"LANDMARK LIVE" Concert Series

September - November, Newly added December 15 Holiday Show | Concert @ 8 pm | Cocktail hour @ 7 pm


Landmark Center and the Minnesota Music Coalition will kick off their inaugeral concert series "Landmark Live from Landmark Center" in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium at St. Paul's historic Landmark Center. Presented by the Minnesota Music Coalition and Minnesota Landmarks, these concerts will begin at 8 pm and will be preceded by a cocktail hour at 7 pm, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. We have made a few changes since the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The concerts will still feature artists from the folk, Americana, bluegrass, jazz and country western genres. New this year, instead of one performance each evening, there will be two—the headliners featured in this season announcement, and opening acts still to be announced. Tickets will be $20 in advance/$25 at the door, $55 for the full season, which includes admission to the cocktail hour.




Mother Banjo

December 15

Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz Holiday Show

Minneapolis-based musicians Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz team up for an Americana holiday show featuring special guests and songs from their EP Christmas Came Early, "a soul-healing collection of songs that put you in the spirit of the season" (Rift Magazine). The first formal duo project from the married songwriters, it was produced by Ben Cook-Feltz​​​​ and recorded by Bob Burns of the Flamin' Oh's.  The special collaboration features guest performances by their bandmates and friends, including Dan Gaarder (electric guitar), Andy Schuster (electric bass), Cole Mickelson (acoustic guitar), Eric Paulson (upright bass), Joe Olsen (drums), Sarah Morris (vocals) and Norah Rendell (Irish whistle). Ranging from rocking Americana tunes to haunting carols, the EP features lesser known holiday songs, including the African American spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee," the Mother Banjo original "Christmas Came Early" and a vibey treatment of traditional Irish tune "The Wexford Carol." 





Other Artists That Were in the Series:


Dakota Dave Hull


September 15

Dakota Dave Hull -
Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to Downbeat, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is Dave’s alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic.

The opening act for Dakota Dave Hull is The Gated Community band..

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Molly Maher

Dusty Heart

October 20

Molly Maher and...

If it is possible for a musician to own a town then Molly Maher has to be about as close as it gets to holding the keys. Maher is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene. Aside from being an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul she has cut some tremendously engaging CDs.

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Dusty Heart - Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of music duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes, and mutual love for musical harmony, the two decided to join forces and craft a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk.

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High 48s

November 17

The High 48s
Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs.

In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.”

In 2017 the band released their eighth studio album, Daddy Was a Bank Robber. This recording is their most personal — and present tense — release to date, with original music by the 48s and a handful of covers that represent a musical snapshot of the band’s (very eclectic) record collections.

The opening act for The High 48s is Jillian Rae..

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For more information please contact:

Kim Johnson - Minnesota Landmarks

Minnesota Music Coalition


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Would you like to be a supporter of this series? Call Judy at 651-292-1239 or jbrooks[@]landmarkcenter.org



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