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Minnesota Wild Hockey

Oct 8, 2015 - Apr 9, 2016

Celebrate all levels of the game in the State of Hockey by joining the Minnesota Wild at the state-of-the-art Xcel Energy Center! Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Wild.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball

Oct 28, 2015 - Apr 13, 2016

Cheer on Minnesota's own Timberwolves at the Target Center for their 2015/2016 season! Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Sister Act at Channhassen Dinner Theatre

Oct 30, 2015 - Feb 27, 2016

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash called, “Ridiculously fun,” by the New York Post. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies). SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Opening October 30th.

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The Wedding Singer at Old Log Theatre

Nov 7, 2015 - Feb 20, 2016

The Wedding Singer is a musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. It is based on the 1998 film of the same name.

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Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Jan 8, 2016 - Mar 3, 2016

Our popular giant screen film festival is back! Omnifest 2016 gives you a front‐row seat to experience larger‐than‐life adventures—from the crystal blue waters near the remote island nation of Tonga to the spectacular holy sites of Jerusalem. This year’s festival includes the brand new Jerusalem, the Science Museum’s own Tropical Rainforest, and the popular Forces of Nature, Mysteries of the Great Lakes, and Humpback Whales films. With such a diverse film line‐up, Omnitheater viewers of all ages and interests will find something to enjoy, making it an ideal family destination this winter.

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Ice Castles

Jan 22, 2016 - Mar 5, 2016

Experience the frozen spectacle everyone is talking about. Imagine a magical collision of ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers–formed into towering archways, caverns and tunnels ready to be explored. By day this frozen wonderland glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations glow multi-colored hues. Photo courtesy of Ice Castles, LLC

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"Timeless Beauty" Orchid Display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Feb 5, 2016 - Mar 5, 2016

Nothing can quite compare to its exquisite and breathtaking natural wonder. Timeless Beauty orchid display opens Friday, Feb. 5 in the Great Hall and Snyder Building's Meyer-Deats Conservatory, featuring tropical and cultivated orchids in Mother Nature's most elegant and remarkable blooms. Six displays of outstanding orchids-up to 30 different cultivars altogether, are complemented with a mix of cyclamen and dwarf ferns, tropical flowering and foliage plants.

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Valentine's Dinner at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic candlelit dinner in the warmth of the Conservatory on Friday February 12, Saturday February 13, or Sunday February 14. Reservations required. Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics. Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a gourmet dinner which includes salad, a double entree, scrumptious dessert, and two glasses of wine. Learn more HERE.

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Tropical Beach Party at the Minnesota Zoo

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 15, 2016

Come wiggle you toes in our huge, indoor sandbox. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of our Tropics building while listening to special zoo keeper talks. Bring your own pail or favorite sand box toy.

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AC/DC at Xcel Energy Center

Feb 14, 2016

See AC/DC when they make a stop at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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Jeff Rosenstock at The Garage

Feb 18, 2016

THE GARAGE FIVEONETHREE [513] presents Jeff Rosenstock solo acoustic special performance on February 18th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Advance tickets- $10 | Day of show- $12 Ticket link- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1070757

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Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Title of Show at the Ames Center

Feb 19, 2016 - Mar 6, 2016

Hunter and Jeff have decided to submit an entry to a new musical theatre festival – but the deadline is just three weeks away, and they have nothing written! With the help of some friends, they scramble to write a show that depicts the very dilemma in which they find themselves. An intimate musical that chronicles the story of its own creation and development, [title of show] is a joyful - and snarky - exploration of the creative process.

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Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Feb 19, 2016 - Apr 1, 2016

Get a rare, up-close look at 20 mummies from ancient Peru and Egypt in this stunning new exhibition, developed by the world-renowned Field Museum of Chicago. Featuring one of the largest collections of mummies in North America, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs lets you see how modern technology has revealed intricate details about the lives and customs of these ancient people. Saint Paul is one of only four cities on this exclusive tour. Don’t miss it!

