Twin Cities Folk Musician Visits Wildwood Elementary School

December 21, 2018, twin cities folk musician and educator Ross Sutter visited students at Wildwood Elementary for the school’s annual sing-along. Mr. Sutter was an artist-in-residence at Wildwood Elementary two years ago, teaching students songs, dances, and folk tales from Sweden, Ireland, and Northern Europe. Mr. Sutter is a well-known and sought after musician and educator in the Midwest, performing in folk festivals, schools, and often at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. His authentic folk music and engaging concerts are a highlight for students throughout the region.

Students loved singing and dancing with Mr. Sutter! This musical program was made possible through the generosity of the Wildwood Artist Series.

Dual-ing Pianos Sing-Along, February 25, 2019

This event is a fundraiser for the Wildwood Artists Series

Tickets: $15.00
Purchase tickets from any WAS committee member
or call 651-269-9888
Click here to view a list of WAS committee members.

Wildwood Artist Series Presents

Dual-ing Pianos Sing-Along

with Bill and Dan Chouinard

February 25, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm
at the new Bloody Mary’s (formerly the Dugout)

96 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN

Dual-ing Pianos Sing-Along

with Bill and Dan Chouinard

February 25, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm
at the new Bloody Mary’s (formerly the Dugout)

96 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN

2018-2019 Wildwood Artist Series

Four Event Concert Series
The 2018-2019 Wildwood Artist Series

Season Ticket sales begin August 27, 2018

Magician/Illusionist, Vitaly – “An Evening of Wonders” – Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Vitaly Beckman will present his highly imaginative and captivating performance, fresh from appearing in a one-man show on Broadway over the summer months. His interactive theatrical experience takes the audience on a magical journey which leads to a realization that our world is full of beauty and wonder. It’s a show perfect for all ages.

Billy McLaughlin – “Simple Gifts” – Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

“Simple Gifts” is a truly meaningful Christmas event with modern arrangements of traditional hymns and carols performed by Billy on his acoustic-guitar, three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic whistles, violin, piano, and percussion.

Mahtomedi Music Faculty Concert – Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The District 832 music faculty perform the gamut of musical styles and genres as they demonstrate their talents, both individually and collectively. Proceeds support the Kelly Spaulding Memorial Scholarships and school music programs.

The Barley Jacks – Bluegrass Music at its finest – Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Barley Jacks are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new. An exciting and fun event.

All events are held at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center, 8000 75th Street North, Mahtomedi.

Extra Concerts – not part of the Series

Gustafer Yellowgold – Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

A funny and touching mutimedia concert of live songs, stories and animation presented by GRAMMYTM award winning Illustrator/ songwriter Morgan Taylor. Great for all ages. “Pleasantly surreal…ultra hip.”

The President’s Own United States Marine Band – Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Marine Band concerts offer a unique blend of traditional concert band and contemporary wind ensemble music which has thrilled audiences at the White House and across the United States for nearly two centuries.
•  Free Admission but tickets required.
•  This event is co-sponsored by St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and will he held in the Sanctuary.

The Collegiate A Cappella Showcase – Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

At least six male and female a cappella groups from local colleges and universities will share their entertaining and fun vocal repertoire with the audience.

Whatnot Boutique coming to Mahtomedi

Wildwood Artist Series Fundraiser
Whatnot Boutique coming to Mahtomedi

Due to inclement weather the date has been changed to
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
995, Wildwood Avenue (NE corner of Hwys 244 & 120)
In the parking area in front of Elle Boutique and Flying Disc Read more

Recap: Monroe Crossing

Last month Monroe Crossing graced our Chautauqua stage bringing catchy tunes and audience requests to life. This first performance of our 2016-2017 season was a definite crowd pleaser!

From the very beginning of the show, Monroe Crossing’s witty banter, and cheerful nature was infectious. The audience could feel that all of the group’s five members truly care for and admire each other.

It was easy to see and hear that all of the members of the band are multitalented. Often, members could be seen switching instruments between songs and taking turns singing in front of the single microphone. With all the members singing into one microphone, the audience heard a melding of all of the voices and could clearly see how close all the musicians are. Read more

About: Monroe Crossing

Bluegrass music is by nature music that invigorates the soul and makes you instinctually tap your toes. Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with their original spin on bluegrass music. They have entertained people across the United States, Canada, Europe, and now are making their way to Mahtomedi, Minnesota for a great show! Hailing from the Twin Cities, the band attracts bluegrass connoisseurs and newcomers to the genre too. They love introducing people to the fun and excitement that is bluegrass music. Read more

A Sound For Every Ear

We are a community made up of diverse individuals pursuing a wide variety of interests. There is one thing that brings us all together, something that gets a room full of very different people moving and talking. Music. The Wildwood Artist Series announces its 2016-2017 Series, “A Sound for Every Ear.” The series is focused on catering to everyone’s unique music taste, from bluegrass to folk, the five performances are sure to please every ear. Read more

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