Join us select Sundays beginning January 1st from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for live, local music.
Beat the winter weather blahs inside the comfy confines of the Conservatory.
Beer, wine, pop, and light snacks will be available to purchase. (Please, no outside food or beverages)
** There will be no concert on January 29 due to the the Winter Carnival Orchid Show, and on February 12 due to Valentine’s Dinner in the Conservatory
January 1 – The Sudden Lovelys
The Sudden Lovelys, from Nordeast Minneapolis, describe their unique and earnest sound as “Aggressive Folk.” Daniel writes and plays guitar, sings, and kicks a vintage red suitcase like a bass drum. Paige also sings, slaps a cymbal with a tambourine, and plays a slew of funky hand percussion. There is a humble passion and honesty in their live show that cannot be denied.
January 8 – The Teague Alexy Band
Teague Alexy’s music and writing is deeply rooted in Americana after touring the country for nearly a decade with brother Ian in their foot-stomping duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Look for Teague Alexy’s newest album, “Circuit Sessions”, in early 2017.
January 15 – Javier Matos
“Every so often a guitar player comes out of nowhere to knock you off your feet…Javier Matos is such a player. He can play bottleneck slide blues like he was born with a National guitar in his hands. He has a confident solid vocal talent to boot, packing a solid punch behind his fierce guitar attack.” Tim Sheridan~All music guide
January 22 – Rachel Ries & Co.
Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. Folk songs with classical roots & electrified leanings
February 5 – Sister Tree
Sister Tree renders radiant, expansive harmonies for strings and voices, original and traditional tunes and folk ballads, favorites and downright far-fetched selections suited to many occasions. For ceremonies and celebrations, festivals and front porch parlors, Sister Tree brings you musings that are grounded in Traditional Roots, Celtic and Americana.
February 19 – The Bad Companions
The Bad Companions are a long-standing (and popular!) Minneapolis-based roots-rock quartet. Featuring two guitars, stand-up bass, drums, great vocals, a strong original catalog, and a set-list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, r & b, country and blues.
February 26 – Café Accordion Orchestra
Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the CAO repertoire is the romantic, gypsy-influenced valse-musette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show.
March 5 – Jelloslave
Known for their dynamic improvisational compositions, Jelloslave pours heart and soul into an eclectic original repertoire ranging from mesmerizing fusions of jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian rhythms, to surprising pop music interpretations.