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DVS Gala 30th Anniversary Celebration the Ames Center

Feb 21, 2016

Roberto Plano, Italian pianist and long-time friend of the maestro, returns to Minnesota from his home in Northern Italy to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary with Lizst’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 2. There may be no more graceful and evocative way to rejoice in our birthday than with this international touring artist who has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Milan Philharmonic, at Carnegie Hall, and with our friends at the Austin Symphony (MN). Except of course with the 150 voices of the Lakeville North and Lakeville South High School Choirs in Rutter’s 20th Century classic. Together with our own Symphony Chorus, more than 200 singers will fill the Ames Center with the power, majesty, and tenderness that is Gloria! Please stay tuned to our website (dakotavalleysymphony.org) as we develop more events around our 30th anniversary celebration and Roberto’s triumphant return to Minnesota!

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Kate Hudson Book Signing at Mall of America

Feb 21, 2016

Kate Hudson is an internationally renowned actress, fashion icon, humanitarian and founder of the active-wear line Fabletics, and now she is coming out with her first lifestyle guide “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.” In this book, Kate offers inspiration and motivation for women on fitness, nutrition and a mindful lifestyle. Her hope with this guide is to continue inspiring women to make changes that promote health, communication, passion and joy. We are beyond thrilled to have Kate visiting Mall of America® to sign copies of her book and to meet with her biggest fans. So grab your friends and come on out! You don’t want to miss this! Official Event Guidelines: http://www.mallofamerica.com/events/view/1382

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Disney on Ice Presents Let's Celebrate at Target Center

Feb 24, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016

It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney on Ice presents Let's Celebrate Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with your favorite Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo Stich; a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney villians and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe.

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Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship

Feb 26, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016

The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship makes its way to St. Paul, Minnesota for the fifth year in a row. On February 26, two hundred of the toughest, fastest ice cross downhill racers will go head-to-head through a downhill course full of mind and body bending jumps, turns and slides, all against the backdrop of the historic St. Paul Cathedral and 115,000 cheering spectators!

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Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Mar 4, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

See Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres starting March 4th! In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She is secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince’s lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous Beast and all the castles’ human inhabitants into living objects. The enchantress tells the Beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered.

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Subway® Bed Race for Bridging at Buck Hill Ski Area

Mar 5, 2016

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, join us at Buck Hill for the 18th annual SUBWAY® Bedrace for Bridging! Grab three friends, unique costumes, and get ready for the four of you to race down Buck Hill’s tubing slope to help raise funds for Bridging. All proceeds from the event benefit Bridging and help furnish homes with hope. Prizes are awarded for the fastest team, most money raised for Bucks for Bridging, and the best costumes!

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Tonic Sol-fa and The Big Band Experience at the Ames Center

Mar 10, 2016

Tonic Sol-fa, the popular Minnesota based harmony group will make a stop in Burnsville this March! See for yourself why Tonic Sol-fa has been described as The Rat Pack meets a cappella.

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Minnesota State Hockey Tournaments

Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

The Minnesota Hockey State Tournament will be held March 11-13, 2016. See website for more information on these tournaments. Minnesota Hockey (formerly known as the Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association) has provided volunteer services for the development and promotion of hockey in Minnesota since 1947. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Hockey.

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Dueling Harpsichords at the Ames Center

Mar 13, 2016

When they were about 10 years old, Wolfgang Mozart and his sister, Marianne (known as Nannerl) toured all of the major royal courts of Europe, thrilling their hosts with youthful fetes of virtuosity. But what did play? At least two musicologists claim it was these two Harpsichord Concerti by Wagenseil. You will hear them for the first time in the Twin Cities (and perhaps the entire country) as Skip James and Dr. Tami Morse join us for Dueling Harpsichords. This concert is a favorite of the orchestra and audience its intimate setting in the Black Box theater…only 150 people per concert will get to behold this imaginative program, up-close and personal!

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Fall Out Boy at Xcel Energy Center

Mar 13, 2016

Showing no signs of stopping, multi-platinum selling artist Fall Out Boy are set to bring another can't-miss line-up across the U.S. in 2016, announcing their Wintour Is Coming tour with AWOLNATION. The two chart-topping rock groups, along with special guest PVRIS, will make a stop at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

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One Night of Queen at the Ames Center

Mar 23, 2016

Head to the Ames Center on March 23 for One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen The Works! One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!​

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Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo

Mar 25, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm. There’s nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. Each weekend there will be special “egg” treats for the animals. This fun form of enrichment will include colored Jell-O eggs, piñatas, and hard-boiled eggs. See website for details.

