Historic Paramount Theatre


Oct
1 Fri
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Indigenous

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to October 1, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.


In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job’, Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002. Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today’s blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph.


Once the 2012 Experience Hendrix Tour concluded, Mato and fellow EHT tour mates David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) would collaborate and release the hard-driving, psychedelic blues-infused 3 Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau International) disc. The album’s no-holds barred setting is the ideal foundation for the three veteran axemen to simply ‘let it fly’.


February 2013 would bring the Mato Nanji-inspired release from trance-blues artist Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone (Telarc). Mato and Otis explore the plight of the American Indian people in a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. “Mato inspired the entire direction of this album,” says Taylor. “We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert he had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said ‘My world is gone.’ The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I know what I had to write about.”


“My dad was my favorite musician so he really influenced me a lot with everything. I just felt it was time to pay tribute to him and his band,” says Nanji. That tribute, Vanishing Americans, was released on May 21, 2013 and promptly found its place on iTunes Top 10 Blues Chart. Blues Rock Review (6/5/13) said: “each song is brought together with heavy and powerful guitar riffs akin to those of Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, while bellowing, raspy vocals turn a talented guitarist’s vision into a relatable song for many, just as any praiseworthy blues album should.”


“Mato continues to refine his guitar and vocal vocabularies with each new release and is also expanding his songwriting skills with his wife Leah,” said producer Mike Varney of Time Is Coming (May 2014). From the infectious opening track of “Grey Skies”; the Soundgarden/Rage Against the Machine influenced “Won’t Be Around No More”; and the gut-wrenching blues of “Don’t Know What To Do”, and at all points in between, Mato Nanji “tears at his guitar strings, bending and shaking them to within an inch of their life, it is clear that he is no mere copyist. He is a genuine virtuoso…” (Rhys Williams, bluesblastmagazine.com 5/14).


Sponsored by Sara Sayles

No refund on tickets. 


Oct
2 Sat
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Caravan du Nord: Annie Mack

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to October 2, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Minnesota’s heir to the Mavis Staples’ throne, Annie Mack leads Caravan this year with Mankato-based singer/songwriter Kaleb Braun-Schultz & the Nightingale Band and Of the Orchard’s millennial pop-rock. 


Presented in partnership with Minnesota Music Coalition. Beer and wine bar available. 


Caravan du Nord workshops and social hour also offered.


No refund on tickets. 


Dec
3 Fri
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Davina & the Vagabonds

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to December 3, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

If you don't already love Davina and the Vagabonds' horn-forward, full throttle, rocking jazz-blues, the holidays is the perfect time to get acquainted. Austin's Paramount Theatre will host the debut of their first-ever holiday tour, A Vagabond Holiday. 

Davina (Sowers) Lozier leads the group on piano and vocals with her powerhouse, unforgettable voice.
Expect classic holiday songs arranged Vagabonds’ style to take you on a festive journey packed with great tunes, from eras past and present. Songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Louis Prima, Check Berry, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Sara Bareilles, and more.

NPR's Marc Silver refers to the music as "rooted in early-20th-century blues and jazz, but freshened up with the 21st-century cheek of Sowers' teasing vocals and clever lyrics."

Beer and wine bar available.


No refund on tickets. 


Dec
4 Sat
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Tony Alonso and Jeanne Cotter

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 4, 2021 10:00 AM to December 4, 2021 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to December 4, 2021 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sing Me Home —Tony Alonso and Jeanne Cotter

Tony Alonso is a Latin Grammy nominated composer of sacred music and a scholar whose work responds to the diverse realities of contemporary culture. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, Tony's compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. His music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. His "Mass of Joy and Peace" is one of the most widely sung Mass settings in the United States. In 2015, Tony's compositional work was recognized with an invitation to compose the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States. In 2020, he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his groundbreaking album "Caminemos con Jesús." 


Jeanne Cotter is a very talented and active singer-songwriter and prominent liturgical composer. Jeanne has performed throughout the United States and Canada for the last thirteen years and continues to delight and amaze audiences as she performs her original piano works, sings her inspirational songs, and tells her heartwarming and often humorous stories of growing up in an Irish Catholic family in southern Minnesota. Jeanne has numerous recordings and music collections published by GIA Publications, Inc., and her own company, Mythic Rain Productions. In addition to composing and performing, Jeanne also conducts retreats for keyboardists, singers, vocalists, and composers. She is the author of Keyboard Improvisation for the Liturgical Musician (GIA).

No refund on tickets.
Dec
18 Sat
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St. Andrews Sisters

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 18, 2021 10:00 AM to December 18, 2021 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to December 18, 2021 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

St. Andrews' Sisters are getting ready to party!
Everyone is invited to come share the joy of Christmas with the sisters
and their special guests in this musical comedy romp.

Have fun while supporting Austin Area Arts!
(Proceeds to benefit the Paramount Theatre expansion.)


Sat Dec 18 & Sun Dec 19

No refund on tickets. 


Dec
19 Sun
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St. Andrews Sisters

Austin, MN
United States
Doors at 1:30 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 19, 2021 10:00 AM to December 19, 2021 2:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 1, 2021 12:01 AM to December 19, 2021 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

St. Andrews' Sisters are getting ready to party!
Everyone is invited to come share the joy of Christmas with the sisters
and their special guests in this musical comedy romp.

Have fun while supporting Austin Area Arts!
(Proceeds to benefit the Paramount Theatre expansion.)


Sat Dec 18 & Sun Dec 19

No refund on tickets. 


125 4th Ave Ne
Austin, MN
United States