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MinnRoast 2015

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MinnRoast is our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists and media types. Marvel as they shed their serious personas to sing, dance, act and poke fun at each other and the state of the state we all love.

Scheduled to appear: Gov. Mark Dayton, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Reps. Tom Emmer and Keith Ellison, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, GO 93.6’s B.T. and Barb Abney, Roxane Battle, Philip Brunelle & VocalEssence, vocalist Maria Jette, Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band and more.

The evening begins at 6:00 with a pre-show reception at Rock Bottom Brewery for MinnRoast Sponsors, their guests, and Way Above Average ticket holders. The reception features upscale hearty hors d’oeuvres with a twist. The cash bar offers a wide selection of handcrafted beers, wine and spirits — plus the one-night-only Brewmaster’s 2015 MinnRoast Brew. Reserved booth or table seating is available for sponsor groups on request.

For those with show-only tickets, the Historic State Theatre lobby bars and doors for theatre seating open at 7:00. From 7:30 to 8:00, Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows will provide musical entertainment from the theatre stage.

Raffle prizes this year are two “Spirits of MinnRoast” baskets of upscale spirits with a Minnesota connection. The first prize basket has 12 bottles; the second prize basket has 6 bottles. Both baskets also include other spirited items. Donors Are Prairie Organic Spirits, Byerly’s Wine and Spirits, Surdyk’s, Rock Bottom Brewery and members of the MinnPost Board. Raffle tickets will be sold from 6:00 to 7:55 p.m. The raffle drawing will take place on stage at about 9:00 as part of the MinnRoast variety show.

Following the show, the MinnRoast audience is invited to join the cast at Rock Bottom Brewery for happy hour pricing on drinks and appetizers and a one-night-only chance to sample the 2015 MinnRoast Brew.

Highlights from MinnRoast 2014

Below you will find a breakdown of individual ticket and sponsorship categories.

MinnPost Gold and Platinum members – who donate $10 a month or more – receive a 25% discount on Tier 2-4 tickets. Click here to become a member today or learn more about our member benefits. (If you are already a MinnPost member and have not received your discount code, contact Ashleigh at aswenson@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954.)

We look forward to seeing you on April 24!

Ticket Levels What you get Cost
Way Above Average Ticket(s) Pre-show reception + Tier One show seating $175 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($130 tax-deductible)
Show Only Ticket(s) Tier Two seating $80 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($68 tax-deductible)
Show Only Ticket(s) Tier Three seating $40 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($28 tax-deductible)
Show Only Ticket(s) Tier Four seating (upper balcony) $12 + $4 theatre restoration fee

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Sponsorship Levels What you get Cost
Reception Host 12+ tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for 6+ cars. Prominent recognition at pre-show reception and in program book. $7,500
($6,900 tax-deductible)
Smokey and the Miracle Workers 10 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 5 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $5,000
($4,500 tax-deductible)
Four Seasonings 8 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $3,000
($2,600 tax-deductible)
Hot Mamas and Papas 6 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Complimentary parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $1,500
($1,200 tax-deductible)

To request a MinnRoast sponsorship packet email lkramer@minnpost.com or aswenson@minnpost.com. Sponsorships received by March 1 are acknowledged in the printed invitation. Sponsorships received by April 1 are acknowledged in the MinnRoast program book.

Become a MinnRoast 2015 sponsor today!