Calendar

2019 (updated 7/16)

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Tuesday July 16, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Loring Park Arts Center, 7pm, free. (photo by Carlos Gonzales)

Thursday July 18 Bloomington: Lush Country returns to the Ives Auditorium at the MN Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm

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Friday July 19, Fridley: a double header at Crooners: at 6pm it’s the Birthday Club with classic country vocalist Becky Thompson as featured guest, in the Dunsmore Room. Becky was a founding member of the Wolverines and one of the first guest singers on A Prairie Home Companion in the mid-1970s. Following the Dunsmore Room, a freewheeling sing-along set outdoors under the Lakeside Tent at 8pm, guests TBD, maybe you.

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Sunday July 21, Fridley: Lush Country returns to Crooners Lakeside Tent (indoors if inclement) 5pm.

Lush_050 RK fiddleTuesday through Saturday July 23-27, Alexandria MN: Surfin’ Minnesota: Summer in the ’60s with Kevin Kling and Prudence Johnson at Theatre L’Homme Dieu. (graphic by Karen McCall)

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Wednesday July 31, Fridley: Summertime Singing Under the Stars at Crooners: Outdoor sing-along nights with seating and food underneath the big top tent pitched in Crooners’ back yard, right there on the shore of Moore Lake. More dates in August, September and October. 730-9pm.

Thursday August 1, St. Paul: Lush Country outdoors at Como Lakeside Pavilion, 6pm to 9pm. Free.

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Sunday August 4, Lindstrom MN: Dan’s family presents a Chouinard Clan Concert to honor brother Joe on the one-year anniversary of his death from pancreatic cancer. A fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  3pm, one set with light refreshments afterwards. Free will donations accepted at the door, or via a PCAN donations page dedicated to this event. Trinity Lutheran Church, downtown Lindstrom MN (50 minutes from the Twin Cities). (photo, from top: Joey, Danny and Billy, ca. 1968)

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Monday August 5, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Danish American Center, 3030 W. River Parkway (at the Lake St. Bridge), 7pm, free.

Wednesday August 7, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. A musical trip through 1920s Berlin and a long-overdue homage to the women of this revolutionary quartet. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. Preview, 730pm, $10. (photo by Dan Norman)

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Thursday August 8, Minneapolis: Opening night of When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. A musical trip through 1920s Berlin and a long-overdue homage to the women of this revolutionary quartet. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm.

Friday August 9, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm.

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Saturday August 10, Minneapolis: Special pre-show dinner and post-show Biergarten sing-along with the cast of When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 5:30pm dinner, 7:30pm show. $65.

Sunday August 11, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 4pm

Sunday August 11, Fridley: Lush Country in the Main Room at Crooners, 730pm. With special guest Dan Newton sitting in with the band. 730pm.

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Monday August 12, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. A musical trip through 1920s Berlin and a long-overdue homage to the women of this revolutionary quartet. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm

Wednesday August 14, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm (photo by Dan Norman)

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Friday August 16, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm

Saturday August 17, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 730pm

WSB title graphicSunday August 18, Minneapolis: When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill. Open Eye Theater, 24th and Portland. 4pm

Monday August 19, St. Anthony Park: monthly community sing at Luther Seminary Olsen Student Center, co-hosted with Ann Reed. 7pm, free.

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Tuesday August 20, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Loring Park Arts Center, 7pm, free.

Friday August 30, International Falls MN: In concert with Prudence Johnson, Claudia Schmidt and Kevin Kling, at the Mark Granlund studio.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Lush Country summer dates:

  • Thursday July 18, Bloomington: Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm
  • Sunday July 21, Fridley: Crooners outdoors (indoors if inclement) 5pm
  • Thursday August 1, St. Paul Como Lakeside Pavilion 6-9pm
  • Sunday August 11, Fridley: Crooners 730pm
  • Sunday September 8, St. Peter MN: Rock Bend Folk Festival 4pm

Summertime Singing Under the Stars at Crooners: Outdoor sing-along nights with seating and food underneath the big top tent that’ll be pitched in Crooners back yard, right there on the shore of Moore Lake. Friday July 19, Wednesday July 31, more dates to come. 730pm-9pm.

Saturday September 14, Grand Marais: With Kevin Kling and others for the annual Unplugged concert fundraiser for North House Folk School.

Sunday October 13, Wayzata: Soloist on “Rhapsody in Blue” and more with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, in a program called Gershwin and the Roaring Twentysomethings. 3pm. Sharing the stage with soloist colleagues Maria Jette and Bradley Greenwald.

Saturday November 2, Minnetonka: Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Stories and Songs at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 8pm.

Sunday November 17, Mahtomedi: Guest artist with VocalEssence in a concert of African-American spiritual music featuring Dr. André Thomas, orchestra and soloists. St. Andrew’s Lutheran, 4pm.

Wednesday November 20, Fridley: With Jearlyn Steele at Crooners, 730pm.