Hosted by composer Abbie Betinis, our popular Courtroom Concerts take place at noon most Thursdays in the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul. This series features accomplished musicians and composers from the Twin Cities and surrounding area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. These one-hour concerts are free and open to the public.

Courtroom Concert FAQ

What is the COVID protocol for these concerts?
We want all of our patrons to feel as safe as possible coming to our concerts this season. With this in mind and in accordance with Ramsey County’s current COVID-19 precautions, all guests must wear a face covering when inside the building. We have moved to the main floor of the Landmark Center to allow for more spacing between chairs, but we ask that patrons also be mindful of distancing between parties..

Where should I park?
Street and ramp parking are available. The closest ramp is the Lawson Commons Ramp. The Science Museum parking ramp is also nearby and is $5 a day.

Why are they called Courtroom Concerts?
Our Courtroom Concerts series is named for its venue: the beautiful and historic Courtroom 317 in Landmark Center. Now used for meetings, performances, and rehearsals, Courtroom 317 is a part of Minnesota history. In the 1930’s, it hosted the trials of John Dillinger’s girlfriend, Evelyn Freschette, and those of Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, Doc Barker and Leon Gleckman.

Is it OK to arrive late?
Yes. If you arrive late, please enter the concert as quietly as possible and be respectful of the rest of the audience. 

Do the concerts end promptly at 1:00?
The concerts are scheduled to end at 1pm, but they sometimes extend beyond this time. If you do need to leave before the concert concludes, please do so in a quiet and respectful manner.

Are there accessible entrances and seating?
Landmark Center is accessible for persons with mobility challenges. The accessible entrance is on Market Street, just off 6th Street (north east corner of building).  Large print programs are available by contacting Schubert Club at least 24 hours in advance.

Upcoming Courtroom Concerts

Concerts & Tickets