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Giacomo Fiore
with Lonnie Knight

Sat. July 7th
at 7:00pm

Italian guitarist Giacomo Fiore has presented eclectic programs to audiences across the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy.

An ardent advocate of new music, Giacomo has given world and U.S. premieres of works by Larry Polansky, Ron Nagorcka, Agustin Castilla–Ávila, Garry Eister,
Lanier Sammons, Fernanda Navarro, Edward Schocker, Matthew Grasso, and Fabrizio Carlone.  http://www.giacomofiore.com/

Singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight is one of those rare musicians who has truly earned the title Legendary.  He got his start as a folkie, learning from Townes Van Zandt. Then he played in some of the Midwest’s seminal rock bands, including Jokers Wild, the Nielsen-White Band and the Hoopsnakes. His recent CDs Better Days and I Wrote My Name on You brought him back to his acoustic roots, and with his brand new CD So We Jump, his music is inspiring a whole new generation. Knight has long been known as a stellar guitar player, he has won several Minnesota Music Awards for best guitarist. http://www.lonnieknight.com/


Honkey-Tonk
Stardust Cowboys

Sat. July 11th
at 7:00pm


"Let the Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys sing for you!"


Traditional, classic country music is alive and well!  The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys do indeed,” play the country tunes of bygone days”. For this special Classic Country Review Concert expect to hear songs by such artists as: Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and many more!

The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys include some of the area’s best musicians:  Lead singer Cassie Wiesner is famous for her Patsy Cline tribute show, Kurt Rodman guitarist from the Kentucky Thunder and Charlie Roth, drummer Tony Ray is a founding member of Cassie and the Bobs, and Kimber Wolfe is the bass guitar and member of the Southern Uprising and The Shackshakers.


Monkey Mind Pirates
Yoga Party

Sat. July 19th
at 4:00pm

Tap into the power of puppets, music and yoga to join the Quest for Calm!

Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party is the world’s only puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families on the Quest for Calm. Meet Captain Fitz and the Monkey Mind Pirates and get the whole family moving with this 40 minute mix of puppets, music, and playful mindfulness for ages 2+.

August 7th & 14th
Monkey Mind Pirates Arts and Minfulness Workshops

Tap into the power of puppets, music and yoga to join the Quest for Calm! In this 2-part, sensory-friendly workshop, families will gain creative tools for finding calm with the fun characters, story and music of the award-winning tale of Monkey Mind Pirates. Participants will learn songs and basic moves to guest star as the Sailor Chorus in Z Puppets' performance of Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party at the New London Music Festival. Turn your family's "Arghs" into "OMs" with the Monkey Mind Pirates. No previous performance experience needed. Open to all abilities.

Workshop Dates:
Part 1: Fri. Aug. 7 from 5:30-7pm Part 2: Fri. Aug. 14 from 5:30-7pm Performance,

Sat. Aug. 15 at 3 pm (must arrive at 1:30pm)



Cost: $12 per family. Includes admission to the New London Music Festival
Maximum number of participants: 40


Register through New London-Spicer Community Education: www.nlscommunityed.com


High 48's Christmas Bluegrass Concert

Sat. Dec. 12th
at 7:00pm

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.  The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.”

The band takes its name from railroad slang for the boxcars originally used to transport troops on the front lines in WWI that could carry 40 soldiers or 8 horses, and were later used in the US on fast-moving “hot shot” freight trains by train hoppers looking for work during the Great Depression.  For more information, check out their website http://thehigh48s.com/ 


Want to rent the Little Theatre for your musical performance?
For a small fee you can bring your band to New London. We will advertise your event on this website, sell tickets at the door, and run the lights. You are responsible for advertising, advance ticket sales, and posters. Capacity is 170.  For more information contact Ginny  ginny@newlondonlittletheatre.com

2014 PAST EVENTS

Enterprise Band

Sat. March 28th
at 7:00pm


The Enterprise Band has been performing in the upper Midwest for 34 years.  The original members, lead guitarist Kevin Klimek and bassist Jim Faber formed the band in 1981 and their credentials include opening for legends such as Buck Owens, playing on stage with Bill Haley's Comets, recording and Nashville and also being a part of Connie Lee's Tennessee Roadhouse Band who' radio show is heard weekly by over three million listeners on BOB FM Radio.  For this show they will be playing a variety of country, rock and blues songs from artists such as George Jones and Ray Price to the Beatles and Stevie Ray Vaughn.


