2017 (updated 4/19)
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19: statewide broadcast, at noon and 9pm on the news stations of MPR, of The War That Changed Us: Songs and Stories from WWI America. On Friday April 7, to mark the 100th anniversary of the US entry into WWI, Dan hosted a night of musicians, storytellers and historians at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Among the guests: Maria Jette, Arne Fogel, Jennifer Grimm, André Shoals, the River City Quartet, Kevin Kling, Dr. Annette Atkins, Prof. Saje Mathieu, Dr. Michael Osterholm and more. Exploring the years of U.S. involvement in WWI and their impact on Minnesota and the nation.
Friday April 21 Fridley: Lush Country returns to Crooners Lounge. From Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette, country hits from the hi-fi era delivered by a supergroup of locals including Prudence Johnson and past members of the Guys All-Star Shoe Band. Free, but reservations to guarantee a spot are recommended, $10/person.
April 22 and 23: With the Rose Ensemble in CA.
Sunday April 30 Lakeville MN: With the Rose Ensemble at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 2pm.
Sunday May 7 St. Paul: With the Rose Ensemble at Landmark Center 3pm – 4:30pm, free.
Sunday May 7 Fridley: Dan hosts The Birthday Club at Crooners, guest TBD. 7pm, $10 cover. Reservations recommended.
Monday May 8, Minneapolis: Co-hosting Cantus Idol, with Maria Jette for the third year. The ensemble’s annual outta-control live-karaoke fundraiser. 6pm start.
POSTPONED: the previously scheduled Friday May 12 Lush Country appearance at Crooners. The band hopes to get another summer date or two scheduled. Stay tuned.
Saturday May 13, St. Paul: Rhapsody in Blue with the MN Philharmonic Orchestra at Sundin Hall, Hamline University. 7:30pm
Sunday May 14 St. Paul: Rhapsody in Blue with the MN Philharmonic Orchestra at Sundin Hall, Hamline University. 3pm.
Sunday May 14 Fridley: Dan hosts The Birthday Club at Crooners, guest TBD. 7pm, $10 cover. Reservations recommended.
Monday May 15 St. Anthony Park: Monthly sing-along; 7pm, Luther Seminary Olson Student Center, 1490 Fulham, 7pm, free.
Tuesday May 16 Mpls: Monthly sing-along at Loring Park. 7pm, free.
Thursday May 18, Sartell MN: In concert with Ann Reed, hosted by the Granite City Folk Society. Fillmore Auditorium, 7:30pm.
Friday May 19, Brooklyn Park: Hosting the Power of Love Gala, the annual fundraiser for Wingspan Life Resources, and accompanying special musical guest Patty Peterson.
Sunday June 25 Fridley: Dan hosts The Birthday Club at Crooners, guest TBD. 7pm, $10 cover. Reservations recommended.
Friday June 30 Almelund MN: An evening fundraiser concert for the Friends of Wild River State Park, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Almelund. Dan hosts, with guest musicians and speakers TBD. Stay tuned.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 7-9, Minneapolis: The Urban Farmer’s Almanac comes to the Capri Theater on West Broadway. More details to come.
Sunday July 9: Fridley: Dan hosts The Birthday Club at Crooners, guest TBD. 7pm, $10 cover. Reservations recommended.
Late July, Minneapolis: Last summer’s hit show, ’66: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation, returns to Open Eye Theatre. With Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli and more. Details to come.
Tuesday August 1, St. Paul: Live music from the WWI era, outdoors at the MN History Center, overlooking downtown, as part of the MNHS Nine Nights of Music series. Maria Jette, Arne Fogel, Jennifer Grimm, a swinging’ band and more. 6:30-8:30pm. Free, with food and drink for purchase.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 18-20, Minneapolis: The Urban Farmer’s Almanac comes to Open Eye Theatre in the Phillips neighborhood, 24th and Portland. More details to come.