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!
for the Thursday night concert series can be purchased in advance by calling
or emailing us.
Higher prices apply to tickets purchased at the door.
up to receive regular e-mails with music information,
or become a Facebook Fan!
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.)
Friday, May 20
Charlie Maguire and Steve Cormier
Tickets $15 (plus sales tax)
Steve Cormier has been described as "the real deal" from his life as a working cowboy and rodeo hand in Kansas and New Mexico. Friends with fellow-folkie Charlie Maguire for over 35 years, Cormier would put down his cowboy guitar at times and drift into supporting roles in TV and motion pictures, as well as a PHD professor teaching history.
Maguire swapped his seed cap from boyhood on a dairy farm in western New York for the flat-brimed Stetson of Minnesota State Parks, with an additional stint with the National Park Service as their first and only "Singing Ranger"; strumming his guitar from the Grand Canyon to the Mississippi River.
Both of these musicians who not only sing but also have a strong penchant for story telling, have decided to get together for a night of "telling it like it is" on the farm and ranch; from roping steers to herding cows; riding horses, driving tractors; fixing fence, and what it's like to live in places where there are no fences at all.
A Minnesota native, Cormier comes home rarely, preferring to travel far and widegarnering reviews like "Sings real cowboy songs with style and wit." (Chicago Magazine) or "…sings the songs of the American West with caring love and real dedication." (Victory Review: Seattle, WA).
Maguire on the other hand, makes his home in Minneapolis, but is still lauded in his hometown, as a Bush Fellow, Minnesota Humanities Center "Friend of the Humanities", and as a "Freeman Tilden" award winner by the National Parks Conservation Association. "Charlie Maguire is more a folksinger than any of his illustrious predecessors." (Lee Hays)
As performers and friends, both return to the roots of their musical inspirations at the Ginkgo, with songs and stories of lives lived outdoors, in a concert that should not be missed.
Thursday, June 16
Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers, CD Release
Tickets $25 (plus sales tax)
Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers release their new CD, "We are Welcomed" !
This is a rare chance to see two great performers (and friends) together.
It promising to be a fantastic evening of stories, music and laughter.
Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt have been friends and musical collaborators since 1979! With their amazing harmonies, double dulcimers (and guitars!), and shared joy of performing, an evening with them is sure to have you feeling energized. .plenty of singing with the audience. .two friends doing what they love!
Friday, June 17
MIDWAY SMASH FEST
GINKGO hosts a 32 person, double elimination Super Smash Bros Melee tournament. There is a $3 entry fee, and there will be cash prizes for the top 5 participants.
Sign up is required in advance, and as of June 12, 5 slots remain. You must sign up in advance to enter, by filling out the google form: http://goo.gl/forms/Zislc8NpqRNw3mSS2
This is not run by GINKGO, so if you have questions, please contact Sebastian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't get a slot, or just don't want to play, come and watch the tournament!
Saturday June 18
The Scouting Report
Saturday June 25
Kristin Rebecca is a captivating performer who combines her powerful, angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms and rare harp ability into a show unlike any other.
The Belle Weather is a hurricane.
We are acoustic guitars, stories, and melody. We are the resonant, pounding beat of a kick drum, the deep pulse of a bass guitar, and the siren's wail of an over-driven tube amp. We are open fields and skyscrapers - equal parts modern folk and indie rock - a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.
Over the years, we've taken a great many influences and blended them into a sound that is uniquely our own. We've built a reputation by approaching every stage we can find with a rare combination of gritty, sweat-drenched energy and honest, heart-felt sonic grace. We love doing what we do, and feel very fortunate to have a fan base that is as musically adventurous as we've always tried to be.
events for your generous donations...some great musicians!
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, May 14
Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
Kids are the rock stars! When they clap, dance and sing with Will Hale, the king of rocking air guitar. Will's kid tested, teacher approved concerts create a fun atmosphere filled with plenty of audience participation, excitement and energy. Kids will enjoy Will's captivating music performances which include a friendly mix of festive drums, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, but by far the most fun is when the kids pick up their inflatable air guitars and jam!
up to receive concert schedules
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.
about performing at GINKGO
are several ways to perform at GINKGO.
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
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
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.
Check out the website for Homestead
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.