Takin' It To The Streets '16 Music Festival (V.I.P.)

Saturday, July 30, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
5th Avenue Downtown St. Cloud
$46 General Admission - $95 V.I.P.


Takin' It To The Streets '16 Music Festival (V.I.P.)

Saturday, July 30, Doors at 5pm
5th Avenue – Downtown St. Cloud
General Admission $46*
VIP Area $95  SOLD-OUT

*(For General Admission tickets please go to the home page and click on 7/30 on our calendar & enter the General Admission page)


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Performing the Music of CHICAGO!

Also Performing:
ALLMAN JOY: The Music of the Allman Brothers
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Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre is Takin’ It To The Street on Saturday, July 30 as they present their Fourth Annual Outdoor Music Fest on Fifth Avenue in Downtown St. Cloud. VIP and General Admission Tickets on sale now!

This year we are partnering with Bernick’s to celebrate their 100th anniversary by making Takin’ It To The Streets bigger and better than ever!

Headlining this year’s show will be Lou Gramm – The Original Voice of Foreigner. One of the greatest singers in Rock music, Lou Gramm’s unique vocals and hit songs have placed Foreigner among Billboard’s Top Artists of all time. Their 16 Billboard Top 40 Hit Songs defined an era and for Takin’ It To The Streets, you are going to hear all of your favorite Lou Gramm hits like: I Want to Know What Love Is * Double Vision * Cold As Ice * Juke Box Hero * Urgent * Hot Blooded * Head Games, and of course, Lou’s Top 10 Solo Hit, Midnight Blue and many more. Downtown St. Cloud is going to rock like never before.

The event will also feature music by the amazing Collective Unconscious performing all of your favorite hits that have helped define the past decade at Pioneer Place. Featuring the talents of Jeff Engholm, Muggsy Lauer, Nathan Nesje, Andy Deckard, and George Maurer, Collective Unconscious has performed massive tribute shows ranging from Abbey Road to Pet Sounds, and Déjà vu to The Last Waltz.

Transit Authority and their amazing horns will be playing the unbelievable mega hits of Chicago including “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Hard Habit to Break”, “Make me Smile”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and many more.

The show will kick-off at 5:30pm with Allman Joy: The Music of the Allman Brothers featuring St. Cloud favorites Mark “Hazzy” Hasbrouck, Andy Ferkinoff, Harry Kent, Greg Jorgenson, Karl Konz, and Duff Eisenschenk on drums.

This year’s event will be held on Fifth Avenue AND First Street in Downtown St. Cloud AND the House of Pizza Parking Lot. Local food vendors, beer gardens featuring Beaver Island Beer wine tent, mojito area, and lots of great music and dancing.

This will be the outdoor party of the year so grab your tickets early and join us on Fifth Avenue in Downtown St. Cloud on July 30 as we Take It To The Streets ’16.

LOU GRAMM: The Original Voice of Foreigner

Lou Gramm was born in Rochester, New York, and began his musical career in his mid-teens, playing in local Rochester bands, including St. James Infirmary (later The Infirmary), and PHFFT. He later sang harmony vocals in another local band, Poor Heart. Gramm then went on to sing and play drums, and to eventually become front man for the band Black Sheep. They were the opening act for KISS when an icy accident with their equipment truck on the New York State Thruway suddenly ended the band’s tour on Christmas Eve, 1975. A year earlier, Lou Gramm had the opportunity to meet his future band-mate Mick Jones. Jones was in Rochester performing with the band Spooky Tooth, and Gramm had given Jones a copy of Black Sheep’s first album (S/T). It was early in 1976, not long after Black Sheep’s truck accident, when Jones, in search of a lead vocalist for a new band he was assembling, expressed his interest in Gramm and invited him in a phone call to audition for the job of lead singer.

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With the blessings of his Black Sheep band-mates, Gramm flew down to New York to audition for the still-unnamed band. With his powerful vocals, he got the job. Lou Grammatico then became Lou Gramm, and, with the band initially known as “Trigger,” and later renamed Foreigner, became one of the most successful rock vocalists of the late 1970s and 1980s. Circus magazine in 1978 upon release of “Hot Blooded” commented that Lou Gramm had a voice that Robert Plant might envy. His unique vocals have made Foreigner one of Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time in hit songs history. Gramm was the lead vocalist on all of Foreigner’s hit songs, including “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold as Ice”, “Long, Long Way from Home”, “Hot Blooded”, “Double Vision”, “Blue Morning, Blue Day”, “Head Games”, “Dirty White Boy”, “Urgent”, “Juke Box Hero”, “Break It Up” and “Say You Will”. He co-wrote most of the songs for the band, which achieved two of its biggest hits with the ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent ten weeks at #2 on the 1981-82 American Hot 100, and “I Want to Know What Love Is”, which was a #1 hit internationally (US & UK) in 1985. Their first 8 singles cracked the Billboard Top 20,(4 went Top 10) making them the first group since the Beatles to achieve this in 1980.

