Takin' It To The Streets Music Festival

Saturday, August 1st, Doors at 5pm, Music at 6pm
5th Ave
Early-Bird Gen. Admission $39, VIP Tent $89


Takin' It To The Streets Music Festival


Proudly Present

Takin’ It To The Streets ’15

Outdoor Music Fest

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

5th Ave, Downtown St. Cloud

Doors at 5pm, Music at 6pm-10pm
***This is a rain or shine event; no refunds given***

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Tickets on sale Now

Early Bird General Admission $39 (through April 30)
V.I.P:  $89



 General Admission: $50 Available at the door only today!


VIP Tent: $89 SOLD-OUT





(Formerly of Survivor)

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With Special Guests!!

RANDALL HALL of Lynyrd Skynyrd

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KEVIN CHALFANT from The Storm, Journey

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Also Performing:

BORN TO RUN:  The Music of Bruce Springsteen

 mick sterling




It wouldn’t be Takin’ It To The Streets without a special rooftop performance.  And this year we are so excited to have a special reunion show by The Receders!  A St. Cloud, Minnesota area rock and roll band made up of four guys who have earned their hair lines. Individually, each one of these veteran musicians have been playing music for nearly 25 years and have the talent to show for it. As a group, The Receders have merged their skills into a tight musical experience that audiences appreciate for their variety of familiar songs and undeniable dance-appeal. 


Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre is Takin’ It To The Street on Saturday, August 1 as they present their Third Annual Outdoor Music Fest on Fifth Avenue in Downtown St. Cloud.  VIP and General Admission Tickets go on sale Monday, April 6 at 10am.!

Headlining this year’s show will be The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik (formerly of Survivor) and a catalog of his hits that spans three decades. You’re going to hear the classics like Vehicle, Eye of the Tiger High On You, The Search is Over, and Jim’s other penned hits like Hold On Loosely, Fantasy Girl, Rockin’ Into The Night, and so many more.

The Fabulous Armadillos return with their incredible show.  This is the beginning of their 10th Anniversary and in celebration they have invited many of their special guests over the years to join them on stage for this very special concert.  You will not want to miss what’s in store for this night only!

The amazing sold-out show from last season:  Born To Run – The Music of Bruce Springsteen will open the festival.  This incredible concert is fronted by Mick Sterling and has a rockin’ band featuring Justin Ploof, Jason Ploof, Jeff Lee, Andy Ferkinoff, and the saxophone legend himself, David Eiland.  What a great way to kick off the party.

The event will be held on Fifth Avenue in Downtown St. Cloud AND the House of Pizza Parking Lot. Local food vendors, beer gardens featuring Third Street Brewhouse, 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 August 1 as we Take It To The Streets ’15.




On October 16th, 1964; a basement in Berwyn, Illinois played host to four schoolboys, guitars, drums, and their dreams. From that meeting sprang platinum hits, Grammy awards, and a common bond that has lasted ever since. The IDES OF MARCH mark a rare milestone in any partnership, let alone rock and roll; they have remained together, with all the original members intact for fifty years. Best remembered for their 1970 smash “Vehicle”, the IDES (or their lead singer and songwriter Jim Peterik) have had hit records in each of the decades since that humble beginning.

This isn’t a sedate “oldies” act-much the opposite actually. In concert, the IDES OF MARCH remain a vital, powerhouse rock and roll band.  The secret of the band’s longevity might rest in the fact that they all have remained best friends throughout the years, with not a hint of ego-trip to be found. This is especially unique because singer Jim Peterik rose to the top of the heap with his band Survivor (“Eye Of The Tiger”) during the 1980’s. Jim also co-wrote the multi-platinum hits for Southern favorites .38 Special (“Hold On Loosely”, et.al.) and Sammy Hagar (“Heavy Metal”). When Survivor ran its course, Jim returned “home” to the IDES, and the band never looked back.


