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Grand Rapids Community Big Band at RBC!

Grand Rapids Community Big Band at RBC!

Mar 23, 6:30pm

Rapids Brewing Co.214 N Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN55744 Map

Join us in the Taproom for a performance by the Grand Rapids Community Big Band!

The Grand Rapids Community Big Band has been entertaining audiences in Northern Minnesota for over 75 years! From playing school proms back in the day to performing at the Minnesota Music Educators Convention, this group of local talented musicians love performing this timeless music. From Hard Swinging Sounds of the Golden Age of Big Band to the Modern Era Styles of today, this band brings high energy, soulful solos and endless joy to any audience they play for! Nothing better than live Big Band Jazz to keep the Soul happy!
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Fox & Koho at RBC!

Fox & Koho at RBC!

Mar 24, 7:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.214 N Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN55744 Map

Join us for live music by Fox & Koho in the taproom! 7-9pm

Fox and Koho met each other as student and professor at local Itasca Community College, and bonded over a shared love for music.

Steve Kohorst “Koho”, has been singing and/or drumming in countless bands for the last 50 years of his life and isn’t slowing down.

Andrew Fox “Fox”, is a trombonist-turned-keyboardist who started playing music locally in a band called the “Daytrippers”.

Both Fox and Koho play in local bands
“Adessa and the Beat” And “Koho and the Pedalstompers”

Fox and Koho play a mixture of genres and artists including the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, the Beach Boys, Steely Dan, and more.
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Jason & Blake Waldron Live at RBC

Jason & Blake Waldron Live at RBC

Mar 25, 6:00pm - Mar 25, 9:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.214 N Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN55744 Map

Jason grew up on the family farm north east of Effie…. he did plenty of animal chores as well as logging with his father.
In his teenage years he decided to simplify things by putting a new floor in his great grandpas wooden grainery and lived in it.
It was 16ft long by 10ft wide. Side walls were 4ft high. (No windows)…
He towed it out in in the middle of the field, put a barrel stove in the end without the door and started using only draft horses.
He put in a 1 and a half acre garden and had 2 milking cows.

In addition to simple, off the grid living, Jason always enjoyed singing and he started playing guitar when he was 27 years old.
Some local music veterans helped him start a band about five years ago.
And he’s been enjoying playing ever since!

Some of the artists Jason likes to play are:
Tyler Childers
Hank Jr
Colter Wall
Buck Owens
Hank 3
Waylon Jennings
Johnny Cash
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Kim Harrington at RBC!

Kim Harrington at RBC!

Mar 26, 1:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pm+5Apr 2, 1:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pmApr 9, 1:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 16, 1:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 23, 1:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 30, 1:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.

Join us every Sunday with Kim Harrington!

17 interested
Music Bingo at RBC!

Music Bingo at RBC!

Mar 27, 7:00pm - Mar 27, 9:00pm+9Apr 3, 7:00pm - Apr 3, 9:00pmApr 10, 7:00pm - Apr 10, 9:00pmApr 17, 7:00pm - Apr 17, 9:00pmApr 24, 7:00pm - Apr 24, 9:00pmMay 1, 7:00pm - May 1, 9:00pmMay 8, 7:00pm - May 8, 9:00pmMay 15, 7:00pm - May 15, 9:00pmMay 22, 7:00pm - May 22, 9:00pmMay 29, 7:00pm - May 29, 9:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.214 N Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN55744 Map

Join us on Mondays for a high energy, progressive bingo with Organized Chaos!

There are 8 rounds, with 1-7 being traditional bingo prizes every round! Game 8 is a blackout round, with a cash/gift card combo prize that will increase every week!

Before game 8 we'll randomly select the number of songs to beat the blackout, meaning each week is a great potential to win the pot! Each week the prize and song ranges will go up.
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Sam Miltich Duet Series feat. Tony Balluff at RBC!

Sam Miltich Duet Series feat. Tony Balluff at RBC!

Mar 30, 6:00pm - Mar 30, 9:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.

Join us at Rapids Brewing Co. for the second night of an exciting duet series with the talented Jazz guitarist Sam Miltich!

Each night of the residency will feature a unique set of themed food pairings, perfectly curated to complement the music and create a truly immersive dining experience.

Whether you're a jazz aficionado or simply looking for a fun and memorable night out, you won't want to miss out on this series.

March's performance features Tony Balluff with a New Orleans style of Jazz paired with a New Orleans themed dinner special.

