2023 Live Entertainment in Greater St. Cloud

Greater St. Cloud is a hub for live music, entertainment, and all kinds of fun! With weekly festivals in the summer, amazing stages that host regional acts all year, and great one-time shows at unforgettable venues, this is the place to come to be entertained. Check out the amazing venues below, book the tickets, and we’ll see you in the crowd!

Theaters & Stages

This list encapsulates the biggest and the best, the stages that host concerts, plays and more nearly all year long. From local acts to national names, these are the venues where you can see the stars shine.

The Ledge Amphitheater

The Ledge Amphitheater is the newest addition to the live entertainment scene in Greater St. Cloud. This stunning outdoor venue can host crowds of up to 6,000 people and regularly brings in national names to the stage. Celebrate Summertime and sing along with The Head and The Heart on July 1st or Billy Currington and Eli Young Band on September 22nd! Check out the upcoming shows and get your tickets now to experience this one-of-a-kind venue.  

Paramount Center for the Arts

Located in Downtown St. Cloud, the Paramount Center for the Arts is a hub for the performing and visual arts. Originally opened in 192, the Paramount has grown to be one of the most renowned stages in Minnesota, hosting hundreds of concerts and shows annually.

Check out more upcoming shows here.

The Pioneer Place on Fifth and the Veranda Lounge

The Pioneer Place on Fifth dates to 1913 and has been apartments, a gift shop, offices and more. Now, The Pioneer Place on Fifth is the perfect venue for catching a show. From rock cover bands, to theatrical performances and everything in between – see the upcoming lineup HERE!

If you are looking for something a little more casual, you don’t have to go far, at the front of the building is The Veranda Lounge where live music takes place every weekend!  So, grab a drink and a spot to sit out on the beautiful patio, and enjoy the music this summer at the Veranda!  

Neon sign for the Red Carpet Nightclub in St. Cloud. The sign is reflected on water.

The Red Carpet Event Center

Whether you’re a St. Cloud State graduate or a fan of the underground rock music scene, you’ve probably heard of The Red Carpet in downtown St. Cloud. This huge venue includes several stages and themed bars throughout its three levels.

The Keller is known for bringing in unique local talent like EDM artists, comedians, and more. For a midweek laugh head down to the Keller Bar for Open Mic Comedy every Wednesday night!

Club Red gives all the nightclub vibes, with DJ performances every Friday and Saturday night. 

Seasonal Music Series

Every summer, Greater St. Cloud comes alive with the sound of music! These musical events take place regularly all summer long, and they’re always a great time!

Summertime by George

Summertime by George is a great way to enjoy live music on a beautiful summer night! Come out to the stage at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud every Wednesday evening from 5pm-9pm for local music plus great food vendors, shopping, a beer garden for the grownups, and kid’s activities. The opening acts take the stage at 5pm, and the headliners at 6:30pm. Plus, all shows are free to attend! CLICK HERE for the 2023 lineup!

Riverside Nights

Rock out every Thursday this summer for Rock the Riverside at The Clearing in Sauk Rapids! Mark your calendars, the first concert of the summer is June 1st featuring The Soupbones and Strange Daze! Opening acts start at 5:30 and the headliners play at 7pm. Don’t forget to check out the food vendors and enjoy the scenic view of the Mighty Mississippi for a perfect summer evening.

Wood Fired Wednesdays

Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center is home to Wood Fired Wednesdays a weekly event in the summer from 4pm to 9pm. Featuring great local music along with a full bar and – as the name suggests – a delicious menu of wood fired pizza. Tour the grounds, take in the tunes, enjoy a sip and a bite, and then make plans to do it again next week. Stay tuned for the 2023 Wednesday night lineup!

Music in the Gardens

Hosted every other Sunday in the summer, Music in the Gardens takes place at Munsinger Gardens along the banks of the Mississippi. It is a free, family-friendly concert for all to enjoy, with great local music and of course a Sunday afternoon spent in the beautiful gardens. The concerts start at 3pm and there are root beer floats available for purchase onsite.

The first concert is on June 11th, with musicians to be announced!

Can’t-Miss Annual Shows

Save the dates for these annual shows that bring incredible musical talent to stages across Central Minnesota. These are the events you won’t want to miss!

Liberty Bank Block Party

2023 marks the 32nd annual Liberty Bank Block Party as part of St. Cloud’s annual Granite City Days. Over the years, Liberty Bank Minnesota has brought huge names to St. Cloud, including The Guess Who, Sawyer Brown, The Charlie Daniels Band, and many (many!) more. In 2023 the concert will take place on Friday June 23 at Whitney Park!


Held annually in Cold Spring, FireFest  brings in some of the hottest names in country music for a full day (and night) of fun. This annual fundraiser for Cold Spring Fire and Rescue Relief Association takes place at Cold Spring Brewing every summer. The 2023 FireFest is July 22nd and features Chris Janson, Jimmie Allen, and Sawyer Brown!

Common Roots Festival

Over the course of a weekend every August, Common Roots Festival brings together local businesses, artists, performers, and musicians from all over the area and beyond to perform on 20+ stages around St. Cloud. In 2023, the Common Roots Festival is August 16th– 19th and features not only musicians but comedians, drag stars, and more! Stay tuned for more details!

St. Cloud Pride Drag Show

Every year, St. Cloud Pride hosts a weeklong celebration to promote education, provide resources, and encourage inclusion and fun in the St. Cloud community. Events range from Pride in the Park, a family friendly gathering at Lake George to the annual St. Cloud Pride Drag Show. This empowering and entertaining evening of music and drag takes place at the River’s Edge Convention Center September 16th, at 8:30!