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Harlem Globetrotters at the Target Center

Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 26, 2016

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways.

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Riverdance at the State Theatre

Mar 26, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016

Riverdance, the international Irish dance phenomenon, is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day.

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City of Burnsville's Grand 'Ol Carnival

Mar 31, 2016

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids during spring break? Grandparents, parents and kids of all ages are invited to the Spring Break Beach Party! Enjoy games, open gym, arts and crafts, snacks and entertainment by Bob the Beachcomber. $5 per child; grandparents and parents are FREE. Registration deadline is Monday, March 28. Participants can register online at www.burnsville.org/recreation or by phone at 952-895-4500.

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Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Catch Me if You Can at the Ames Center

Apr 1, 2016 - Apr 24, 2016

What's a boy to do when his parents are breaking up, he doesn't know where to turn, and he can't get comfortable in his own skin? Slip into someone else's! Teenage Frank Abagnale, Jr. impersonated a doctor, a lawyer, and an airline pilot, and passed $2.5 million worth of forged checks over the span of more than five years, all while being hunted by the FBI. Inspired by a true story, as depicted in the bestselling book and hit movie with the same title, this energetic musical gives Frank a chance to tell the audience his story, with all the flash and dazzle you'd expect from one of the world's most successful impostors.

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Marvel Universe Live! at Target Center

Apr 7, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016

Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived, and it comes to Target Center April 7 - 10, 2016!

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Spring Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

Apr 8, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016

Hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Their Arts Crafts tour of shows are consistently ranked in the Top 100 Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Stage entertainment, hourly gift certificate winners, plenty of food drink, lots of family fun, and free parking! Friday 11am to 9pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit http://hpifestivals.com/or call 402-331-2889. The festival is held at the Canterbury Park Racetrack Card Club.

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Savor Minnesota at Canterbury Park

Apr 16, 2016

Cheers! Savor Minnesota is a rare opportunity to taste everything Minnesota wineries have to offer, as well as samples from dozens of craft breweries and food producers, all in a single afternoon. The seventh-annual Savor Minnesota is Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

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Junk Bonanza at Canterbury Park

Apr 21, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016

The twice-a-year Bonanza provides a gathering spot for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, and one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. The three-day, indoor events each offer best-of shopping experiences and a day of hourly cash coupon giveaways, drawings and special appearances.

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Mumford & Sons at Xcel Energy Center

Apr 21, 2016

Mumford Sons, with special guest Blake Mills, will bring the An Arrow Through The Heartland Tour to Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 online at Mumfordandsons.com or at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office.

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Young Artists and Orchestra Festival at the Ames Center

Apr 24, 2016

Join us as we present our own celebration of youthful virtuosity with our next Young Artists’ Competition winner(s). Past winners have graduated from the Julliard School of Music and Dance, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and many of our nation’s finest schools of music. We wish them well, even as we welcome the next winner(s) into their circle.

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The Who *RESCHEDULED* at the Target Center

May 1, 2016

The Who will embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2015! Don't miss them at Target Center on May 1! Set list to include iconic songs: Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Baba O-Riley, Who Are You, I Can't Explain, Pinball Wizard and Behind Blue Eyes.

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Ellie Goulding at Xcel Energy Center

May 5, 2016

Ellie Goulding, with special guest London-based electronic pop trio Years Years, will bring her Delirium World Tour to the Theater at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

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Cinderella 1944: A Love Story

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Set in England during WWII, this is an original story written specifically for TCB, and features an original music compilation, original stage design, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that includes swing and modern dance styles in addition to classical ballet.

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Tony Bennet at the State Theatre

May 6, 2016

The incomparable and ageless Tony Bennett and his Quintet return to the State Theatre at 8:00 PM on Friday, May 6 for a gala concert. No one else in American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level as Tony Bennett, who has sold ten million records in the last ten years alone.

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Macy's Mother's Day Weekend at the Minnesota Zoo

May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Bring your special mom to meet some of our special mothers during our Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend celebration. Moms in free both Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8.

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Valleyfair Amusement Park 2016 Season

May 13, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

Valleyfair, the Upper Midwest’s largest family amusement park, features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters, entertainment, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy and a newly expanded Soak City Waterpark. The expansion includes six new waterslides and an interactive splash pad. Soak City Waterpark is included with admission to Valleyfair.

