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Anoka County Online’s Community Events and Entertainment page is dedicated to keeping you connected to all the fun things to do around town!  Whether it’s a couples’ night out for yourselves or you’re looking for something to do with your kids and grandkids, you’ll find it all right here! If you know of, or you are on the planning committee of an event, we would love to hear about it!  Please contact us with all the particulars of the event and we will post it here.

 

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The CDT Concert Series has some of the best tribute concerts in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota and features the finest musicians in the region. Concerts are scheduled for 2-4 weekends every month, so you always have an option to have a night out! 

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Welcome to Le Musique Room, located INSIDE the ST.  MICHAEL CINEMA.
Music fans can expect incredible sound, lighting and video accouterments in the 199-seat theater and concert space, complete with Parisian design elements that highlight the entire complex.  Offering a broad menu including original music, singer-songwriters, classic country, jazz, classic rock, new country, tribute acts, themed shows, big band music, and more!  We will also feature both regional and national touring acts.

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE MUSIC MAN – OPENING JULY 2, 2021. PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION – Chanhassen Dinner Theatre – Music Man – A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best!  This musical theatre classic features songs like “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” “Gary, Indiana” and more! Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.  The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. 

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SwimPossible provides 1:1 adaptive safe, calming, and fun lessons that are customized for students who need a gentle approach to learning how to swim. Our method incorporates current swim techniques and elements of water therapy to help students quiet their minds and feel how their bodies move in the water. SwimPossible does not focus on diagnoses or labels. We teach swimming to students of all ages who are not served successfully by traditional lessons, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, and other sensory and learning differences.”

July 9 – 10, 2021 – Andover Family Fun Fest – Andover’s two-day Family Fun Fest will take place July 9-10. This year marks the 25th anniversary with a car show, bean bag toss tournament, a parade and a 5K run.  Click Here for more information and schedule of events.

July 20 – 25, 2021 – Anoka County Fair – The Fair will go on!  The 2021 Anoka County Fair is Confirmed Details and event schedule to come soon.  Click Here to sign up for updates!

July 24, 2021 – Convent Bonfires & Austin Durry – For upstart Seattle outfit Convent Bonfires, the goal is to be with people. Comprised of the eclectically creative Kyle Petersen, 24, and Caleb Jones, 23, Convent Bonfires seeks to bring unity, share stories, and seek after truth through their anecdotally-infused music.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them perform live!  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM. Concessions will be available for sale during the concert.  The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of a non-handicap accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Saturday, July 24th,  8 – 10 PM at the Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/convent-bonfires-austin-durry-tickets-159544372513

September 10, 2021 – Justin-Lee Schultz & the JLS Experience in Concert – 13 year-old musical prodigy, Justin-Lee Schultz, his amazing drummer sister, Jamie-Leigh Schultz and their bassist Dad, Julius Schultz for this incredible jazz trio – the J.L.S. Experience! Coming from Durham, North Carolina to the Music Factory, this will be a special and rare chance to see these rising stars!  Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM.  Concessions will be available for sale during the concert. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River in Anoka. It is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday,  September 10, 2021, 8 – 10 PM.  Location: Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/justin-lee-schultz-the-jls-experience-in-concert-tickets-148385979459

September 11, 2021 – Ramsey’s annual Happy Days festival – Saturday, Sept. 11, at the COR, north of Highway 10 near the Ramsey Municipal Center, 9:00am – 10:00pm. The event will have a dog show, parade and food vendors. The Ramsey Happy Days Festival hosts a large array of family-friendly activities and events during the day. When the sun goes down, live music and an impressive fireworks show takeover. Most events are free thanks to the contributions of our generous sponsors.  Click Here for more info.

September 24, 2021 – Joel Hanson in Concert – Local musician Joel Hanson is an exceptional singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. He is probably best known for his years as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the nationally known band PFR whom he performed and released nine albums with on major record labels. He has also released four solo projects. Joel is currently the worship leader at the Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove.  Having Joel at the Music Factory promises to bring a night of great, thoughtful music in an intimate setting!  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM. Concessions will be available for sale during the concert.  The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of a non-handicap accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, September 24th, 8 – 10 PM.  Location:  Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joel-hanson-in-concert-tickets-151857003385

October 1 & 2, 2021 – Michael Card Concert – Highly acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, author, speaker and theologian, Michael Card, is coming to the Music Factory for two shows!  Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM. Concessions will be available for sale during the concert. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River in Anoka. It is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, October 1, 2021 & Saturday October 2, 2021
8 – 10 PM both dates.  Location:  Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N.,
Anoka, MN 55303.   Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michael-card-concert-tickets-148387205125

October 22 & 23, 2021 – Phil Keaggy – Guitarist Extraordinaire! – Guitarist Extraordinaire, Phil Keaggy, is back for the 2nd year at the Music Factory for just two shows! World-renowned virtuoso guitarist, singer, song-writer and recording artist, Phil Keaggy is coming back in 2021 after performing for three sold-out shows at the Music Factory in September of 2019! This time he’s just doing two shows – one on Friday, October 22nd and one on Saturday, October 23rd.  Tickets are general admission and doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $45.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door. Concessions will be available for sale during the concert. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River in Anoka. It is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  8 – 10 PM both dates.  Location:  Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at:

October 22nd Concert: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phil-keaggy-guitarist-extraordinaire-tickets-148387943333

