This has certainly been a tough season, with difficult choices, decisions, and considerations to make. At this time, we are unable to ensure the safety of our audiences, performer safety and availability, or guarantee performances can be scheduled in Knowlton Auditorium (or any performance space).

As such, we regret to inform our followers that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 Austin Artist Series season.

The Austin Artist Series board of directors will revisit the possibility of a 2021-2022 season closer to that time.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


2021-2022 Season

Get your ticket and come enjoy another incredible performance!



77 Years of Great Entertainment

Austin Artist Series is one of the largest and longest running arts series in the midwest!  AAS members purchase season tickets and have access to unique entertainment throughout the season.  Our reciprocity with the Mitchell County Concert Association in Osage and the Albert Lea Civic Music Association makes things even more exciting with all of their concerts included in the purchase of one ticket!  Single, Student, and Family season tickets are available for purchase online and at the first two concerts (single concert tickets are not available).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Austin Artist Series is to make world class arts performances locally accessible to the Austin, MN community.

Who Performed - 2019-2020 Season

Ball in the House

Ball in the House

Soulful A Capella | Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Timothy Chooi

Timothy Chooi

Award Winning Violinist | Friday, November 1st, 2019

The Hall Sisters

The Hall Sisters

Pop - Folk - Gospel | Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Alliance Brass

Alliance Brass

Dynamic Brass Quintet | Monday, April 27th, 2020

All Austin Artist Series Performances are held in the AHS Knowlton Auditorium at 7:00 PM.

Check out what our partner music associations have on deck for their 2019-2020 seasons. Remember – your Austin Artist Series ticket gets you into these performances as well.

Board of Directors

Those Who Make This Series Possible!

Co-Chair: Natalie Bunnell
Co-Chair: Carolyn Dubé
Treasurer: Taylor Bliese
Secretary: Linda Enstad
Hospitality Chairperson: Jan Muzik

  • Mark Bliese
  • Josie Cummings
  • Mary Flaherty
  • Kathy Kester
  • Linda Maschka
  • Nancy Orwick

Are you interested in joining the board? Please email us at

Thank you!

Special thank you to Mark Bliese and Imagery Sound for providing sound, lights, and stage support. We are truly grateful for the professionalism and knowledge you provide to our performers and audiences.

Our 2019-2020 Sponsors

  • Anonymous

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Mike and Ruth Biedermann

DC Construction

Rick & Colleen Horn

Bill & Cindy Momsen

Paul & Joanne Worlein

Dr. Rick & Carol Young

Accentra Credit Union

Josie Cummings

Dolan’s Landscape Center

John Folin

Robert & Joyce Goetz

Keith & Carol Holman

John & Rita Jette

Kathy Kester & Bill Buckley

Medicap Pharmacy

Greg Meyer – State Farm Insurance

Mary Mueller

Roger & Joanne Sorenson

James & Shar Westrick

Become a sponsor

We need you!

Austin Artist Series brings outstanding international entertainment to Austin each year. No need to travel to Rochester or the Twin Cities. We have season ticket-holders from Austin and surrounding communities – including Adams, Blooming Prairie, Grand Meadow, Owatonna, Rochester and Rose Creek. We encourage our members to support our patrons in every way they can.

We hope that you will join with us and contribute to our mission of keeping the arts accessible locally. To thank you, we will provide you with up to 7 complimentary season memberships for use by anyone in your family or business, for any concert, based on the sponsorship level you choose.


$2,500 contribution

12 adult or 6 family memberships

Special Recognition and Advertising at Each Performance

Input into the next season’s artist lineup!


$1000 contribution

7 adult or 4 family memberships

Special Recognition and Advertising at Each Performance


$500 contribution

6 adult or 3 family memberships

Special Recognition and Advertising at each Performance


$250 contribution

4 adult or 2 family memberships


$150 contribution

3 adult memberships or 1 family membership


$100 contribution

2 adult memberships

The portion of your donation that exceeds the fair market value of your tickets is tax-deductible. Austin Artist Series – 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Federal ID number 237296281.

Get your ticket now!

1 Ticket. 13 Concerts. A full season of incredible entertainment.

  • Concerts:
  • Austin
  • Albert Lea
  • Osage
SIngle Concert - Adult
  • Adult Admission to One Performance
  • Concert:
  • Austin
  • Albert Lea
  • Osage
Single Concert - Student
  • Student Admission to One Performance


PO Box 553  |  Austin, MN 55912