2019 (updated 3/12)

RIP Forepaugh’s: On Tuesday March 12 Forepaugh’s Restaurant announced its immediate and permanent closing. A loss for the West Seventh community, Forepaugh’s employees and sing-along regulars. So the search begins for the next old-style sing-along piano bar venue. Stay tuned.

FP piano & requests

Saturday March 16, Fridley: Judi Vinar is Dan’s guest on the Birthday Club, a chatty and tuneful toast to March music birthdays, in the intimate Dunsmore Room at Crooners. 6pm – 730pm.


Monday March 18: senior community tour with the Rose Ensemble: residences in Montgomery, Faribault and Blooming Prairie MN.

Tuesday March 19: senior residences in Kasson, Pine Island and Red Wing, MN, with the Rose Ensemble.

Wednesday March 20, Red Wing senior residence with the Rose Ensemble.

Friday March 22, Stowe VT: American Roots concert with the Rose Ensemble, Stowe Community Church, 8pm.

Sunday March 24, Stroudsburg PA: American Roots concert with the Rose Ensemble, Beacon Hill Concerts, 4pm.

Monday April 1, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Danish American Center, 3030 W. River Parkway (at the Lake St. Bridge), 7pm, free.

Sunday April 7, Bloomington: Lush Country brings country hits of the hi-fi era to the Ives Auditorium at the Masonic Heritage Center, 1pm.

Lush grp booth

Friday April 12, St. Paul: The Weyerhauser Theater at Landmark Center hosts Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs and Letters, last summer’s hit show from Chronofon (Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli and Dan Chouinard). 7pm, $18 in advance, $22 at the door.

Dear Lenny Sq

Monday April 15, St. Anthony Park: monthly community sing at Luther Seminary Olsen Student Center, 7pm, free.

Tuesday April 16, Minneapolis: monthly community sing at the Loring Park Arts Center, 7pm, free.


Sunday April 28, Fridley: Lush Country at Crooners, 730pm.

Monday May 13, Minneapolis: 1966 (Chronofon show from summer of 2016) at the Dakota, 730pm.

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

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.