For all concert events (excluding holiday concerts), dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.
Fri/Sat, April 25 & 26 - SOLD OUT!
Return to Motown featuring the Fabulous Armadillos
New to CDT audiences, catch the Fabulous Armadillos in another of their hugely popular tribute shows - a retrospective of the Motown label. Hear songs made famous by The Jackson Five, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and so many more. Their huge band features many special guests including: Julius Collins (When A Man Loves A Diva), Kenni Holmen (The Hornheadz), Aimee Lee (Rainy Days & Mondays), Julius Andrews IV (Michael Jackson Tribute), Pamela McNeill (Rumors and Dreams), Cate Fierro (The Irresistibles, Memphis and the Meantimes). This stellar group performs a retrospective of what made the Motown label a piece of American pie and why it continues to be a long-standing, revered part of the history of American music.
Fri/Sat, May 9 & 10
Love is a Rose: The Music of Linda Ronstadt
An absolute must see! This show enjoyed a completely sold-out premier run and now comes to Chanhassen for the first time! Don't miss an incredible evening of Ronstadt's rockin' hot and powerfully heartfelt hit songs performed by two of Minnesota’s most loved and respected singers, Pamela McNeill, and Minnesota Music Hall of Famer Mary Jane Alm. Take a trip down memory lane and hear songs including: “When Will I Be Loved,” “Blue Bayou,” “Heatwave,” You’re No Good,” “Ooh Baby, Baby,” “It’s So Easy,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” and “Hurt So Bad.” (Joined by a band including many members of the highly acclaimed Fleetwood Mac tribute, “Rumours and Dreams.”)
Sat, May 17
Sherwin Linton: The Johnny Cash Story
Country performing legend Sherwin Linton's show pays tribute to Johnny Cash's early "Sun Years" when he established his unique sound through many career highlights including memorable duets with wife June Carter Cash. True stories about Johnny and his life, career, recordings and many tours are interwoven into this dynamic tribute.
Fri/Sat, May 23 & 24
Transit Authority: The Premier Tribute Band to the music of Chicago
In its Chanhassen debut, don't miss Transit Authority in their premier tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago! This fantastic band presents sold-out shows across the nation performing Chicago's #1 hits and arena rock power ballads including: "Saturday In the Park," "Just You and Me," "Wishing You Were Here," "25 or 6 to 4," "Feeling Stronger Every Day," "Old Days," "If You Leave Me Now," and many more! A one-time opportunity at Chanhassen in 2014!
Fri/Sat, June 6 & 7
Belladiva: A Tribute to Broadway
Broadway. A street in New York City. A place where dreams are born, and stars are made. Some of the greatest Broadway stars of all time are the Divas of Broadway: Jennifer Holliday, Ethel Merman, Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Betty Buckley, Elaine Page, Mary Martin. These legendary ladies were the bulbs that lit the Great White Way. In this brand new show, Belladiva On Broadway, put their spin on songs made famous by some of the greatest leading ladies ever. Songs from ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, CABARET and HAIRSPRAY are featured in this fast-paced, exciting tribute to Broadway Musical Theatre.
It has been said that, in musical theatre, when the emotion becomes too strong for speech, you sing; and, when it becomes too strong for song, you dance. Divas on Broadway does all three. And they do in it heels. With their stunning strong voices, rapid costume changes, and thrilling choreography, Belladiva on Broadway promises to be a concert event you will never forget. Let the Diva Wars begin!
Thurs, June 19
Gary Rue's Only Love Can Break a Heart: The Music of Gene Pitney
For one night only, Gene Pitney fans will be thrilled to revisit Pitney’s hits including "Hello Mary Lou," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Town Without Pity" and many more. Gary Rue, former band leader for The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes and The Shirelles, and music director for Gene Pitney from 1986-2006, performs an unforgettable tribute to a one-of-a kind talent along with his amazing group of musical artists.