Ring of Kerry
with the St. Paul Irish Dancers

Sat. Feb. 28th
at 7:00pm

Tickets: $17 in advance
$20 at the door


Available at: 
Mord's Hardware: 320-354-3400 
Whitney Music: 320-214-9433 
Theatre: 320-354-2559


Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners.  The group takes its name from a beautiful craggy drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland  Its Celtic music, however, is played with a heart much closer to its American home.  As a special treat for this show the band will be performing with a fully costumed troupe of Irish dancers.


Green Lake
Bluegrass Band

"Cabin Fever Three!"

Sat. Feb. 14th
at 7:00pm


Since it's inception playing summer worship services at the Green Lake Bible Camp in the mid 1990s, the Green LakeBluegrass Band has grown into a true bluegrass tradition. Playing county fairs and festivals throughout west central and southwestern Minnesota, the GLBB brings their skill, home-spun humor, and love for the music to every show.  In addition to the bluegrass tunes, the five member band also dabbles in gospel, country, folk and Irish tunes.



Jan. 9th
at 7:00pm


These fellas play traditional and contemporary folk and American while sharing their humorous stories.  The duo has performed together at Renaissance Festivals across the country and infuse a serious light-heartedness to their art form. 

Tickets: $10.00


Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals.

Thursday Sept. 18th
at 7:00pm


Tickets: $17 in advance
$20 at the door


Available at:
Mord's Hardware: 320-354-3400
Whitney Music: 320-214-9433
Theatre: 320-354-2559

 

Cassie & The Bobs

Sat. Nov. 22nd
at 7:00pm

The #1 Patsy Cline show
in the Midwest!


Tickets: $15.00

Advance tickets available
at Mord’s Hardware in New London
or Whitney Music in Willmar.
(We sold out last time)


Lehto and Wright
Nov. 15th
at 7:00pm


A Celtic/American, folk/folk
rock band whose music challenges
the boundaries of the traditional
folk genre, as it is molded by their
diverse influences, and born anew.


Tickets: $10.00


The Cactus Blossoms

Sat. Oct. 4th
at 7:00pm


Tickets: $10.00 at the door


Green Lake
Bluegrass Band

Friday Mar. 7th
at 7:30pm

Advance tickets available
at Mord’s Hardware in New London
or Whitney Music in Willmar.
(We sold out last time)



Shake off winter's cold and come warm your heart!

Couples Jeff Vetsch and Anne Dybsetter, Jim Dyer and Julie Dale, and Doug and Janice Hoogeveen will share some of their favorite love songs, duets and stories.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  All proceeds from the event go to support the 2014 New London Music Festival which takes place Saturday, August 16th from noon-7:00.

The Little Theatre is located at 24 Central Ave E in New London. Bring your date or bring a friend!


2013 PAST EVENTS

Cassie & The Bobs

Sun. Nov. 10th
at 2:30pm

The #1 Patsy Cline show
in the Midwest!

Advance tickets available
at Mord’s Hardware in New London
or Whitney Music in Willmar.
(We sold out last time)



Sat. Oct. 7th
at 7:30pm

Tickets at the Door:$15.00

Advanced Tickets:$12.00

Call the theatre box office
to reserve your ticket 320-354-2559

Bill & Kate Isles will come back to the Little Theatre after participating in the New London Music Festival in August. They are a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth. They share their personal experiences through a mix of storytelling, articulate vocals and comedy. Bill's and Kate's honest & sincere style leaves you feeling like you're saying goodbye to dear friends.
It’s been over eighteen years since Bill was a rare survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Instead of ending his life, it jump-started his creative energies, resulting in a 150 show-per-year itinerary, presenting his profoundly meaningful songs. He is joined by his wife of seven years, co-writer and musical collaborator, Kate. Her gentle presence, luscious vocals and intuitive harmonies have endeared her to audiences. Words like “Transcendent” and “Mesmerizing” and “Slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again. Their concerts are a mix of storytelling, articulate vocals and comedy. Come find out what’s leaving audiences smiling long after the show is over.


Lehto and Wright
Sept. 29th
at 7:30pm


A Celtic/American, folk/folk
rock band whose music challenges
the boundaries of the traditional
folk genre, as it is molded by their
diverse influences, and born anew.


