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Civic Live Events

Americana Showcase

Americana Showcase celebrates the rich musical heritage of the American Midwest by connecting artists with music lovers of all ages. This community gathering creates a vibrant conversation between artists and listeners alike in a unique and intimate environment. All shows are on The Civic's Main Stage.

All shows begin at 7:30 pm

VIP Passes are now on sale! 

A limited number of VIP Passes are available now! Each VIP Pass includes:

  • Admission to all Fall Americana Showcase concerts, 
  • A private "Meet and Greet" with each Artist or Band, and 
  • Complimentary light refreshments before the show!

VIP Passes are $125 each, and can be purchased at our Box Office or by calling 507-282-8481.


Wednesday, December 14: Trailer Trash: The Trashy Lil' Xmas Show!

 The tradition continues! The Trashy Lil' Xmas Show returns to The Civic for one night only!

Now in its twenty-third year, Trailer Trash has turned generations of music lovers on to its brand of American roots, country, swing, and rockabilly. Their contagious enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment onstage have earned Trailer Trash the reputation of being Minnesota's premier honky tonk band!

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

New Year's Eve at The Civic! 

Date: December 31, 2016
9:00 pm until 1:00 am
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company's Stuido Theatre
$50 per person


Ring in the New Year with Big Band Music by Swing Street! This is gearing up to be THE party opener for 2017!

Enjoy champagne and treats at midnight with full cash bar all evening.

See you at The Civic!


Women on Wednesdays

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is proud to be recognized for its relentless commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and social well-being. Join us throughout the year for evenings of thoughtful discussion as we celebrate the resilience, diversity, and contributions of women.

Our 2016-2017 Season:

January 25: Feminism 101 ... Where Do We Go From Here?

What is feminism? Can men be feminists? Do we still need feminism today? Why not call it "equalism" or "humanism"? So many questions!  Join us for a brief historical background on feminism, a discussion on where we are today, and a vision for tomorrow.

February 22: Growing Up Muslim in Rochester
Over the last decade, the U.S. has faced growing Islamophobia, and Muslim-Americans have found themselves and their faith at the crossroadsof intense national scrutiny. Our panel of Rochester community members shares their insights and experiences growing up Muslim in our community.

March 8: Beyond Rosie the Riveter -- Women in Non-Traditional Roles 
(Presented in partnership with the Sister of St. Francis; this special session will be held at Assisi Heights.)
The power of women in the workforce is not to be overlooked. Women are working harder than ever to "bring home the bacon." But what if the workplace is less than typical, and not the kind of place you expect to find women? Meet some amazing women and learn about their non-traditional career choices. It isn't just a "man's world" anymore!

March 29: Our Experiences Raising a Son
Gloria Steinem wrote, "We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters." In 2016, is raising a son really so different from raising a daughter? Panelists share their experiences and ask for your perspective.

May 31: Rape Culture Is Real 
"Rape Culture" - the idea that rape occurs because women ask for it or fail to prevent it - is real. How did women become the ones to blame and men become blameless? How do we change this attitude and reduce the occurrence and acceptance of rape?

All Women on Wednesdays events take place at The Rochester Civic Theatre Company (except for the March 8 event at Assisi Heights.)
All events are are free and open to everyone.
Light refreshments courtesy of Trader Joe's and cash bar available at 5:00 pm.
Presentation and discussion from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. 
To make your reservation, please email info@rochestercivictheatre.org by the Monday before each Wednesday's event.

Jazz Jam with The D'Sievers

Date: February 19, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Rochester Civic Theatre Lobby Stage
Admission Free

John Sievers and the D’Sievers host a jazz open mic night at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Bring your instrument or your voice and sign up to play or sing along with a live jazz rhythm section. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Come with tunes in mind and bring changes for the rhythm section if you are playing an unusual song or in an unusual key.


This event is always free and open to the public.