About the fabulous armadillos

The Fabulous Armadillos are among Central Minnesota’s most popular and recognizable bands. With a wide range of musical influences and backgrounds, the band’s members effortlessly reconstruct classic songs in their own style. In addition to their considerable skill and talent, the group is famous across the state (and beyond!) for their themed performances showcasing songs with similar subject matter or historical significance.    

Find more information on the Fabulous Armadillos here.

2023-2024 show themes

Check out the themes for the new season below!

November 6th – 9th, & 11th, 2023

November 13th – 17th, 2023

January 22nd – February 2nd, 2024


April 1st – 12th, 2024


June 3rd – 14th, 2024


Taking It To The Streets: The Doobie Brothers Tribute

November 6th – 9th, & 11th, 2023
November 13th – 17th, 2023

The Fabulous Armadillos with special guests Jeff Engholm, Muggsy Lauer, Matt Kirkwold, Dennis Kennedy, Rich Manik and more are playing the Doobie’s greatest hits including Long Train Runnin’; China Grove; Listen To The Music; Takin’ It To The Streets; What A Fool Believes; Rockin’ Down The Highway; Minute By Minute; Black Water and many more! All those great radio songs and some deep tracks, too. Come celebrate 50 years of Doobie Brothers music with the Fabulous Armadillos.

Up North and Down Under: Songs from Artists from Canada and Australia

January 22nd – 26th, 2024

January 29th – February 2nd, 2024 

The Fabulous Armadillos are tapping into all the great artists and groups from our neighbors to the North in Canada, eh! We are also crossing the international date line and going South for all the definitive music that emanated from Australia…blimey, mate! Canadian artists including Bryan Adams, Rush, Triumph, Shania Twain, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Guess Who, Sarah McLachlan, Rush, Barenaked Ladies, Alanis Morissette, Nickelback and more. Australian artists including AC/DC, INXS, Keith Urban, Little River Band, Air Supply, Sia, Rick Springfield, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, Men At Work, Olivia Newton-John, Crowded House, The Easybeats, Midnight Oil and more. So, grab your passports and jump on board as we take you Up North and Down Under!

Acoust-i-Dillos 2: Acoustic Inspired Hits Over the Decades

April 1st – 5th, 2024

April 8th – 12th, 2024 

During our 22-23 season, this brand new theme was one of the best received shows we have EVER done! So, by request… we are bringing it back with many more acoustic-based songs! We aren’t going unplugged, but we are playing songs whose foundation was built from acoustic guitars and acoustic instruments. Songs from groups like America, Gordon Lightfoot, Eagles, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Crosby Stills and Nash, Simon and Garfunkel and Tom Petty all made this sound popular, but groups like Heart, Kansas, Boston, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi and Led Zeppelin also had songs that were driven by acoustic guitars. We will take you “all over the map” musically for another round of Acoustic-I-Dillos with Acoustic-I-Dillos 2 – Acoustic Inspired Hits Over The Decades.

I Want My MTV (Totally 80’s)

June 3rd – 7th, 2024

June 10th – 14th, 2024 

The 80’s had it all with rock, pop, heavy metal and new wave all dominating the air waves and it was also the beginning of the VIDEO age! The Fabulous Armadillos are going retro and raising the fun factor 1.21 gigawatts! We will surely have a rad playlist of tunes, humor and video in this theme and we are inviting you to wear your totally awesome 80’s wardrobe or “come as you are” and try and forget that 1980 was actually 43 years ago. Gag me with a spoon….that’s gnarly! Join the Dillos and flashback with us to the 80’s with “I Want My MTV – Totally 80’s!

The Fabulous Armadillos are one of our season ticket artists. Purchase season tickets to attend every show, all season long.  

Theatre shows fill up quickly, so we recommend you get tickets as soon as possible.