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.


2018 Concert Series

April 21, 2018100 Years of Sinatra: Featuring the Andrew Walesch Big Band
May 19, 2018Heritage Celebration & Variety Show: Featuring world-class jazz/R&B vocalist Patty Peterson, inspirational pianist Mary Beth Carlson, and the comedic duo Ole & Lena, traditional Norwegian dancers, and more
June 15, 2018Spectacular Sounds of Summer: Featuring Vocé and Lux String Quartets
September 15, 2018A Blast from the Past: A Tribute to the 60s, Featuring Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks
October 12, 2018Country Music’s Savannah Jack, the preferred opening act for the legendary Kenny Rogers
December 7, 2018 • Finalist for NBC’s The Voice, Home for the Holidays: A Kat Perkins Christmas

100 YEARS OF SINATRA
featuring the Andrew Walesch Big Band

Sponsored by
Glenwood State Bank

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 7:30pm

Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a new and compelling voice on the national jazz scene. Whether producing shows, composing and arranging, or singing as a solo artist and with big bands all over the country, Andrew is known for his unique approach to The Great American Songbook. He has sung and played on the stage of The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the the legendary Chicago Theater and has appeared on the nationally syndicated broadcast Mountain Stage on NPR.

Listen to “Nice and Easy” live
 

Go to Andrew’s website at www.andrewwalesch.com.

HERITAGE CELEBRATION AND
VARIETY SHOW featuring…
Patty Peterson
Mary Beth Carlson
Ole and Lena
Traditional Norwegian dancers
Sons of Norway bake sale
Andy Howard pottery exhibit
and more!

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 7:30pm

Mary Beth Carlson and group have specially designed this whole evening for us! We are celebrating Norwegian heritage today in a big way and hope you will join us.

Patty Peterson is a dynamic vocalist, radio personality, and inspirational speaker. She is a world class Jazz/ R&B vocalist, a Jazz Radio show host on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis, a mainstay in the jingle and voice over industry and is an inspiring presenter on the national speaking circuit. In addition to being an award winning vocalist both live and in studio, Patty has hosted radio talk shows, she’s been an actress, a model, appeared in numerous commercial voice-overs and jingles, and has performed the national anthem at several major venues.

Pianist Mary Beth Carlson creates a consistent flow throughout her recordings with an elegant, beautifully distinctive style that has become a best selling “signature sound” throughout the country. Mary Beth passionately plays from the heart, whether it be romantic pop standards, inspirational arrangements, or original compositions inspired by people who have touched her life.

Ole and Lena have been married for 34 years….even though Ole says it seems longer. They have been performing together for over 35 years together! Ole plays guitar and Lena sings while banging on various percussion instruments trying to keep the rhythm…..sometimes it works! They sing Scandinavian songs and tell wonderful Ole & Lena jokes! You will laugh and tap your feet while enjoying their wonderful performance!

Some of Patty’s sound clips:

Heart of the Matter

The Gypsy in My Soul

Patty Peterson’s website: www.pattypeterson.com

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A couple of Mary Beth’s songs from her albums:

A Brand New Day

After the Rain

Mary Beth’s website: www.marybethcarlson.com

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Ole and Lena’s Facebook page: @OleLenaMN