Following the band’s second album, the wildly successful Double Vision, shifts in personnel began to take place. Following their next album, Head Games, Gramm and Jones jointly decided to reduce the band’s lineup from six to four members. The next album, which Gramm has called the high point of his work with Foreigner, was aptly titled 4. Gramm wanted the band to remain true to its purer rock origins, favoring music with a solid drum and guitar structure, whereas Jones embraced the 1980s style of synthesizer ballads — a more lucrative approach at the time. Indeed, the next album, Agent Provocateur, would find Jones moving creatively in the opposite direction from Gramm, seeking out potential co-producers such as Trevor Horn, and then Alex Sadkin, which ended up giving Foreigner’s sound a somewhat new-wavish, keyboard-dominant quality.

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By 1987, Foreigner continued to struggle with ongoing internal conflicts. During this period, Gramm released his first solo album, Ready or Not, which received critical acclaim and contained a top five hit single with “Midnight Blue”. This was followed by the late-1987 Foreigner album Inside Information, which reached number 15 on Billboard’s album chart. The extracted “Say You Will” was released late that year, reaching number 6 on the Hot 100 early in 1988, and “I Don’t Want to Live Without You” followed, reaching number 5 on the Hot 100 and number one on the adult contemporary chart in the spring. A third single, “Heart Turns to Stone” reached number 56 in the summer. Eventually a second solo effort, Long Hard Look, that included the top ten hit, “Just Between You and Me”, and “True Blue Love”, reached the Top 40. Gramm also contributed a song to the soundtrack for the 1987 movie The Lost Boys, titled “Lost in the Shadows.” Encouraged by his solo success, Gramm left the group in 1990 to form Shadow King with close friend and former Black Sheep bassist Bruce Turgon.

Today, Lou Gramm continues to tour with his band, performing many of his old Foreigner hits. In 2013, Triumph Books released Gramm’s autobiography Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll.


Originally formed to perform multi-instrumentalist Jeff Engholm’s solo album, Summit Climb in the year 2000, Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota’s premiere groups. Singer/songwriters Nathan “Nature” Nesje, and Muggsy Lauer make up the core of the group with their slick, well blended vocal harmonies. They are joined by composer/keyboardist George Maurer, and percussionist Andy Deckard.
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Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but
expanded into a new genre: album shows. Starting in 2005 with performing The Beatles “Abbey Road” from first track to last (Come Together to Her Majesty), with special guest and semi-band member, Stacy Bauer, they jumped into one of their most ambitious projects, The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds”. Other album projects have included Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Deja Vu”, and The Band “The Last Waltz”. If that wasn’t enough, the group teamed up with The Fabulous Armadillos in 2010 to create a veritable “super group” and have been performing “Takin’ It To The Limit: A Tribute To Eagles”, and “Takin’ It To The Streets: A Tribute To The Doobie Brothers” ever since.


Since performing their very first shows together in the early spring of 2003, Transit Authority has become known throughout the U.S. as the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago. Based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, this eight member ensemble creates an accurate musical salute to the greatest horn driven rock band to ever hit the stage.
Transit Authority’s mission is to recreate the  excitement of the original Chicago’s sound with each and every performance. (Minus the cracks and pops of the vinyl!) Transit Authority has assembled some amazingly talented musicians who meticulously capture all the nuances of original recordings and will honestly make you believe you are witnessing the real thing. Performing mega-hits such as, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Hard Habit to Break”, “Make me Smile”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and many more.


ALLMAN JOY: A Tribute To The Allman Brothers:

A smash hit show at Pioneer Place in 2015, Allman Joy truly captures the sound and vibe of one of the world’s most influential Southern Rock bands of all time – The Allman Brothers. It features as its core group a local band called CloudHeads with members Mark Hasbrouck, Andy Ferkinhoff, Harry Kent and Karl Konz. In addition to these great local musicians the group has called upon local favorites Greg Jorgenson and Duff Eisenschenk to help complete full band line-up.
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All of the greatest hits from the large ABB catalog are the focus of the group and many of the masterful instrumental songs that the Allman’s are known for will be tackled in this one of a kind live how. Songs like: Whipping Post, Mellissa, Midnight Rider, One Way Out, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, and Jessica are just a few that will be on display with this fantastic tribute to The Allman Brothers Band!



