concert series at GINKGO coffeehouse on Snelling brings musicians from
across North America to the Twin Cities. Music is presented in a concert
setting, without interruption from normal restaurant service and conversation.
The list of artists is impressive and spans a range of musical genres:
singer/songwriter, traditional, blues, jazz, celtic, bluegrass, and more!
for the Thursday night concert series can be purchased in advance by calling
or emailing us.
Higher prices apply to tickets purchased at the door.
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with a cover charge are a concert format. For all others, the coffee bar
will be open during the show, and people are free to come and go at will.)
Benefit Concert for Minnesota Music Coalition
featuring Kevin Bowe, Roe Family Singers & more!
Wednesday, February 26
Suggested Donation: $10 adults / $5 students
Benefit Concert for Minnesota Music Coalition
featuring Kevin Bowe, Roe Family Singers & more!
Support the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) musician mentoring program by attending this special all-ages concert, featuring performances by participants in the program, including Kevin Bowe, Roe Family Singers, Four Legg Fish and Ayd Mill Road!
Friday, Feb 28
Matt Hannah CD Release Show
Let the Lonely Fade
with Gamine Records
Join us for local singer-songwriter Matt Hannah's CD release show for his
debut solo acoustic album Let the Lonely Fade.
Former frontman of NYC-based three-piece rock band Escape Key,
singer-songwriter Matt Hannah went acoustic in 2011 and recorded his debut
album Let the Lonely Fade in the second bedroom of his new home in
Minneapolis, MN. With contributions on pedal steel from Zydeco Ziggie, Let
the Lonely Fade weaves the straightforward melody of classic country with
distinct bitter-sweet atmosphere. Strongly influenced by traditional
songwriters like Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt, Matt
Hannah is creating music that disregards modern artifice and goes straight
for the real thing—the earnest folk Americana we've been waiting for.
Taken together, the haunting songs of Let the Lonely Fade capture a
Midwestern boy's willful move to NYC, his disillusionment at the culture
of make believe he encounters there, and his travels back to a much bigger
reality recalled to him by Lake Superior's enchanting shores.
Saturday, March 1
7 - 8:45 pm
Plays a variety of instrumental music, from
jazz and blues to acoustic fingerstyle, occasionally using a
loop station to build musical landscapes for
improvisation. He has been a regular performer for
almost 20 years, in a wide variety of musical contexts, and
brings a little bit of all of these experiences and
influences to his solo performances. To find out more
about Zeb, please visit www.zebcruikshank.com
Friday, March 7
House of Mercy Recordings 2nd Annual Talent Share
Here's a great opportunity for first-time sharers! Last year there were singers, instrumentalists, a quilter, an orator, a comedy routine, duets and more. No experience necessary! Sign up with Susie at email@example.com
Friday, March 14
There's just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise,
thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by
her uplifting lyrics. Ellis' performances are transformational; she
leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges& opened hearts.
Ellis is writing and posting a song per week for all of 2014 as part
of the Real Women, Real Songs Weekly Songwriting Project. That's 52
new songs! You can follow her progress at www.ellis-music.com/weeklysongs/
She'll play the new songs at Ginkgo, and she'll be joined on the stage
by local songwriter & guitarist Kevin Bowe. Don't miss this fun night
of music and joy!
Saturday, March 22
Mark Stuart www.markstuart.net
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 after 6 pm the day of the show plus sales tax
With in his earlier career as a sideman guitarist (Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, St Mark Stuart's 2014 tour will feature a rare segment of paying homage to some of the notable artists he has toured and recorded with in his earlier career as a sideman guitarist (Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Steve Forbert, and wife Stacey Earle). Along with anecdotes and tribute songs done in his own style Stuart will dazzle with his in-demand guitar playing and self-written tunes from his various albums.
His performances are littered with great guitar pieces, self-penned songs from his solo records and duo records, as well as "tribute" songs to those notable artist he used to work for.
Saturday, March 29
Tickets $16 in advance, $18 the day of the show plus sales tax www.cliffeberhardt.net
"One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit... full of well-crafted songs and rich, emotional vocals."
—Seattle Post Intelligencer
"In a field of sensitive, new-age guys, Eberhardt digs deeper into life's complexities and discovers much more compelling things to celebrate."
—The Boston Phoenix
"Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show."
—The New York Post
Saturday, April 5
April Verch Band
Tickets $18 plus sales tax
Canada's Ottawa Valley meets old-time Appalachia with crack fiddling, electric stepdancing, and sweet singing
"It's hard to believe she's so talented at such a wide range of fiddling. I've seen her do it live, though. Believe it or not, she's really that good."
— The Huffington Post
"A world class fiddler."
— Sam Bush
Saturday, April 26
Tickets $14 plus sales tax
Photo by Kimberly Rashed www.ashleycondon.com
"One of the new leading lights on the East Coast scene"
"The finest writer and performer I have heard in many years.There is not a song on this record that I wouldn't gladly claim as my own."
– David Francey, singer-songwriter
"The title of Ashley Condon's debut recording 'Come In From The Cold' couldn't be more apt. Rich earthy tones wrapped lovingly around a voice as fresh and pure as a forest stream cannot help but melt the coldest heart."
– Glenn Meisner, CBC Atlantic Airwaves
"She is like a Jann Arden kind of performer who can have you laughing one moment and weeping the next."
– Laurence F., Director/Actor/Producer
"Ashley Condon is an old musical soul who sings with refreshing and youthful passion."
– George Scott, Songwriter's Showcase, Alliston ON
Coming in May: Carrie Newcomer! Watch for details.
events for your generous donations...some great musicians!
events that are not part of the concert series take place in a more casual
atmosphere. Food and beverages are served during the performance, and
customers may come and go at will. If no ticket price is indicated, musicians
play for your generous donations. Unless
otherwise noted, all events take place at GINKGO coffeehouse on Snelling.
The open stage is run with a lottery system, meaning names
are drawn to see who will perform in each slot. This means you don't have
to try to get there too early to be the first to sign up. The open mic
is hosted by artists
Neal Dimick, 612-827-1573 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellis Paul is caught in the East Coast Snowstorm. He has tentatively rescheduled his tour for June. We will confirm a Children's Show and evening performance soon (very likelyJune 7).
Tickets for the evening performance can be returned for a full refund, or can be exchanged for tickets to the June show (to be confirmed by Feb. 14 evening).
We are very pleased to announce that we are lucky enough to present another talented artist for the Saturday children's show!
Pop has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy.
He appeared quite frequently on Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion during the show's formative years and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries.
His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old time fiddle tunes set toes a-tappin' while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories -- all with a good dose of friendly humor.
Loved by kids and adults, Pop is always engaging and entertaining!
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about GINKGO upcoming performances. If you don't have email, call the
GINKGO coffeehouse on Snelling (651-645-2647) and give us your name and
address. We'll send you a concert schedule in the mail.
about performing at GINKGO
are several ways to perform at GINKGO.
in Open Stage on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, just show
up. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm, and Open Stage is from 7-10 pm. Names are
drawn to determine the performers for each slot.
To participate in the old time
and bluegrass jam sessions on the fourth Wednesdays of the month, just
To play for donations (typically
Friday or Saturday evenings), contact us via e-mail ( email@example.com
). It may take
a few days to respond, and feel free to send a new note if you do ot hear
To perform as part of the concert
series, where people pay a cover charge (typically $10 or more), email
Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a ticketed event. Specify that you are interested in the concert
series, and include this on the subject line of your e-mail, please.
Check out the website for Homestead
Homestead Pickin Parlor has a
very good selection of folk music recordings, as well as many other styles,
along with music lessons, sheet music and instruments.