From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road for “Friends & Heroes 2019.” Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins. We've also added a"Wee Bit of the Irish" flavoring to this package... to include dinner at Shamrock Grille; a delightful Saturday celebrating the Irish Heritage with Celtic dancing and music at the Landmark Center. There's also an Irish parade~ Dress accordingly if you plan to attend! There are other fun venues within walking distance of this historic area for you to enjoy. We'll also include an option to forgo the Irish festivities and shop at the Rosedale Mall instead. You decide. But however you wish to spend these two days, we invite you to JOIN us for this fun weekend to see Blake & Friends!
Motor Coach Boarding: Gr Rapids, Hibbing Virginia, Eveleth, Duluth, Scanlon and Along 35 E.
Overnight Lodging at Radisson Hotel in Roseville ~ Two Beds in the rooms.
Blake Shelton Private Suite (1st 36 Registrants) Then Club Level Section 06-Rows 3,5 & 6 (12 Seats)
St Paul's Downtown Irish Festivities at the Landmark Center, Music, Dancing, Food & Parade
Two Meals (Burger Bash Buffet Dinner at the Shamrock Grille & Pub; Breakfast @ Radisson Hotel)
Luggage Handling and Most Tips Included, Fully Guided. (Tips for driver and escort are not included)
A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 per person is due when registering. Final payment is due Jan 15, 2019. Cancellations between Jan 15 - Feb 1, 2019 are contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives back from the hotel, charter and restaurants. No refunds with cancellations after February 1, 2019. Travel insurance is available. Pre-existing conditions are waived when it’s purchased within 10 days of paying your initial deposit. It can offer peace of mind and financial security. Call if you have any questions. Some seating in the private suite include 10 bar stools - please let us know if CAN NOT sit on a bar stool.
Day 1: Friday, March 15 This is a tentative boarding schedule at the time this brochure was designed. About 2-3 weeks prior to departure, we will announce the specifics as to the time and place of boarding. ____6:30 am-Grand Rapids Super Eight ____7:15 am- Hibbing Park Hotel ____7:45 am- Virginia Village Inn ____8:00 am- Eveleth Super 8 Motel 9:00 - 10:00 am- Breakfast, paying on own, at Perkins Restaurant Miller Hill Mall. ____9:45 am- Duluth Perkins Miller Hill Mall The coach departs at 10 am. ___10:30 am- Scanlon Park & Rid 12:30 pm- Arrive to the Twin Cities We'll stop and have lunch nearby the hotel before checking into the hotel. Venue to be announced. 2:30 pm- Check in to the lovely Radisson Roseville Hotel. Time to relax before dinner. Dress Code is casual and comfortable. 4:15 pm- Board the coach and travel 20 minutes into the city to the Shamrock Grille Pub. This is a great place to eat and they are well known for their burgers! They recommended the Burger Bash Buffet as it's a favorite of all their groups... so we said, "OK!". Adding to this is a glass of green beer (if you wish) or a "wee bit of Bailey's in your coffee" if you want to get into the Irish Spirit... but there are non-alcoholic beverages included and a fun Irish dessert served as well. After dinner, we'll travel to the EXEL Energy Center for our show to see Blake Shelton, Friends and Heroes. NOTE: We were in a lottery to get a personal suite. The suite only holds 40 people. So the first 38 will be invited to stay in the suite. 30 seats are theater style seats and 10 are bar stool seats. We also secured 12 - CLUB LEVEL - Section 6- seats in the main arena. There is no price break in either seating / location as the cost per ticket. It's based on a first-come, first-serve. Please be sure to let us know if you are in the personal suite IF you cannot sit on a bar stool... you may prefer to sit in the main arena in a club level seat. They are GREAT seats, too.... just not a suite. 6:00 pm- Board the coach- Travel to the Excel Center- Group Entrance - Gate "4" and enter in as a group. 7:00 pm- "Blake Shelton, Friends and Heroes"at the Xcel Energy Center (Private Suite AND Club Level)
Day 2: Saturday, March 16th 7:00 - 9:00 AM- Full Buffet Breakfast, at the hotel, included - 8:15 AM- Set your luggage outside your doors. NOTE: We have wonderful Irish Festivities planned for today but if you prefer to visit family or SHOP, you certainly may do so! If you decide to shop at the newly renovated Rosedale Mall, you may take advantage of the hotel shuttle offered. The mall opens at 10 am. Please return to the hotel no later than 3 pm as that is when the coach will return to the hotel and pick you up. Be sure you have a cell phone with you so that your tour manager can reach you if need be. IF you are quite sure you are not interested in the Irish Festival -LET US KNOW. 9:15 AM- Be on board the coach and we'll begin our short ride into the St Paul to the lovely Landmark Center. We are leaving a bit early this morning because we expect some traffic delays due to the St Paul Irish Festival and parade that starts at noon. There's so much happening between Irish music and dance on four stages, Celtic vendors, Irish cuisines, pipe bands, and children's crafts and entertainments. The Landmark Center opens at 10 am ~ the Parade begins begins at 12 PM. This is the 53rd Annual St Patrick's Day Parade - I'm sure you'll find plenty to stay busy and enjoy your surroundings! Dress for the weather...It's Minnesota and it's early SPRING. We won't stay the entire day- it just gets too late. You'll have ample time to take in many of the wonderful Irish events of the day. 2:30 pm- Board the coach. 3 pm- Stop by the Radisson Hotel -pick up those guests that didn't go to the Irish Festival. (Quick fast food stop, paying on own, to be announced ~ This may be in North Branch or Hinckley) 5:45 pm- Estimated arrival to Scanlon 6:15 pm- Estimated arrival to Duluth; 7:15 pm- Estimated arrival to Eveleth 7:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Virginia ~ 8 pm- Estimated arrival to Hibbing ~ 8:45 pm- Estimated arrival to Grand Rapids. The times listed are only estimates.
This tour is entirely comfortable and casual. The motor coach charter is Trobec Bus Company, St Stephens. Please let us know of any special needs you may have at the time your register. No registration is considered solid without a deposit paid within 7 days of registering. Feel Free to contact us with any questions or concerns.