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Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox

June 24, 2019–August 09, 2019

A toe-tapping musical for the entire family!

Shows at 10:00 am or 12:30 pm.

Tickets: $16 each for adults; $14 each for children; $9 each for groups of 10 or more.

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?

This hilarious, toe-tapping new musical based on Roald Dahl's classic story is a celebration of courage, family, and community. Fantastic, fun for all ages.

From Patsy Cline to Hank Williams: Classic Hits from Lush Country

June 26, 2019–July 18, 2019

If you like classic Country, you'll love Lush Country—an all-star band playing all the best songs from the hi-fi era.

Select Weds/Thurs June 26 through July 11 at 1:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($45 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

 

Patsy! Tammy! Dolly! Johnny! Hank!

Are you lonesome tonight? Have heartaches by the number? Are you hankering after the whine of a steel guitar, and soulful vocals typical of classic country music? Get ready for Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best songs from the hi-fi era, from Patsy Cline to Hank Williams and everything in between. The seven band members are “Prairie Home Companion” veterans Prudence Johnson, Richard Kriehn and Peter Johnson, along with established Twin Cities headliners Dan Chouinard, Joe Savage, Gary Rue and Gary Raynor.

204th Army Band—Telling Their Story

July 19, 2019

Free concert features classic favorites and the Armed Forces salute!

Show starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets: Free, but reservations are required.

The 204th Army Band, 88th Readiness Division is returning to the Ives again for a free summer concert. Enjoy "Telling Their Story" featuring the full band, small ensembles and vocal performances. The show will entertain audience members and veterans with classic favorites and the Armed Forces salute in this celebration of freedom for all!

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

July 25, 2019–August 01, 2019

Learn about musicians in the late 1950s and enjoy a set of Buddy Holly songs from the talented "Buddy Band!"

Select Weds/Thurs July 25 through August 1 at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10+ $25 each.

Enjoy a trip back to a more innocent time in our history as Gary Rue presents "Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away." The show features cast members from the IVEY award-winning "Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story" produced at the History Theatre.

Nick Freeman (guitar and vocals) will play Buddy Holly. As the rest of the Crickets, Blake Foster (guitar) plays Sonny Curtis, Zach Spicer (drums) is Jerry Allison and Mitch Benson (bass) plays Joe Maudlin. During the second set, Jack and the band will perform Buddy Holly songs, including "Peggy Sue," That'll Be the Day" and "Not Fade Away."

To start things off, Gary Rue (former music director, arranger and duet partner for Gene Pitney 1986-2006) will offer song selections from Gene Pitney, the Crickets' Sonny Curtis, and Bobby Vee. All three were contemporaries of Buddy Holly. Vee filled in for Buddy Holly on tour after the tragic plane crash.

The Young and The Rest…with SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin

September 11, 2019–September 12, 2019

Enjoy an acoustic tribute to Neil Young and artists from his era with the talented musicians from SimpleGifts!

For the 1:00 pm shows on September 11 and 12, Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

For the 7:30 pm shows on September 11 and 12, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

The talented men and women of SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin, are excited to be returning to the Ives with their acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the rest of artists from that time and place who defined an era. Enjoy the enduring popular songs from the great Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, America and more!

The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band

September 21, 2019

Don't miss the annual show from the 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band. There's never a dull moment!

Show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets: Adults $17; Seniors $15; Students $11.

Join the one and only 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band as they return to the Ives for their fall concert. The ensemble is a 45-member adult concert band that performs tuneful rags, marches, novelty pieces, solo features and special wind ensemble selections. Led by the inimitable Scott Crosbie, the band has a loyal following and puts on a memorable show.

Ripcord

September 25, 2019–November 21, 2019

Cranky Abby and cheerful Marilyn match wits in this hijinks laden comedy from Sidekick Theatre!

Shows on Select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Call 952-948-6524 to reserve show seats for your group or seats at the gourmet lunch before the show.

"Ripcord," by David Lindsay-Abaire is Sidekick Theatre's fall 2019 show.

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a hilarious game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Produced by Sidekick Theatre.

“An utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart… Great fun and genuinely moving!” – Time Out

 

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

September 29, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Deuces Wild presents an afternoon of musical action, comedy and all out fun!

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Group of 10+ $32 each. Prices include all taxes and fees.

