Experience the musical variation available in Marshall.

Though we are a small town, our variety of culture is wide. Through musical performances at SMSU or from visiting artists, every music lover in your group will find something they can enjoy – through events or even shopping at local shops in town. When visiting Marshall, you will CULTIVATE the best EXPERIENCES in music.

SMSU Performing Ensembles

No matter what your taste may be, don’t miss out on the performances from one of SMSU’s musical ensembles. Whether you enjoy the strings of an orchestra or the swift sounds of a jazz band, SMSU’s Music Department has you well entertained throughout the year. Check out one of their eight performing ensembles for a night of music to enjoy.

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra

The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (SMO) has been in existence for more than 40 years. Our mission has always been to provide the people of Southwest Minnesota an opportunity to hear and enjoy a wide variety of live symphonic music. The SMO is a regional ensemble made up of area community members, high school students, and SMSU students & faculty. The orchestra is directed by Dr. Daniel Rieppel.

MAFAC Concert Series

Each year, the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council host a concert series with four concerts that take place during the year. Concert Series tickets are available for purchase by stopping in at Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, 109 N 3rd Street, Downtown Marshall. They also host live music throughout the summer every Wednesday night at the Bandshell.

Last Stop CD Shop

Wanting to find some musical classics or entertainment sources from the past? The first and last stop will have the variety you’re looking for when it comes to new and used CD’s, vinyl records, used cassettes, video games, and movies. Check out Last Stop CD Shop, located on Main Street in Downtown Marshall. Find your favorites and bring them home with you.

Music Street

Serving music education in Marshall and its surrounding communities since 1985! Music Street is a brick-and-mortar shop that deals with band instruments, orchestral instruments, guitars, amps, digital pianos, accessories, sheet music, and lessons. Stop by to explore your musical options, located in downtown Marshall.

The Note Gallery

This family-owned music school and store is dedicated to get the surrounding area more passionate about music. Located right inside their downtown storefront, visit the only public studio-grade humidified guitar room in Southwest Minnesota. Strum like nobody is watching, but you might have some listeners!


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