Music at Mounds View Concert Series
Music at Mounds View is a professional concert series that brings high-caliber, nationally recognized artists into our community for public performances at Mounds View High School.
Performances take place in the Mounds View High School Auditorium.
Located at 1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills, MN 55112.
2017-18 Concert Series
Friday, November 17, 7PMKat Perkins
Kat may be best known for her unforgettable appearance on NBC's THE VOICE, as she made it all the way to the finals. Maroon 5 singer, and coach, Adam Levine, proclaimed Kat to be "hands down one of the best singers we've ever had." She has since continued traveling the country performing. Her latest singles have climbed to the top of the iTunes charts and she's been the top selling rock artist on iTunes five times. She's also begun speaking, giving over 300 presentations in the past 18 months alone, sharing her message of living a fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world.
Sunday, January 14, 2PMClocks and Clouds
Clocks & Clouds is a Minneapolis-based instrumental trio formed in 2010. Consisting of Stephanie Shogren (violin), Lucas Shogren (cello), and Derek Powers (drums), the trio has found delight in combining classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics. Applying their penchant for grand sounds, Clocks & Clouds has commanded audiences around the country.
With music fitting for both film scores and rock albums, Clocks & Clouds has recorded two e.p.s: Life Beyond Reason (2011) and The Creation of Matter (2012). Capturing the essence of their influences from Mozart to Muse, Clocks & Clouds creates a listening experience that is immediate and impacting.
Along with their active recording and performance schedule, Clocks & Clouds devotes time to inspire students and teachers alike. Believing that music education is an important factor in a childs development, they strive to help kids rock out whether they are playing a Beatles cover or a Beethoven symphony.
Currently, Clocks & Clouds is entering the studio to record a new album scheduled soon!
Saturday, Feb 3, 7PMWild Goose Chase CloggersThe Wild Goose Chase Cloggers was established in 1979 and consists of 13 energetic dancers accompanied by the lively music of Chicken Sedan.Clogging is an American style of dance that, like so many American folk styles, has its roots in the Appalachian region of the south. Clogging itself comes from three separate traditions. The type of foot movements derive from early African-American buck dancing, or flat-footing, which featured percussion created by foot movements and hand and body slapping. Plantations in North America eventually outlawed slaves from playing drums, but permitted the percussive sound of the banjo. Buck dancing usually accompanied the fiddle and banjo pairing and created even more percussion to the combination. The other components of clogging are English step dancing, and Native American dance, particularly from the Cherokee.
Sunday, April 15, 2PMOkee Dokee Brothers
As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.
The four-time Parents Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called two of family musics best songwriters.
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Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Nap Time Players
Two-time GRAMMY Nominated Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene.
This four piece cappella group combines over 20 years of voice lessons and vocal study at one of the country's most prestigious colleges for vocal performance, Concordia College in Moorhead.
Symphonic Winds Festival
Minnesota Symphonic Winds, directed by Dr. Timothy Mahr, and the North Dakota State University Wind Symphony directed by Dr. Warren Olfert.
Pittsburgh based Tamburitzans is a 32 member ensemble of young dancers and musicians presenting music from around the world. An international sensation, the group performs a high energy show for the entire family.
Loring String Quartet
With players from the US and Ireland, the Loring String Quartet is an international ensemble of the highest quality, serving the musical needs of the greater Twin Cities area.
The Singers, a professional choir of 40 members, exists to serve as artists, educators, and ambassadors of the choral art. Recognized nationally for their innovative programming, commitment to new music, and peerless artistic quality, The Singers made their debut at the renowned Ravinia Festival in June 2013.
Okee Dokee Brothers
Grammy Award and three time Parent's Choice Award winners, the Okee Dokee Brothers record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.
Lake Wobegon Brass Band
National and internationally known ensemble in the British Brass Band tradition.
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.
Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus is known for his distinctive blend of lounge/exotica and funk-fired jazz. His program American Riffs offers an exciting taste of iconic American music ranging from the roots of Jazz, spirituals, Sousa marches, Broadway, Pops hits, and much more.
Saakumu Dance Troupe
This group presents a highly charged performance of West African Music and Dance, led by percussion virtuoso Bernard Woma. Mr. Woma has performed for international dignitaries including Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, and two US Presidents.
Clocks and Clouds
A Minneapolis-based instrumental trio that combines classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics, Clocks and Clouds has produced multiple recordings and has commanded audiences around the country.