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ST. PAUL—Two very different Minnesota bands — Trampled by Turtles and Hairball — join country group Old Dominion as the final three acts to headline the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Tickets go on sale Friday and are available online through Etix and by phone at 800-514-3849: Old Dominion (Aug. 29; $48-$25; on sale at 10 a.m.), Hairball (Sept. 1; $15; on sale at 11 a.m.) and Trampled by Turtles (Aug. 25; $35; on sale at noon). The State Fair's ticket office will also open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for in-person purchases.
Justin Timberlake will play the hottest concert of the upcoming Super Bowl week on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium, with pre- and post-show entertainment provided by two dueling football teams. Tickets for the big game are priced in the thousands from scalpers, while the NFL's official VIP packages start at $6,599 per seat, meaning the vast majority of local Timberlake fans will be watching him on television, rather than in person.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Nomadic Entertainment Group filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, Jan. 23, alleging that Mystic Lake Casino canceled a planned temporary concert venue for the Super Bowl without notice after the company spent $2.4 million building the structure.
MINNEAPOLIS—A series of Prince associates—including the Revolution, New Power Generation and Morris Day and the Time-- will join a host of mostly Minnesotan musicians to perform free outdoor concerts from Jan. 26 through the day of the Super Bowl, Feb. 4, on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The Super Bowl Host Committee hired producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to oversee the series and the pair announced the artists, but not all the specific dates they will be playing, on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS — The first five concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium have earned decidedly mixed reviews in terms of the venue's sound, specifically issues with the inevitable echo in a room filled with hard surfaces. Kenny Chesney plans to fix those problems.
MINNEAPOLIS — After 19 years in the business, Minneapolis concert venue the Triple Rock Social Club will close after Nov. 22. The club announced the news on its Facebook page Monday afternoon, but did not mention a reason. "We want to thank all the customers, bands, and artists who have been a part of this place over the years," read the post. "We still have a lot of great events coming up, so come on down and celebrate The Triple Rock!"
MINNEAPOLIS — A former Olympic swimmer and current sports psychologist and college professor who lives in Excelsior, Minn., will compete on the 35th season of "Survivor," which premiered Wednesday. Katrina Radke, a native of Morris, Minn., will battle 17 other castaways for the $1 million prize.
MINNEAPOLIS — A former Olympic swimmer and current sports psychologist and college professor who lives in Excelsior, Minn., will compete on the 35th season of "Survivor," which premieres at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Katrina Radke, a native of Morris, Minn., will battle 17 other castaways for the $1 million prize.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — A pop-up nightclub will open at Mystic Lake Casino to coincide with the Super Bowl and offer four nights of "world-class performances" Feb. 1-4. The Prior Lake casino announced the project, dubbed Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake, during a Tuesday morning news conference. It's headed up by the New York-based Nomadic Entertainment Group, which is owned by the official hospitality partner of the National Football League. The company is also renovating the Minneapolis Armory.
ST. PAUL—William Franklin Diehl always considered himself a newspaperman, first and foremost. But his 53-year tenure covering entertainment for the Pioneer Press was just the start of the résumé of a man who changed the way pop culture was covered, and consumed, in the Twin Cities.