Randall Hall’s first band, Running Easy, was formed in 1971 with
future .38 Special bassist Ken Lyons. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s leader, Ronnie Van Zant, became one of Running Easy’s biggest supporters when the band opened a show for Skynyrd in 1972. The next few years found the two bands touring together.  Hall would go on to play with Melanie and write songs for the Skynyrd side project, the Allen Collins Band. In 1987. he was asked by guitarist Allen Collins to take his place in Lynyrd Skynyrd after Collins’ paralyzing car accident. Hall remained a member of the band until 1994 and appeared on the albums Southern by theGrace of GodLynyrd Skynyrd 1991, and The Last Rebel



Kevin Chalfant joined 707 on Boardwalk Records as lead vocalist in 1981. The Megaforce album (and subsequent movie soundtrack single) screamed up the Billboard charts and landed the group a Top 20 single that threw the band into a North American tour. Chalfant and 707 toured with all of the top touring acts including REO Speedwagon, Rainbow, Scorpions, Ted Nugent, Loverboy and many others as a part of the famous “Super Jams of 1982.” Chalfant would later enjoy top 10 success at the dawn of the 1990s with one of the last successful bands of the AOR era, The Storm. After a hiatus from music in the mid-90s, he has remained active in solo and group projects, and has stepped in as temporary lead vocalist for Journey (1994) and The Alan Parsons Live Project (2003). Chalfant has been an added attraction to the Gregg Rolie live show in recent years, as well as a valued participant of Jim Peterik’s World Stage, and most recently with The Voices of Rock Radio.


The Fabulous Armadillos has quickly become the largest drawing act in Central Minnesota.  A musical group in a constant stage of metamorphosis!  Every show they bring to the stage is different.  They start with a core band of five seasoned pros and bring in guest artists to fit each “themed” show they perform.  Playing “themed” shows for sellout audiences since 2006 at Pioneer Place, each theater show is a sit-down, multimedia storytelling event.  The Fabulous Armadillos also tour three Tribute shows:   “Taking It To The Limit: An Eagles Tribute”, and “Takin’ It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute” (both with Collective Unconscious), and “Floydian Slip: A Pink Floyd Tribute.” For their performance at Takin’ It to The Streets ’15, The Dillos have invited several of their special guests to join them on stage for this celebration.

BORN TO RUN:  The Music of Bruce Springsteen

Starring Minnesota legend Mick Sterling, this tribute to Bruce Springsteen features all the hits that have made the Boss truly legendary.  Backed by a powerhouse band and featuring St. Cloud’s own Jeff Lee on piano, David Eiland, along with Ploof Brithers, Justin and Jason, this show is guaranteed to rock! This show will contain all of Springsteen’s biggest hits including “Blinded by the Light”, “Prove it All Night”, “Badlands”, “Hungry Heart”, “The River”, and many from his Born To Run album.. Every one of these classic songs has been masterfully recreated to provide the same epic concert experience you would expect from Bruce himself.



5pm:  Doors to both V.I.P. and General Admission open.  There will be two General Admission gates from which to enter – one on the south end of Fifth Avenue and First Street, the other in front of Pioneer Place.  V.I.P. Entrance will be off First Street near the Herberger’s Parking Ramp.

6:00pm:  Born To Run:  The Music of Bruce Springsteen
7:30pm:  The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik
9:30pm:  FABULOUS ARMADILLOS with Special Guests
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 beverage tickets
– Meet and Greet With The Ides of March and The Fabulous Armadillos
– 2 Private Bars
– Private Beer Garden
– Private dining area called “Nick’s Cafe” 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)


Doors for seating will open at 5pm for the event with music beginning at 6pm.  Bring your own lawn chairs if you wish to sit for the concerts.  This year’s stage will be set up on Fifth Avenue near Subway with a dance area being left in front of the stage.  General admission seating will be down Fifth Avenue and a portion of the House of Pizza Parking Lot.  Third Street Brewhouse’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.


There are two major parking ramps available that are adjacent to the concert area.  One is located directly behind Pioneer Place (often called the Radisson Ramp), and the other is located next to Herberger’s.  Both ramps are 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 Sliiper lot across from Capitol One as this is free on weekends as well.


You will have wonderful choices of food this year as we welcome four local vendors :
Nick’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 Third Street Brewhouse 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.


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.