Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

$15-$25. Reservations STRONGLY Recommended

Runestone: The Rock Musical

History Theater, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN

A new musical by Mark Jensen (book, lyrics) and Gary Rue (music, lyrics). 1898: When Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman digs up a rock on his property near Kensington, Minnesota with "a story written in carved runes" that indicate that the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in Minnesota, he is praised for his discovery! But soon, a controversy erupts and the cries of "Fake! Fraud! Liar!" turn his life upside down. This is one of Minnesota's "craziest stories" and Jensen and Rue have created a whimsical rock & roll musical that lays out this "continuing controversy!" WHAT IS THE TRUTH? Step back in time with us and enjoy the ride! Rock on!

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

A salute to the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, IA, February 2nd, 1959, Buddy's last show. Featuring the music of Dino (Brian Pekol), Ritchie Valens (Allen Malicsi), The big Bopper (Zach Spicer), and of course, Buddy Holly (Nicholas Freeman). MC'd by Charles Fraser!