In an effort to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 for our patrons and performers, the performance of Once Upon a River has been postponed until next season. We are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience this decision may cause.
Once Upon a River
with Special Guests Brian Wicklund and the River City Quartet
In this annual show, Dan Chouinard and other performers engage their audience in a magical time of music, poetry, and prose in celebration of the beloved St. Croix River. This year, he is collaborating with North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
For three decades, Chouinard has been the pianist and accordionist of choice for a who’s who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community singalongs, and a writer of hit shows for public radio, concert halls, and the theatrical stage. He has appeared across the upper Midwest and turned up often on A Prairie Home Companion. He has celebrated Earth Day for 18 years with Once Upon a River in the St. Croix Valley.
Special guests include Brian Wicklund, mandolinist and fiddler extraordinaire of the Barley Jacks; the River City Quartet, featuring John Chouinard; along with the River Singers and others, all of whom share Chouinard’s passion for the river and the Earth. Sharon Day, a well-known Ojibwe elder, will speak about her experiences with the Nibi Walk (Water Walk) of 42 miles from the source of the Willow near Clear Lake to the St. Croix in Hudson.
Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for students of any age.