Lori Dokken Presents
Join us for a concert event celebrating some of the greatest women singers and songwriters ever! Music Director and pianist Lori Dokken is joined by three of the finest Twin Cities’ vocalists – Judi Vinar, Patty Peterson and Rachel Holder – and they combine forces to turn the stage into a celebration of some of the monumental matriarchs of music. Every time these great friends take the stage, it promises to be a fantastic evening of hearing these women “roar” as only they can!
Sit back and enjoy the vibrant vocal harmonies these women put to tunes made famous by divas like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Sara Bareilles, Helen Reddy, Gladys Knight, Alicia Keys and several others. Their set list changes with every show so come back and check them out often!
Monday, January 8th
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
PARKING LOT RIGHT NEXT TO THE CLUB!
Doors open at 5:00pm for cocktails and lite meal - Show at 5:30pm
The musical journey begins with Sister Rosetta Tharpe and travels through time up to today featuring female phenoms like Billie Holiday, Laura Nyro, Carole King, Nina Simone, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Janis Ian, Lady Gaga, India Arie and more. The evening will also be interspersed with words from some well-known writers and celebrities such as Maya Angelou, Terry Tempest Williams, Winona LaDuke, Coretta Scott King, Mary Oliver and more.
On stage to deliver an eclectic and dynamic array of arrangements written or performed by iconic female vocalists is a cadre of local Twin Cities’ luminaries such as Judi Vinar, Joyann Parker, Rachel Holder, Charmin Michelle and Anna Christy backed by pianist Lori Dokken (Producer & Music Director of Shout! Sister, Shout!) along with an all-star rhythm section. They will also be joined by Eden Bodnar, a local actress/artist/voiceover talent who will be delivering the spoken word sections.
A visual backdrop also accompanies this production and features digital renderings of the writers, composers and vocalists associated with each song and quotation.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Dinner at 5:00
Show at 7:00
History Theatre is partnering with Lori Dokken again this year to present a Valentine’s Day concert event featuring several of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians delivering their musical thoughts about things they love, who they love and what they feel love really is about.
A diverse cast of stage veterans will present a wide range of selections from folk to pop to Broadway to Standards.
Featured performers include Judi Vinar, Ginger Commodore, Rachel Holder, Connie Evingson, Katie Gearty, Mistress Ginger, Gregg Peterson and Doug Anderson. These amazing vocalists will be supported by Music Director Lori Dokken (piano), Joan Griffith (bass), and Beth Varela (percussion and cello).
From the love of nature to the love of a best friend, and even the love of a pet, there is a relatable kind of love for all to enjoy!
Join us for an evening with these strong and independent artists, each with long resumes and rich musical histories in our community.
This one night only concert will entertain you while celebrating what love really means!
Club Day Monday is a new event co-hosted by The Woman's Club of Minneapolis and local musician and music producer Lori Dokken. Join Lori as she hosts local entertainers in the relaxed setting of the Lounge at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis.
PUBLIC WELCOME !!!
Great way to start off your week!
The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis is a 501(c)(3) community organization located in a stunning Italianate, six-story mansion overlooking Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis. The Club is a gathering place for active, interesting women and men of all ages and backgrounds. The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis has provided a splendid retreat for outstanding women and men since 1907.
Today the Woman’s Club continues to be a vibrant community that embraces people from a variety of backgrounds. The current Clubhouse, built in 1928, has been designated by the City of Minneapolis as a Historic Treasure and offers breathtaking views of Loring Park and downtown Minneapolis.
Please join us for a concert event celebrating the music and friendship of two of the greatest female singer/songwriters of the past 60 years - Brandi Carlile & Joni Mitchell!
It seems to make perfect sense that these two musical meteors have collided and now are sharing the concert stage together. Brandi and Joni both possess an authentic and pure vision in their lyrics and melody that cuts through any false narrative of writing and performing to possess fame. It’s about truth and connection.
In an interview with the BBC, Joni Mitchell said: “If you listen to that music and you see me, you’re not getting anything out of it. If you listen to that music and you see yourself, it’ll probably make you cry, and you’ll learn something about yourself and now you’re getting. something out of it.”
Rachel Holder is the perfect artist to present some of her (and our) cherished tunes by these two phenomenal female icons of the industry. Rachel possesses the same authenticity in her delivery and with each tune goes to a place where we not only see, but can vividly hear her connection to the deep, personal side of each selection. In each song, Rachel sees herself.
