Guest Performances

  2017 Guest Performances!

Encore Performing Arts Center Guest Performance

‘Skirmish of Wits, Your Imaginary Forces’

Playing with the forces that cause inexplicable, contradictory, motivations and self-destructive actions of characters on and off stage, the minstrels celebrate the “messiness” of spontaneous interaction.

The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company creates and tours high-energy, audience-immersive, award-winning original performances developed through collaborative improvisation, both musically and dramatically.

Monroe Crossing

Sunday, March 19th at 2:00pm

Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites.

Pushing Chain

Saturday, March 25th at 7:00pm

Pushing Chain plays original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. The duo also features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach which keeps performances fresh and exciting.

A Mad Breakfast

Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 1st at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00pm

One of the funniest one-acts ever written. Hilarious farce dealing with what happened when Jones and Miss Brown, practical jokers, told each of the guests at their boarding house that Mr. Long, a wealthy visitor, was especially interested in their individual hobbies. Long is told the house is an insane asylum. The results are a riot.

Encore’s After-Tax Folk & Bluegrass Showcase

Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm

Bluegrass music by some of the best musicians in the area. Join Bill & Kate Isles along with Porcupine Creek.

Holidays with the High 48s

Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm

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.