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Saint Paul Saints Baseball

May 19, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club has provided family entertainment to the Twin Cities since 1993. Known for their outlandish promotions, the Saints are the only team in baseball with a live pig as its mascot (past swines have included Brat Farve, Hammy Davis, Jr., Garrison Squeallor and Boarack Ohama), an 80-year old nun who gives massages in the stands, and a hot tub above the left field fence. Now playing in Lowertown at CHS Field!

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2016 Live Horse Racing at Canterbury Park

May 20, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016

Canterbury Park, one of the greatest racetracks in America, offers live horse racing action from May to August. The 300,000 square foot grandstand includes three different levels of seating, bars and eateries and the newly remodeled 18,000 square-foot Card Casino.

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Live Racing at Elko Speedway

May 28, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016

Open every Saturday night from May-September for family fun entertainment including NASCAR racing and our famous Eve of Destructions. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Located just 10 minutes south of Burnsville on I35.

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Florence + The Machine at Xcel Energy Center

Jun 2, 2016

Following a gigantic 2015, which saw the release of their first U.S. No. 1 album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful (Republic Records), Florence + The Machine will embark on their How Beautiful tour of North America this spring. Dates include Brooklyn's Barclays Center June 14, Chicago's Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 12, Boston's Xfinity Center June 7, Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center June 2 and many more.

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Chameleon Theatre Circle presents MacBeth at the Ames Center

Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

Imagine you are offered a glance at your own future. Suppose you see a version of yourself you never dared imagine, achieving goals you never even knew you desired. Now return to the present: Are you still the same person you were before you saw this vision of your own potential? Macbeth. . . is not. Shakespeare's chilling portrait of the effects of temptation, ambition, and betrayal is one of the most compelling tragedies ever written. Something wicked is coming to the Black Box to close out The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 18th season!

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I Love Burnsville Week

Jun 4, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

Every June, Burnsville hosts a week-long celebration of everything that makes our community a great place to live, work, and play! Hundreds of people turn out to participate in events, meet their neighbors and have lots of food and fun. Every year brings new and exciting activities as well as perennial favorites. To learn more about the 2016 events click here.

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The Avett Brothers with Brandie Carlile at the Target Center

Jun 11, 2016

Folk rockers The Avett Brothers will release a new album “Live, Vol. Four” on December 18. The latest live album was recorded at last year’s New Year’s Eve show in Raleigh and includes 2 new songs – “Satan Pulls the Strings” and “Rejects in the Attic.” Their upcoming tour stops at Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 11.

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Phish at Xcel Energy Center

Jun 22, 2016

Coming off one of the most special years in the band's long storied history, Phish has announced summer 2016 tour dates. Beginning in Saint Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Selena Gomez at Xcel Energy Center

Jun 28, 2016

Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation announced today that multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez will bring her worldwide Revival Tour to Saint Paul on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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Adele at Xcel Energy Center

Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 6, 2016

Adele will return to North America for her first tour in five years. The North American tour dates begin ‪on July 5th at Xcel Energy Center and run through November 15th in Mexico City at Palacio de los Deportes. All tickets go on sale Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. local time via live.adele.com/north-america/.

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Shawn Mendes at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Aug 2, 2016

With his No. 1 debut album, No. 1 single Stitches, and now second Pop Radio hit I Know What You Did Last Summer extending his momentum into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April - May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates, including a stop at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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Journey and The Doobie Brothers at Xcel Energy Center

Aug 9, 2016

Journey and The Doobie Brothers will bring the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the San Francisco Sound. The tour includes special guestDave Mason.

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Walk the Moon at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Aug 13, 2016

Critically acclaimed alt-pop band Walk The Moon will bring their Work This Body tour to Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Aug 20, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

Immerse yourself into the sounds, smells and sights of an authentic 16th century village as you celebrate Renaissance Festival’s 45th season this year in Shakopee. With more than 300 street characters roaming the village, you could come face-to-face with the town beggar, the common peasant, the royal court and even the King and Queen. Marvel at 16 stages of live entertainment, over 250 artisan booths for endless shopping, live armored jousting and food fit for a king! Open weekends, August 20 – October 2, 2016 Labor Day and a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, September 30, 2016.

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