News From the Underground

Wine Class #2: Fun Wines for Thanksgiving


Fall is here, and brings with it a familiar bouquet of smells and flavors, most notably those around a Thanksgiving table.
If you’re hosting and want a wine that will compliment your pumpkin pie, or are a guest and want to bring the perfect host gift, tuck in to our table on Nov. 2nd from 3PM-5PM and learn about some great, fun Thanksgiving wines.

Turkey Parking available.

October 19thBy Comments Off

Black Water Blues Band – IBC Youth Showcase Winners

Last night UMC was host to an event put on by MusicWorks MN and the MN Blues Society. Four bands competed in the Youth Blues Showcase to determine which would represent Minnesota at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.


All the bands were spectacular… Sit Jazz Down, Colin Campbell and the C-Notes, Since Tuesday and the Black Water Blues Band. These young people played their hearts out for a packed house and a panel of judges that were comprised of some of the most influential blues players, venue owners, promoters and advocates in MN. It really was a night of fantastic music.


The Black Water Blues Band won the competition and MusicWorks MN will be helping them get to Memphis. They and the runners-up, Colin Campbell and the C-Notes, will both be scheduled at UMC to perform a ticketed 2 hour show and will be given the option to record that show to make a live album through a partnership with Essential Sessions Studios.


Keep your eye out for these shows in 2015, and if you see their names on a bill here at UMC or anywhere else make sure you go support these young bands…you won’t be disappointed, they are first-class performers.

Congratulations to all the young musicians!


Most of the young people in the competition last night were attendees at MusicWorks MN’s Blues U, a summer camp that teaches you how to play in a blues band with the Twin Cities best artists. To support this good and vital work please visit  and ALL THE MONEY RAISED AT THIS YEAR’S GIVE TO THE MAX DAY WILL GO TO FUND BLUES U! On Nov. 14th go to and make a donation!

October 13thBy Comments Off

Youth Blues Showcase

The best young blues bands in MN compete for the honor of representing Minnesota when we send them to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge.

Presented in partnership with MusicWorks Minnesota and the MN Blues Society. Youth Showcase Poster

October 6thBy Comments Off

NEW! Wine Classes with Kurt Hegland

Kurt Hegland, formerly of Ursula’s Wine Bar and Cafe, and currently of Rootstock Wine Company is presenting an exciting series of wine classes at UMC to delight your senses and expand your wine mind.  Kurt holds a qualification for “Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)”, which means this guy really knows his stuff, so take advantage of this cool opportunity!

The first class is on Sunday, Oct. 5th starting at 3pm, and is going to focus on wine basics: how it’s made, how to taste, and what to look for in a quality wine.

The cost is $30 per person which includes wine, presentation, and light appetizers.

Get your ticket by clicking below and reserve your spot today…they’re going to fill up fast!

September 29thBy Comments Off

Re-Opening Music Festival Lineup July 12-13

Hey Folks!

Well, we’ve remodeled, added menu items, and are in the process of renovating the stage thanks to the efforts and generosity of this community.
To celebrate all the hard work, support and great music happening here, we’d like to throw you a party and formally welcome you to the Underground Music Cafe!

Here’s the fantastic lineup of musical acts. We’ve got everything from jazz to folk, bluegrass to rock, polka to new age….it’s all happening this weekend!


July 8thBy Comments Off