Summer Performance Series

Our 2018 schedule will be posted soon. Please check back.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and spend a Sunday evening with friends and family enjoying art and nature.

Caponi Art Park theater in the woods

WHEN: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. June through August 
Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan
COST: $5/person – free for children under 12

Parking & Event Details
In addition to our main parking lot at 1220 Diffley Road, performance parking is available at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic fields (unless noted). Banners and signs will be posted. Walking distance to amphitheater is a hilly 5-minute hike from either entrance. Golf carts are available to transport guests with mobility needs.

2017 Summer Performance Series Schedule

Visit the Event Calendar for our full calendar of events.

Kevin Kling & Simone Perrin

Sunday, August 20, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kevin Kling returns to Caponi Art Park with musician and actor Simone Perrin to share stories of growing up and living in Minnesota that are personal and universal.

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Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin collaborate to create a performance that covers a range of humor, tenderness and music. Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. Joining Kling will be theater actress, composer, vocalist and accordionista Simone Perrin, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and performs frequently with Kevin.


Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra

Rescheduled to Sunday, July 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A family-friendly evening of American music featuring Broadway and Hollywood show tunes and works by composers such as Aaron Copland and John Williams.

Since 1986, the Dakota Valley Symphony has brought together skilled volunteer musicians to perform and promote diverse symphonic musical experiences of all periods and styles. Performing concerts around the south suburban Twin Cities area, the symphony has a 60-member orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.


Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue & Chinelos San Pablo Apostol

Sunday, August 6, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A performance of two unique Mexican dance styles featuring traditional Aztec dance in spectacular feathered costumes and the Chinelos dance of the Morelos people in their stylized masks and flowing costumes.

Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue is a Kalpulli (“learning community”) of Indigenous people joined together by the tradition of Aztec dance. The main focus of the kalpulli (learning community) is to conserve and share the cultural teachings of the ancestors, with dance being one of the essential pieces. KetzalCoatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds, and other instruments gifted by the natural environment.

Chinelos San Pablo Apostol practice the traditional dance that is native to the Morelos people and the people south of mexico city. The dancers bright, flowing costumes and stylized masks are usually found during religious celebrations and events for the Morelos in Minnesota.

PrintClean Water Land & Legacy logo This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.