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Blues Music Opportunities 2016
Sunday, August 21
Boundary Waters Blues Festival - Ely, MN TBA
3:00:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
7:00:00 PM Dakota Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Shemekia Copeland
5:00:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Phil Heywood
10:00:00 AM Famous Dave's BBQ - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger
6:00:00 PM Grand Café - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris
10:00:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures
1:00:00 PM Heritage Days - St Paul Park, MN Crooked Dice
5:30:00 PM Lake Harriet Bandshell - Minneapolis, MN Bluedog
10:00:00 AM Lone Oak Grill - Eagan, MN Bobby Schnitzer
6:00:00 PM Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 - St Paul, MN John Beach  Open Jam
9:00:00 AM Minnetonka United Methodist Church - Minnetonka, MN Tom Hunter
4:00:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
2:00:00 PM Native American Community Development Institute - Minneapolis, MN Bluedog
4:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN RAMM Band
11:00:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
7:00:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
12:00:00 PM South St Paul VFW Post #295 - South St Paul, MN Heart of Frank Benefit for Frank Kohler
Counter Attack, Arena, Facefirst, Electric Eye, Cole Allen Band, Hot Rod Rodeo, Andy Lindquist Band, Wayward Boyz, Lindsay Ray Band, Frank and Beans and Elvis!
6:00:00 PM Tilia Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN Crankshaft
Monday, August 22
7:00:00 PM Dakota Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Ruthie Foster
8:00:00 PM Richfield American Legion Post #435 - Richfield, MN Willie Murphy  Blues Jam
12:00:00 PM Rochester Peace Plaza - Rochester, MN The Swamp Kings
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Blues Jam
Tuesday, August 23
8:30:00 PM Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St Paul, MN Halley DeVestern Band
7:00:00 PM Dakota Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Ruthie Foster
6:00:00 PM Loring Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN Café Accordian Orchestra
7:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Dirty Shorts Brass Band
9:30 pm - Jaybee & the Routine
6:00:00 PM Owen Park - Eau Claire, WI Chippewa Valley Blues Society
Tuesday Night Blues

