The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 7, 2014

Briefs: Ehrhardt, Brown next on MSU performance series docket; 'Boogie on Belgrade' pub crawl begins tonight

The Mankato Free Press

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Sena Ehrhardt, Chastity Brown on MSU music series docket

MANKATO — The Minnesota State University Department of Music's Performance Series is hosting a pair of upcoming performances, including:

Blues singerSena Ehrhardt and her band will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Hooligans Neighborhood Pub, 1400 East Madison Ave. Lisa Wenger and Her Mean Men will open starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. For more information, call 507-389-5549.

Signed to the Blind Pig Records label, Ehrhardt's 2012 release, "Leave the Light On," earned a nomination for best debut album from the Blues Music Awards and won the same category in the Blues Blast Music Awards. Her 2013 follow-up, "All In," earned her nominations for the Blues Blast rising star award and song of the year.

■ Chastity Brown will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood.

Brown's style mixes gospel, roots, soul, jazz, blues and country. Her track "After You" was recently featured in the new BBC/HBO film, "Mary and Martha."

Tickets for the concert are $15 or $13 for current MSU students. For more information, call 507-389-5549.

'Boogie on Belgrade' music pub crawl tonight

NOTH MANKATO — Business on Belgrade is hosting "Boogie on Belgrade," a musical pub crawl beginning at 8 p.m. today.

Visitors to each establishment can sign up for a $20 gift certificate. Each establishment will hold a drawing for their gift certificate on the next business day.

The lineup includes:

■ Circle Inn: The Dan Duffy Orchestra;

■ Dino's Pizzeria: Jessica Pritchett;

■ NaKato Bar and Grill: The Union Suits;

■ Spinners Bar and Grill: The Lost Walleye Trio;

■ North Mankato Legion Post 218: Malpractice.