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    Radio Mankato Super Scratch-Off!

    July 23 - October 31

    We are excited to be kicking off the Radio Mankato Super Scratch-Off!  They will begin very soon and we will have some fun prizes this year! This year we have 2 wonderful partners for the events including Home Run Realty, and Cricket Wireless! Be sure to check out the back of your scratch card to find out more about these great partners and enjoy some special offers they have exclusively for participants in our events. Be sure to come out to each event  (promoted across the stations of Radio Radio Mankato) and collect your scratch-off cards.  Remember to ONLY SCRATCH ONE SPACE on each [...]

    Buster’s Thursday Night Roll – Ins

    August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

    Join Teri T, every Thursday for the Thursday Night Roll-Ins. Enjoy the evening showing off your classic ride with food specials, drink specials, prizes and good company. Registration is from 4 – 7 pm each week, rain or shine. Don't miss out! Bring your classic, car, truck, and motorcycle to Buster's every Thursday.

    Alive After 5

    August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

    Sponsored by August Schell Brewing Company Alive After 5 is a free summer concert series held on Thursday nights from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in August. This fun after-hours event hosted by the City Center Partnership is a social gathering for co-workers, friends, and family to enjoy live music, vendor market, food and beverages in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun evening out in City Center Mankato! **Rain Plan takes place at Red Rocks right down the street** Line-Up August 8: Michael Shynes August 15: High & Mighty August 22: Old Salt Union August 29: [...]

    2019 KTOE TWINS BUS TRIP!

    August 23 @ 10:45 am
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    One event on August 23, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 3:30pm

    Go to a Twins game the easy way this year – RIDE THE BUS. Brought to you by KTOE, with help from Happy Chef, we will host round bus trips to the MINNESOTA TWINS games. The coach bus ride includes – air-conditioned comfort, snacks, and beverages on the bus, hosted by Radio Mankato Air personalities. The bus pulls right up to the entrance of the Target Center – no parking hassles or fees – just walk into great seats, hand selected for the KTOE BUS GROUPS Then, after the game, you go back on the bus with no worries. The bus will depart from the Target Center and will bring you back to the Happy Chef parking [...]

    Hairball 2019

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Vetter Stone Amphitheater is proud to welcome back the always bombastic, never boring HAIRBALL to Mankato on Friday, August 23! General admission tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 AM, and can be purchased at the Verizon Center ticket office, or online at Ticketmaster.com. Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. A band puts on a concert-Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming, avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction! [...]

    Buster’s Thursday Night Roll – Ins

    August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

    Join Teri T, every Thursday for the Thursday Night Roll-Ins. Enjoy the evening showing off your classic ride with food specials, drink specials, prizes and good company. Registration is from 4 – 7 pm each week, rain or shine. Don't miss out! Bring your classic, car, truck, and motorcycle to Buster's every Thursday.

    Alive After 5

    August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

    Sponsored by August Schell Brewing Company Alive After 5 is a free summer concert series held on Thursday nights from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in August. This fun after-hours event hosted by the City Center Partnership is a social gathering for co-workers, friends, and family to enjoy live music, vendor market, food and beverages in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun evening out in City Center Mankato! **Rain Plan takes place at Red Rocks right down the street** Line-Up August 8: Michael Shynes August 15: High & Mighty August 22: Old Salt Union August 29: [...]

    BUDDY GUY AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND

    August 29 @ 7:00 pm

    Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd band are coming to Mankato, MN at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Tickets start at $45.00 and go on sale Friday, May 17th at 10 AM. Buddy Guy The title of Buddy Guy's latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist's eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcase his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. "I got children and grandchildren who didn't know who I was, but nowadays we [...]

    Buster’s Thursday Night Roll – Ins

    September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

    Join Teri T, every Thursday for the Thursday Night Roll-Ins. Enjoy the evening showing off your classic ride with food specials, drink specials, prizes and good company. Registration is from 4 – 7 pm each week, rain or shine. Don't miss out! Bring your classic, car, truck, and motorcycle to Buster's every Thursday.

    Walk to End Alzheimers

    September 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    General Information Where do the funds go? All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Do I have to register in order to Walk? Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Do [...]

