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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.)
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.
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.
Tickets & 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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Special Young Professional Rate||Ticket(s) to the show and pre-show reception. Prime show seating. Recognition online. (Limited availability!)||$175/ticket
If you have questions about being a Patron, please contact Tanner Curl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-455-6954.
Individual Show-Only Tickets
|Tier One||Patron package levels are Tier One|
|Tier Two||$75 + $4 theatre restoration fee
|Tier Three||$40 + $4 theatre restoration fee
|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 email@example.com to learn more.
Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who support MinnPost’s nonprofit newsroom through MinnRoast!
Laurie & Joel Kramer
Tier I: Smokey and the Miracle Workers
Jill & Larry Field
Kim & Garry Kieves
John & Linda Satorius
Rebecca & Mark Shavlik
Tier II: Four Seasonings
Rick & Joan Ahmann
Tier III: Hot Mamas and Papas
Mark Abeln & Monica Little
Carla Blumberg & Barbara Neubert / At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Jim & Joy Erickson
Janice Gepner & Eric Newman
Mike & Valerie Herring
Barbara & Paul Klaas
Dr. Tom Knabel & Kent Allin
Eli & Jessica Cordova Kramer
Matt & Katie Kramer
Peggy & Ilo Leppik
Tom & Lynn Rusch
Tier IV: Sgt. Peppercorns
Ann Barkelew O’Hagan
Karla Ekdahl & Peter Hutchinson
Chau & Mike Espenson
Vernae & Mike Hasbargen
Tom & Libby Horner
Sandy Nelson & Larry Lamb
Missy Staples Thompson & Gar Hargens
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