Armadillo Jump
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN New Primitives (Reggae)
6:00:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, August 24
7:00:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Boom Boom Steve V  & Kit Kildahl Trio
7:00:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Pat Donohue  & Dean Magraw
7:00:00 PM Hollihan's Pub - White Bear Lake, MN Hollihan's Pub Blues Jam
7:00:00 PM Legend's - Holiday Inn - St Cloud, MN Hurricane Harold's All-Star Blues Revue
11:30:00 AM Regions Hospital - St Paul, MN Don Scott  w/ Rosanne Licciardi
7:30:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN John Beach  Trio
8:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
Thursday, August 25
9:00:00 PM Bedlam Theater Lowertown - St Paul, MN Halley DeVestern Band
7:00:00 PM Chanhassen American Legion Post #580 - Chanhassen, MN Phil Kitze
7:00:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Mick Sterling  & the Superfriends of Soul
5:00:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Mikkel Beckmen  w/ Mike Munson
7:30:00 PM Dunn Bros Coffee on Grand - St Paul, MN Lonnie Knight
7:00:00 PM Famous Dave's BBQ - Minneapolis, MN Bambi Alexandra & The Dark Horse Band
6:00:00 PM Loring Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN Papa John Kolstad
6:00:00 PM Merriam Terrace Park - St Paul, MN Crooked Dice
7:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Matt Trost
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
7:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Dylan Salfer  w/ Faithless Trio
8:00:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
5:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Paul Metsa & Willie Walker
8:30 pm - The Butanes
5:30:00 PM The Pizza Shop - West St Paul, MN
Car Show
The Swamp Kings
Friday, August 26
8:00:00 PM Burger Moe's - St Paul, MN Detroit Don King Blues Band
6:00:00 PM Civic Center Plaza - Mankato, MN KMSU Blues Before Monday Presents
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials , Dust Bowl Blues Band
7:30:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea
7:00:00 PM Dulonos Pizza - Minneapolis, MN The Swamp Kings
6:00:00 PM Gull Dam Brewing - Nisswa, MN Tom Hunter
8:30:00 PM GunFlint Tavern - Grand Marais, MN Thunderheads Trio
7:00:00 PM Harriet Brewing - Minneapolis, MN Halley DeVestern Band
6:00:00 PM Loring Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris
9:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Not Guilty Band
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:30:00 PM Mounds Park Sports Bar - St Paul, MN Phil Kitze & the Resonators
8:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Brian Naughton
12:30:00 PM Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Ontonagon, MI Vox Vidorra, Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbelly's, Jack Klatt, The Way Down Wanderers, Tracy Grammer, Frogleg, The Stray Birds, Seth Walker, Fauxgrass, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
10:00:00 PM Pub 112 - Stillwater, MN Bambi Alexandra & The Dark Horse Band
9:00:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Harrison Street
6:30:00 PM The Italian Pie Shoppe - St Paul, MN Mr B at the B3 (R&B/Jazz)
7:00:00 PM The Lodge - Robbinsdale, MN Teresa James
7:00:00 PM The Lodge - Robbinsdale, MN Teresa James
9:00:00 PM Vieux Carré - St Paul, MN Southside Aces
Saturday, August 27
3:30:00 PM Bailey Ray's Roadhouse - Santiago, MN
14th Santiago Shakedown
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials , Lamont Cranston Band, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Brian Naughton Band, Mississippi Driftwood, Tim Haussner
5:00:00 PM Blues on the Red - Grand Forks, ND Studebaker John  & The Hawks, Left Wing Bourbon
3:00:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
7:30:00 PM Dunn Bros Coffee on Grand - St Paul, MN Lonesome Dan Kase
9:00:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Detroit Don King Blues Band
5:00:00 PM Flaherty's Arden Bowl - St Paul, MN Harrison Street
9:00:00 PM Frankie's Pizza - New Hope, MN Phil Kitze & the Resonators
11:30:00 AM Freeborn County Fairgrounds - Albert Lea, MN
Big Island Bar-B-Que
Everett Smithson Band
6:00:00 PM Gull Dam Brewing - Nisswa, MN The Swamp Kings
8:30:00 PM GunFlint Tavern - Grand Marais, MN Thunderheads Trio
6:00:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Everett Smithson Band
10:00:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Siama s Afrobilly Trio
7:00:00 PM Hopkins American Legion Post #320 - Hopkins, MN Squishy Mud
9:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Boogie Wonderland (Disco/Rock)
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Off The Record (Rock/Blues Cover Band)
12:30:00 PM Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Ontonagon, MI The Whistle Stop Revue, Seth Walker, Tracy Grammer, Scottie Miller Band, Laney Jones and the Spirits, John Craigie, The Stray Birds, Randy McAllister, The Way Down Wanderers, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, Papa Mali
9:00:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Snack Attack (R&B)
6:00:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Crooked Dice
6:00:00 PM Vieux Carré - St Paul, MN Nikki Roux & Rich Rue
7:00:00 PM Wild Tymes & The Palace Stage - St Paul, MN Halley DeVestern Band
Sunday, August 28
2:00:00 PM Cannon River Winery - Cannon Falls, MN Harrison Street
7:00:00 PM Famous Dave's BBQ - Minneapolis, MN Moses Oakland  Blues Jam
3:00:00 PM Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter Restaurant - Stillwater, MN RAMM Band
6:00:00 PM Grand Café - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris
6:00:00 PM GunFlint Tavern - Grand Marais, MN Steve Blexrud
6:00:00 PM Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 - St Paul, MN John Beach  Open Jam
1:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Lonnie Knight's Cancer Fight:
Mick Sterling, Lisa Wenger Band, Mary Jane Alm, James Loney & Lolo's Ghost, Smokin' Section, Lonnie Knight & Reid Papke plus an All-Star Jam
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
4:00:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Armadillo Jump
4:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Gang of Mischief
11:00:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
10:45:00 AM Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Ontonagon, MI Yvonne and Paige Blake, Jack Klatt, Conga Se Menne, The Whistle Stop Revue, John Craigie, Laney Jones and the Spirits, Randy McAllister, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Scottie Miller Band
7:00:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
6:00:00 PM South St Paul VFW Post #295 - South St Paul, MN Brother Sun Sister Moon  Veterans Open Jam
1:00:00 PM The Joint Bar - Minneapolis, MN Brian Naughton
Monday, August 29
4:30:00 PM Lone Oak Grill - Eagan, MN Alex Rossi
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:00:00 PM Richfield American Legion Post #435 - Richfield, MN Willie Murphy  Blues Jam
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Blues Jam
Tuesday, August 30
5:30:00 PM CHS Field - St Paul, MN Brother Sun Sister Moon
6:00:00 PM Loring Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN Café Accordian Orchestra
9:30:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Jaybee & the Routine
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
6:00:00 PM Owen Park - Eau Claire, WI Chippewa Valley Blues Society
Tuesday Night Blues

