Patrick’s Cabaret and Harriet Brewing announce the 4th annual Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival Lineup! This year, the all-day music marathon will be taking place on Saturday, July 19 at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue in the Longfellow community of south Minneapolis. Recently honored as “Best Rock Festival” by City Pages Best Of 2014 issue and “Best Block Party” in Star Tribune’s Best of MN issue, this year’s installment will again boast 5 musical stages showcasing 30+ local, regional, and national acts in a wide variety of styles and genres. In addition, this community event will feature local DJs, dance performance, visual artists, performance art, craft foods and beverages. www.rootsrockdeepblues.com

This special event is an annual fundraiser for the 28 year-old nonprofit performance venue and community arts organization, Patrick’s Cabaret, and is entirely volunteer run. In addition to supporting local businesses and artists, the revenue generated by this event goes towards continuing the valuable year-round arts programming that Patrick’s Cabaret provides the community: The Singer/Songwriter Series, The High School Cabaret Program, The Open Call Cabaret Program, The Calof Series, and more. New to the event this year is an Indiegogo crowd-sourced funding campaign (running through June 10) to help raise money for festival expenses. Those who donate to the fundraising campaign at the $20 level can secure an advance ticket for this summer’s event, making your 2014 festival experience tax deductible! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/roots-rock-and-deep-blues-festival-2014

2014 Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival Lineup:
Sonny Knight & The Lakers
The Black Eyed Snakes
Kent Burnside & The New Generation (MS)
Black Market Brass
Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
Erik Koskinen
i like you
Mrs Glass (TX)
Carson McHone (TX)
Spider John Koerner
Eleganza
Mike Gunther
The 757’s
The Flood Brothers (MO)
Black Diet
Molly Maher
Joe & Vicky Price (IA)
Kitten Forever
Ben Balinger (TX)
Nikki & The Ruemates
Molly Dean
The Dead Pigeons
Dirt Road Ramblers
…and some very special guests TBA!

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Give to the MAX!

Now I know anyone connected with a nonprofit has heard about Give To The Max Day over and over and over again.  But hear us out…

As I hope everyone recalls, all of our box office proceeds go directly to the artists - we don’t make any money simply by putting on shows. The Cabaret is kept alive thanks to you beautiful, wonderful, artsy, innovative, generous people!

If you’d like to see ALL of our shows bigger and better next year, donating on the Give to the Max Day might be just for you. And the Cabaret has something a very special going on this year for Give to the Max Day. Current and past board members will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000! That would be $6,000 in support for Patrick’s Cabaret in ONE DAY!

We absolutely want to take advantage of this challenge and appreciate your donations that will help us get there. Thank you in advance for your support!

VOGUE|TRASH: Costume Fashion Ball 2013
A Patrick’s Cabaret Benefit Show
Saturday, October 19th
7:15pm-11pm / VIP Entry at 6:30pm
Tickets: http://www.patrickscabaret.org/visitors/voguetrash/index.shtml

Sneak peek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnrgJvdr6vY

SEXY! FREAKY! LOUD! Join us this fall at our 4th annual VOGUE|TRASH: Costume Fashion Ball. Experience local avant-garde fashion and performance art while supporting local non-profit arts organization, Patrick’s Cabaret, as we prepare for our upcoming 2014 season. Twin Cities’ designers and performers will be strutting their wildest, craziest, most innovative costumes on our unique runway - you won’t be able to see this anywhere else! Attendees are also encouraged to wear something crazy to flaunt for the cameras. The benefit will feature a silent auction and funky fashion show, along with various live art elements and in-house DJs dropping dirty electro and house beats. Bring your dancing shoes in order to keep up!

Tickets will be available in advance online. General admission tickets are $15, while VIP tickets will be available for $40, which includes two drink tickets and the best (and only!) seats in the house. (Limited availability).

Once again, we have secured a short-term liquor license for our event. In other words, there will be beer and wine to enjoy, so remember your ID to enjoy spirits.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, Oct. 19th 2013

We’re well under way planning the 3rd annual Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival - we cannot wait to present one of the area’s most diverse and entertaining musical lineups of the summer! The next thing we need to focus on is rounding up a good amount of volunteers to make it all happen. Please consider joining our team of volunteers who help make this such an incredible event. You can schedule to work with friends, request time to see favorite acts, and in exchange for working receive free entrance and an incredible behind-the-scenes experience.

