MinnRoast 2019

Buy individual tickets

Tickets are on sale now! (MinnPost Gold and Platinum members get a 25% discount. Contact members@minnpost.com to receive the code.)

Become a MinnRoast Patron

Patrons get multiple tickets to the show and the exclusive pre-show reception. (See our current Patron list.)

About the Show

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

Notable names scheduled to appear in-person or through video this year (so far!) include:

KARE 11’s Jana Shortal  | Sen. Amy Klobuchar  |  Sen. Tina Smith  |  Gov. Tim Walz  |  Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan  |  St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter  |  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey  |  Duluth Mayor Emily Larson  |  Rep. Jim Hagedorn  |  Rep. Angie Craig  |  Rep. Dean Phillips  |  Rep. Betty McCollum  |  Rep. Ilhan Omar  |  Rep. Tom Emmer  |  Rep. Collin Peterson  |  Rep. Pete Stauber  | State Sen. Karin Housley  |  State Rep. Jamie Long  |  State Rep. Mike Freiberg  |  Former state Sen. Maj. Leader Amy Koch  |  Actress Sally Wingert  |  Actor Bradley Greenwald  |  Singers/songwriters Jim & Terry Walsh  |  Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus  |  And more!

And while it’s a fun evening out, MinnRoast is MinnPost’s largest fundraising event of the year, providing crucial support for the reporters in our nonprofit newsroom and our in-depth coverage of the stories that matter to Minnesota.

Schedule

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-show reception at Rock Bottom Brewery for MinnRoast Patrons, 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 2019 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 & Patron Packages

Individual Show-Only Tickets

Ticket Level Cost
Tier One Patron package 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.

Patron Packages

(Previously known as “individual sponsorship packages.”)

 Levels What you get Cost
Executive Co-Producer 12 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception on request. Valet parking for up to 6 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra tix available @$250 each. $8,000
($7,400 tax-deductible)
Tier I: 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. Valet parking for up to 5 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra tix available @$250 each. $5,000
($4,500 tax-deductible)
Tier II: 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. Valet 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 Papas 6 tickets to the show and pre-show reception. Premium show seating. Reserved booth or table seating at the pre-show reception (if available). Valet 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 self-parking for 1 car. Recognition online. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $500
($400 tax-deductible)

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

Corporate Sponsorships

We have unveiled all-new corporate sponsorship packages this year. If your business or organization is interested in this great opportunity, contact Sally Waterman at swaterman@minnpost.com or 612-455-6953 to learn more.

Sponsors & Patrons

Become a MinnRoast Patron today to ensure you’re recognized here (and at the event). If your organization is interested in sponsoring MinnRoast, please contact Sally Waterman at swaterman@minnpost.com or 612-455-6953 to learn more.

Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who support MinnPost’s nonprofit newsroom through MinnRoast!

Sponsors
AT&T

Executive Co-Producers
Laurie & Joel Kramer

Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers
Bill & Sharon Clapp
Kim & Garry Kieves
Lawrence Family Foundation / Dr. Mary & Jim Lawrence
Lee Lynch & Terry Saario
Jennifer Martin
John & Linda Satorius

Tier II: Four Seasonings
Accredited Investors Wealth Management®
Rick & Joan Ahmann
Fran & Barb Davis
Jack & Claire Dempsey
Jill & Larry Field
Great River Energy in honor of Kandace Olsen
Minneapolis Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Rebecca & Mark Shavlik
UCare
YWCA Minneapolis

Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas
Mark Abeln & Monica Little
Karin Birkeland & Lee Mitau
Carla Blumberg & Barbara Neubert / At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Eli & Jessica Cordova Kramer
Lynette Dumalag at JLL
Jim & Joy Erickson
Nancy Feldman
Minneapolis Parks Commissioners Meg Forney & LaTrisha Vetaw
Barbara Forster & Larry Hendrickson
Janice Gepner & Eric Newman
David Hartwell & Elizabeth De Baut
Michael & Valerie Herring
Diane & Tony Hofstede
House of Charity
Sam & Sylvia Kaplan
Barbara & Paul Klaas
Adam Kramer
Matthew & Katie Kramer
Peggy & Ilo Leppik
Becky Lourey
Jane Mauer
Bill & Amy McKinney
Sandy Nelson & Larry Lamb
Dan & Evelyn Oberdorfer
Kandace Olsen & Scott Peterson
Susan & David Plimpton
RBC Wealth Management – Darla Kashian
Ken & Betsy Roering
Nancy Speer & Jim Shaver
Lee Sheehy & Cathy Lawrence
Chelle Stoner & Warren Kelly
Lowell & Debra Stortz
University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns
Hon. Paul & Jan Anderson
Paul & Susan Arneson
Kevin & Lisa Armstrong
Ron & Terry Barczak
John & Judy Borger
John & Susan Breon
Carol Chomsky & Steven Liss
Bradley Clary
A.J. & Sonja Colianni
Kelly Doran
Joann & Gary Eichten
Fairview Health Services
Frank Fallon & Bonnie Sargent
Nancy Gibson & Ron Sternal
Sam Grabarski & Lisa Meyer
David Hage & Therese Sexe
Peter & Anne Heegaard
Horner Strategies, LLC
Stephen Imholte & Rachael Scherer
Kathryn Klibanoff & Jeremy Edes Pierotti
Bill & Judith McGrann
Ruth Mickelsen & Bill Manning
Glenn Miller & Jocelyn Hale
Ralph Moller & Wendy Wells
Rick & Val Moore
Max Musicant
Cari & Nathan Nesje
Michael Osterholm & Fern Peterson
Kevin & Julie Paap
Nancy & James Proman
Tom & Lynn Rusch
Judy Schwartau
Paul Sortland & Carolyn Anderson
Missy Staples Thompson & Gar Hargens
Sam & Deb Stern
Karen Sternal & Lowell Pickett
Sarah Stoesz & David Foster
The Story Laboratory, LLC
Marshall H. Tanick & Cathy Gorlin
KaiMay & Dr. Joseph Terry
Benjamin & Debrah Vander Kooi
Andrew & Katrina Wallmeyer
Faye & Ron Way
Timothy Welsh
Charlie & Julie Zelle
Zimmerman Reed

In-Kind Support
Rapid Graphics & Mailing Inc.