Amazing talent is featured on the stage at GINKGO! Concert events, Tip Shows,
Open Mic Nights and Children’s Shows happen throughout the year.


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Friday, Feb 7

8:00 pm

Tickets are $20 plus tax

Ellis Paul

Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. Its a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folk singer, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road.

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Saturday, Feb 8

10:00 am

Free !

Ellis Paul Free Family Show!

Ellis Paul is also a renown performer for children.  With two children’s albums, and years of touring for the kids, Ellis applies his skills as a parent and a musician to put together a great show.  This show is sponsored by GINKGO, so is free to the public! 


Special kids chairs are available in the front, with room for wiggling and fun!





Saturday, Feb 29

7:30  pm

Tickets are $20 plus tax

Pat Donohue  

This evening, Pat will be performing with mandolinisht Richard Kriehn!  

Pat is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the “ Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?

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Sat, March 7

7:30  pm

Tickets are $20 plus tax

Pierce Pettis

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature…End to end the songwriting is brilliant…Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm…” -Sing Out!


“…One of the more vital and critically acclaimed folk stars of recent years.”

​-Performing Songwriter Magazine

“Pierce Pettis bares a gentle soul with a keen eye, a soulful voice, and perfect guitar accompaniment for his beautiful songs – a masterful poet treasure”

-Darrell Scott, songwriter/recording artist

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Saturday, April 4

7:30 pm

Bob Bovee

Since 1971 Bob has traveled the country taking old time music to audiences of all ages at festivals, fairs, concerts, dances, schools, libraries, music camps, radio and TV programs. This is rural music as played in homes, at dances and for earlier entertainments such as minstrel shows and country radio.

Along with a repertoire including dance tunes, ballads, cowboy songs, humorous and sentimental numbers, blues and rags, he spices their shows with stories, history and folklore. Bob sings (yodels, too) and plays guitar, harmonica, banjo and autoharp.


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Saturday, April 18

7:30 pm

Tickets $20 plus tax

Cliff Eberhardt

“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

Currently on tour with the “On a Winter’s Night” tour, Cliff comes to GINKGO for a solo show.  Always a wonderful evening of music and laughter, storytelling, and thought-provoking banter, we love having Cliff in the house!


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Concert Series

GINKGO hosts concerts showcasing musicians from across North America. These shows are ticketed events, and we create a listening room atmosphere, with no service during the performance.   You’ll be amazed at the level of talent featured on these nights.

Tickets are available at GINKGO (on Snelling Ave), or online at  For more information, call us at 651-645-2647 or send us an e-mail .


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Open Mic

Open Mic takes place every first and third Wednesday.   Sign-up begins at 6:30 PM;  Music begins at 7 PM.  Come and make music or come to listen.

Tip Shows

Local musicians frequently play for your generous donations. During these casual events, service continues as usual and the full menu is available. Stop in to check out the music;  come and go as you wish!  If you would like to book a tip show, send us an e-mail.