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Rosemount Area Arts Council Upcoming Events!
RAAC is committed to bringing a broad spectrum of Arts to the community.We want to foster that "front-porch" mentality that we feel is important in a thriving community. As a passionate and dedicated group, we are always looking for new members​
If you have any questions regarding our events or would like more information, please contact us:
JUNE
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A Country Faire
Saturday, September 16
10am - 4pm

Art
high quality original art: painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood carving, basketry

Food
specialty and artisinal food offerings
to tempt the palate

Books
local authors sign and sell their books: childrens, romance, thrillers, fantasy, mystery, nonfiction

Activities
art activities for children offered throughout the day​

Steeple Center
14375 S.Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

​**More Details and Vendor Applications Here**
ArtBlast is a 8-day, citywide community celebration of the Arts, sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. ArtBlast is designed to provide Rosemount area residents with the opportunity to experience many kinds of art in a single, art-filled week. The ArtBlast experience will include daily Arts entertainment and activities, fun for the whole family! Events like: Performing Arts, Art Exhibits, Photo Contest, Writing Contest, a Melodrama, a 10 Minute Play Festival and much more!


​The Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band will be performing on Thursday, June 22nd at Central Park Amphitheater from 7-8pm during Art Blast. This is a free event. 

Come along & enjoy the bright sunny sound of Minnesota’s newest Steel Drum Band. Our Tropical sound and varied song selection is guaranteed to get your body moving and your spirit soaring! The instruments used by The Pan‑handlers are Trinidadian steel drums, a relatively new instrument which originated as nothing more than a series of notes shaped from the bottom of an old oil barrel! The steel drums, or pans, that we use today are of much higher quality than the typical oil barrel used to allow.

Genre:
Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Classical, and just about anything else we wanna play.


The Amazing Jeffo! 
June 20th
6:30pm
Central Park Amphitheater

Jeffo is a family friendly
comedian/magician 
who will be part of our
ArtBlast celebration at the 
Central Park Amphitheater.  
Show begins at 6:30pm - 
FREE Admission!




www.jeff-speaks.com
www.amazingjeffo.com
Author of "Seeing Light in the Darkness"

Follow Me on Facebook: Jeffrey C Smith
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***WINNERS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT! 
Tuesday, June 20th**

After "The Amazing Jeffo, and before the Melodrama, Mine All Mine, the winners of our Writing Contest will be announced Tuesday evening at the Central Park Amphitheater around 7 pm.
​Mine All Mine, or...From Ghost Town to Kaboom Town" 
by Denise K. Buhr. 

There's silver in them thar hills, but landowner Trillby Sterline doesn't know it. She's only concerned about digging a new well in her cow pasture as she waits for her true love, Tom, to return with the cows. Meanwhile, a stranger in town shows an unusual interest in her pasture. Humboldt Bilgewater Foggerty says he's with the government. He also claims that Trillby's land is no good for cows and must be deeded over to the government. (That is, to him.) General store owner, AnnieSue, her silent partner Epsy, and the Simpson sisters, who like to stir things up with their gossip, all want to help Trillby, but find themselves shoved aside. It takes another stranger (who mysteriously looks just like Tom!) to save the day in a potentially explosive ending...

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Denver, Colorado.

Performance is TONIGHT! June 20th at 7pm in Rosemount's very own Central Park Amphitheather!
One-the-Spot Photo Contest!

Come to the Fireside Room at The Steeple Center at 6pm on Wednesday, June 21st to get your photo subject assignment. You will have one hour to take an "On-the-Spot" photo with your cell phone/electric device. Winners will be announced after the Second Act 10 Minute Play Festival taking place at 7pm at the same location! Enjoy the shows and then find out if you won!

Mark Freier, our photo class professor, will be our honorary judge!
5 One-Act Plays

The Second Act Players of Rosemount are excited to announce the performance of five original One-Act Plays as part of the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s annual Art Blast. Each play is about 10 minutes long. 

This FREE performance will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday June 21st at the Rosemount Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount.
The five plays include: 
  • “The Mating Game” by Susan Friedline - A take-off on the 1970's Dating Game show, only with a twist!

  • “The Reunion” by Anita Hoffman - Takes place in a small town in Minnesota, where the local school is commemorating its 100-year anniversary. Two people meet by chance in a near-by restaurant, and recognize each other from the past.

  • “Roles” by John Dinan - Earnest Daughter brings Flawed Boyfriend back home to meet Protective Dad for the first time. The comedic but poignant conversation is driven by some recognizable cultural and generational tensions as the two males grapple for the fair maiden’s soul.

  • "Karma" by Jean Crewson - Two strangers meet in a restaurant. They are waiting to be seated and as they talk, they come to realize they know each other. Differences arise as they talk.

  • “Decisions” by Faye Heffele - A construction worker struggles to make a difficult decision, then must deal with the consequence of that decision.

Questions? Please contact Faye Heffele at faye2ineagan@msn.com.

​Radio Active will be performing during ArtBlast on Friday, June 23rd from 7-9 pm at Central Park Amphitheater. This is a free concert.

Radio Active Band was started in 2014 with the idea of starting a band that would play the classic rock and country songs other bands don't or won't attempt.

Band Members:
Sydnee Lynne - Vocals,
Randy Biehn - Vocals/Drums,
Mike Gustafson - Lead Guitar,
Brad Wegner - Rhythm Guitar, of Rosemount's "Guitar Shop"
Mike Siedow - Bass,
Michelle Aldrich - Keyboard/Vocals,
Bob Sturm - Sound Engineer

Tune us in and turn us up! Radio Active plays rock and country radio hits from the 1960's to today.

www.rockradioactive.com
8th Annual Bluegrass Americana Festival!
Join us for our 8th Annual Bluegrass Americana 
Music Festival! 

We have 4 fantastic groups performing, including our very own, Sawtooth!
Music starts at 5pm and will go until 9pm, food and refreshments wlll be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair and join us for an evening of great toe-tapping/hand clapping kinda music.

King Wilkie's Dream 5-6pm
Eelpout Stringers 6-7pm
Roe Family Singers 7-8pm
Sawtooth 8-9pm

The John Philip Sousa Memorial Band!
Sunday, June 25th
7pm
Rosemount Central Park Amphitheater

Founded in 1970, this 45-piece concert band plays the music the audience likes to hear, doing it with sincerity and a sense of great fun.


http://www.sousaband.net/
**Special Notice** Unfortunately, our Yoga in the Park class had to be cancelled for this upcoming Saturday morning, July 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.