If you’re interested in helping out before the festival (with poster distribution, getting the word out, and festival setup), or during the festival (with ticket sales, wristband checks, takedown, etc.) please contact me, Sara Jo Lehrer: sarajo@patrickscabaret.org with your name and contact information, and I will get back to your about your reservation to volunteer. Volunteer slots are just 3 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all the fun this day has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support - whether volunteering or not, we look forward to seeing you in July!

Warm regards,

Sara Jo Lehrer

Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

612-724-6273

The Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival 

3010 Minnehaha Avenue South - Minneapolis, MN 55406
Saturday, July 13th 2013
Gate: 12pm & Music: 1 - 10pm

 

Festival Lineup:

The Meat Puppets

Chastity Brown Band

Spider John Koerner

Zoo Animal

L’Assassins

Kenneth Brian Band

Mississippi Gabe Carter

Poverty Hash

Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders

Eleganza

Kent Burnside & The New Generation

Ten Foot Pole Cats

Molly Gene

The Fattenin’ Frogs

Enemy Planes

Dead Pigeons

Only Living Boy

Joe Novelli (Marvin & The Cloud Wall)

Black Audience

Fireroast Mountain Boys

Bootstrap Family Band

The Erik Koskinen Band

Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures
Jeff Ray & The Stakes
Lonesome Dan Kase

Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some
Now, ever since I started working here at the splendid Patrick’s Cabaret, I’ve heard countless stories about the somewhat-scandalous shows we’ve had.  When we say we put it all on stage, it’s the truth.  This is definitely shown in this weekend’s programming: Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some!
It’s exactly what it sounds like — wet nudes.  And then some.  
And don’t lie, you’re intrigued!
Now, here at the Cabaret we try to not censor in any way, so we generally don’t see acts before they’re on our stage, in front of our lovely audience.  So, true to form, I have next to no idea of what’s going to be happening on Friday and Saturday.  But I’ll give you the low down of what I do know.
Nude models.  Cheese cloth.  Photography.  A shower.
This show features photography Robert John Guttke, a sculptor and photographer.  In his twenty years of work, the use of water and the human figure is a common theme.  The models will be nude with clothing elements.  He uses cheesecloth on of the human body to create an “almost gossamer spider web effect that shimmers beneath the silver rain from above.”  Excited?  So am I!

Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then SomeFriday and SaturdayFebruary 15th and 16th7:30 PM
Tickets are $10, and there will be a concession with cookies, coffee, tea, soda, etc.

FEATURING:
Photographer: Robert Guttke
Video Stream: Hal Lovemelt
Co-Curators: Dennis Yelkin and Tom Cassidy
Models: Daniel Flohr, Nina Saarem, Molly Copeland, Jerome Bowden, and Dustin Haug.

Hope to see ya’ll there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/399038236852921/

Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some

Now, ever since I started working here at the splendid Patrick’s Cabaret, I’ve heard countless stories about the somewhat-scandalous shows we’ve had.  When we say we put it all on stage, it’s the truth.  This is definitely shown in this weekend’s programming: Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some!

It’s exactly what it sounds like — wet nudes.  And then some.  

And don’t lie, you’re intrigued!

Now, here at the Cabaret we try to not censor in any way, so we generally don’t see acts before they’re on our stage, in front of our lovely audience.  So, true to form, I have next to no idea of what’s going to be happening on Friday and Saturday.  But I’ll give you the low down of what I do know.

Nude models.  Cheese cloth.  Photography.  A shower.

This show features photography Robert John Guttke, a sculptor and photographer.  In his twenty years of work, the use of water and the human figure is a common theme.  The models will be nude with clothing elements.  He uses cheesecloth on of the human body to create an “almost gossamer spider web effect that shimmers beneath the silver rain from above.”  Excited?  So am I!

Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some
Friday and Saturday
February 15th and 16th
7:30 PM

Tickets are $10, and there will be a concession with cookies, coffee, tea, soda, etc.

