Pat is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the “ Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week.
“Retro Swing Sister” consists of vocalists Maryann Sullivan and Rhonda Laurie, backed by an incredible group of some of the finest big band jazz musicians, making up a fun, retro-swinging, vibrant ensemble with a classic yet fresh approach to the Great American Songbook from the 20’s to the 50’s.
Jack and Kitty are one of the most in-demand musical duos in North America. Specializing in “organic vaudeville folk”, this Emmy Award winning duo love to perform concerts nationwide. The Minneapolis Star Tribune hailed them as “one of the most entertaining groups in the midwest.”
Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs play a clever blend of dance music from the 30’s to the 50’s. Led by Mr. Clarke’s soaring saxophone, The Working Stiffs have become a hit with the dance crowd of the Twin Cities, thanks to their smart song selection, and contagious musical enthusiasm.
Each player in this top-notch ensemble was handpicked by Mr. Clarke to create a combo with explosive playing power. From Count Basie and Fat Waller to Elvis, and Billie Holliday and Louis Jordan to Bill Haley, The Working Stiffs cover the vast territory known as Classic American Pop with confidence and panache.
This event is free and will be held rain or shine. Bring your chairs and/or a blanket :-)
Connie Evingson appears in theaters, concert halls and nightclubs around the world. She has been a featured guest artist with Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Doc Severinsen, the Toronto Symphony, JazzMN Big Band and others.
treVeld brings this spirit of playful musicality into their performances, where audiences are inspired to drink in the beauty and spirit of the music, a wonderful blend of instrumental song and sound, playful, deep and joyous, with original works inspired by the folk music of America, Europe and Beyond...