Live Music Events in Rochester, MN
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Dessa w/ MONAKR and Topo + The Chemist
February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm CST$25.00 – $60.00
General Admission Ticket: $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
VIP Meet and Greet Before Show + General Admission Ticket: $60 (Only 25 VIP tickets being sold.)
Date: February 29th, 2020
Location: The Castle, Rochester, MN
All Ages – Limited seating available
This show is brought to you in partnership with Threshold Arts.
VIP Meet and Greet Details:
The Meet and Greet with Dessa will begin at 7PM in the Turret Gallery on the third floor of The Castle. All tickets will check-in at the same location on the third floor, with VIP tickets receiving a special wristband that will allow them into the meet and greet. We will begin checking in VIP tickets at 6:30PM. General admission tickets will start at 7PM. Please walk to the top of the stairs and past any lines if you are a VIP ticket holder.
Dessa is an internationally touring rapper, singer, and writer who has built a career by defying genre conventions and audience expectations. As a musician, she’s recorded critically acclaimed studio albums (Dessa “sounds like no one else” according to the LA Times, and was called “a national treasure” by NPR’s All Songs Considered); appeared on the Billboard Top 200 charts both as a solo artist as a member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective; co-composed for a 100-voice choir; collaborated with full orchestras; and contributed to The Hamilton Mixtape on the invitation of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Her most recent release, Sound the Bells; Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall is a collaborative live album recorded with the GRAMMY-winning Minnesota Orchestra. Dessa splits her time between Manhattan, Minneapolis, and a tour van cruising at 6 miles per hour above the posted limit. For dates, music, and assorted nonsense, visit dessawander.com.
Chicago-based MONAKR formed in 2014 as a collaboration between former members of indie pop band Hey Champ (Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks) and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Largely inspired by the Peter Gabriel flavored electro-pop-rock of the ’80s, MONAKR’s music couples with dark R&B and the moody trip-hop of the late ’90s.
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Topo + The Chemist
TOPO is a poet and Hip-Hop artist whose lyric heavy style blends personal and global perspectives with science, spirituality, and social justice. Backing him is band members from local favorite Karate Chop, Silence.
Pick up a “Support Rochester Music” Shirt
Want to enjoy the concert in style and show your support for the Rochester music at the same time? Order a “Support Rochester Music” T-Shirt along with your ticket and pick it up at the show.
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Sponsors, Partners, and Friends
Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Threshold Arts, Northern Sun Productions, Cameo at the Castle, Fox & Fern Floral, The Med City Beat, Fairfield Inn & Suites, The Rochester Posse, Pure Rock Studios, Thesis Beer Project, Café Steam, Wondercloud Media, and Carpet Booth Studios
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