Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Our Venues

Verizon Wireless Performing Arts Center

 

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The new home of the Mankato Symphony's Symphonic Series

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Directions

Coming from the North, take HWY 169 
(Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hudson, WI)
Follow this highway to HWY 14 East. Take the Riverfront Drive exit and follow Riverfront Drive south to the Riverfront Drive Parking Ramp. Or take HWY 22 (St. Peter, Kasota) continue following this highway, which turns into Riverfront Drive south and follow it to the Riverfront Drive Parking Ramp. 

Coming from the South, take HWY 169 
(Blue Earth, Algona, IA)
Take the Riverfront Drive exit, going north on Riverfront Drive to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. Or take HWY 22 (Wells, Minnesota Lake, Mapleton). Follow to HWY 14 West and to Riverfront Drive exit turning left onto Riverfront Drive South. Follow Riverfront Drive to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. 

Coming from the East, take HWY 14 
(Waseca, Owatonna, Rochester)
Take this highway west to Riverfront Drive exit, turning left onto Riverfront Drive South. Follow Riverfront Drive to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. Or take HWY 83 (Waldorf, St. Clair) Turn right to HWY 14. Follow this highway west to the Riverfront Drive exit, turning left onto Riverfront Drive to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. Or take HWY 60 (Elysian, Faribault). This highway will merge with HWY 14. Follow HWY 14 west to the Riverfront Drive exit, turning left onto Riverfront Drive to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. 

Coming from the West, take HWY 14 
(New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Marshall)
Follow east to the Riverfront Drive exit, turning right onto Riverfront Drive South to the Riverfront Drive Parking Ramp. Or take HWY 60 (Worthington, Windom). HWY 60 will merge with HWY 169 North. Follow this highway to the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn right onto Riverfront Drive going north to the Walnut Street Parking Ramp. 

Free Parking

Parking is available in downtown parking ramps on Hickory Street and Walnut Street. Handicapped parking is available in designated areas, including on the street in front of the hall. View a parking map

 Seating: all tickets are the same price. Sections 2, 3, and 4 are on the main floor accessible from the ground level. Riser levels are accessed from the main floor and require the use of stairs. Wheelchair and companion seating is located at the front of the riser sections, or arrangements can be made to create a wheelchair accessible space in any section of the main floor.

 

 

Chapel at Good Counsel

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Home to our Music on the Hill chamber series. Most concerts are projected onto a large screen above the players' heads, making it possible to see every detail. 

Driving Directions

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Music on the Hill seating mapSeating: the front rows are reserved Premium seating with individual padded chairs. General admission seating is church pews farther back and off to the side.

Kato Ballroom

 
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Home to the Jazz at the Kato series. This gorgeous retro venue has one of the best dance floors in the midwest, cash bars, and glittering lights for an unforgettable night out.

Driving Directions

From Minneapolis:

Take Hwy 169 South to Hwy 14 East. Exit Hwy 14 at Riverfront Drive and drive south (right turn) approximately one mile. Turn right onto Chestnut Street.  The Ballroom is one block down on the right.

From St. Paul or Faribault:

Take I-35 South to Faribault, then Hwy 60 West to Hwy 14 West to N. Riverfront Dr. Go south (left turn) approximately one mile. Turn right onto Chestnut Street.  The Ballroom is one block down on the right.

From Rochester, Owatonna, or Waseca:

Take Hwy 14 West to N. Riverfront Dr. Go south (left turn) approximately one mile. Turn right onto Chestnut Street.  The Ballroom is one block down on the right.

From MSU-Mankato:

Take Warren Street North to Riverfront Drive.  Turn Right or North on Riverfront.  Take Riverfront about 1 mile to Chestnut Street.  Right after A to Z rental.  Turn left on Chestnut.  The Ballroom is one block down on the right.

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Parking: There is an ample lot behind the ballroom as well as a great deal of on street parking.

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Seating: Stageside reserved decorated tables are available for $50 per person. We can accommodate tables of 2-12 people, whether you are planning dinner and dancing for two or a corporate party.

General admission tickets are $25 per person. You can sit at any of the large tables that are located around the edges of the dance floor, sit at the bar, or dance the night away.