Winona Arts Center - 2022 Concert Series

Concerts are presented at the Winona Art Center, 228 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

Tickets are available in advance at Eventbrite and Hardt's Music or at the door. Coffeehouse and gallery are open at 1 hour prior to concerts. Wine will be available for purchase during the coffeehouse hour. Please review our Covid-19 Protocol before planning your visit to the Winona Arts Center. We appreciate your understanding.

Concerts in September and October are part of the Winona Arts Center's 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Radoslav Lorković

Saturday / October 8, 2022 / 7:00pm
Coffeehouse and Gallery open at 6:00pm
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Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White, and Bo Ramsey. His thirty year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy, the Canary Islands, the Yup’ik villages of Alaska, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall.

This concert is underwritten by Paul Schollmeier and Efficiency Detectives.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or Hardt's Music, 115 East 3rd St in Winona.

Opposable Thumbs
with special guest Sampson and Son

Saturday / October 29, 2022 / 7:00pm
Coffeehouse and Gallery open at 6:00pm
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This will be a rare event, Opposable Thumbs (right) last performed in the beginning of the new millennium. The group still consists of Wayne Beezley on mandolin and octave mandolin, Rick Sampson on banjo, guitar and mandolin, and Betsy Neil on fiddle, and now comes with a new bass player, Larry Dalton. This is an all-instrumental group featuring well-crafted originals and new acoustic music from favorite new acoustic string bands.

The concert will open with Sampson and Son, Rick Sampson and his son Aric Sampson (left). Larry Dalton will perform with them as well. Sampson and Son have been performing in the coulee region for 15 years. Their music covers many styles: traditional, contemporary, popular, and originals. Thoughtfully arranged and orchestrated instrumentals (hot pickin') and Aric's sweet vocals. Their music pleases younger and not so young audiences. They have fun!

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or Hardt's Music, 115 East 3rd St in Winona.