Sat, June 21
The Sensational Sleepers: British Invasion Music and the American Response 1964-1967
Gary Rue and The Sensational Sleepers pay tribute to "fab" British bands of the ‘60s including: The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Zombies, The Searchers, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. The Sleepers perform songs like, “We Gotta Get Outa This Place,” “You Really Got Me,” “Look Through Any Window,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “She's Not There,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “Tobacco Road.”The Sleepers give audiences a rare opportunity to hear songs overshadowed by the greatness of John, Paul, George and Ringo, impeccably performed by the heirs apparent: The Sensational Sleepers! But there will be plenty of The Beatles to satisfy as well: “Help!,” “Ticket To Ride,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and many more. Travel back to look and listen to the music that changed the world!
Fri. July 11 at 8pm & Sat. July 12 at 1pm
Fancy Meeting You Here: The Crosby-Clooney Story
Celebrating one of the most famous partnerships in pop music, beginning with their work in the 1954 film White Christmas and two classic duet albums, radio and concert appearances. Featuring classic songs by Irving Berlin, Cahn and Van Heusen and other masters of the Great American Songbook.
Fri/Sat, July 25 & 26
Ty Stone: The Soul of James Brown
Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown is the world's most authentic tribute ever to the Godfather of Soul! This spectacular production is as dazzling and elaborate as James Brown's own performances with shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style performed by Ty Stone, Soul Brother #1 and his ten-piece band made complete with go-go girls! So "Get on the Good Foot" and come out for a funky good time with Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown!
Fri/Sat, August 8 & 9
Power Balladz: The Ultimate '80s Sing-A-Long
Do you remember what song was playing when you had your first kiss or your first slow dance? Chances are it was a power ballad – those songs that double as a soundtrack to your life. For a rockin’ hot evening, experience POWER BALLADZ and unleash your inner rock star with 90 minutes of rock! Last year, Power Balladz enjoyed multiple sold-out weekend shows at CDT. This year there is only one remaining opportunity to see this show! Do not miss the original Minneapolis cast in a rockin' hot evening featuring killer voices and wicked guitar solos from power ballad bands of the 80s including: Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N 'Roses, Journey, Queen, Heart and many more. Come with a group of friends for an incredible evening of loud music and ‘80s humor.
Fri/Sat, August 22 & 23
Rumours & Dreams: The Music of Fleetwood Mac
For fans of Fleetwood Mac or anyone who simply loves melodic rock ‘n’ roll, this remarkable show returns to CDT after numerous sold-out engagements last year is an absolute must-see. Singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill has compiled a song list of Fleetwood Mac’s most well-loved songs delivered impeccably by a nine-piece ensemble of gifted musicians that is truly inspired. By the end of this show you’re guaranteed to be on your feet. Soak up hits including: "Rhiannon," "You Make Lovin' Fun," Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow," "Gypsy," "Tusk," "Little Lies," "Sara" and many, many more. Stevie and Mick would approve!
Fri/Sat, September 19 & 20
Belladiva: Coyote Wild
Country music has had a massive influence in the history of rock music, and rock music has changed the direction of country. You can enjoy both with Belladiva in Coyote Wild, a fearless team of musicians and singers who perform country and rock the way they were meant to be played! Whether you are a devotee of classic rock or a true country fan at heart, Coyote Wild brings you the best of both worlds.
Fri/Sat, September 26 & 27
Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters
After a sold-out Valentine's Day weekend, we've just booked Aimee & Boyd Lee and The Superstars to return to perform one last performance in 2014. Do not miss this stellar tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest selling group of the 70s. If you were a fan of The Carpenters, this is an event to make you smile and want to sing along. Aimee, the quintessential "Karen," is backed by 12 musicians and back-up singers who re-create that classic Carpenters sound you remember and love. Featuring beloved classics, such as “Close To You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “We've Only Just Begun,” “Superstar,” “For All We Know,” and many, many more! Book early — this favorite sold out in a flash in November. Order your tickets now!
Wed/Thu/Fri, October 15-17
Takin' It to the Limit: A Tribute to the Eagles
Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present this most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the 70s and 80s. Audiences here have loved every minute of this concert event and are known to sing and even dance along to such hits as: “Take it Easy,” “Life in The Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and so many more. This show played to sold-out houses in 2012 and 2013. Do not miss this return engagement returning for only one weekend in 2014!
