THE BANJO HOUR with Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra ft. Pat Donohue

The Cedar and KFAI Present

THE BANJO HOUR with Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra ft. Pat Donohue

Fri, January 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$12 Advance / $15 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a seated show.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

The Banjo Hour ft. Pat Donohue
The Banjo Hour ft. Pat Donohue
The Banjo Hour is a celebration of music, words, banjos, and the life of Captain Gravitone (philosopher, physicist, super-hero of the new millennia).

The two hour vaudeville-style show is hosted by magician and comedian, Michael Callahan (2nd Story Comedy), and features the music of Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra, with music guest, finger-style guitarist and Prarie Home Companion alum Pat Donohue. Our announcer is Midwest Country and Rock hall-of-fame musician Ron Arsenault, and our banjo consultant is the world famous banjo maker (and player), Tom Nechville.

Eli Hoehn: Producer/Performer. Eli is a composer, banjoist, vocalist, educator and philosophy major, leader of the Minnesota-based group, Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra.

Michael Callahan: Host. Michael Callahan is a renowned magician, comedian, artist, and the producer of 2nd Story Comedy, the premiere live comedy show in Southern Minnesota. Michael has been performing for two decades and has worked with numerous nationally touring headliners.

Pat Donohue: Guest Musician. Pat was the guitarist for the “Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion for twenty years. He is known for his virtuoso finger-picking guitar playing with it's folk, blues and jazz influences. Pat has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?

Ron Arsenault: Announcer/Interviewer. Ron is a Midwest Country and Rock hall-of-fame musician. A life long singer songwriter, he performs solo as well as with the Lost Walleye Orchestra, City Mouse, The Fabulous Fatheads, Gallumaufry, and Pengra and Arsenault. Ron’s instruments include: guitar (finger and flatpicking styles), slide guitar, nose flute, vocals, harmonica, and rubber noses.

Tom Nechville: Banjo Consultant/Performer. Tom creates world class banjos and sells them to the greatest banjo players in the world, including Bela Fleck, Steve Martin, Allison Brown, the Dixie Chicks, among many more.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or