Events

Dec
18
Mon
PJ Storytelling featuring Santa Claus
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
19
Tue
Bill Cagley’s Roots Music Jam
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Grab your instrument and come join the Roots Jam! Bill Cagley hosts the friendliest jam in town…bluegrass, folk, country, roots, it’s all welcome. Players of all ages and levels of ability are encouraged to join. So whether you’ve never taken a solo before or you make your living at music, come gather round our circle, play some music and make some new friends.v

Dec
20
Wed
Country Music Showcase w/Bill Travers and Laura Moe – Suggested Cover $5
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.

Dec
21
Thu
Children’s Story Time w/Author Dalyce Elliott Young- The Night Before Christmas
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Listen Dalyce Elliott Young play her violin and tell her Moonbeam Book Award-Winning story of how Ellie learns the secret to playing the violin. Children will be welcome to her small violin. Dalyce began to draw her rag doll characters when she was a small child. As a classically trained violinist, she played in the Minneapolis Youth Symphony and continues to play with jazz, folk and classical musicians. www.dalyceelliottyoung.com

Dalyce Young Storytime

 

Dalyce Bio

Courtney Yasmineh
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rising Joy
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The R J Band Quartet is comprised of seasoned musicians who have played in shows all around the Upper Midwest.  From appearances at Grand Casino, to the Minnesota State Fair and many other popular stages, this group entertains!

They play contemporary songs from Mumford and Sons, Lady Gaga, to early jazz, like Bye Bye Blackbird, popular tunes from established artists like The Beatles, Clapton, and country music from Hank to Miranda.

We are a jazz, blues, southern rock, and country band that has been around since 2009.  www.rjband.com.

 

Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/risingjoyband?ref=hl

 

John Della Selva has won the best guitarist contest in the area several times as conducted by Guitar Center.  He studied music at Studied at Berklee College of Music and has work with many professional groups.

Brenda Moore-Mattson is a vocalist with a good and powerful range, who studied music at Penn State University, who with Mike Pinotti, was the founding member of the big band, The Rising Joy Band.

Mike Velasquez is a renowned drummer from the Twin Cities who has been professionally active since the early 1970’s and continues to play with many groups.

Mike Pinotti is bassist and guitarist who has played in several bands, including Lakewood Folk, King Strings, CrossRoads, The Rising Joy Band, and The Roseville Orchestra.

Dec
22
Fri
Jamie Kallestad
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Jamie Kallestad songwriter from Cloquet, MN. A longtime guitarist and vocalist for the MN stomp-grass trio Saint Anyway, he is also one half of the Americana duo 90-Mile Portage.. Jamie’s recent EP River Songs (2015) was inspired by three cross country drives up and down the Mississippi River. In the fall of 2015, he spent 3 months in Norway working on farms. A full-length album inspired by that time is due Nov. 2017. Jamie currently lives in Boston, MA and was recently selected as a 2017 Artist-In-Residence for the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness in Upper Michigan.

Dale Dahlquist Holiday Show
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join me for 2-hours of musical cheer at the warm and cozy Underground Music Café.

Joining me will be “His Lowness”, bassist Dik Hedlund.  His credits include touring with A Prairie Home Companion,

Bonnie Raitt, and so many more. The bottom never falls out when Dik is in control.

Special guest Terry Norblom will be playing guitar on a handful of numbers. Once the U.S. kickboxing champion (no kidding),

Terry has been a student of mine for “a lot of years”.  Now into gentler pursuits, you’ll get a kick out of his guitar playing.

In addition to blues, jazz, bluegrass and poignant folk songs, we’ll sprinkle in some holiday classics on nylon & steel string guitars and the tenor ukulele.

Great authors write great songs. We’ll be tapping Duke Ellington, Paul Simon, John Prine, Doc Watson, Gram Parsons and the Beatles, to name just a few.

Also on tap, a couple of newer instrumental compositions that draw on gypsy jazz, classical and swing elements.

Come for the music, stay for the food. The UMC menu includes delicious wood fired pizza and a selection of good wines and craft beers.

What:  The Holiday Show  with Dale Dahlquist, Dik Hedlund & Terry Norblom

When:   Friday, December 22, 7-9pm

Where:   Underground Music Café  (1579 Hamline Ave, Falcon Heights – just NW of Como Park)

Cover:  Suggested $5

 

Dec
23
Sat
French Canadian Jam
Dec 23 @ 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.

Let me know if you need anything else.

The Fireroast Mountain Boys
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fireroast Mountain Boys play original and classic music in a spirit of community celebration and audience participation. With three songwriters, a ukulele, tuba, clarinet, and accordion, there’s always plenty of fun to go around.