Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Family Series, Ordway Concert Hall

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids.  Their extended canoe trip down the Mississippi River inspired their GRAMMY® Award-winning album Can You Canoe? and was the first in their Adventure Album Series.  Their trek along the Appalachian Trail was the subject of their follow up release, Through the Woods. Their latest album, Saddle Up is a joyous adventure through the American West. With songs written by campfire and harmonies born on the water, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

Lap Passes

Lap passes will be $5 each, and will only be available at the ticket office the day of the performance. They are for children under 3 only.

There are a limited number of passes allowed for these events, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities last.


Ordway Pre-Show Play & Learn

10:00 AM & 1:00 PM | Target Atrium

Don’t miss out on the free “Play & Learn” lobby one hour before each of the Okee Dokee Brother’s performances at the Ordway. Artists from the M will lead art activities, music, and movement demonstrations with themes connected to the performance as part of The M Off-Site series:

  • Natural world: Mississippi River, Respect (conservation)
  • Journey: canoeing, hiking
  • Place: American West, Appalachian Trail, communities along the Mississippi River

Artists and Activities include:

  • Puppetry with Kallie Melvin and Sophie Cameron
  • Storytelling and Mapping with Mischa Kegan
  • Music/circuit bending with Beatrix Jar
  • Movement with Brian J. Evans: movement or Alanna Morris Van Tassel
  • Local tap water tasting with youth water tenders, Dakota education, and print pulling with Water Bar/Mniówe
  • Tempera paint activity with GoodSpace Murals
  • Imagination Playground with Ordway Education