This year’s concert will be the largest geographically in our history, encompassing more of First Street and Fifth Avenue. The stage this year will be in front of Metro Bus. VIP seating will be the House of Pizza Parking lot going up to the stage. General Admission seating will be Fifth Avenue and a large section of First Street.

BEAVER ISLAND BREWING will be on hand serving their wonderful beer this year and they will be releasing a very special brew just for this event!! We will announce the name as the event draws closer.


5pm: Doors to both V.I.P. and General Admission open. The General Admission gate will be located at the North End of Fifth Avenue in front of the Press Bar. All general admission ticketholders must enter through this gate. The V.I.P. Entrance will be off First Street near the Herberger’s Parking Ramp.
5:30pm: Allman Joy: A Tribute To The Allman Brothers
6:30pm:: Transit Authority: The Music of Chicago
7:45pm: Collective Unconscious
9:30pm: LOU GRAMM: The Voice of Foreigner
11pm: Concert Ends


This year’s event will feature a major expansion to the V.I.P. area including 12 tents of coverage located to the left of the stage. A V.I.P. ticket includes:
– 2 complimentary food/beverage tickets
– Seating closest to the stage with a party area behind
– 2 Private Bars
– Private Beer Garden
– Private dining area featuring the talents of Chef Dan Dean
– Private Restroom area
– Private entrance
– Tented area for shade or inclement weather, as well as an open air area near the stage.
– Chairs provided as a take home gift courtesy of DJ Bitzan (no need to haul your own lawn chair)

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Doors for seating will open at 5pm for the event with music beginning at 5:30pm. The gate entrance for all general admission guests is on the north end of Fifth Avenue in front of the Press Bar. Bring your own lawn chairs if you wish to sit for the concerts. This year’s stage will be set up on First Street in front of Metro Bus with general admission seating running down Fifth Avenue and part of First Street, with additional general admission in the House of Pizza Parking Lot. . Beaver Island Brewing Company’s beer garden, food court, restrooms, wine and mojito tents, and bars will be available on Fifth Avenue. Please note that NO OUTSIDE COOLERS ARE ALLOWED. Must be 21 years of age to enter!


There are three major parking ramps available that are adjacent to the concert area. One is located directly behind Pioneer Place (often called the Radisson Ramp), another is located next to Herberger’s., and a third is connected to River’s Edge Convention Center off of Fourth Avenue. The Radisson Ramp is accessible from St. Germain Street and the Herberger’s ramp is accessible from First Street. Additionally, street parking is FREE on Saturdays, so no need to pay meters if you choose street parking or the Lady Slipper lot. We also recommend parking in the Lady Slipper lot across from Capitol One as this is free on weekends as well.

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You will have wonderful choices of food this year as we welcome four local vendors :
DB’s Third Floor – providing Walleye tacos, burgers, and brats
House of Pizza – providing pizza by the slice
Pacific Wok – providing the best in healthy Asian food
Greek Cravings – world-class gyros


We are so proud to have partnered with Beaver Island Brewing Company and Bernick’s to provide our beer gardens with their LOCALLY BREWED beers. Spirit bars will also be available and this year we will feature a wine and mojito tent. Soft drinks and water will feature Pepsi products and we thank Bernick’s for their continued support of this event.


1) This is a 21+ ticketed event. All tickets may be purchased throughout Pioneer Place atwww.ppfive.com or by calling the box office at (320) 203-0331. NO MINORS WILL BE ALLOWED on Festival Grounds. You MUST HAVE a valid ID when picking up your tickets. Once you arrive, you will be carded and given a special Festival wrist band that you must wear throughout the event. Patrons without wrist bands will be asked to leave the festival grounds by security.

2) Absolutely NO OUTSIDE COOLERS, BEVERAGES, OR FOOD. All food and beverages are available for purchase on the festival grounds.

3) Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for general admission seating (Seating will be provided for VIP guests)

4) This is intended to be a fun celebration of music and history in Downtown St. Cloud. Any disorderly conduct will NOT BE TOLERATED and disorderly persons will be immediately removed from the festival grounds.

5) Rain or shine event – no weather related refunds.


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Takin’ It To The Streets was the brainchild of Dan Barth, Co-Founder of Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre. The first event was held in 2013 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Pioneer Place Building. This major outdoor music festival has now grown into an annual event featuring four bands each year. Past performers have included Kevin Chalfant from Journey, Jim Peterick (Survivor) and the Ides of March, Randall Hall from Lynyrd Skynrd, Barry Goudreau from Boston, The Fabulous Armadillos, Chris Hawkey, Mick Sterling, Anthony Shore, Revolution Five, Blues Review and many, many local artists.


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