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The 2018 Lyric House Concert Series

This Year’s Performance Line Up

Thursday, January 11
Allie Sutherland
Minneapolis native is an active musician who recently attended McNally Smith College of Music up to its recent and untimely closing.  She continues to make music and create hew own eclectic style and hopes to finish her music degree next Fall.


Thursday, April 12
Jeromy Darling
Minneapolis-based singer, songwriter, actor, activist.  Check out Jeromy’s website to read about his interesting background!


Thursday, May 3
Sam Miltich
Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. In addition to fronting his own band, the Clearwater Hot Club, Sam records and performs extensively with Minneapolis-based jazz singers, Connie Evingson and Charmin Michelle; legendary Twin Cities saxophonist Dave Karr; and Dutch swing violin maestro, Tim Kliphuis.  In addition to a busy touring schedule, Sam also hosts a weekly Jazz at the VFW in his home town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota


Thursday, July 12
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Simply the BEST classical music on the Iron Range!  Join us for a House Concert with musicians from the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.


Thursday, October 11
Jason Wussow
Wussow is the owner and guiding spirit of Beaner’s Central, a music venue and coffeehouse where you can also sample local brews. Beaner’s has been instrumental in developing the lively Duluth scene, and Wussow has been an important connection between musicians.


7:00 p.m. . Lyric Annex . 516 Chestnut Street . Virginia
$15 at the Door or Purchase A Season Package for Only $60.00!
Reserve Your Seat Today the Following Ways:
Contact the Lyric Center for the Arts at 218/741-5577
Mail in Your Order  – PO Box 416, Virginia, Minnesota  55792,

The Lyric Theatre Programs

Lyric’s Small Parts Players

Small Parts Players – Act I & Act II, began its first season of production in 2000 and has been going strong ever since!  This after-school program puts on 2 to 4 theatre productions per school year and is a great way for children to build skills in the performing arts. While given the opportunity to explore this creative form of expression, this program also helps children develop reading and speaking skills through performance.  Small Parts Players is offered to children in two age groups, Act I – 7 through 12 years of age, and Act II – 13 through 18 years of age.  The Act I age group meets in the Lyric Annex, 516 Chestnut Street, Virginia, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Act II age group meets in the Annex Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Double check the Lyric calendar in case the groups are on a breaks.  Registration is $75 per production.  For more information contact: Pete Pellinen, Director: 218-780-1264.  Follow us on Facebook!

New Home for the Lyric’s Small Parts Players.  The Lyric Center for the Arts is now moving onto Phase 4 of its reconstruction.  Phase 4 is the development of the Lobby and a 120 Seat Performance Space for Lyric’s growing and popular Small Parts Players children’s theatre!  Please join us, make a donation today, as we move on to the exciting new Phase 4!


Lyric’s Iron Range Real Regional Players

Renovations at the Lyric Center for the Arts go well beyond wielding hammers and installing new windows! The adult threatre program is currently undergoing  a complete re-organization.  For mor information contact: Lyric Center for the Arts  .  218.741.5577.  Also, Follow us on Facebook!

The Lyric Spoken Word Program

Words & Lyrics

Join us as we celebrate the art of the spoken word!  Words & Lyrics meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This monthly tradition takes place at the First Stage Gallery, 510 Chestnut St., Downtown Virginia, Minnesota.  Read your own, or work by a favorite writer, or sit back, listen and enjoy as you start your month off with the Spoken Word.  This event is free and open to everyone!

Published Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide a website where we might read examples of your work along with the following:

  • Name
  • Pen name if appropriate
  • Titles of most recent work
  • Genre
  • Daytime phone number
  • E-mail address

You may e-mail this information to us at

Emerging Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide the above information and a sample of your work for review.

Click here to print a pamphlet of Words & Lyrics information to share with friends!


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