Celebrating 20 Years as a Gathering Place and Music Venue......WOW...and thanks for all of you !

 

Concert series

GINKGO's 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! Tickets for the Thursday night concert series can be purchased in advance by calling 651-645-2647 or emailing us. Higher prices apply to tickets purchased at the door.

Music Series

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(Shows 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.)


 

Ellis Paul

Saturday Feb 14
Ellis Paul
3pm Family Show! (free)
8pm concert
$15 (plus sales tax)

At 3 pm, Ellis performs a show geared towards his young fans - the kids!
Ellis has cut two family albums, and received accolades as a musician who parents and kids alike love.  His 3 pm show is sponsored by GINKGO, and free to attend.  Come and watch your children have a great time, while you enjoy the music and a good beverage and treat.

At 8 pm, Ellis returns to the stage, bringing his songwriting and performance skills to a more formal event.  Without the interruption of people talking and restaurant equipment, enjoy the vocals and enviable guitar skills.

Since emerging from the Boston music scene, Ellis Paul’s music has been
consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide. His 16 releases and loyal,
enthusiastic audiences reinforce this acclaim and have since cemented his place
as one of America’s most talented songwriters.

“Ellis has a voice that is so powerful that you know who it is the second he comes through your radio. His music
and songs are a new birth in American sound that makes me want to go see concerts again.”
Kristian Bush / Sugarland

Amanda Grace

Friday March 6
Amanda Grace
8pm 
$5 suggested cover 

Bring the family out for a fun event after the Christmas rush!
Performing a variety of originals and Christmas songs, along with selections from her kids collection (if the younger crowd is there)!

“Thoughtful and contemplative singer, songwriter, and pianist with beguiling vocals and intimate, confessional lyrics.” ~ Mid West Music Fest

http://musicbyamandagrace.com/main/about-2/



Peter Mulvey

Saturday March 7
Peter Mulvey
8pm
Tickets $14 in advance, $16 Day of Show (plus sales tax)

www.petermulvey.com

Peter Mulvey, an always popular GINKGO artist, is touring in support of his new CD: SILVER LADDER.  It  is an artistic rebirth for Mulvey, the work of an artist who has discovered his inner rock-and-roller, a man who has been through the eye of the needle and come through it with a haul of songs to spark and encourage his fellow humans.

“Gleefully mercurial...equal parts breezy jazz and
whispery folk. His voice feels like fine old leather,
and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids...a
superb technician with a fondness for ignoring
the rules...a genre-defying traditionalist — a
knuckleballer with finger-picks”
— The Boston Globe


“A voice lush and hushed that occasionally sinks
into a whisper...surrealistic beauty...gorgeous.”
— Rolling Stone

 

June 4
Claudia Schmidt Birthday Bash with Dean Magraw

 

Musical events for your generous donations...some great musicians!

Musical 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 nealdimick@yahool.com


children's events

Ellis PaulFebuary 14
Ellis Paul
3pm Free Concert!

At 3 pm, Ellis performs a show geared towards his young fans - the kids!
Ellis has cut two family albums, and received accolades as a musician who parents and kids alike love.  His 3 pm show is sponsored by GINKGO, and free to attend.  Come and watch your children have a great time, while you enjoy the music and a good beverage and treat.

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sign up to receive concert schedules

Email us to add your name to our email list. You'll be the first to know 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.

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information about performing at GINKGO

There are several ways to perform at GINKGO.

To participate 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 show up.

To play for donations (typically Friday or Saturday evenings), contact us via e-mail ( ginkgosaturdaymusic@yahoo.com ). It may take a few days to respond, and feel free to send a new note if you do ot hear anything.

To perform as part of the concert series, where people pay a cover charge (typically $10 or more), email Kathy at kathy@ginkgocoffee.com. 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.

Interesting Musical Links

Check out the website for Homestead Pickin Parlor!

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.

 

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