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.)


Anne Hills

Friday, Dec 5
Anne Hills

"A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music's premiere vocalists … Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft."– The AllMusic Guide

"Anne Hills has a gorgeous soprano voice and this lush song-writer ... is a perfectly lovely performer with a voice that haunts your memory." – Remembering Roots, Twila Price

A singer of superb vocal purity ... she gives songs a life of their own. Anne Hills could sing theweek's cable listings and make them sound marvelous." – Minnesota Monthly, Martin Keller


December 6
GINKGO coffeehouse annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair 
9 am - 4:30 pm

GINKGO coffeehouse transforms into a shopping destination for people who want to purchase items directly from artisans.  A wide variety of prices and items are available just in time for the holidays!  Fifteen artists will be selling their wares inside the coffeehouse in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Items include:  Hand made glass beads, mosaic items, carved wood, pottery, ornaments, Pysanky, jewelry, knit items,  felted items, metal work, art from reclaimed items and more!

Friday Dec 12
Ellis' 11th Annual Holiday Food Drive Concert
Tickets are $15 (plus sales tax)
Up to $5 is refunded at the door for nonperishable food items donated ($1 per item)

Every year, Ellis hosts a holiday concert and food drive at Ginkgo and this year is no exception. Come to this concert with five or more food items to donate and receive $5 off the door. Then prepare to have your heart opened! Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts. She has won dozens of performance and songwriting awards and she's been voted "Audience Favorite" at Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Sisters Folk Festival and the Moab Folk Festival. This concert is not to be missed!


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

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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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