2019 (updated 6/19)
CHANGE: Friday June 21, Apple Valley: Lush Country will play INDOORS due to predicted rain Friday evening. New venue is Bogart’s Entertainment Center at 14917 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley. 6-9pm. A free night of classic country hits from the 40s 50s and 60s, plenty of room for dancing.
Sunday June 23, Fridley: Lush Country at Crooners, outdoors under the tent (indoors if inclement) 5pm – 730pm.
Thursday June 27, Fridley: Summertime Singing Under the Stars at Crooners, with seating and food underneath Crooners Lakeside Tent looking out on Moore Lake. Lots of Oklahoma, South Pacific, King & I and Sound of Music to celebrate Richard Rodgers’ birthday. 730-9pm.
Sunday July 7, Minneapolis: Featured soloist on accordion with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra at Lake Harriet Bandshell, 530pm. Monti: Czardas. Ostroushko: Heart of the Heartland.
Monday July 8 Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Danish American Center, the SECOND Monday this month, back to the usual first Monday in August. 3030 W. River Parkway (at the Lake St. Bridge), 7pm, free.
Tuesday July 9 Fridley: Dane Stauffer returns as Dan’s guest underneath the Lakeside Tent at Crooners. Anyone’s guess as to what Dane picks. Come find out.
Thursday July 11, St. Paul: Sing-along under (and around) the gazebo in historic Irvine Park, a Victorian jewel two blocks downhill and a world away from the Xcel Center. 7pm – 830pm, free. Bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) drink.
Saturday July 13, Fridley: A Summer Night in Paris at Crooners Lounge for Bastille Day. Dan on accordion and piano, with Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald and Diana Grasselli. Doors 6pm, show 730pm, in the Main Room. (photo by Dan Norman)
Monday July 15, St. Anthony Park: monthly community sing at Luther Seminary Olsen Student Center, co-hosted with Ann Reed. 7pm, free. (photo by Carlos Gonzales)
Tuesday July 16, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Loring Park Arts Center, 7pm, free.
Friday July 19, Fridley: a double header at Crooners: the Birthday Club at 6pm in the Dunsmore Room; outdoors under the Lakeside Tent at 8pm. Guests TBD.
Sunday July 21, Fridley: Lush Country returns to Crooners Lakeside Tent (indoors if inclement) 5pm.
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. (graphic by Karen McCall)
Lush Country summer dates:
- 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 June 27, Wednesday July 31, more dates to come. 730-9pm.
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.