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MinnRoast 2020

Buy individual tickets

Show-only tickets go on sale in March! (MinnPost Gold and Platinum members receive a 25% discount. Donate at $10/month or more to get the discount.)

Donate now!

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 fundraising extravaganza featuring your favorite Minnesota politicians, journalists, singers and actors singing, dancing and poking fun at each other and the state we all love. In 2020, MinnRoast is set for Friday, April 17.

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

 Gov. Tim Walz  |  Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter  |  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey  |  Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

Sen. Tina Smith  |  Rep. Angie Craig  |  Rep. Tom Emmer  |  Rep. Jim Hagedorn  |  Rep. Betty McCollum  |  Rep. Ilhan Omar  |  Rep. Collin Peterson  |  Rep. Dean Phillips  |  Rep. Pete Stauber

State House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt or Deputy Leader Anne Neu  |  State Sen. Paul T. Anderson  |  State Rep. Mike Freiberg  |  State Rep. Pat Garofalo  |  State Sen. Jeff Hayden  |  State Rep. Mike Howard  |  State Sen. Scott Jensen  |  State Sen. Matt Little  |  State Rep. Jamie Long

Fmr. Sen. Dave Durenberger  Tom Horner  |  Fmr. State Rep. Peggy Leppik  |  Richard W. Painter  |  Fmr. GOP State Chair Chuck Slocum  |  Fmr. State Sen. Roy Terwilliger

Singer Courtney Burton  |  Actress Michelle Hutchison  |  Singer Maria Jette  |  Actress Sally Wingert  |  Actor/singer Max Wojtanowicz  |  OutLOUD! Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus And more to come!

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

MinnRoast 2020 is set for Friday, April 17!

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 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

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. Validated self-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. Validated self-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. Validated self-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). Validated self-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. Validated self-parking for 1 car. Recognition online. Extra sponsor tix available @$250 each. $500
($400 tax-deductible)
Special Young Professional Rate Ticket(s) to the show and pre-show reception. Prime show seating. Recognition online. (Limited availability!) $175/ticket
($125 tax-deductible)

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

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

Individual show-only tickets will go on sale in early March!

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.

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 Suzanne Childs at schilds@minnpost.com to learn more.

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

Executive Co-Producers 
Laurie & Joel Kramer

Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers
Jill & Larry Field
Kim & Garry Kieves
Jennifer Martin
John & Linda Satorius
Rebecca & Mark Shavlik

Tier II: Four Seasonings
Rick & Joan Ahmann
Sue DeNuccio

Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas 
Mark Abeln & Monica Little
Carla Blumberg & Barbara Neubert / At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Jim & Joy Erickson
David Dayton
Nancy Feldman
Janice Gepner & Eric Newman
Mike & Valerie Herring
Barbara & Paul Klaas
Dr. Tom Knabel & Kent Allin
Eli & Jessica Cordova Kramer
Matt & Katie Kramer
Carol Lacey
Peggy & Ilo Leppik
Becky Lourey
Tom & Lynn Rusch
Susan Spray
Chelle Stoner

Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns 
Pat Backen
Ann Barkelew O’Hagan
Bradley Clary
Comcast
Karla Ekdahl & Peter Hutchinson
Chau & Mike Espenson
Vernae & Mike Hasbargen
Tom & Libby Horner
Sandy Nelson & Larry Lamb
Max Musicant
Missy Staples Thompson & Gar Hargens
Sam Stern

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