Olive Sings
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Olive Sings is an Americana duo from Chippewa Falls, WI. Started back in 2016 by Seth Gamble and Kayla Zoltak Olive Sings have been sharing their upbeat, heartfelt style of music all over the upper Midwest. Armed with a fiddle, guitar and suitcase drum Their music will take you back to a place of good ol’ times with good ol’ friends.

Country Music Showcase w/Bill Travers and Laura Moe – Suggested Cover $5
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Bill Travers and Laura Moe know what real Country Music is. They’re joined by guests who do too. So come on down and get ready for some stories of real life, told honestly, and maybe with a pedal steel guitar.

Mary Ray Elias
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mary Elias returns to the UMC, this time with her friend Billy Magistad.   Mary and Billy have performed together for the past 8 years at the Minnesota Music Cafe, and he has been playing local clubs for the past 30.  Known for his drumming, he is also a guitarist and songwriter.
Mary has toured the country from Portland to San Francisco to Key West, gathering up intense experiences to turn into original songs.  Her seasoned voice and guitar style provide a poignant performance that springs from the depths of her soul.  Mary also takes up her flute or sax on occasion.  Together, they provide a delightful concert of folk/blues/jazz influenced songs.
The Alein’ Whalers
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Alein’ Whalers are a folk-fusion quartet that play songs of love, death, the sea, and anything else that catches our attention.
We enjoy making folk music that is fun and lively for all levels of music enthusiasts, and performing in places that will reach the most new listeners.
Kirsten Erickson on fiddle and drum, Dennis Maddix on bass, Ian Smith on flutes, and Lizzy Gross on guitar and vocals.

Becky King
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Becky sings the Jazz Standards providing a soothing atmosphere with her clear melodic voice.She is accompanied by Joel Sundseth on piano.

LaValle Swing Cats
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 7 Cats Swing entertains audiences with the Best Jazz and Swing Standards from the 30’s to the 80’s playing familiar charts from George Gershwin, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, & Miles Davis,  to name a few,  and include traditional jazz, swing, Latin and blues.

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French Canadian Jam
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

French-Canadian Jam

For several years a group of people who love the vigorous traditional music of French-Canada, particularly Québec, have gathered for mutual learning and jamming at the Blackbird Music Store in Minneapolis.  The jam is led by well-known fiddler Linda Breitag, who spent years studying and performing Québecois music and culture, and has been generously sharing her knowledge and inspiration with local musicians. The group includes musicians who play fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, mandolin and foot tapping.  We welcome musicians of all levels of experience who wish to participate in the magic of Québecois music.

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Once Proud Race
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Once Proud Race is guitarist and songwriter Jim Walsh, often accompanied by musical friends and family, including Bob Tipping on accordion, Grace Walsh on piano, and Emily Walsh on guitar. The band name refers to the human race and its struggles, and came out of a naming contest with the rest of my family.  Barely beating out “Stone Cold Gnocchi,” it’s not intended to be taken too seriously. Our music ranges from low-key instrumentals to hard-driving rock and blues, with every song telling a story.

Quinn & Meyer
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Quinn & Meyer offer an eclectic mix of folk-rock, pop, Irish music, and a few originals. Known for their harmonies and easy chemistry, they always love returning to Underground Music Cafe, one of the Twin Cities’ best listening rooms.

The She Shells
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The She Shells

A cooperative project by Thea Ennen and Lisa Kane