Social Hour with Michael Nelson

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The Kenwood Retirement Community

Michael Nelson is an accomplished and nationally renowned pianist, entertainer, composer and recording artist who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.  When he was five years old his family moved to the beautiful wooded and rolling hills of rural Vasa, Minnesota.  In 1999 he started Vasa Valley Music and in early 2003 he created his touring company VVM Entertainment.

Michael’s first performance, at age eleven, started in his country church.  Under the encouragement of his classically trained piano mentor, Archie Swenson, he developed a true appreciation for acoustical instruments. While attending Mankato State College he studied music theory and composition. In 2002 he wrote a special composition for his son’s wedding entitled “A Fathers Love” which has received warm radio play around the country.

In 2006, Michael founded his own Foundation to further music education and support families in crisis and disasters as well as supporting alzheimer’s research.   Through VVM Entertainment and Michael’s Foundation, you can set up benefit concerts to help raise money for your favorite charities.   To learn more about our benefit concert packages, please contact us by clicking on the bookings and contact info.   

Michael Nelson is delighted to return to The Kenwood to entertain you.  He has a unique ability to story-tell and share his beautiful music while playing the piano. Please consider joining us in the Parlor this evening for wonderful entertainment and refreshments to follow.