October 23rd Concert: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phil-keaggy-guitarist-extraordinaire-tickets-148388334503

November 5, 2021 – Bryan Duncan in Concert – Bryan Duncan will be performing a solo concert at the Music Factory!  Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door (if tickets are still available).  The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory and is not wheelchair accessible and there are some stairs to climb.  There will be soft drinks, coffee, tea, cider, hot chocolate and snacks for sale during the concerts.  A special VIP Experience with Bryan is available before the concert, buy reservation, at this link http://bit.ly/bd100920VIP (additional costs apply). Bryan will visit with you and share stories and new music. You’ll be able to get a photo together and autographs. You’ll get to reserve your seats for the concert when you arrive for the VIP Experience, which starts at 6:45 pm.  Friday, November 5, 2021 , 8 – 10 PM.  Location:  Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bryan-duncan-in-concert-tickets-148388980435

November 12, 2021 – Josh Edwards in Concert – Singer/Songwriter Josh Edwards will be coming to the Music Factory for a Worship Concert featuring his original music! Joshua Edwards is a worshiper of the One True God. He has been leading groups of believers large and small in worship since he was a youngster. Joshua has just released a new project with a timeless message to the Church, called “The Revelation.” This 2 disc album features 23 original songs based on the Book of Revelation.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM.  Concessions will be available for sale during the concert. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River in Anoka. It is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, 8 – 10 PM, Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N.
Anoka, MN 55303.  Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/josh-edwards-in-concert-tickets-148846655353

November 19, 2021 – HORNUCOPIA – Tribute to Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears – Back for the third year to the Music Factory, Hornucopia brings an exciting show with great band and vocals showcasing the great songs of early Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears! Music Factory audiences have loved this band and hearing this band in this setting! Don’t miss out!  There will be snacks, coffee, tea, pop, water, cider and hot chocolate available for purchase during the event.  The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the historic WWI era Old Milk Factory which is not wheelchair accessible and there are some stairs to climb.  Tickets are general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM. Advanced tickets are $25.00. Tickets at the door are $30.00.  Friday, 8 – 10 PM, Location Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.  Click Here for Tickets 

December 3, 2021 – Ebony, Ivory & Spruce – Beethoven’s Christmas Carol – Back for the 4th time to the Music Factory, this trio of prodigies – Ebony, Ivory & Spruce – features Keyboard, Clarinet and Violin re-telling Dickens classic tale using classical composers and their music as the characters of the story! Might Beethoven have been Dickens’ original inspiration for his timeless A Christmas Carol? Please join us for their updated yuletide tradition, featuring the famously grouchy Beethoven confronted by ghosts of Christmas past (Bach), present (Schubert), and future (Tchaikovsky). The second half of the show, the Far, Far Christmas Future, will include jazzy Christmas classics and your favorite carols. Don’t miss this great Music Factory Christmas season tradition! The venue is beautiful, warm and the music sounds great!  There will be coffee, tea, soft drinks and packaged snacks available during the event.  The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the historic, WWI era Old Milk Factory and is not wheelchair accessible and there are some chairs to climb.  Advanced tickets are $25.00. Tickets at the door are $30.00. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM.  Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 8 – 10 PM.  Location
Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N., Anoka, MN 55303.  Click Here For Tickets

December 10, 2021 – Kimberly Brown – Home for the Holidays – Kimberly Brown is a well-known Twin Cities-based Gospel singer, songwriter, worship leader and now the leader of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir! Kim is bringing her Home for the Holidays show back to the Music Factory for the third time! In this great evening, you will be entertained and touched by a wide variety of Christmas music including Gospel style favorites, light-hearted secular classics and sacred Christmas carols new and old! Kimberly and her great band and singers are delightful both in the talent and in their presentation. This is a concert worth hearing year after year! Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.  There will be coffee and other hot and cold soft drinks and snacks available to purchase during the event. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River – which is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, December 10th, 8 – 10 PM, Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N., Anoka, MN 55303.  Click Here for Tickets

 

December 17, 2021 – An Evening of Christmas Carols – Join us for an evening of singing traditional Christmas carols, led by Dan & Sandy Adler and a group of local singers. This is a participative night, so feel free to sing along!  Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door are $15. Additionally, a free-will offering will also be received to help support the ongoing ministry of Heart of the City Ministries.  Seating is general admission and doors open at 7:30 PM.  Concessions will be available for sale during the concert. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the WWI era Old Milk Factory on the Rum River in Anoka. It is not a wheelchair accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, December 17th, 8 – 10 PM.  Location is the Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-christmas-carols-tickets-148852641257

December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve at the Factory with Bob Stromberg – The Music Factory is holding our 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve at the Factory event! Once again we will feature special guest, hilarious comedian – well known for his role in the international hit “Triple Espresso” – Bob Stromberg! The night will also feature a Mexican food buffet, along with great music and dancing with DJ Scott Rousseau of Weddings With Scott. Additionally, there will be a Photo Booth and balloon drop at midnight and afterward we’ll usher in the New Year with a time of Praise and Worship with Dan & Sandy Adler. It’s going to be a great night! Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Doors open at 7:30. The Music Factory is located on the 2nd floor of the historic Old Milk Factory on the Rum River which is a non-handicapped accessible building and there are some stairs to climb.  Friday, December 31st-Saturday, January 1st 2021-2022, 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM at Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 4th Avenue N. , Anoka, MN 55303

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-at-the-factory-with-bob-stromberg-tickets-151524859935