Performing Arts — May 11

This calendar lists theatrical productions and other unique entertainment events.

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Brainerd jazz showcase to raise funds for school music department

The two-day event starts off at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Jack Pine Brewery with music from Derek Brown and Rusty Crayfish at 15593 Edgewood Drive in Baxter.

For every pint purchased, $2 will be donated to the Brainerd High School music department.

Brainerd Jazz Showcase poster
Contributed / Brainerd High School

The Brainerd middle and high school jazz ensembles with Brown will take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts on the high school campus.

The cost for the Thursday performance is $6 for adults and $4 for students.


Brainerd High School orchestra to perform last concert of the season

Celebrate and support Brainerd High School seniors and the orchestra by attending their last concert of the academic year.

Music by Beethoven, Grieg, John Legend and Holst will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Gichi-Ziibi Center for the Arts on the Brainerd High School campus.

Neil Diamond tribute rescheduled to June

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center announced the new date for the postponed Jan. 21 concert of “ I Am … He Said: A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond.

The rescheduled concert will take place at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts in Brainerd.

Tickets for the Jan. 21 concert will be honored at the door for the June 11 concert performed by Matt Vee , and his family and friends.

With songs like "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and "Sweet Caroline," Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide.


This nostalgic celebration stars Vee, nephew of the late 1960s pop star and teen idol, Bobby Vee. For more information, visit .

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