ABOUT THE AUTUMN RIDGE CHURCH ARTS SERIES
The Autumn Ridge Church Arts Series brings the finest and most significant world-class Christian artists to Southeast Minnesota. Founded in 2007, the Autumn Ridge Church Arts Series hosts two major arts events annually.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Located on a 60-acre scenic hillside in Rochester Minnesota, Autumn Ridge Church is the largest and oldest congregation in Southeast Minnesota. Autumn Ridge is a non-denominational church founded in 1857, moving to its current site in 2006. The facility offers to greater Rochester more than 100,000 square feet of worship, ministry, and service space. Accessible by a local international airport and home of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester is a thriving community just 90 miles south of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The main auditorium seats 1188, with reserved seating and general admission capabilities. The space is acoustically tuned for presentations ranging from major touring rock shows to dramatic theatrical performances, chamber orchestras, smaller ensembles, choirs, and conferences. Served by theatrical lighting and a substantial house PA, the space also routinely accommodates touring shows with traveling and contracted production and backline. The venue is served by experienced professional and volunteer staff. A spacious lobby accommodates pre- and post-show activities, ticketing, and merchandise sales. Complete back of house facilities are available.
THE CENTER AT AUTUMN RIDGE
An attached athletic facility, the CENTER provides a venue for high-energy youth events with 1,200 – 1,500 standing festival capacity. The CENTER also provides showers, catering, and dressing room facilities.
THE COMMON GROUNDS CAFÉ
Adjacent to the main lobby, this multi-purpose space is served by a commercial kitchen.
At 4,000 square feet with a capacity of 150, this warm chapel space is popular for smaller performing events and meet/greet activities.