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!



November 24 @ 7:30 pm

The LaValle Jazz Cats Little Big Band fills a unique niche. Having 6 horns make them larger than a jazz combo and smaller than a full size Big Band. Add two vocalists, female and male, the combination provides the flexibility to perform your favorite charts from all time periods.

Come and enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to the classic charts from the American Songbook as recorded by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Peggy Lee. Then, throw in a variety of songs recorded by the likes of Michael Bublé, Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire, and this talented, high energy Little Big Band will keep you on the edge of your seat!


December 4 @ 7:30 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.