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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.
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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.)
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 email@example.com
Saturday, April 6, 10 am: Special Children's Show with Ellis Paul!
Ellis will be performing in a Special Family Show at 10:00AM at Ginkgo Coffeehouse on April 6th, and tickets are FREE, so fans are encouraged to bring the whole family and friends. Ellis will play inspirational songs from his recently released family album entitled, "The Hero in You", which just won the GOLD Parents' Choice Award. Ellis will also be performing songs off his first family album, "The Dragonfly Races," which was named to National Public Radio's 'Top 10 List' as well as winning the Silver Parents Choice Award.
"The Hero in You" is centered on true American heroes throughout history, including Rosa Parks, Ben Franklin, Jackie Robinson, Woody Guthrie, Martha Graham and more. This collection of songs was created by Ellis Paul to remind both parents and children of the importance that these incredible individuals had on American culture and history, and Ellis hopes to inspire kids to reach for the same great heights that these wonderful characters achieved. The album was recently awarded a GoldParents' Choice Award, their highest honor.
Lynne Heffley, of Parents' Choice, writes:
"The Hero in You is an inspired family album with execution to match. Paul connects his moving and celebratory biographical sketches with messages of positive reinforcement to young people to explore their own potential and follow their dreams."
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.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). 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 email@example.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.