A passionate & energetic performer with a repertoire of unparalleled diversity.
Mia Dorr has been a singer in the Twin Cities music scene for over 20 years. During her career she has been a member of James Severe and the Blues Vendors, DD and the Cleave, DiscFunktion, Total DiscTracktion, The Prophets of Soul, as well as performing with the Power of 10, among other groups. She is currently a member of the vocal group YOLO, her powerfully entertaining duo with DiDi in The Mia Dorr Show, as well as her engaging and enthralling solo show at the Twin Cities' premier speak easy Al's Place. Mia is also the lead vocalist in the blues/funk band The Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr. Mia has competed in 3 national vocal competitions where she placed first and 2 national vocal competitions where she placed second. She released a cover album in 2007 and her first original album in 2012 where she brings an uplifting combination of tracks and vocals that are soulful, powerful, easy listening and inspiring.
Dorr began performing for GLBT folks at the Over the Rainbow Bar in Downtown St. Paul in 1997. Since then, she and her team at Premier Entertainment have appeared regularly at a number of local venues in the Twin Cities. “Twenty years ago, I was a singer, and then the GLBT community welcomed me with open arms. That changed my life, and now I am an entertainer. These years have taught me how a chosen family comes together to support each other and rally together during times of adversity. I feel very fortunate to be able to perform as often as we do, and it’s because of the people who spend their time at our shows, some on a weekly basis, and some once a month or so, who give us the opportunity to entertain and do what we love the most. The past 20 years have been the blessing of my life, and I get weepy just thinking about it.”
DiDi "Dana" Pagitt, who is Mia's show producer and manager takes song requests during the Mia Dorr Show and banters with the audience. “The music at our shows is reflective of people who are in the audience. Mia was once referred to as ‘a passionate and energetic performer with a repertoire of unparalleled diversity.’ I love this description, because it describes her so succinctly. Our favorite music is what moves audience members, either physically in their chairs or in the memories in their minds, or stirs them in their souls. Those are the best ones!”
THE MIA DORR SHOW EXPERIENCE:
"Holy Guacamole! Mia and Didi are amazing and I try to make this show every week -- Mia has some PIPES! They take requests and her repertoire is vast. This is the best regular Sunday night entertainment in the Twin Cities, hands down. Seriously. Not. To. Be. Missed." -Jen K
"What a great way to end a weekend! Mia is a great performer. She can sing anything from Cher to Carrie Underwood to my favorite Joan Jett. Add in some Broadway show favorites and your night is complete. Mia takes requests and she is even willing to try a song that she isn't real familiar with. If you are in St Paul on a Sunday night, be sure to check out the Mia Dorr show." -Tracy N