Sue Orfield Band
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN New Primitives (Reggae)
6:00:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, August 31
7:00:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN House Party 10 Year Anniversary @ 331
RAMM Band
7:00:00 PM Hollihan's Pub - White Bear Lake, MN Hollihan's Pub Blues Jam
7:00:00 PM Legend's - Holiday Inn - St Cloud, MN Lisa Wenger
5:00:00 PM Lone Oak Grill - Eagan, MN Ken Valdez
6:00:00 PM Mill City Museum - Minneapolis, MN Maurice Jacox
8:00:00 PM Minnesota Music Café - St Paul, MN Minnesota Metal Night
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN TBA
6:00:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
Thursday, September 1
7:00:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Paul Mayasich
5:00:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Mikkel Beckmen  w/ Cooker John
6:00:00 PM Loring Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN Papa John Kolstad
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
7:00:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Smokin' Section
5:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Paul Metsa & Willie Walker
8:30 pm - The Butanes
Friday, September 2
7:30:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Dee Miller Band
6:00:00 PM Fortune Bay Casino - Tower, MN Paul Mayasich
7:00:00 PM Harriet Brewing - Minneapolis, MN The Cobras
7:30:00 PM Lake Harriet Bandshell - Minneapolis, MN Codesweat Entertainment
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:00:00 PM Norm's Wayside Pizza - Buffalo, MN Dave Lambert & the Motivators
10:00:00 PM Pub 112 - Stillwater, MN Bambi Alexandra & The Dark Horse Band
8:30:00 PM Richfield American Legion Post #435 - Richfield, MN Brian Naughton
6:30:00 PM The Italian Pie Shoppe - St Paul, MN Mr B at the B3 (R&B/Jazz)
7:00:00 PM Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon - Pequot Lakes, MN Tom Hunter
Saturday, September 3
7:30:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Willie Murphy  & The Angel Headed Hipsters
6:00:00 PM Fortune Bay Casino - Tower, MN Paul Mayasich
8:00:00 PM Gandy Dancer Saloon - Danbury, WI Lamont Cranston Band
8:30:00 PM Merlin's Rest Pub - Minneapolis, MN Papa John Kolstad
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
8:00:00 PM Norm's Wayside Pizza - Buffalo, MN Phil Kitze & the Resonators
10:00:00 PM Pub 112 - Stillwater, MN Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea
8:00:00 PM Pub 500 - Mankato, MN Dave Lambert & the Motivators
8:30:00 PM Richfield American Legion Post #435 - Richfield, MN Brian Naughton
9:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Eddie Turner
7:00:00 PM Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon - Pequot Lakes, MN Tom Hunter
Sunday, September 4
3:00:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Bluedog
5:30:00 PM CHS Field - St Paul, MN Brother Sun Sister Moon
6:00:00 PM Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 - St Paul, MN John Beach  Open Jam
7:00:00 PM Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Crosslake, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
7:00:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Innocent Reggae Band
11:00:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
7:00:00 PM Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon - Pequot Lakes, MN Tom Hunter
Monday, September 5
9:30:00 AM CHS Field - St Paul, MN Brian Naughton
2:00:00 PM Floyd's - Victoria, MN Thunderheads Duo
Minnesota State Fairgrounds - Falcon Heights, MN See the separate State Fair Gig Calendar
3:00:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Back Channel Blues Band
8:00:00 PM Richfield American Legion Post #435 - Richfield, MN Willie Murphy  Blues Jam
3:00:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN Greazy Gravy
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Blues Jam
Tuesday, September 6
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN New Primitives (Reggae)
8:00:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, September 7
7:00:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Kent DuChaine
7:00:00 PM Hollihan's Pub - White Bear Lake, MN Hollihan's Pub Blues Jam
8:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
Thursday, September 8
7:00:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Paul Mayasich
5:00:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Mikkel Beckmen  w/ Crankshaft
7:00:00 PM Gaslite Bar & Grill - Ellsworth, WI Brother Sun Sister Moon
8:00:00 PM Narrows Blues Saloon - Wayzata, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
5:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Paul Metsa & Willie Walker
8:30 pm - The Butanes
Friday, September 9
7:30:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Scottie Miller Band
8:00:00 PM Gaslite Bar & Grill - Ellsworth, WI Dave Lambert & the Motivators
6:00:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts
Saturday, September 10
3:00:00 PM Big Bog Bash - Buffalo, MN
Kegs Tapped at Noon
Music Starts at 3 pm
Everett Smithson Band , Nathan Scott Phillips Band, Pour, Mississippi Driftwood, Tim Garvey
2:45:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI RAMM Band
10:30:00 PM Dakota Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
8:00:00 PM Gaslite Bar & Grill - Ellsworth, WI Dave Lambert & the Motivators
6:00:00 PM KBEK Radio - Braham, MN Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
9:30:00 PM Mayslack's - Minneapolis, MN Brother Jon Band
9:00:00 PM Shafer Saloon & Grill - Shafer, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
8:00:00 PM Shakopee VFW Post 4046 - Shakopee, MN Squishy Mud
State Theater Zumbrota - Zumbrota, MN Lamont Cranston Band
2:00:00 PM Talley's Watergate Marina - St Paul, MN Phil Kitze
Sunday, September 11
7:30:00 PM Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN Sonny Landreth  w/ Cindy Cashdollar
2:45:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI Croix Daddy with Shawne Baccari
6:00:00 PM Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 - St Paul, MN John Beach  Open Jam
11:00:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Miss Myra and The Moonshiners
Monday, September 12
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Blues Jam
Tuesday, September 13
8:30:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN New Primitives (Reggae)
8:00:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, September 14
7:00:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Crankshaft
7:00:00 PM Hollihan's Pub - White Bear Lake, MN Hollihan's Pub Blues Jam
7:00:00 PM Legend's - Holiday Inn - St Cloud, MN The Groove Merchants
8:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger & her Mean Mean Men
Thursday, September 15
7:00:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Paul Mayasich
5:00:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Paul Metsa & Willie Walker
8:30 pm - The Butanes

 

 

 

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