Concert Series

We host fantastic music groups throughout the year for our concert series! Continue to come back to this page to see who will be performing at Central Square.

View a list of our {sponsors} who have given so much to make this all possible.


Tickets are available at the door, by phone at 320-634-0400, online through Ticketpeak, or email office@centralsquare.org.


2017 Concert Series

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March 18 • “Close to You”, the Music of the Carpenters
April 29 • Ring of Kerry
May 13 • Looney Lutherans Dinner Show
September 16 • Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives
October 14 • Matt Vee: “I Am, He Said”; Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond
December 17 • ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’, by the Continental Ballet Company

THE LOONEY LUTHERANS
DINNER SHOW

Saturday, May 13, 2017
5:30pm Dinner

Cost is $17.50 and must have reservation. Price not included in season ticket.
7:30pm Performance
$30 at the door, $25 advanced sale. Must have reservation for show even if you have a season ticket.
Call 320-634-0400 for reservations.

The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their new cookbook and “lifestyle guide” entitled: Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life the Lutheran way.

Performances include a variety of segments on healthy living, including discussion of the Lutheran “Food Wheel” (all roads lead to hotdish), a performance of the Lutheran Food Rap (“Eat Like a Lutheran”), and a demonstration of exercising “the Lutheran Way” (using products from your very own pantry, you can create a healthy body).

All original material is comedic, family friendly, and interactive.

YOU’LL MEET:
Ginger Johnson
Our resident food expert and mastermind of The Lutheran Food Wheel, Ginger loves food so much she married a man named Herb, and named her kids Cinnamon and Sugar.
Bella Anderson
Italian by birth, Lutheran by marriage, Bella is our resident exercise guru and is the owner, operator, CEO, personal trainer, and client at a local exercise franchise. Her exercise routine can be performed anytime, anywhere.
Lois Jenson
Lois’ husband Stan is very excited to print the gal’s new “lifestyle guide” on a printing press he bought at an auction last summer. The tallest of the three, Lois is excited to share with you some of her Lutheran beauty tips. Using items from your very own kitchen, you too, can be a ‘sexy Lutheran’.

The Looney Lutheran’s website is www.looneylutherans.com.

NOT PART OF THE CONCERT SERIES, BUT A SUPER CONCERT — A MUST-SEE!

ELISA KORENNE IN CONCERT
• Singer/Song-writer
• Author
• Storyteller

Friday, June 9, 2017
4:00pm WORKSHOP (pre-register)
6:30pm CHILDREN’S CONCERT
7:00pm MAIN CONCERT
8:15pm Q&A WITH ELISE

Tickets are FREE!!
We have this FREE, FANTASTIC concert because of a grant obtained by Elisa. Thank her for that!
Call the office at 320-634-0400 for tickets or info.

Singer-songwriter and author Elisa Korenne writes intimately introspective songs and prose about her pathways, and the pathways of fringe figures in history. What binds these disparate life journeys is a profound and poetic sensitivity for the human condition. “My work is about cultivating empathy and opening minds and hearts,” Elisa says.

Elisa’s sophisticated accessibility has garnered her favorable comparisons to Liz Phair, Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, and Aimee Mann. She’s performed both nationally and internationally, an overseas highlight being headlining the Nevers-a-Vif music festival in France. Her live resume includes a variety of performing contexts, from exquisite singer-songwriter establishments to theatrical venues where she performs story-and-song concerts based on her oddball character-study compositions.

The Yale graduate started her professional life in the field of international development. She began her music career in 2001 after leaving her role as co-founder and Program Director at Geekcorps, an alternative Peacecorps for technology professionals to build businesses in the developing world.

Now following a creative path, Elisa continues to collect awards and support for her songs and prose. TEDx Gull Lake chose her to share her original ideas as both a performer and speaker at their April 2017 conference. Prairie Public Television in Fargo, North Dakota commissioned her to create songs and appear in a series of ten mini-music documentaries of unusual people and events in the Upper Midwest. The Minnesota State Arts Board honored her in 2013 with their highest individual award. The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission commissioned her to create song portraits of Minnesotans for Minnesota’s 150th Anniversary.

Songwriting accolades have come from the Plowshares Songwriting Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, Great American Song Contest, Song of the Year, Song Prize, and the Philadelphia Songwriters’ Project. Elisa’s songs have graced networks such as HBO, VH1, and ABC. The preeminent independent music retailer CD Baby hails Elisa as “one of the best we’ve ever heard,” and Singer & Musician magazine says she “belongs on anyone’s must-play list.” Elisa’s prose has been featured in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines, and she has been recognized for her writing by the Mystery Writers of America. In addition to these accolades, Elisa has received artistic fellowships from The Jerome Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, the Hedgebrook Foundation, Isle Royale National Park, and the Brush Creek Ranch Foundation.

Elisa’s website: www.elisakorenne.com