    2019 KTOE TWINS BUS TRIP!

    September 10 @ 10:30 am
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    One event on March 28, 2019 at 12:00pm

    One event on May 28, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on June 17, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on July 22, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on August 9, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on August 23, 2019 at 3:45pm

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 3:30pm

    Go to a Twins game the easy way this year – RIDE THE BUS. Brought to you by KTOE, with help from Happy Chef, we will host round bus trips to the MINNESOTA TWINS games. The coach bus ride includes – air-conditioned comfort, snacks, and beverages on the bus, hosted by Radio Mankato Air personalities. The bus pulls right up to the entrance of the Target Center – no parking hassles or fees – just walk into great seats, hand selected for the KTOE BUS GROUPS Then, after the game, you go back on the bus with no worries. The bus will depart from the Target Center and will bring you back to the Happy Chef parking [...]

    Connections Crawl

    September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    It’s an after-hours event of shopping, food, and beverage sampling and silent auction baskets. It all starts at The Hubbard Building, in the heart of Old Town, at 424 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato. Funds raised at the crawl will empower Connections Ministry to take the next big step toward operating our shelter year-round in one location. Following Jesus’ example of loving our neighbors, Connections Ministry increases guests’ stability through shelter, community building, and resource connection.

    Dig It.

    September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us for our second annual earth-moving event that puts YOU in the driver's seat! Come move, haul, lift, and explore construction equipment, with the help of expert operators.​ This family fun day will showcase mobile and stationary heavy construction equipment, demonstrations, and a variety of hands-on activities for all ages. Come see our dozers, excavators, drones, a Trade Alley, Kids Zone, and more! Together we'll move, haul, lift, and explore construction equipment, with the help of expert operators.​ All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota.

    Mankato River Ramble 2019

    October 6 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us on Sunday, October 6 and savor some of Minnesota’s best cycling. Explore the autumnal beauty of the Minnesota River Valley at the 9th Annual Mankato River Ramble. The landscape will be dressed in peak fall colors. Try one of four scenic tours ranging from 12 to 58 miles. You’ll pass charming waterfalls, epic river valleys and bountiful farmland at the easy pace of a bicycle. Don’t miss the award-winning pie, world-renown raspberry bars, invigorating fresh fruit, and all of the other treats, attractions, and amenities while on the River Ramble. Plus, all of this great entertainment is family-friendly — [...]

    Shades of Ireland Tour

    October 8 - October 18

      Click Here for FREE TRAVEL SHOW information.   KTOE and Collette's tours are working together to bring you a fantastic trip!  Guided by Dan McCargar and his wife Anne! It should be a fabulous trip with so much to do! Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details. Click here for more information! Collette Gives You [...]

    Mankato Marathon 2019

    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - October 19 @ 2:30 pm

    The Mankato Marathon is the Midwest’s boldest race, showcasing a dynamic course and determined runners. This exceptional course features a vast countryside run at the beginning and culminates in the beautiful, yet challenging Minnesota River Valley with Cheer Zones to help you stay motivated. There’s a race for every runner—a full marathon, relay, half, 10K, 5K, KidsK, Toddler Trot, and Diaper Dash. A host of accompanying weekend activities abounds for the whole family. The Mankato Marathon is a USATF certified course, making it a Boston Marathon qualifier. Be bold. Register for this exceptional race on October 18-19, 2019. Mankato Marathon was named the [...]

    Trampled by Turtles

    November 16 @ 7:00 pm

    Jade Presents and the Mankato Civic Center are pleased to welcome the long-awaited return of TRAMPLED BY TURTLES to the arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. General admission floor tickets are $39.00 and reserved riser seats are $29.00, and go on sale Friday, July 26 at 12:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Mankato Civic Center box office, and online at Ticketmaster.com. Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising [...]

    Brian Regan

    November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Brian Regan is coming to Mankato, MN at the Mankato Civic Center on Sunday, November 17th, 2019. Tickets start at $29.50 and go on-sale Friday, April 5th at 10AM. Brian Regan Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non- stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each [...]

    Home Free

    December 22 @ 7:30 pm

    The Mankato Civic Center is pleased to welcome back HOME FREE, bringing their Dive Bar Christmas Tour to Mankato on Sunday, December 22 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 10:00 AM at the Mankato Civic Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are $49.50, $36.50, 26.50 and $21.50 – all seats reserved. Dive Bar Saints is the title track in Home Free’s upcoming album release, out this summer. The band’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this winter. [...]

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