Calendar

2019 (updated 5/15)

RIP Forepaugh’s: In the wake of the March announcement of the restaurant’s closing, there’s a team of folks working at finding a new home for the weekly sing-along piano bar nite. Stay tuned.

FP piano & requests

Saturday May 18, Fridley: Lush Country returns to the Main Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club. Classic country hits from the 40s, 50s and 60s with Prudence Johnson, Gary Rue, Richard Kriehn, Joe Savage, Peter Johnson, Dan Chouinard and Bill Chouinard (sitting in on bass for Gary Raynor). 730pm

LushCo Crooners

Monday May 20 St. Anthony Park: monthly community sing at Luther Seminary Olsen Student Center, 7pm, free.

Tuesday May 21 Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Loring Park Arts Center, 7pm, free.

Thursday May 23, Fridley: Summertime Singing Under the Stars at Crooners, 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. Once a month until it’s too cold. 730-9pm.

Crooners summertime singing

Tuesday May 28 through Monday June 3: Senior Community Outreach Tour with the Rose Ensemble.

Saturday June 8, Fridley: Dan hosts the Birthday Club at Crooners, a tuneful toast to the music birthdays of the month. Guest singer TBD. 6pm – 730pm.

Monday June 10 Minneapolis: monthly community sing — the second Monday of the month this time, not the usual first Monday — at the Danish American Center, 3030 W. River Parkway (at the Lake St. Bridge), 7pm, free.

Tuesday June 11: Featured performer at the 70th Season Platinum Preview Party of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Edina Country Club, 6pm

Thursday June 13: Spring Fling to honor Kevin Kling and benefit Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts. 6pm, Calhoun Beach Club.

spring-fling-to-honor-kevin-kling

Friday June 21, Apple Valley: Lush Country outdoors at Kelley Park, 6-9pm. Free. Bring chairs and a picnic, or purchase food and drink onsite.

Sunday June 23, Fridley: Lush Country at Crooners, outdoors under the tent (indoors if inclement) 5pm

Wednesday June 26, Bloomington: Lush Country returns to the Ives Auditorium at the MN Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm

LOOKING AHEAD:

Lush Country summer dates:

  • Saturday May 18, Fridley: 730 Crooners
  • Friday June 21, Apple Valley: Kelley Park, 6-9pm outdoors
  • Sunday June 23, Fridley: Crooners outdoors (indoors if inclement) 5pm
  • Wednesday June 26, Bloomington: Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm
  • Wednesday July 10, Bloomington: Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm
  • Thursday July 11, Bloomington: Masonic Heritage Center 1-3pm
  • 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 Pavillion 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. Thursday May 23, Thursday June 27, Wednesday July 31, more dates to come. 730-9pm.

Sunday July 7, Minneapolis: Featured soloist on accordion with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra at Lake Harriet Bandshell, 530pm.

Saturday July 13, Fridley: An evening of French songs at Crooners Lounge for Bastille Day. Dan on accordion and piano, with Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald and Diana Grasselli.

Tuesday through Saturday July 23-27, Alexandria MN: Surfin’ Minnesota: Summer in the ’60s with Kevin Kling and Prudence Johnson at Theatre L’Homme Dieu.

August 8 through 18, Minneapolis: Chronofon (Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli and Dan Chouinard) returns to Open Eye Theater with a newly reworked show on the intertwined lives of Elizabeth Hauptmann, her lover poet Bertolt Brecht, composer Kurt Weill and his wife and interpreter Lotte Lenya.

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, 3pm. Sharing the stage with soloist colleagues Maria Jette and Bradley Greenwald.