Fri/Sat, October 31 & November 1
Power Balladz: The Ultimate '80s Sing-A-Long Halloween Edition
Do you remember what song was playing when you had your first kiss or your first slow dance? Chances are it was a power ballad – those songs that double as a soundtrack to your life. For a rockin’ hot evening, experience POWER BALLADZ and unleash your inner rock star with 90 minutes of rock!
Last year, Power Balladz enjoyed multiple sold-out weekend shows at CDT. This year there are only two limited weekend options in January and March! Do not miss the original Minneapolis cast in a rockin' hot evening featuring killer voices and wicked guitar solos from power ballad bands of the 80s including: Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N 'Roses, Journey, Queen, Heart and many more. Come with a group of friends for an incredible evening of loud music and ‘80s humor with an added ghoulish Halloween twist.
Fri, November 14
Songs of the Grand Ole Opry
MEMPHIS AND THE MEANTIMES takes you back to the time and place when these songs jumped off of your 45's and albums and found a place in your heart and soul that never left you. This all-star Twin Cities musical lineup celebrates the songs from the Sun Records and Grand Ole Opry 50's -60's artists of the era. These were the songs and artists that proved to be the foundation of all popular music that followed. Led by Minnesota Music Award-winner and Mid-America Hall of Fame recipient Mick Sterling, MEMPHIS AND THE MEANTIMES features a multi-talented house band and an equally impressive lineup of singers who will honor and breathe new life into songs that serve as the pillars of what we hear today. Songs from the Sun Records era include Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, and favorites from the Grand Ole Opry era of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Kris Kristofferson, and others. MEMPHIS AND THE MEANTIMES will play two special tribute sections each night featuring recently passed giants of this era, GEORGE JONES and JOHNNY CASH.
Fri/Sat, November 21 & 22
The catalog of hits for Elton John and Bernie Taupin are well known and part of all of us. But every Elton fan has a huge list of songs that weren't "hits" on the radio, but were played over and over on their record player because the songs were so great. For all of those people, ELTONSONGS is the show for you. Led by Minnesota Music Award and Mid-West Music Hall of Fame recipient, Mick Sterling and Brave New Workshop Musical Director Peter Guertin, ELTONSONGS features an amazing array of talented musicians and singers faithfully honoring such songs as BORDER SONG, THE KING MUST DIE, EMPTY SKY, HAVE MERCY ON THE CRIMINAL, SUSIE (Dramas), WE ALL FALL IN LOVE SOMETIMES and nearly two dozen Elton and Taupin gems that every Elton fan loves. ELTONSONGS is a night filled with the songs every Elton fan loves and longed to hear on the radio as much as the big hits.
Fri/Sat, November 28 & 29
Keri Noble: A Very Special Christmas
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Cities 97 radio personality Keri Noble returns to perform her very special holiday concert, “A Very Special Christmas.” The concert features an assortment of songs from Keri’s gorgeous holiday album, More Than Santa and much more. Keri knows how to write and deliver her music and this concert elegantly captures the mood and spirit of the holidays. Come celebrate the season with Keri and friends.
December 4-7, 11-14
Rock 'N' Roll Xmas Spectacular
Get ready to crank your holiday spirit all the way up! Returning to our 2014 holiday series is this popular holiday show event featuring the talents of The Eagles & Fleetwood Mac tribute bands! Join an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through Christmas classics — and create a few of their own — in show that delivers as much fun as Santa himself. The Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular is a multimedia, musical extravaganza that mixes rock n roll, hilarious stories and parodies with your favorite yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before.
Mick Sterling's AT CHRISTMAS
AT CHRISTMAS is a truly unique blend of holiday family-fueled comedy and drama brilliantly written and performed by three alums of Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, Shannon Custer, Michelle Cassioppi and Jim Robinson. What drives AT CHRISTMAS are stories and music that ring true with all families.This intimate 90-minute show is a funny, poignant and heart-warmingly tender reflection of what the holidays mean for families. The live, six-piece band performs surprisingly fresh interpretations of recognizable Christmas favorites and features Twin Cities’ favorite frontman, Mick Sterling, and A Brave New Workshop’s musical director, Peter Guertin.