Winter 2022
See down below for our

two concert locations.
Coming up!

Sarah Morris
Friday, Mar 24  7:30
Bo Diddley's

Sarah Morris's songwriting and performing chops have been honed in hundreds of live gigs and festival and  competition appearances (including a 2018 win at the Kerrville New Folk Competition), sometimes backed by The Sometime Boys, sometimes with Vicky Emerson in The Home Fires duo, but most often the way we will see her tonight, solo and all to ourselves. Come see why she gets compared to Laura Nyro, Nora Jones, and Edie Brickell--and how she remains herself.

"Rootsy singer Sarah Morris offers a Norah Jones-like approach to Americana, smoothing over its rough edges with a butter-velvety voice and an intimate songwriting style." --Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

"The Minnesotan singer-songwriter captures relationship dynamics in candid, tenderhearted lyrics set to often delicate country twang." --City Pages


Tickets: $15 plus service charge, online through Mar 23.   
$20 at door on the evening of the show.

There is limited seating for this show, so we'd suggest buying tickets online to assure a seat.

Gunning and Cormier
Friday, Mar 31  7:00
First Presbyterian Church

Separately, old friends Dave Gunning and J. P. Cormier are multiple-award-winning veteran Canadian musicians; together they are a powerhouse songwriting/guitar-playing/performing duo. Their repertory runs from their own compositions (individually and together) to traditional tunes to modern material. 

"Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It's the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It's two friends, brothers, and uncompromising performers." --Rogue Folk, Vancouver BC



Tickets: $20 plus service charge, online through Mar 30.   
$25 at door on the evening of the show.

Ruckus in the Bearbrush
Friday, April 14  7:30
Bo Diddley's

Ruckus in the Bearbrush is the trio of Adrian Rainer (guitar, banjo), Emma Nistler (Autoharp, whistles), and Paul Imholte (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar), and the ruckus in question is the sound of the music that has come out of the Appalanchians, along with its assorted cousins: ballads, laments, dance tunes, Celtic melodies, even sea shanties. It's a deep dive into the musics that became "Americana," before there was Spotify or Sirius XM.


Video:       Under the Weepin' Willow Tree
Tickets: $15 plus service charge, online through April 13.   
$20 at door on the evening of the show.

There is limited seating for this show, so we'd suggest buying tickets online to assure a seat.
Our Season Continues

in these two locations
Bo Diddley's

129 25th Ave S, St Cloud, MN
Click the address for map.
We return to Bo Diddley's for many of our upcoming concerts.
Feels like home.
Come and relax with a couple of drinks and some great food.

These shows start at 7:30 PM
and will be 2 sets with an intermission.

~~~  AND  ~~~
First Presbyterian Church

340 5th Ave S, St Cloud, MN

"First Fridays at First"

Granite City Folk Society and First Presbyterian Church of St. Cloud
collaborate to present a series of concerts, "First Fridays at First."

When possible, these concerts will also be live-streamed.

All the "First Fridays at First" shows begin at 7 PM
and run an hour and a quarter.

~~  One long set with no intermission  ~~
Doors open at 6:30 PM.



Main Series Shows

Purchase tickets on-line by clicking on the appropriate "Get Tickets" button on this page or, as you're watching a streaming concert, click a donation link. 

First Presbyterian Church  340 5th Ave S, St Cloud, MN
GCFS's large main concert location.

Bo Diddley's  129 25th Ave S, St Cloud
GCFS's intimate main concert location.

Pioneer Place on Fifth  22 Fifth Ave South St Cloud
Purchase tickets online or via the phone 320-203-0331

Paramount Theatre  913 West St Germain Street St Cloud
Purchase tickets online or via the phone 320-259-LINE

House Concerts

See Granite City Folk Society website for more information about location.
We would like to thank the following people for their generous donations to the Granite City Folk Society:

Benefactor-  Dallas Wakefield, Art & Barb Grachek, Anonymous2, Sara Grachek & Jim Mihalek, Doug Polley, Erik Janssen, Karl & Mary Leslie, Jane Ellison & Glen Palm, Gary & Barb Strandemo, Anonymous1.

Patron-  Scott Gibson, Dianne Tuff & Murdoch Johnson, Linda & Steve Saupe, Sheila Barr & Mike Wirey, Jon & Mardi Knudson, Peg Obremski, Ross Vaughan.

Donor-  Matthew Middendorf, Marlyss Keller, Anonymous, Richard & Marianne Arnzen.

Contributor-  Bill & Judy Langen, Mike Thole, Margaret Karsten.


Special thanks go out to our season sponsors, Days Inn, Sable Inn, Bo Diddley’s Deli, First Presbyterian Church, and CMAB for their generous support.

   Days Inn and Sable Inn provide discounted accommodations for our musician guests.

BoDiddley’s provides food & beverage for our musicians and an intimate setting for many of our current concerts.

  First Presbyterian Church provides a beautiful setting for many of our current concerts.


Donations are tax deductible and offer donor recognition & thanks. This is not a profitable enterprise. Our ticket sales typically do not quite cover musician compensation, much less printing, advertising, theater rental, insurance, etc., etc. We have in recent years been fortunate to receive grants to help defray expenses, we have received in-kind donations from our season sponsors, and we have also enjoyed increasing support from patrons such as yourselves. Collectively, these are the pieces of the financial puzzle that keep our boat afloat. Please consider a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.
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