Guest Performances

  2019 Guest Performances!

The High 48s with Becky Schlegel

Since forming in northeast Minneapolis in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude. Joining the High 48s for the holiday show will be Becky Schlegel.

Bill & Kate Isle Band
Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before performances. All tickets must be paid with 24 hours of ordered placed. Unpaid tickets will be released. Tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same production, subject to availability, for a $2 re-ticketing fee per order. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

One Christmas Carol
adopted from Charles Dickens
November 3 & 8-10
Sunday & Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Starring Rick Breuer
by Douglas H. Baker
Directed by Ruthie Breuer
Dicken’s famous story about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence, forgoing the usual opulence of the holidays and focusing on what is of utmost importance during the season. No scenery, no costumes – just one actor and a timeless story. God bless us, every one!

Songs of Hope
Saturday, July 20 at 2 pm
FREE Event

For the first time in its twenty-eight year history, the global Songs of Hope performance company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting a single, afternoon concert at the Encore on Saturday, July 20 at 2 pm. The award-winning Songs of Hope concert showcases the talents of young artists ranging in age from 9 to 21 coming to Minnesota from countries all across the globe, including Vietnam, China, Germany, Italy, England, Finland, Turkey, Jamaica, Guatemala, and USA. Audiences of all ages are welcome to come enjoy a high-energy, free concert.

Monroe Crossing

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Sunday, Oct. 13 2:00 pm
Ticket Information: (218) 878 – 0071
Ticket Prices: Advance $22 <> At the Door $25
All Ticket Fees included

For bookings: 1-844-MonroeX | |

Performances held at the
Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet

The Travels of Marco Polo

Friday, April 19 at 7PM
One Show Only

Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer best known for this travels between Europe and Asia during the years 1271 and 1295. Hear and experience Marco’s memories of his adventures and the wonders he observed as he traveled from Spain to Africa, Saudi Arabia to the Orient, in pursuit of silks, spices, and riches.

Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet

Arsenic and Old Lace

Presented by Carlton High School

Joseph Kasselring
Directed by Andy Roemhildt

Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm

Performances held at the
Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet

EVENT NAME: Carlton High School presents Arsenic and Old Lace
ORGANIZATION: County Seat Theater Company
CONTACT: Joel Soukkala

Tonic Sol Fa

Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.

Sunday, April 7 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Ticket Information (218) 878 – 0071
Ticket Prices – Range from $18-$22

Performances held at the
Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet

Special Consensus Bluegrass with Attitude

March 2nd

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has appeared on National Public Radio, The Nashville Network, and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Grammy Nominated in 2012 and 2018

Saturday, Mar. 2 at 7 pm
Ticket Information (218) 878 – 0071
Ticket Prices – $18 in advance, $20 at the door

Performances held at the
Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet

The Beat Goes On

Presented by Cloquet High School
January 18th & 20th
Written & Directed by Kevin Hamre

Life is full of twists and turns, surprises, and, of course things that we cannot control. Three different families, with different backgrounds and professions, come together in this script who have one thing in common: They all end up at the same place at the same time looking for hope, peace and forgiveness. As a result, some things may go our way, some things may not, but in the end, there are times that our life could be changed …by many….for the rest of our lives.

Friday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 & 7 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4:30 & 6 pm
Ticket Information: (218) 878 – 0071
General & Limited Seating

Performances held at the
Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet