memphis & the Meantines is a joyful noise celebrating the best of American classic country music.

    Sponsored By: KGPCo

  17. Paradise Community Theatre Presents "Annie"

    Paradise Community Theatre Presents "Annie"

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie
    has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This beloved
    show features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow".

    Sponsored By: Reliance Bank and Faribault Daily News

  18. Paradise Community Theatre Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

    Paradise Community Theatre Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. This musical is one of the longest-running OffBroadway shows. Little Shop of Horrors — the charmingly tongue-in-cheek comedy about a man-eating plant.

    Music and Lyrics: Howard Ashman and
    Alan Menken
    Directed by Paul Johnson

    Sponsored By: Faribault Daily News

  19. Rebecca Tolle and Julie Bronson Exhibits

    Rebecca Tolle and Julie Bronson Exhibits

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening Reception April 27th from 5-7pm.

    Carlander Family Gallery:
    Rebecca Tolle (SEMAC Grant Recipient)
    Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:
    Julie Bronson

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored By: KDHL and Power 96

  20. Recycled Art Sale

    Recycled Art Sale

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Tired of looking at the same old pictures on your walls?

    If you are about to redecorate, or have recently redecorated, moved, downsized, or inherited art, please donate to the Paradise Center’s Recycled Art Sale. If you’re looking for new artistic treasures, then shop the Recycled Art Sale - you never know what you’ll find!

    Proceeds from the sale are split between the Paradise Center and the Mural Society of Faribault. Donations accepted May 31 - June 2.

    For more information on donating call 507-332-7372.

    Sponsored By: KDHL and Power 96

  21. Songs of Hope International Youth Ensemble

    Songs of Hope International Youth Ensemble

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Songs of Hope has a well-deserved reputation for upbeat, high-energy concerts showcasing the talents of children and adults from countries around the world. Enjoy an evening of
    songs, dances, and cultural dress from many countries, with live music by an outstanding band. Now in its twentyseventh
    year, award-winning Songs of Hope offers music for everyone, from U.S. pop to international folk, from show tunes to freedom ballads. Made possible in part by an Arts Tour Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

    These activities are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

    FREE SHOW
    Donations Accepted
    General Seating

  22. St. Patricks Day Celebration with Willow Brae and Irish Step Dancers

    St. Patricks Day Celebration with Willow Brae and Irish Step Dancers

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Willow Brae is the duo of Andrea Stern, virtuosic Celtic harpist, and multiinstrumentalist Laura MacKenzie, on traditional wind-powered instruments and voice. Together they bring to life the airs, dance tunes and songs of the Irish and Scottish countryside, conveying the warm resonance of traditional music and song as well as the spark and excitement of quick-paced dance tunes. They are joined by a top-notch duo of dancers from Rince na Chroi Irish Dance. These snazzy stepdancers will captivate your heart with the joys of the season, through their jigs, reels and hornpipes, in a true celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

    Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

  23. Student Exhibit

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening Reception March 9 from 5-7pm.
    All Area School Student Exhibition
    Second Floor Gallery

  24. The Danger Committee

    The Danger Committee

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    This is no ordinary juggling act. Featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel described this Twin Cities trio as “truly something unique that we haven’t seen before.” The Danger Committee is one of the lead acts at the MN Renaissance Festival and have brought their danger-defying juggling act all across the country. Knives, spears and even lightsabers fly in a jaw-dropping night of family fun and entertainment.

    Sponsored By" Crossroads Professional Building

  25. The Looney Lutherans

    The Looney Lutherans

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    The Looney Lutherans return with more recipes for laughs and not-so-sage wisdom from their cookbook, USE YOUR FOOD. A GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING INSIDE AND OUT, FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS, EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN! These original cast members of the Church Basement Ladies, use music, comedy, and some help from the audience to share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life, the Lutheran way. (But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em)

    Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

  26. The Merlin Players Presents Barefoot in the Park

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    “Barefoot in the Park,” One of Simon’s early hit comedies, is the story of Corie and Paul Bratter, a newlywed couple. For their first home, they live in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs, including an intrusive mother-in-law, an older neighbor ladies man and an overworked telephone repairman. It’s Simon’s comic genius at its best.

  27. The Merlin Players Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy about a fictional spelling bee set in Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. The winner of two Tony Awards, this delightful musical has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is an unforgettable experience. And the best part is that all of the tweens are played by adults. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. The talented Nate Chesney will be featured in this show.

    Music & Lyrics by William Finn
    Book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional
    material by Jay Reiss.
    Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

  28. Tonic Sol Fa

    Tonic Sol Fa

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota. This vocal group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Tonic Sol-fa has shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, and Lonestar. They were recently part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion. Tonic Sol-fa has established itself as one of the most in-demand vocal groups in the Midwest, and one of the most successful independent acts in America.

    Sponsored By: Crossroads Professional Building

  29. Weavers Guild of Minnesota

    Weavers Guild of Minnesota

    321 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7372

    Opening Reception - January 19, 2018 from 5pm - 7pm

    Carlander Gallery: Weavers Guild of Minnesota

    Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: William Behne

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