The legendary Medina Entertainment Center continues to grow and change since opening its doors September 6, 1956. We have celebrated over 50 years in the entertainment, food, and hospitality industries, and it has been an adventuresome journey for our now thriving business. Medina continues to be a destination for Minnesotans and guests nationwide for a variety of events each year.
One of Medina’s goals has been to provide the community with unlimited styles of exceptional dance music as well as the best in regional and national entertainment. The list of stars that have performed at Medina is endless. Musicians including Guy Lombardo, Chubby Checker, and Johnny Cash to Pat Benatar and Alice Cooper have graced Medina’s stage. Memorable performances include Willie Nelson, who signed autographs until 2:00 a.m., and Garth Brooks, whose show was not sold out! Recently, Bret Michaels, Slash, and Buck Cherry have also performed live, and we also have recurring performances from the Little River Band and Thunder from Down Under.
The Grand Ballroom is renown for providing years of dancing on an air cushioned, maple dance floor, considered the largest in the Midwest. Dances are hosted each Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and on most Friday and Saturday evenings. We feature musical genres such as Old Tyme, Big Band, Country, Classic & Hard Rock, Cajun, Alternative, and 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s covers.
Medina means music, but there is so much more. Robert’s Restaurant & Bar is known for its delicious food and friendly service. Enjoy creative specials daily and weekday happy hour selections in addition to our lunch and dinner menu. While guests are enjoying Robert’s Restaurant & Bar, Medina also accommodates guests for weddings, reunions, luncheons, and private catered events of all kinds. Catered events will enjoy carefully prepared menus served in private rooms accommodating up to 1600 guests. Medina’s fabulous food also can be catered directly to you! Take advantage of our off-site catering services, which can be delivered to your home or the workplace.
In addition to our entertainment services, Medina’s guests can enjoy our 12 lane Bowling Center, complete with a full service Pro Shop. We offer bowling leagues each night of the week during bowling season, cosmic bowling on weekends, and kids birthday party packages. Each lane has bumpers for the very little bowlers, and there is an adjoining game room with all of the latest games. Bowling remains a great sport and activity for people of all ages to enjoy.
At the end of a special evening, guests can walk over to and relax in one of the 65 rooms at the Medina Inn. The Medina Entertainment Center and the Medina Inn are only 4 miles west of 494 on Highway 55 in Medina. For complete information about Medina and its special events, please visit our website at www.medinaentertainment.com or call 763-478-6661.