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Sam Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. Sam burst on the scene in his teens as a young lion of gypsy jazz, joining Paul Mehling's Hot Club of San Francisco and touring internationally with the world-renowned Robin Nolan Trio. Sam's fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small town bars on the Iron Range to Lincoln Center.
In addition to fronting his own band, the Clearwater Hot Club, Sam records and performs extensively with Minneapolis-based jazz singers, Connie Evingson and Charmin Michelle; legendary Twin Cities saxophonist Dave Karr; and Dutch swing violin maestro, Tim Kliphuis. Sam has also collaborated with mandolin virtuoso Peter Ostroushko and classical guitarist Joan Griffith. In 2010, he received a grant to study intensively with Belgian guitar icon Fapy Lafertin and has since then received many more regional and federal arts grants to further his musical development and creative projects. In addition to gypsy swing and traditional jazz Sam's musical interests include Brazilian choro, French musette, Eastern European tamburitza, and other forms of traditional folk music.
By choice, Sam lives in northern Minnesota, performing at a very high level while maintaining life in a working class, small-town setting. Sam is committed to bringing world-class jazz to a part of the country where live jazz performances are otherwise quite rare. In addition to a busy touring schedule, Sam also hosts a weekly Jazz at the VFW night in his home town of Grand Rapids, MN where audiences can expect to see frequent cameo appearances by well-known musicians from the Twin Cities and beyond. He also organizes the Itasca Orchestra String Program Summer Jazz Camp which teaches young classically-trained musicians how to improvise.
Sam has also been featured on National Public Radio's “Weekend Edition,” and performed for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. He also hosted his own radio program "Sam and Friends" which showcased a year of interviews with renown Minnesota jazz musicians for KAXE radio.

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Tony Balluff has been playing clarinet for most of his life. He learned traditional jazz from members of the Hall Brothers Jazz Band, including Butch Thompson and Charlie DeVore. For two decades he has led Southside Aces, a band performing traditional jazz ranging from Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington to Preservation Hall. Tony is also a composer of jazz, creating all the songs for the ninth and most recent Southside Aces record.

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April 27th
Sam Miltich feat. Dave Graf (Trombone)

May 25th
Sam Miltich feat. Charmin Michelle (Vocals)

Come enjoy some great music and delicious food with us!
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McKeon Hugh Roberts at RBC - with  Waylon Glienke!

McKeon Hugh Roberts at RBC - with Waylon Glienke!

Mar 31, 7:00pm

Rapids Brewing Co.214 N Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN55744 Map

Join us in the Taproom for a performance by McKeon Hugh Roberts with support from Waylon Glienke.

McKeon Hugh Roberts:
Singer/Songwriter out of Northern Minnesota telling imaginative stories and playing honest music about living outdoors and pine'n over old lovers. Soulful melodies and catchy lyrics blend nicely along with McKeon's unique guitar works. Making for an interesting listen in the realm of classic country and folk.
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April 11 | Grand Rapids, RBC• 6pm

April 11 | Grand Rapids, RBCโ€ข 6pm

Apr 11, 6:00pm - Apr 11, 8:30pm

Rapids BrewingGrand Rapids, MN Map

Pints + Paint!!! TAP into your creativity at Rapids Brewing in Grand Rapids! Enjoy a night of tasty beer + painting!

Tuesday, April 11 | 6-8:30pm
Rapids Brewing | 214 N. Pokegama Ave. | Grand Rapids, MN
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas | $40/ person + $3.50 Service Fee | Ages 16+

Ticket Policy:
• $3.50 Service fee is added to online purchase
• No Refunds
• Credits/Transfers may be issued with a 48 hour notice
• $5 will be added to the ticket price if purchased day of at the door
• If we do not meet our minimum or we have to cancel/postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances, a credit or refund will be issued.

PLEASE NOTE // Tickets must be purchased in advance. If we do not meet our minimum event is subject to cancellation. In the event TAP cancels the event, a credit(s) will be issued to a future TAP event of your choice.

By purchasing a TAP ticket you agree to our TAP terms and services agreement.
eARTh without ART is just EH!
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Bill and Darin holding up the building plan.

The Rialto Theater

We’re housed in the former Rialto Theater in downtown Grand Rapids. After its opening in 1934, the theater ran films for almost 50 years, showing classics such as ‘The Birds’ and ‘Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back’.ย  Just like the old Rialto,ย Rapids Brewing Companyย isย  a place to come together- a hangout, a place to be. Although we’ve fully renovated the building, we took great care to pay tribute to the original design and the memories created here.ย The venue is designed to optimize the production values of performances by musicians and artists and keep the spirit of entertainment alive.

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