Arts briefs for the week of April 21

ABBA tribute concert in Rosemount
Tribute band ABBA: ABBAsolutely Fab is set to perform 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Steeple Center in Rosemount.

The performance spotlighting music by Swedish pop group ABBA — whose hits included “Dancing Queen” and “The Winner Takes It All” — is part of a series of tribute-band concerts at the Steeple Center organized by the Rosemount Area Arts Council; the next concert is an Elvis/Roy Orbison tribute on May 20.

Tickets for the ABBA show are $18 and are available at

Todd Rundgren concert at Ames
Songwriter and music-video pioneer Todd Rundgren will be taking the stage of the Ames Center in Burnsville on Tuesday, May 2, as part of the national tour in support of his forthcoming album “White Knight,” which is set for release later this spring.

Tickets range from $42.40 to $72.50 and are available in person at the Ames Center box office, online at or by calling 800-982-2787. More about the concert is at

Bluegrass at the Steeple Center
Bluegrass band Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures will perform Friday, April 21, in Rosemount as part of the “Bluegrass at the Steeple Center” series presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.

Tickets for the show, which runs from 7-9 p.m., are $10 and can be purchased at the arts council’s website,, and in person at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail.

This season’s concerts conclude next month with a May 5 performance by Switched at Birth.

Eagan CSA artists announced
The Eagan Art House has announced the participating artists for the 2017 Community Supported Art: Dorea Arguelles (pottery/mixed media); Marie Biallas (jewelry); Lynn O’Gorman (watercolor); Juliet Parisi (painting/mixed media); Barbara Waltz (pottery); and Nancy Wester (oil painting).

Each artist will create 25 original pieces of art to be combined and purchased as a “share” or portfolio by interested collectors. All shares will contain artwork from each of the six participating artists. This is an opportunity to support local artists and discover exclusive, limited-edition artwork created just for the CSA. Sales begin June 1 and are $175 per share.

Shares in the CSA program can be purchased at (use code 13028001-U1) or in person at Eagan City Hall.

For more information, contact the Eagan Art House at [email protected] or 651-675-5521.

StoryWalk in Burnsville
Dakota County Library and the city of Burnsville invite families to experience stories coming to life during StoryWalk, a self-guided stroll down Earley Lake Trail that transforms Burnsville’s Day Park into an interactive storybook for children. The April StoryWalk will feature the book “Moo!” written by Minnesota’s David LaRochelle.

StoryWalk runs April 20-24 at Earley Lake Trail at Day Park, 14625 County Road 5, Burnsville. Hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the free event.

StoryWalk is meant to help children enjoy reading and the outdoors, and includes pages from a children’s book attached to signs along the park trail. The walk will start near the picnic shelter.

A second StoryWalk will be on display May 25-29 at Sunset Pond Park (3350 W. Burnsville Parkway) featuring “Monarch: Come Play with Me” by Ba Rea.

For more information on Dakota County Library programs, visit For more information on Burnsville Recreation programs, visit

Lionel Richie at Mystic Lake
Pop legend Lionel Richie takes the Mystic Amphitheater stage 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake.

Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.

Tickets go on sale April 22 for $39 to $300. Concert-goers who hold general admission tickets for $39 are invited to bring their own lawn chairs to the event. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets, umbrellas and outside food and beverages will not be allowed. Tickets for $89, $99, $150 and $300 are seated.

Contact the box office at 952-496-6563 or visit for more details.