Lyric Arts is proud to present our Music in the 'Burbs concert series! We bring in some of the most well-known local Minnesota artists from bluegrass to rock to folk for an intimate evening of song right in downtown Anoka.

2018-2019 Concert Lineup

A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac—Rumours & Dreams

Wednesday, Feb 20 at 7:30 pm

With a band made up of some of the Midwest’s finest talent including Pamela McNeill, Mary Jane Alm & Jeff Engholm on vocals and a host of A-List musicians, “Rumours and Dreams” will take you on a journey that walks through one of the richest songbooks in rock and roll history.  Featuring classic hits like “Rhiannon”, “The Chain”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your Own Way” , “Landslide” and “Gypsy”, this is the concert event that will have everyone on their feet.

Transit Authority—A Tribute to the Music of CHICAGO

Friday, Mar 8 at 7:30 pm

Since performing their very first shows together in the early spring of 2004, Transit Authority has become known throughout the U.S. as the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago. Based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, this eight member ensemble creates an accurate musical salute to the greatest horn driven rock band to ever hit the stage. Transit Authority's mission is to recreate the excitement of the original Chicago's sound with each and every performance. (Minus the cracks and pops of the vinyl!)

Transit Authority has assembled some amazingly talented musicians who meticulously capture all the nuances of the original recordings and will honestly make you believe you are witnessing the real thing. Performing mega-hits such as, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Hard Habit to Break", "Make Me Smile", "Old Days", "Just You 'n Me", "Beginnings", "Wake Up Sunshine", and many more.

I Am, He Said—A Celebration of Neil Diamond Starring Matt Vee*

Wednesday, Apr 3 at 7:30 pm

*Not available for the Pick 6 Subscription packages

With songs like "Cracklin’ Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", and "Sweet Caroline", Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, "I’m A Believer". Join Matt, Jeff, and Tommy Vee (nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee), for a celebration of this amazing music icon.

An Evening with Chris Hawkey

Friday, Apr 19 at 7:30 pm

Chris Hawkey, the self-described luckiest man in the world, was born and raised in Union City, a small town that rests on the state-line that separates Ohio from Indiana.  He spent his youth competing in a wide variety of sports while dreaming of seeing the world through the windows of a tour bus. Having joined his first band at the age of 15, Chris began his pursuit of “the dream” while still in high school, playing “every bar and city festival within a 100 mile radius”. 

On October 1, 2016, Chris Hawkey released the single “Good Liar”, a fantastic song written by country-music legend Brett James that found immediate radio airplay.  The song was the first release from the forthcoming album “Shine”, which will be released in late 2016.

Holy Rocka Rollaz

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm

Take an authentic trip back to the fantastic 50s with The Holy Rocka Rollaz!

If it’s the classic early rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash (and many more!) that you want, played just the way those legends played it…you have found your dream band! Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but PURE EARLY AMERICAN ROCK ‘n’ ROLL about them.