* Landmark Center is following all applicable COVID-19 mandates. Please read to the bottom of this page for all COVID-19 vaccination requirements, safety guidelines and protocols for Landmark Live performances. Please check website prior to your visit for updates. *
Tickets are available at the door the evening of the performances. Please bring proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result to show upon arrival.
Landmark Center presents “Landmark LIVE” in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. Presented with support from the Minnesota Music Coalition, KFAI Radio, and the Pioneer Press these concerts begin at 8 pm and are preceded by a cocktail hour at 7 pm, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door and $70 for full season tickets. Tickets include admission to the cocktail hour from 7-8 pm.
7pm – Cocktail hour // 7:30 pm – seating opens // 8 pm – Concert
November 19 – Danny Schmidt
Named to the Chicago Tribune’s list of the “50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years,” Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his poetic, poignant lyrics. With a craftsmanship and emotional depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, and with fantastical narratives reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer. Sing Out Magazine proclaimed that: “Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”
Performing solo most often, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute insight and commentary, Schmidt’s an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, in unadorned and intimate fashion. The understated effect can be powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: “Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.”
December 17 – Dan Newton and Friends
Dan Newton will welcome Pat Donohue and Richard Kriehn on stage with him for this special concert.
Dan Newton has been dazzling audiences with his creative accordion style for over 40 years. His fresh approach to the much-maligned squeezebox and his mind-boggling repertoire of both original and traditional material will change the mind of the most hardened accordion skeptic. He draws influences for songs and tunes from such sources as French Musette, Swing, Cajun, Jug band blues, Celtic and Scandinavian music. Newton entertains and also enlightens his audiences with stories and colorful anecdotes about the accordion and his experiences making a living playing the instrument he loves. He has produced more than 25 albums for himself and has appeared on recordings by other artists such as Garrison Keillor, Son Volt, The Proclaimers, Peter Ostroushko, Prudence Johnson and Pat Donohue. He has performed at The Lincoln Center, NY, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, accordion festivals in Vienna, Austria, Kaustinen, Finland, Winnepeg, Canada, San Antonio, Milwaukee and Cotati, CA. Newton was a frequent guest on “A Prairie Home Companion” and spent much of his time playing accordion with his group Café Accordion Orchestra.
Previous 2021 Concerts
September 17 – Heather Masse
Although trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, New York singer/songwriter Heather Masse is equally versed in a variety of American song traditions, which influences her more prevalent work in folk, pop, and bluegrass. A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. She was a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. On the show, she collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris.
In 2008, Heather released Many Moons, an EP of jazz-inspired folk duets with pianist Jed Wilson. She followed that up with her first full-length solo album Bird Song. Her solo debut on Red House Records, showcased her luscious alto voice and her superb songwriting. The title track “Bird Song” won her 1st prize at the International Acoustic Music Awards, and in 2012 she also won a prestigious Juno Award for the album Bright Morning Stars, with The Wailin’ Jennys. Masse returned to her jazz roots in 2013 with Lock My Heart, an album of standards she recorded with piano legend Dick Hyman that had a long run on the jazz charts, and again in February 2016, with her album, August Love Song released with the renown trombonist Roswell Rudd. Heather continues to perform with The Wailin’ Jennys supporting their newest Album, “Fifteen” released on Red House Records, October 2017. Heather can often be heard singing duets with Garrison Keillor, or performing at venues across the country with pianist Jed Wilson. Heather currently lives in the Catskills of New York with her husband, Ian and beautiful son, August.
October 15 – Mary Bue
Mary Bue is a songwriter, Nada yogi, traveler, runner, vegan, retreat guide, music + yoga teacher based out of Minneapolis, often roaming this beautiful world. Her newest album The World is Your Lover is a synthesis of her seven-plus releases, merging pianos and guitars, spiritual longing, and real-world sorrow. Her previous albums achingly express life in melancholy piano-poems, yet in 2015 Mary risked a genre switch to aggressive electric guitars, concise lyricism, and a nod to 90’s grunge.
Not one to bow to popular music trends, Mary has stayed true to her own sound, evolving and about to emerge, butterfly-like, with support from her new band collaboration Mary Bue & the Monarchy (a nod to the precious pollinator that graces Minnesota summers). A prolific songwriter, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs, seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. She released The Majesty of Beasts in May 2017 which landed on 2017’s Best of Minnesota Music lists for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and #3 in the City Pages. Mary’s long-time support of PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) as well as the release of this EP was also recognized, honoring Mary with 2017 Community Ally of the Year.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols
The health and safety of our audience members, staff, and artists is our top priority, and we are following public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Below are the steps we are taking to ensure we proceed with live performances in the safest way possible.
VACCINATION POLICY – F.K. WEYERHAEUSER AUDITORIUM (PLEASE NOTE, THESE POLICIES ARE FOR LANDMARK CENTER SPONSORED TICKETED EVENTS)
In light of the highly transmissible Delta variant and increasing case numbers in Minnesota, we require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a Landmark Center sponsored event in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser auditorium.
Being fully vaccinated means completing your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the performance date. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be shown when entering the auditorium venue. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a digital photo of your vaccination card. Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results.
Below are resources to schedule your vaccination or COVID-19 test:
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Per current Ramsey County requirements, all guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside Landmark Center, except while eating or drinking.
We ask that guests stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please contact Minnesota Landmarks to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets or request a refund. There will be no fees or penalties for making changes to your tickets. You can contact Sydney at email@example.com or 651.292.3063 to make changes to your tickets.