Rogue Valley to Continue New Century Sessions Series at Minneapolis' New Century Theatre, 11/8
Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Rogue Valley, lauded local folk-rock band, is the next featured act in its New Century Sessions, at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. This new Minnesota music series, sponsored by Park Nicollet Health Services, gives artists a chance not only to play, but to share the evolution of their work and commune with the audience. The series runs at the Trust's intimate New Century Theatre in downtown Minneapolis and opened in September with a sold-out Jeremy Messersmith show. Twin Cities' band The Starfolk (Brian Tighe/Allison LaBonne) opens. New Century Sessions will showcase four more performances to be announced later.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 11 and range from $16 to $22 with a limited number of VIP packages available for $36. Tickets can be purchased online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, in person (no fees) at the New Century Theatre Box Office (615 Hennepin Ave., ground floor, City Center, downtown Minneapolis) or by calling 1-800-987-2787. Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m., VIP seating begins at 6 p.m.
Rogue Valley, based in Minneapolis, is "among the most consistently engaging and impressively dynamic acts on the local scene" (City Pages). Chris Koza is the lead singer/songwriter and guitarist with Luke Anderson on drums, Paul Engels on bass, Linnea Mohn on keyboards and vocals, Peter Sieve on guitar and vocals and keyboardist/composer Joey Kantor, plus a variety of string players and percussionists as regular contributors. Recognized as one of the Twin Cities' most compelling young groups, they make music that fills a dynamic spectrum from surging electric guitar rock to woodsy finger-picking ballads. The unifying trait is the band's soaring, lush vocal harmonies and cinematic arrangements matched with impeccable production and thoughtful songwriting.
"Art and artists are at the heart the Hennepin Cultural District," commented Tom Hoch, President/CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. "This series enables us to offer some of Minnesota's most talented musicians another platform to share stories about their life and creative process in a comfortable venue like the New Century Theatre and as part of this special partnership with Park Nicollet Health Services."