The McNally Smith Musical Theater Ensemble performed School House Rock Live! on Wednesday, August 1 to a delighted lunch-time crowd  at St. Paul’s Raspberry Island Pavilion. Schoolhouse Rock Live! is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, unforgettable songs. Director: Erin Schwab Musical Director:… Keep Reading »




Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, who was recently included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. On July 29th, Robert Randolph brought his Family Band — and the party — to the cozy confines of the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater. From Robert Randolph’s website: I grew up… Keep Reading »




Over the past few years, McNally Smith College of Music has made its presence known at Chicago’s venerable Pitchfork Music Festival—an annual summer extravaganza of indie rock, rap and hip-hop, dance and electronica music organized by trusted Internet tastemakers Pitchfork Media. This summer, McNally Smith students not only witnessed a slew of world class musicians… Keep Reading »




Over the past few years, McNally Smith College of Music has made its presence known at Chicago’s venerable Pitchfork Music Festival—an annual summer extravaganza of indie rock, rap and hip-hop, dance and electronica music organized by trusted Internet tastemakers Pitchfork Media. This summer, McNally Smith students not only witnessed a slew of world class musicians up-close… Keep Reading »