In June 1929 Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra made a repeat appearance to the Minnesota Theater. The three night stand also featured the Rhythm Boys, one of which was a young Bing Crosby. The orchestra played four shows per day between movie screenings: “the greatest business in the history of the city,” per Bing Crosby: Day by Day by Malcom Macfarlane’s (2001). (SpyTwinCities.com)
In July 1929 Vess Ossman and Rex Schepp, “the crack banjo team,” appeared at the Minnesota Theater, according to the Music Trade Review (per SpyTwinCities.com). The article noted that they “are using new No. 6 Ne Plus Ultra model Silver Bell banjos purchased before their recent New England trip, and are scoring triumphs where ever they appear.”
On September 21, 1929, the Williston Park Commercial Club sponsored a dance at the Hopkins pavilion on the Hennepin County Fairgrounds, featuring the music of the Minnetonka Nite Hawks.
Sophie Tucker performed at the Orpheum Theatre.