the popular music series 2018-2019



The Hanifl Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce their Popular Music Series for the 2018-2019 series with a great music selection for everyone!

The harvey diamond quartet

PERFORMANCE: SEPTember 27 @ 7:30 pm


September 27 th , at 7:30 p.m. you can hear Diamond draw life and beauty out of the prized Steinway and Melissa Stout float her jazz flute sound in the intimate new concert hall at Hanifl Performing Art Center. Jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area with his music for decades. He plays

with a rare combination of technique, intellect, subtlety, and heart. Featuring jazz flutist Melissa Stoudt with Boston bassist, Jon Dreyer and Twin Cities percussionist, Nathan Norman. Guest vocalist Tommy Robinson will be dropping in as well. Tommy will warm your heart and pump up your spirit with his beautiful voice!

Pianist Harvey Diamond … is almost as revered among Boston musicians as the Dalai Lama is in Tibet".

—Critic Steve Elman of The Arts Fuse


On Saturday morning, September 29th, Harvey Diamond will present a jazz workshop for jazz students, professionals, and aficionados, some of the great jazz performance nuggets he gleaned through his studies with Fred Saatman and Lennie Tristano. He will discuss ways to develop a jazz sensibility and to

more full engage one’s senses in “becoming one” with the music.




October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Jeff’s 15 years as bandleader and guitarist with Glen Campbell were filled with shows, adventures and stories as they traveled and recorded together. Glen remains one of America’s best-loved and most-respected country/pop artists of all time, and it’s only natural that since his Alzheimer’s diagnosis and his recent passing, there would be a renewed demand for his music to be heard. Jeff has been answering that call with Salute to Glen Campbell, on tour now.

The show is filled with Glen’s hits, led by his former right-hand man. Dayton occasionally calls on fellow alumni from the tours and together they share the joys and fun, the stories behind the songs and an intimate reflection on the pain of losing an artist who was a great friend to us all.


December 4 at 2:00 pm

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as "genre-bending"(Julie Amacher, MPR) and "pure magic"(WausauPilot & Review). The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018.


the holy rocka rollaz

April 6 @ 7:00 pm

Take an authentic trip back to the fantastic 50s with The Holy Rocka Rollaz!

If it’s the classic early rock‘n’roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash (and many more!) that you want, played just the way those legends played it…you have found your dream band! Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but PURE EARLY AMERICAN ROCK‘n’ROLL about them.