Summer is on its way and here at the Fairmont Opera House we are so ready for the warm weather, sunshine, and shows. This year, our focus for the Summer Series is all about the amazing community the Opera House calls home. All of our Summer shows (excluding CST and 3-8 Children’s Theatre) are FREE for everyone to attend. After all that our supporters have done for us this year, we want to make a point of giving back and showing our gratitude.
Another change for this year is the locations! Two of our summer shows will be held at Sylvania Park (barring weather!) this year and our July 4th Block Party will be held in the Opera House lot like last year. We’re just as excited about the idea of being out in the beautiful weather while listening to great music, so we decided to make it a reality!
Below is a list of the many events you can join us for this summer – we can’t wait to see you there!
P.K. Mayo at Sylvania Park – FREE
Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm
Paul ‘Mayo’ Mayasich is a Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Performer of the Year, a Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame Inductee, and has won the Minnesota Music Award for the Best Recording of an Original Song with ‘Arms of the Blues.’
Tonic Sol Fa at the Fairmont Opera House – FREE
Thursday, June 20th at 7:00pm
A ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, Tonic Sol Fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America.
K-2 Children’s Theatre Workshop – FREE
Friday, June 21st from 3:30pm-4:00pm
The Cutest Showcase of the Season! Compass Creative Dramatics will be working with local K-2 students to learn, play, and perform. Make sure to come watch these local youngsters show off what they’ve learned through the week!
4th of July Block Party at the Opera House Lot – FREE
Thursday, July 4th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Join us for the second year of live music, food, and fun! There will be three musical groups performing throughout the day:
The Home Fires – 10:00am-12:00pm
An Americana duo based in Minneapolis comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson.
Divas through the Decades – 12:30pm-2:30pm
A musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40’s through today’s current hits!
Miss Myra and the Moonshiners – 3:00pm-6:00pm
A formidable 5-piece swing band bringing a fresh female-driven perspective to traditional New Orleans and hot club jazz, playing a broad repertoire of classic tunes from the ‘20s and ‘30s and inspired originals.
Civic Summer Theatre presents
The Wizard of Oz
July 23rd-27th at 7:30pm and July 28th at 2:00pm
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.
3-8 Children’s Theatre Workshop
Grades 3-5 – Wizard of Oz: The Deleted Scene
Ever think what would have happened if Dorothy didn’t immediately follow the celebrated yellow brick road? Dorothy is sidetracked by a farmer offering an alternate route to the wizard’s front door…and hilarity ensues!
Grades 6-8 – Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.
Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film!
Country Classics with The Becky Schlegel Band at Sylvania Park – FREE
Thursday, August 29th at 7:00pm
Becky Schlegel’s music is original, drawing on the influence of classic country, bluegrass, folk, and her own thoughtful spirit.
We want to thank this community again for it’s overwhelming support of what we’re striving to do here at the Fairmont Opera House and we look forward to seeing you this summer!