Another weekend jam-packed with music hits the area as Matt Vee and friends pay tribute to the giants of classic country at Pioneer Place, Heart and Joan Jett will rock your socks off at Grand Casino Hinckley, the annual Chmielewski Polka Fest kicks off another year, Gregg Allman visits Mystic Lake, and a sports cards and collectibles show featuring a member of the World Series Champion Twins teams hits St. Cloud. Read more in The Weekender!
A can't-miss show paying tribute to the biggest icons of country music will be going on this weekend at Pioneer Place in downtown St. Cloud. Matt Vee's Classic Country show will play the favorites from the "golden age" of country music. The show features Vee playing with a cavalcade of his friends and family playing tunes from Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard to Dolly Parton. Tickets have already sold so much that an additional show has been added for Sunday. You can get your tickets in advance for $27, or at the door for $30.
- Thursday, May 19th, 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 20th, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21st, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Two of the biggest groups from '70s and '80s rock come to Grand Casino Hinckley this weekend with Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Heart, inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, rose to stardom with hits like "Barracuda", "Magic Man", and "Crazy on You." Around that same time, Joan Jett rose to fame with her bands, the Runaways and later the Blackhearts, to record hit singles like "Cherry Bomb", "Bad Reputation", and "I Hate Myself for Loving You." Tickets for this one-two punch of rock idols start at $35.
- Saturday, May 21st, 7:00 p.m.
A yearly tradition comes back to Grand Casino Hinckley with the 38th annual Chmielewski Polka Fest. For over 130 years, the Chmielewski family has entertained the Midwest with their brand of enthusiastic, enjoyable polka music. You can enjoy a day of food, drink and dancing for $15-$17 or make it a full weekend experience for $45.
- Friday, May 20th, 11:00 a.m.
- Saturday, May 21st, 11:00 a.m.
- Sunday, May 22nd,10:00 a.m.
A founding member of one of the biggest blues-rock groups of all time comes to Mystic Lake Casino. Gregg Allman, who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his brother, Duane, is coming to Minnesota. Since beginning his solo career, Allman has paid musical tribute to his greatest influences, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy. You can get your tickets to this one night only show for $59.
- Saturday, May 21st, 8:00 p.m.
5Acceleration Baseball Center
Sports fans can head out to the Acceleration Baseball Center in St. Cloud this weekend for the Granite City Sports Cards and Collectibles Show. Collectors can buy, sell or just check out a wide variety of sports memorabilia. New for this show, Al Newman, a member of the 1987 and 1991 World Champion Twins teams and current assistant coach for the St. Cloud Rox, will be on hand signing autographs from 11:00 a.m. to noon with proceeds going to the Waite Park 9U Baseball Team.
- Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.