The Main Stage at Crooners
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Doors at 3:00
Show at 4:00
Featuring Lori Dokken, Patty Peterson, Rachel Holder, Connie Evingson, Jennifer Grimm, Ginger Commodore and Judi Vinar!
It’s a Beatles song fest!
For this concert event, Lori Dokken (pianist/vocalist/music director) has enlisted SIX of the Twin Cities’ finest female vocalists: Patty Peterson, Rachel Holder, Connie Evingson, Jennifer Grimm, Ginger Commodore and Judi Vinar. This diverse group of artists promises to deliver, in their own unique ways, a wide range of selections from the Beatles’ vast catalogue of songs. Songs include “Imagine,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Across the Universe,” “Here, There and Everywhere,” “When I’m 64,” “Act Naturally,” “Help,” “Come Together” and “All You Need is Love!” If you are a fan of Lori’s I Am Woman or Women on the Moon shows, you need to see this show!
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Dinner at 5:00
Show at 7:00
Join us for a live-streamed/in-person service at 10:00 AM!
Join me for a tremendously uplifting experience at Unity Minneapolis where I have been the Music Director for the past fifteen years. Weekly Sunday morning service is at 10:00. If you can't attend in person - watch the live stream!
Frequent musical guests are The Unity Choir, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder, Patty Peterson, Erin Schwab, Dane Stauffer, Ginger Commodore, Mary Jane Alm and many many other Twin Cities' artists.
"People Get Ready ... Stand Up"
If Prayer is the Prelude ... 'Amen' is the call to action!
Join us for the September 2022 Music Series - a month filled with inspiring, poignant, timely, truthful, soulful, energizing and thought-provoking music that speaks to the very challenging times that we are living through.
The Unity Minneapolis Music Team will feature selections from a wide variety of artists from the past 70 years, such as: The Staple Singers, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, India.Arie, Kenny Loggins, Cat Stevens, Laura Nyro, Cynthia Erivo, Simon & Garfunkel, John Legend, Curtis Mayfield, Tracy Chapman, Brandi Carlisle, Alicia Keys and many more.
Experiencing the music of these artists will help us all recharge our faith and belief in humanity and perhaps free us from our COVID coma and set us on a path to being reminded of how our voices and actions can affect monumental change. Change that will lift up our sisters and brothers from the despair and struggles that are surrounding us.
History shows us that energized and passionate leaders from diverse factions of life have had a divine ability to move us toward the light and invite us to join in the chorus of change … which is often accompanied by some of the most influential and inspirational music of our times.
When we see … hear … feel … and join together with our neighbors in need, I believe we can fully realize that we ARE one with each other on this journey to “Seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” (Micah 6:8)
Let the people say ‘Amen.’
Musical Guests for this series include: Ginger Commodore, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder, Michael Monroe, David Stanoch, Pete Hennig and Dave Berget.
Join us as we celebrate “National Grandparents Day” by singing some of our favorite songs and also raising funds for a fantastic local youth theatre arts organization called ETC Productions founded by Erin Schwab and Emily Villano. They currently have a full summer of productions being presented all around the Twin Cities. The two of them have truly harnessed the power of making a smaller budget go a phenomenally long way.
Lori will be joined by local favorites: Judi Vinar, Patty Peterson, Jennifer Grimm, Rachel Holder, Ginger Commodore, Aimee Lee, Emily Villano and Erin Schwab. You can expect a few, much younger “short people” to join in on the fun and sing with us!
This cabaret event will be paired with a Go Fund Me opportunity for supporters and guests to donate to ETC Productions to help them continue to bring the magic of theatre arts to our local youth! (To donate go to www.gofundme.com and in the search box enter: Our Voices Our Choices Our Children)
What a FANTASTIC family affair on a beautiful, fall Sunday afternoon! Let’s get together and help our children continue to grow and thrive!
POSTPONED - Check back soon for the rescheduled date.
So sorry for any inconvenience.
Erin Schwab and Emily Villano have been Collaborative Partners working in Educational Theater since 2012.
Both Emily and Erin are Native Minnesotans, growing up in St. Paul and St. Louis Park. Starting at McNally Smith College of Music, Erin and Emily have worked together for years as Teaching Artists, Directors, Musical Directors as well as Creative and Technical Staff with Steppingstone Theatre, Youth Performance Company, Stages Theater Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Ashland Productions, Lakeshore Players Theatre, Moreland Elementary School, Eagan High School and currently, with Apple Valley High School.
Erin and Emily started ETC Productions to provide a space for young artists to explore, feel empowered, and make discoveries through the joy of theater making.