Friday, June 29 @ 5:00 p.m.: The Lowest Pair
Saturday, June 30: Dixieland Jazz Festival
- 12:30pm – The Southside Aces
- 2:45pm – Seven Rivers Jazz Band
- 5:00pm – Gate City Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, July 1 @ 12:30 p.m.: Patina
Tuesday, July 3 @ 6:00 p.m.: Don Harvey
Thursday, July 5 @ 6:00 p.m.: The Dust Settlers
Friday, July 6 @ 12:30 p.m.: Beef Slough Boys
Friday, July 6 @ 5:00 p.m.: Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League
Saturday, July 7 @ 12:30 p.m.: Prairie Smoke
Saturday, July 7 @ 5:00 p.m.: Stand
Sunday, July 8 @ 12:30 p.m.: Northern Shoveler
Tuesday, July 10 @ 6:00 p.m.: Jami Lynn
Wednesday, July 11 @ 12:30 p.m.: Almighty American
Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:00 p.m.: Jaybone Bell
Thursday, July 12 @ 6:00 p.m.: Hemma
Friday, July 13 @ 12:30 p.m.: The Nunnery
Friday, July 13 @ 5:00 p.m.: Safe Passage
Saturday, July 14 @ 12:30 p.m.: Turkey Creek
Saturday, July 14 @ 5:00 p.m.: Burke Band/Patina
Sunday, July 15 @ 12:30 p.m.: Hurly Burly
Tuesday, July 17 @ 6:00 p.m.: Vaguely Suede
Wednesday, July 18 @ 12:30 p.m.: Bob Bovee
Wednesday, July 18 @ 6:00 p.m.: Jaybone Bell
Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00 p.m.: D Janakey
Friday, July 20 @ 12:30 p.m.: Luke Callen
Friday, July 20 @ 5:00 p.m.: Good Morning Bedlam
Saturday, July 21 @ 12:30 p.m.: Joel Ward
Saturday, July 21 @ 5:00 p.m.: Under Paris Skies
Sunday, July 22 @ 12:30 p.m.: Wing Dam Jammers
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:00 p.m.: Don Scott
Wednesday, July 25 @ 12:30 p.m.: Luke Callen
Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:00 p.m.: Noah Short
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:00 p.m.: Humbird
Friday, July 27 @ 12:30 p.m.: Jake Manders
Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 p.m.: JBRL/Barbaro
Saturday, July 28 @ 12:30 p.m.: Jake Manders
Saturday, July 28 @ 5:00 p.m.: The Mayer Brothers Band/The Federales
Sunday, July 29 @ 12:30 p.m.: Mike Munson
Wednesday, August 1 @ 12:30 p.m.: Jake Ilika
Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:00 p.m.: Jake Ilika
Thursday, August 2 @ 6:00 p.m.: Joseph Hunt
Friday, August 3 @ 12:30 p.m.: Amanda Grace
Friday, August 3 @ 5:00 p.m.: John Smith/Almighty American
Saturday, August 4 @ 12:30 p.m.: H30
Saturday, August 4 @ 5:00 p.m.: Miss Myra & The Moonshiners/Mike Munson
Sunday, August 5 @ 12:30 p.m.: Mike Munson/Miss Myra & The Moonshiners
Front Porch Events
New for Season 15 – all Front Porch events are Pay-What-You-WILL!
No reservation or tickets required. Join us Saturday mornings during the festival to hear from scholars, theater professionals, and community members about the places where art & life intersect. All admission is pay-what-you-WILL and will be taken at the door.
“I go, I go – swifter than the arrow from the Tartar’s bow!” -Puck, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Do you like running? Do you like beautiful scenery? Do you just want to see if you’re faster than an actor?
Whatever the answer may be, Will Run is for you!
Will Run is an annual race hosted by Great River Shakespeare Festival, usually during the month of July. Will Run is the only 28-furlong race (that we know of) in existence. 28 furlongs is just a little longer than a standard 5k, and follows the path around Lake Winona, offering competitors not only a fun race, but a beautiful view along the way! Company members usually participate, so you can try to outrun King Richard, or chase after that evasive sprite Ariel… don’t miss out on this unique event. Information about Will Run 2018 will be posted in spring of 2018.
To view race results from Will Run 2017, click here.
Narrated Set Changeovers
30 minutes before each performance, GRSF teaching artists present an entertaining introduction to the world of the play, the characters, and Shakespeare’s language. Located outside on Performing Arts Center patio, moves indoors in case of inclement weather.
Join GRSF Company members every Thursday evening in the theater following the performance and every Sunday at 11am at Blooming Grounds on Third Street. Ask questions and find out their answers about the plays, what it’s like to work in the theater, and more!
Observe the GRSF Tech Crew as they transfrom the stage between the plays. Hosted by GRSF Technical staff, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the stage shift from one play to the next, and have all your technical theater questions answered.
How many Minnesota native trees have you met? Join members of the WSU Arboretum Committee and Staff to take a tour of some of the Minnesota native trees on campus. You’ll be amazed at the variety of trees that call Minnesota home.
Tours will last about an hour and will begin at the Gazebo in the center of campus. Come with questions to be answered and leave with more information about trees you may want to add to your own landscape. Stretch your legs before the Front Porch Events and discover the beautiful WSU campus!
The Tour of Trees will meet in Minne 105 for a virtual tour if it is raining on tour dates.