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MinnRoast 2018

April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Buy individual tickets

Show-only tickets are on sale now.

Become a sponsor

Sponsors get multiple tickets to the show and the sponsor-only pre-show reception. (See our current sponsor list.)

About the Show

MinnRoast is our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists, singers and actors singing, dancing and poking fun at each other and the state of the state we all love. 

Notable names scheduled to appear this year include Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Tina Smith, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Rep. Tom Emmer, Rep. Keith Ellison, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, actress Sally Wingert, actor Tyler Michaels, actress Michelle Hutchison, vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, former MPR host Gary Eichten, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and more.

Schedule

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-show reception at Rock Bottom Brewery for MinnRoast Sponsors and their guests. The reception features upscale hearty hors d'oeuvres with a twist. The cash bar offers a wide selection of handcrafted beers, wine and spirits. 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 p.m. The show will start at 8 p.m. and run for about 90 minutes with an intermission.

Location

The location for MinnRoast 2018 is the Historic State Theatre. The pre-show reception and after-show happy hour will take place next door, at the Rock Bottom Brewery (map).

Hennepin Theatre Trust provides parking information on their site.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Individual Show-Only Tickets

Show-only tickets are on sale now.

Ticket LevelCost
Tier One

Sponsorship levels are Tier One

Tier Two

$75 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($58 tax-deductible)

Tier Three

$40 + $4 theatre restoration fee
($23 tax-deductible)

Tier Four (upper balcony)$10 + $4 theatre restoration fee

MinnPost Gold and Platinum members – who donate $10 a month or more – receive pre-sale access and a 25% discount on show-only tickets. Become a member today. (After you donate, contact Tanner Curl at tcurl@minnpost.com for the discount code.)

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship LevelsWhat you getCost
Reception Co-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 up to 6 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. 

$8,000
($7,400 tax-deductible)
Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers10 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, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $5,000
($4,500 tax-deductible)
Tier II: Four Seasonings8 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, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $3,000
($2,600 tax-deductible)
Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas6 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, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $1,500
($1,200 tax-deductible)
Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns

2 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for 1 car. Recognition online. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $500
($400 tax-deductible)

If you have questions about sponsorship, please contact Tanner Curl at tcurl@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954.

Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor today to ensure you're recognized here (and at the event).

Reception Co-Hosts
Joel & Laurie Kramer
Jennifer Martin

Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers
Kim & Garry Kieves
Mary & Jim Lawrence
Bill & Amy McKinney
Lee Lynch & Terry Saario
Rebecca & Mark Shavlik


Tier II: Four Seasonings
Accredited Investors Wealth Management ®
Fran & Barb Davis
Kelly Doran
Jill & Larry Field
Great River Energy
House of Charity
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Otto Bremer Trust
Minneapolis Foundation
UCare


Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas
Mark Abeln & Monica Little
Rick & Joan Ahmann
Kevin Armstrong & Lisa Goldson Armstrong
Carla Blumberg & Barbara Neubert / At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe
John & Susan Breon
CenturyLink
Bill & Sharon Clapp
Jay & Page Cowles
Jack & Claire Dempsey
Jim & Joy Erickson
Nancy Feldman
Barbara Forster & Larry Hendrickson
Mike & Valerie Herring
Diane & Tony Hofstede
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Sam & Sylvia Kaplan
Darla Kashian - RBC Wealth Management
Thomas & Marlene Kayser
Barbara & Paul Klaas
Adam Kramer
Eli Kramer & Jessica Cordova Kramer
Matthew & Katie Kramer
Maureen Kucera-Walsh & Mike Walsh
Carol Lacey
League of Women Voters Minnesota
Peggy & Ilo Leppik
Becky Lourey
Jane Mauer
Margaret Nelson Brinkhaus
Kandace Olsen & Scott Peterson
Dan & Evelyn Oberdorfer
Susan & David Plimpton
Amy Radermacher and David Ratz
Sansoro Health
John & Linda Satorius
Nancy Speer & Jim Shaver
Missy Staples Thompson & Gar Hargens
Ron Sternal & Nancy Gibson
Chelle Stoner & Warren Kelly
Lowell & Debra Stortz

Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns
Tamara Blaschko
Dick & Karen Braun
Candace Campbell & Jerry Seck
Susan & Bert Colianni
Karla Ekdahl & Peter Hutchinson
Jay Erstling & Pixie Martin
Frank Fallon & Bonnie Sargent
Gary Gardner & Helen Kivnick
Janice Gepner & Eric Newman
Janny & Geoff Gothro
Peter & Anne Heegaard
David & Meredith Homans
Jim & Susan Lenfestey
Dave & Peggy Lucas
Cathy Madison & Rick Dublin
Terri & Jack McKeon
MicroGrants
Kay & Michael O'Keefe
Carla Pardue
John Putz
Tom & Lynn Rusch
Katie & Ken Searl
Lee Sheehy & Cathy Lawrence
Andy & Lana Slavitt
Sortland Law Office, PLLC
Pat Strandness & Bruce Shnider
Ellen & Jim van Iwaarden
Andy & Katrina Wallmeyer
Liz, Tim, & William Welsh
Ellen Wolfson
Charlie & Julie Zelle
Zimmerman Reed

In-Kind Support
Rapid Graphics & Mailing Inc.