ST. CLOUD — Break out your cowboy boots and hats as this weekend goes to country music in Central Minnesota with Alabama and Hunter Hayes at Grand Casino, Mickey Gilley at Rollie's, Walter's Wheelhouse performing at the Veranda Lounge  and the Lion King broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Walter's Wheelhouse

    Pioneer Place

    Catch some local entertainment Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall, and her singing partner Dan Witte of Walter's Wheelhouse perform at Pioneer Place tonight (Thursday). You'll enjoy some acoustic sounds of Santana, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Eva Cassidy. The duo will be performing on the Veranda at 8:00 p.m. The event is free to attend.


    Thursday, July 7th, 8:00 p.m.

    Janelle Kendall and Dan Witte, Photo by's Jim Maurice
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    Hunter Hayes

    Grand Casino Hinckley

    Country music fans can hear the musical styling's of rising star Hunter Hayes tomorrow (Friday) night. The 22-year-old CMA New Artist of the Year is busy working on writing some new music to follow up on the release of his second album, Storyline. Hayes is also the youngest male act ever to top the Billboard Hot Country song chart. Tickets range from $25-$60. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    Friday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m.

    Mike Windle, Getty Images
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    Grand Casino Hinckley

    One of the all-time great country music bands will be in Minnesota this weekend.  Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook (better known as Alabama) will be performing on the Amphitheater stage Saturday night. The band reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, sold 73 million albums, and made the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets for the Southern Drawl Tour range from $40-$85. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    Saturday, July 9th, 7:30 p.m.

    Frazer Harrison< Getty Images
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    Disney's The Lion King

    Orpheum Theatre

    Don't miss your chance to see a Disney Classic brought to life on the stage all this weekend. Disney's The Lion King returns to the Orpheum Theatre tonight (Thursday) through Sunday. This landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative team brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The show is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and is a must see performance. Tickets range from $49-$129 and seats are limited for this weekend.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    Thursday, July 7th, 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 8th, 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 9th, 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday, July 10th, 1;00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

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    Mickey Gilley & The Urban Cowboy Band

    Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks

    Enjoy a country music show at Rollie's Rednecks and Longneck's Sunday. Mickey Gilley and the Urban Cowboy Band is the headliner for this outdoor concert. The Hell Country Truckers will be the opening act.  Ticket are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. This is an outdoor event so bring your lawn chairs! Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

    CALL 320-255-0912 for ticket information!

    Sunday, July 10th, 4:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Rollie's Redneck and Longnecks)