Sample night
3.9 / 5 Rated by 69 members
Review from SpinWeaver
10 events 5 reviews

This was the first time I've been to an event such as this. Very casual environment and you never know what you'll get. I will say the way the program is set up the 2nd half is not appropriate for children. Eyes were opened to acts that I would...continued

reviewed Aug 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

Sample Night Live had an interesting mix of acts, some so-so and some very good. It was a fun evening because of the variety of talent. The show moves along quickly, so if you don't care for an act, you're not stuck with it for very long. The good...continued

reviewed Jul 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Cheryl
17 events 6 reviews

Fantastic in every way! Even the acts I didn't find all that interesting were professional and practiced. And the artist painting on stage throughout Act 1 was astonishing. Seriously, seeing a painting evolve and react to each act was so cool! We...continued

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from carole sellars
5 events 1 review

It was ok - some of the acts were good and some terrific but there were a few bad ones as well. I thought the mcs were weak - her high pitched voice became very irritating and it was dificult to understand some of what she said because she talked...continued

reviewed Aug 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

December is the audience favorites show where the acts that were voted the best for each month return and perform one more time. This was a fantastic show! I had trouble deciding which act to vote the favorite of the year because there were...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from mike cy
13 events 4 reviews

wonderfull time 1st timer will come again in 1/11

reviewed Dec 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from jwagener
4 events 1 review

Enjoyed the evening; the band and MC were great; a lot of energy and enthusiasm by all; liked the variety of the acts; the lobby activities were fun and nice to have beverages available; the will call tickets went smooth

reviewed Jul 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Michelle
6 events 1 review

This was so fun! Great music from the house band, the MC was fantastic and funny, the acts were great. I loved the variety and exposure to new artists. It was a perfect way for my non-artsy companion to discover what types of art he liked and...continued

reviewed Jul 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lady Mondegreen
61 events 43 reviews

Sample Night Live is a blast! The house band "The Smarts" is great, and the emcee Samantha "Pirana" kept things moving. Each performer/group gets about 10 minutes to play, sing, do a comedy routine, etc. The sign language interpreters were really...continued

reviewed Mar 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lady Mondegreen
61 events 43 reviews

This was a delightful surprise and shouldn't be such a well-kept secrect! It was a fabulous mix of entertainment (music, theater, poetry, painting) and more artisans in the lobby. From the Looney Lutherans to the heart rending poem about slaves in...continued

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

Once again we enjoyed the mix of acts. Overall, the performances were better than in the July show. We will definitely go again.

reviewed Aug 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

This was our 12th time attending Sample Night Live (we haven't missed in a year). As always, the show was very enjoyable. Seeing 10 - 12 acts at this price is hard to beat. The show has such a wide breadth of talent: Korean drums, jazz, belly...continued

reviewed Jun 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from GJK407
41 events 17 reviews

It was a worthwhile show, some really good acts, while some others promoting the Fringe festival were typical of the type of so-so acts that can be seen at the festival. Because of the light rail construction, parking on the street was impossible...continued

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marble Vicki
27 events 17 reviews

The talent varied from fair to good. The first act was supposed to be family appropriate but had lots of references to sex, drugs, and death with minor vulgar language. The hostess told us the second act would be more "racy" and "PG rated" but ...continued

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sabina
53 events 15 reviews

We did not enjoy this event. Most of the entertainers and groups that performed (with the exception of 2 very good performances) had very little talent. One act contained a scene that was extremely coarse (to the point of being offensive) and it...continued

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephen Robertson
17 events 14 reviews

Great way to connect with local talent that I might not otherwise get to know. A fun, easy evening out.

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 13 reviews

I really enjoyed myself, I like the fact that there is a variety of acts to sample. I learned a lot about what's going on in the Twin Cities. I recommend seeing it!

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from denise
39 events 13 reviews

lots of variety. lots of talent. the MC/host was terrific. i enjoyed the crowd too.

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathy Bell
16 events 12 reviews

On a whole the entertainers were great. However there was one act that was totally DISGUSTING (Steel Kiss) I hope that next time you will review what the acts do before we are subjected to anymore FILTH

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 12 reviews

Quite a range of talent and content. A little of something for everyone.

reviewed Jun 01 2011 report as inappropriate
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