The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s 2023 Live Music Series continues with a concert by Eric Peltoniemi on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

Since the early 1970s in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minnesota, and Finland, Eric Peltoniemi has worked multiple sides of the music world as a singer/songwriter, guitarist, lyricist, and composer for the music theater and for three decades an executive at acclaimed indie roots label, Red House Records.

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Eric Peltoniemi will perform at the Cultural Center in New York Mills on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Growing up outside of New York Mills, Peltoniemi began writing his own songs at a young age, playing with friends at county fairs, dances, township halls…and even a boxing match. Since those early days, he has gone on to perform (solo and with a band) at theaters, festivals, and clubs across the US, as well as Canada, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

His original songs have been covered and recorded by a number of artists, including Robin and Linda Williams; Claudia Schmidt; Gordon Bok, Anne Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett; NYC cabaret singer Lisa Asher; and young Finnish folk star, Topi Saha.

“We’ve known what a remarkable singer and songwriter Eric Peltoniemi is for several decades now…There’s never a false word, never a false note,” said Robin and Linda Williams.

Peltoniemi’s much-anticipated return to New York Mills on April 22 is sure to be an unforgettable evening. 

Adult tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door (members get a $2 discount!); students $5 (can be paid at the door). Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar and light refreshments will be available.

This concert is sponsored by Wadena Hide and Fur/The Paper Brothers. This activity is also made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board operating support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Visit or call the Cultural Center at 385-3339 with any questions.