Tickets:
$10.00

Lehto and Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto and Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock.

Lehto and Wright perform either as an acoustic duo, or a tastefully electric trio, with the addition of Matt Jacobs on drums and percussion. As a duo, John Wright and Steve Lehto perform their material in an acoustic, "unplugged" setting. From American spirituals to Irish tune sets, their accomplished twin guitar/mandolin approach has all the intensity and power as the trio with half the volume. As a trio, Lehto and Wright push the boundaries of Celtic rock, utilizing all the tools of a rock band to achieve the effect of a six-piece band with three musicians. With either line-up, John Wright and Steve Lehto offer an exciting live performance of traditional and contemporary folk music with an eclectic twist.

Lehto and Wright are currently performing music from their first five critically-acclaimed New Folk Records releases Ye Mariners All, The Further Adventures of Darling Cory, A Game of Chess, The Thrashing Machine and Other Stories, and Between the Jigs and the Reels, in addition to material from their upcoming sixth studio album.




Special entertainment by 'Elvis', 'Jerry Lee Lewis'
and the 'Hot Tamales'.  

All proceeds go toward the purchase of fire
retardant curtains for the theatre. 

Friday, July 27
at 7:30pm
Waterdays Weekend

Held at the New-London
Spicer High School Gym

Tickets:
$10.00

Advanced Tickets available
from Lake Region Bank or
United Minnesota Bank
in New London


2nd annual New London Waterdays Beauty Contest with sizzling contestants and steaming eveningwear competition. Yes, the Firemen are back for a second year, with new faces. The contestants will be judged on their dance routine, eveningwear, and all around poise and grace.  Since the panel of Judges will be made up of last years contestants, we know they will take this competition very seriously.  Musical entertainment will once again be provided by the duo of Melissa Hansen and Jessie Holmstrom. The evening will culminate with Ms. Inferno 2011, Carmon Dioxide, crowning the new Ms. Inferno 2012.

2nd Annual
Carnival Film Festival

Thursday, May 23rd
Noon-10:00pm

2 Hour Ticket Price: $6.00
Event Pass Price: $16.00

at Jack's coffee shop in New London,
Whitney Music in Willmar
or at the door the day
of performance


 

Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals.

Friday, May 10, 2013
at 7:30pm


Tickets: $17 in advance
$20 at the door


Available at:
Mord's Hardware: 320-354-3400
Whitney Music: 320-214-9433
Theatre: 320-354-2559


This concert marks Monroe Crossing’s second appearance in New London since their sellout concert in 2011.


Skilly & Duff Irish Trio

St. Paddy's Show

Friday. March 15th
at 7:00pm

"Like a Trip to Ireland"

Tickets $10.00
at Jack's coffee shop in New London,
Whitney Music in Willmar
or at the door the day
of performance


Fundraising Concert
for the New London
Music Festival

Saturday, Feb. 23rd
at 7:30pm



 

The Green Lake
Blue Grass Band

Saturday, Feb. 16th
at 7:30pm




2012 PAST EVENTS




Sunday, Oct. 7th
at 2:30pm


Lehto and Wright

Sat. Sept. 29th
at 8:00pm


A Celtic/American, folk/folk
rock band whose music challenges
the boundaries of the traditional
folk genre, as it is molded by their
diverse influences, and born anew.






 
All proceeds go toward the purchase of fire
retardant curtains for the theatre. 

Friday, July 27
at 7:30pm
Waterdays Weekend

Held at the New-London
Spicer Middle School Gym

 

Cassie & The Bobs

NEARLY SOLD-OUT!
May 5th

Two Shows - 2:30 & 7:30


The Music and Magic
of Patsy Cline


February 12th show sold out so we have invited them back for those that missed it and those that had so much fun they want to do it again!!


MINNESOTA LUMBERJACK SONGS
WITH BRIAN MILLER & RANDY GOSA

Fri. April 27th
at 7:30 pm 

The Forgotten Celtic Music
of the North Woods

www.evergreentrad.com

$10.00 in advance
at Java on Main or $12 at the door.




Experience the true meaning of Christmas through the beautiful
voices of The Norway Lake Parish Choir.



Dec. 10 at  7:00 pm
& Dec. 11 at 4:00 pm


Free will offering to
purchase a new light board,
a piece of equipment that gets
extensive use from both
the school and the CRP.



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