Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rochester kicks off 2013 Holiday Tour on December 5

In just over a month, the 2013 Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience “Spirit of the Season” Holiday Tour will take flight from Rochester, Minnesota. On December 5, at 7:30pm, the first of ten December shows will treat Minnesota’s third largest city to a night of contemporary big band music with a pop flair at Mayo Civic Center's Presentation Hall. The folllowing is a brief background on the Rochester venue and a list of tips for attending the event.

Rochester's Mayo Civic Center

Rochester has rich tradition of performing arts and Shaun Johnson BBE could not be more honored to kick off the tour in such a storied city. The Mayo Civic Center, a venue that also has a rich history, has four main performance facilities. Presentation Hall, the premier concert facility, is where Shaun and a collection of superior big band musicians will take the stage on December 5.

In 1938, community leaders deemed the original “Mayo Civic Auditorium” as the area’s premier entertainment venue. Since then, the city has continued to expand and update its facilities. Now the largest event center in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, the Mayo Civic Center plays host to over 1300 events per year. The way in which Mayo Civic Center is positioned in the Rochester community makes it an ideal place to host a winter concert. Here are a few tips for attending the show:

• Look for city wide “Parking Logos”. They will direct you to open parking lots and ramps.
• Rochester meter parking and parking ramps are FREE after 5pm.
• In addition to the ramps, Civic Center “South” Lot has 240+ parking spaces available.

Get Involved 

Join the facebook event page.
• “Like” and “follow” Shaun Johnson BBE for news, photos, and cool contests leading up to and continuing through the Holiday Tour. 
• "Spirit of the Season" Holiday Tour dates and locations
• Who is Shaun Johnson?

More Ideas 

• Planning to purchase “What’ll I Do” but don’t want to wait in line at the show? Order your copies here
• Consider booking a night or weekend in one of Rochester’s 5000 hotel rooms.

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