For more than 17 years, musicians David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld have traveled coast to coast and become one of the most sought after dueling piano acts in North America. Clap along, laugh along and sing along with Deuces Wild as they offer a zany, witty and wild afternoon of entertainment. For this very special Tribute Sundays show, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

From the King for the King: The Gospel According to Elvis

October 13, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Mick Sterling headlines with a group of experienced back-up singers and a simple but powerful band in this new tribute to the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each, Seniors $34 each and Groups of 10 or more $32 each.

Mick Sterling presents a unique performance of the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley in “From the King, For the King.” The show features the lead vocals of Mick Sterling, along with multiple singers performing the incredible vocal parts of his back-up singers, The Jordanaires, and a simple but powerful band providing the gospel energy needed to make this performance one you won’t soon forget!

From Barry: Vintage Pop Classics of the Bee Gees

November 03, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Mick Sterling leads an all-star band of singers and musicians in this larger than life tribute to Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each, Seniors $34 each and Groups of 10 or more $32 each.

Barry Gibb is one of the greatest pop songwriters of his generation. “From Barry” celebrates the music he wrote and performed with the Bee Gees including “Jive Talkin’, ” “Run to Me,” “I Got to Get a Message to You” and “Nights on Broadway.” Featuring the vocals of Mick Sterling, Boyd Lee and Wayne Cullinan, along with Mary Jane Alm, Cate Fierro, and Aimee Lee and a massive band with strings, horn and percussion, the songs of Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees will be played to match the incredible harmonies and melodies that could only come From Barry.

Michael Monroe Presents: I Dig Peter, Paul and Mary

November 10, 2019

Tribute Series Event

Revel in the timeless folk songs of Peter, Paul and Mary in this Tribute Sundays concert from Michael Monroe.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10 or more $32

In this tribute concert, nationally known musicians Timothy Frantzich, Patty Peterson and Michael Monroe are joining forces with upright bass player Gordy Johnson to perform the iconic folk music of Peter, Paul and Mary. The set list includes popular hits such as "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Blowin' in the Wind" and more. Sway to familiar tunes and sing along with your favorites from Peter, Paul and Mary.

 

An Elvis Christmas: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

December 08, 2019

Tribute Series Event

"An Elvis Christmas" pays tribute to his popular, traditional and gospel Christmas fare.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10+ $30 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Just in time for the holiday season, Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band are returning to the Ives with "An Elvis Christmas." Get ready for a "Blue Christmas" and other Elvis takes on popular, traditional and gospel Christmas music. Celebrate the holidays with this unique tribute to Elvis' Christmas fare!

Christmastide with the Celtic Sounds of SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin

December 17, 2019–December 18, 2019

Christmastide is a Celtic-spiced magical musical journey deep into the heart of the Christmas spirit.

For the 1:00 pm shows on December 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

For the 7:30 pm shows on December 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

As long-time fans can attest, SimpleGifts makes musical magic with their Christmastide show. The six-member group combines violin, Celtic whistle and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three-part vocals to create a "modern Old-World" sound that transcends usual holiday shows. There is nothing ordinary about the arrangements this group delivers in concert, and they have a wonderful report on stage. If you can see only one Christmas show this year, make it Christmastide!

A Magical Medora Christmas

December 20, 2019

Medora brings summer magic to its Christmas show for all ages.

Shows at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Matineé Tickets: Individuals, $32 each; Group of 10 or more $27 each. Evening Tickets : Individuals, $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Group of 10 or more, $32 each.

Magical Medora Christmas is an entertaining family-friendly holiday show based on the popular Medora Musical in North Dakota. The show features current and past stars of the Medora Musical who have gone on to star on Broadway or perform on stages around the world. The stars will sing and Bill Sorenson, Wild West Prestidigitator, will wow the audience with seasonal magic and light-hearted humor perfect for young and old alike.

Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters

January 26, 2020

Tribute Series Event

Aimée Lee & the Superstars present a memorable tribute to The Carpenters.

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10+ $32 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Aimée Lee and the Superstars present a stunning tribute to the music of greats Karen and Richard Carpenter. The show features a 13-piece band that faithfully recreates the distinctive Carpenters' sound. If you're a fan of 1970s soft rock, you'll revel in classic hits including "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," "Superstar" and more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the uniquely beautiful and lasting music of the Carpenters.

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