Summer/Fall  2021 
Welcome to Granite City Folk Society's 2nd virtual concert season.
The pandemic is being more stubborn than any of us anticipated, so
the Society's Fall concerts will remain virtual at least until
January of 2022(!), when we hope to return to in-person concerts.
Meanwhile, look for our 
on-line concerts 
on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM CST

Our artists will be performing via streaming services.
These streaming platforms will vary, so note the links for the individual events.

There is no ticketing for these performances,
but the artists will be operating their own virtual tip jars.
Be generous--we're all running on fumes these days.

Feedback on your concert experience:

Thank you for being with us
through this crazy year.

We hope to get back to live-in-person concerts after the 1st of the year.

Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin 
Thurs, Sept 30. 7:30

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin are based in Austin, TX, but their record label, Red House, makes them honorary Minnesotans. They perform and record as soloists and, as they will for us, as a duo. An evening with either one is worth catching; together they promise more than double the fun. Fun squared? Except that they're the opposite of square.

"Schmidt is a stellar poet and musician, and media comparisons to a string of legends are not amiss. He's too original and too good for a mere cult following." --Dirty Linen Magazine

"[Danny Schmidt] might very well be the medieval love child of Ani Difranco and Tom Waits." --WORT, Madison, WI

"With beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and complex beguiling words, he would've fitted neatly on the bill at any '60s coffee house alongside Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen." --Q Magazine

"Carrie is a fantastically warm singer...a master of conveying the message and emotions of her characters" --Fish Records (UK)

"I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent." --Bob Harris, BBC Radio

To join the livestream concert:



Main Series Shows

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

These venues will be returning for concerts when safe:

Bo Diddley's  129 25th Ave S, St Cloud
GCFS's 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-  Sara Grachek & Jim Mihalek, Dallas Wakefield, Doug Polley, Art & Barb Grachek, Erik Janssen, Karl & Mary Leslie, Jane Ellison & Glen Palm, Rick Walter & Cristina Seaborn, Gary & Barb Strandemo, Anonymous.

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

Donor-  Gary and Mary Dockendorf, Matthew Middendorf, Marlyss Keller, Anonymous, Richard & Marianne Arnzen.

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


Special thanks go out to our season sponsors, GrandStay Residential Suites, Bo Diddley’s Deli, and CMAB for their generous support.

GrandStay provides first class overnight accommodations for our musician guests.

BoDiddley’s Provides food & beverage for our musicians and an intimate setting for 90% of our 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 modest 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 yourself. 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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