Landmark Center presents the 12th season of “Landmark Live” in the lovely and intimate F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, featuring the best of Americana, indie rock, jazz and folk music, with support from KFAI Radio and the Pioneer Press. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are preceded by a cocktail hour at 6:45 pm, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Tickets include admission to the cocktail hour from 6:45-7:30 pm.
6:45 pm – Cocktail hour // 7:00 pm – seating opens // 7:30 pm – Concert
Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the performances.
September 15 – Amy LaVere
Amy LaVere has a repertoire that seamlessly blends originality and timelessness, this singer-songwriter has garnered recognition and admiration from both songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Her growing catalog of material and steady critical acclaim suggest a first-tier presence on the Americana and indie-folk circuits. Amy’s live performances are anything but predictable. She captivates her audiences and never fails to take them on a memorable journey. Her performances have been called hypnotic, mesmerizing and legendary.
October 20 – Eric Peltoniemi & Dean Magraw
Eric Peltoniemi is excited to team with his friend and renowned guitarist, Dean Magraw, bringing a fresh batch of new songs and reimagined early ones to this Landmark Center’s 2023 Fall concert series. For several decades the Minnesota native has covered the musical waterfront: touring artist, singer/songwriter, lyricist/composer for the music theater, record producer and record label executive at acclaimed Red House Records.
Dean Magraw is a consummate guitarist, playing with wit and soulful abandon. A performer like no other, he is part-comedian, part-philosopher and all-around musical genius. Transcending genre, he has performed with a cornucopia of collaborators from jazz organist Jack McDuff to folk icon Greg Brown, classic Irish supergroup Altan to classical violinist Nigel Kennedy.
November 17 – Phillip-Michael Scales
Phillip-Michael was born in Michigan, forged in Chicago, and now lives in Nashville, TN. He grew up with B.B. King calling him “nephew” and calls his music “Dive Bar Soul,” a blend of Indie Rock storytelling and the passion of the blues. In February of 2022, he caught the attention of Ellen Degeneres who featured him on her show.
December 15 – The OK Factor
Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinst of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as “genre-bending” (Julie Amacher, MPR) and “pure magic” (Wausau Pilot & Review). The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018.