Join us for an evening of entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine to help raise funds for the Midwest Rett Syndrome Foundation and Gillette Children's!
6:00pm Doors open with Cocktail Hour Entertainment MVO performing orchestral pop
7:00pm Supporting Act Genevieve Heyward
7:30pm Live Auction
8pm Main Act NEWSKI
10pm Event Ends
Dress is smart casual
Main act: NEWSKI (Solo)
“I love how easy NEWSKI makes it to plow through the dark stuff with some well-placed humor and grit.” -Stelth Ulvang (of the Lumineers)
"Showcases the unapologetically frank but not overly aggressive nature of 90s alt. rock perfectly." -American Songwriter
Coming off recent collaborations with Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Barenaked Ladies co-founder Steven Page, and Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe, 90’s influenced alt-rock outfit BRETT NEWSKI & the No Tomorrow launches eight new tracks, a soundtrack to his book titled “It’s Hard to be a Person: Defeating Anxiety Surviving the World, and Having More Fun.”
He has been featured on Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, SiriusXM, Boston Globe, Paste and SPIN.
NEWSKI has played alongside acts like Pixies, Violent Femmes, Courtney Barnett, Manchester Orchestra, and Better than Ezra. He continues to tour over 100 dates per year.
Supporting Act: Genevieve Heyward
Light on nostalgia but heavy with heart, Heyward’s vocal styling has been compared to Country and Western powerhouses Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Her music has hints of indie folk, bedroom pop and indie piano pop, all tied in with her own spin and topped off with a unique and rich voice. Her songs and performing style incorporates humor and connection, making the audience feel heard and immersed.
Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Orchestra Pop performed by Mississippi Valley Orchestra Crewtet
Founded in 1976, Mississippi Valley Orchestra is an excellent civic orchestra that plays incredible music east and west of the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis - St Paul metro area.