FEATURING:

Photographer: Robert Guttke

Video Stream: Hal Lovemelt

Co-Curators: Dennis Yelkin and Tom Cassidy

Models: Daniel Flohr, Nina Saarem, Molly Copeland, Jerome Bowden, and Dustin Haug.

Hope to see ya’ll there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/399038236852921/

The Calof Series!


We here at the Cabaret are always searching for something new to put on our stage, and thanks to a generous grant, we’ve been able to introduce the Calof Series into our programming!

Each evening of the Calof Series will consist of two singer/songwriters and two poets, presenting some of their works in progress.  After each performance, the audience is encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback, an amazing opportunity for any and all of the amazing artists we’ve had the pleasure of hosting on our stage.  And the best part?  Admission is free!

This past week we hosted our first of the Calof Series, with donated goodies from Peace Coffee and New French Bakery.  It was quite the hit - and fresh-baked bread, plus hot coffee, plus some amazing performances made the night one to remember!  All of our thanks goes out to those wonderful businesses, as well as KFAI and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, which helped to sponsor the event.

Plans are in the works for another Calof Series sometime soon, so keep an eye out!

Mark your calendars, everyone! We recently got word that we’ll be receiving MRAC funding for some new 2013 programming at Patrick’s Cabaret… The Calof Series.

Joan Calof performed monologues and plays, and often sang at Red Eye Theatre, Cheap Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, and Patrick’s Cabaret. She won several awards for her work, including a Loft Creative Nonfiction Award and a Playwrights’ Center Jones Commission. She was adventurous in her performances, her many travels, and in all her intellectual pursuits. When she passed away last winter she left a generous gift to Patrick’s Cabaret with instructions that it support programming and not be spent on a tribute. By naming this new series after her we’re able to do both.

As for the event itself, I wanted to give you a little more information so that you have a good understanding of what we’re trying to do with this series. Each evening will feature two spoken word artists and two singer/songwriters to present works-in-progress to an audience that will be encouraged to offer feedback via dialogue with the performers. Performers bring 10-15 minutes worth of new or works-in-progress material that they will present to an audience. Our host for the evening will then ask them to talk through their process, information about their pieces, etc. Then we will invite the audience to give feedback, make suggestions, or just say something about what the piece(s) meant to them. We would have a short intermission between each of the 4 artists in which we encourage the artists to mingle with the audience. It’s at this time we will offer free coffee, provided by Peace Coffee, along with free baked goods from a different local bakery each month.

There is no admission charge for audience members, but each artist will be paid $75 for being part of the night. For more information about the performers in our first Calof Series show on February 7th, please visit: http://www.patrickscabaret.org/cal/event.php?calendar=1&category&event=9494&date=2013-02-07

And a special thank you to MRAC, Peace Coffee, and KFAI for sponsoring us!

This Weekend At The Cabaret!

Hello there, Cabaret lovers!  For the past five months I’ve been writing to you as the latest Patrick’s Cabaret intern, but things have changed.  I am now the Cabaret’s Productions Manager!  I know, not very exciting for you.  But know what is exciting?  THIS FRIDAY.  AND SATURDAY.  

It’s exciting for me since these will be my first two shows as an official employee, but it should also be fun for you since, as everyone hopes, we are having yet another of our wonderful music series!  So c’mon down to the Cabaret, pull up a chair (or a floor space if we end up being standing room only…), get some soda or coffee, and chill with us for what looks to be an amazing start to our 2013 season!

Now this weekend is in two parts.  Firstly: The Singer/Songwriter Series.  Secondly: The Eclectic Electric Music Series.

SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES
Friday, January 11th 2012
Doors: 7:30pm
Music: 8pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/504136406285770/

ECLECTIC ELECTRIC MUSIC SERIES
Saturday, January 12th 2013
Doors: 8pm
Music: 8:30pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/390201804400737/

I promise, you will not want to miss either of these nights!  Not only for the joys of seeing me run around like a chicken with its head cut off, but also our amazing musicians! 

SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES featuring:
Drew Peterson
Brady Perl
Mary Cutrufello
Nigel Egg

ECLECTIC ELECTRIC MUSIC SERIES featuring:
Kent Burnside and the New Generation
Poverty Hash
Mississippi Hill Stomp
Carnival Blues

And if you see a rather frazzled college kid running around, don’t forget to say hi!