Beginning May 1st, every Friday and Saturday from 4-9, Gentleman Forager EATS will be at the Hook & Ladder Theatre and Lounge with its crave-worthy outdoor kitchen run by Chef Taylor O’Brien and an impressive multitude of weekly guest chef pop-ups. This is the best outdoor music ticket in town and is selling out fast. Reserve your place now!

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3010 Minnehaha Ave S ~ Minneapolis

May 1, 2021   7:00 PM

James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris Sr.

$15-25

The Hook & Ladder Theater is very proud to present an intimate seated outdoor concert event celebrating the 94 year-old birthday of the Twin City legendary performer, James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris Sr. with he and his band of Friends!

May 7, 2021   7:00 PM

The Belfast Cowboys - Album Release ** SOLD OUT **

$15-$30

The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band from Minneapolis that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. Powered by a four-piece horn section, the Cowboys have flourished in the renowned Minnesota music scene, and have consistently packed houses and wowed crowds since 2002.

May 8, 2021   7:00 PM

Kiss The Tiger, and Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience **SOLD OUT**

$15-$25

Kiss the Tiger pounced onto the Twin Cities’ music scene in late-2016 and have been making big waves ever since. Inspired by the sounds and energy of The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and Patti Smith, Kiss the Tiger has breathed new life into 21st century rock and roll, and at the same time developed a sound that is uniquely their own. Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience is a spirited and spot on Tribute to Queen.

May 14, 2021   6:00 PM

Community Driven Country Cavalcade

$15-$25

Community Driven and their support partners St Paul Bagelry, Wiseacre, Widmers & Chowgirls Catering are proud to present an evening of Country Music with Tyler Haag, Jake Duda Band, Pleasure Horse and Cole Diamond. There will also be live art from Rogue Citizen and a mid concert bagel sandwich served to all guests.

May 15, 2021   5:00 PM

Davina and The Vagabonds - 2 Shows!

$25-45

Davina and The Vagabonds offer “a modern take on old-time blues and jazz” (PennLive). They’ve created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina’s commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time.

May 20, 2021   7:00 PM

Low Rats - Year of The Rat MMXX - Album Release Party

$10-$20

Join us for an evening of Rock and Roll fun with live performances by Low Rats, Melk Boys, Black Widows, Whiskey Rock N Roll Club MPLS, & DJ MeganO 

May 21, 2021   7:00 PM

Jeremy Messersmith with Mayyadda ** SOLD OUT**

$27-$40

** SOLD OUT** Two sets with Jeremy and his band plus a very special opening set with Mayyadda!

May 22, 2021   7:00 PM

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Siama Matuzungidi

$17-$25

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound are the latest in fresh venerable. Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness, they bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over. Intricate but free-swinging, explosive yet intimate, fresh and green as grass.

May 27, 2021   7:00 PM

Dylan & The Dead Tribute with The Jones Gang

$15-$20

Special event commemorating The Dylan & The Dead Tour of '87! A multi-set night of Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead with the Jones Gang and special 'Bob' guests!!

May 28, 2021   7:00 PM

Monica LaPlante / Muun Bato with Warcake

$15-$20

“A Triple band fuzz fest” featuring Monica LaPlante / Muun Bato with guest Warcake

May 29, 2021   7:00 PM

Yacht Rock Party hosted by The Lonesome Losers

$15-$30

The Lonesome Losers are the Twin Cities premiere tribute to Yacht Rock. Covering a blend of soulful smooth soft rock hits that range from 1974 to 1984.

June 5, 2021   5:00 PM

Keller Williams - 2 Shows!

$30-$50

Note from Keller... ADM (Acoustic Dance Music), solo acoustic guitar and voice with every other song walking the line of electronica. If you need a title to file under try electro-hippie acoustic downtempo.

June 10, 2021

12:00 AM

Rich Mattson & The Northstars / Dan Israel - Double Album Release

$18-$30

The Hook & Ladder proudly presents 2 separate album releases in one night by highly-respected artists Rich Mattson and Dan Israel.

June 11, 2021   7:00 PM

Erik Koskinen with guest Jake La Botz

$20-$35

Sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. On April 2nd, the Minnesota songsmith announces the June 28th release of Burning The Deal on Real Phonic Records/Tone Tree Music, sharing the shuffling “Big Plane” video.

June 12, 2021   7:00 PM

New Orleans Suspects ** SOLD OUT **

$25-$38

** SOLD OUT ** This New Orleans Supergroup combines irresistibly tight funk, soulful horns, Americana based rhythm and blues, and a pinch of jamband to create a uniquely funky groove for swampified rock-n-roll experience!

June 13, 2021   6:00 PM

Dr. Mambo’s Combo

 $23-$29

Dr. Mambo's Combo, otherwise known as "The Combo", is a soul and R&B band that has been playing at Bunker's Music Bar & Grill in downtown Minneapolis since 1987. While we wait for Bunker’s to re-open, let's get funky together outside under the canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater for a special two set family friendly concert on Sunday, June 13!

June 17, 2021   7:00 PM

All The Pretty Horses / Mayda with guest Papersleeves DJ

$15-20

Founded in 1993, and led by performance artist Venus DeMars, All The Pretty Horses blends the influences of artists such as Bowie and Sex Pistols with a dose of heavy guitar rock and outrageous costumes, into a self-described Glam-Punk Trans-Band. Mayda is a multi-instrumentalist / artist / producer from the land of 10,000 Lakes.

June 18, 2021   7:00 PM

International Reggae All-Stars

$12-$25

With band members hailing from Venezuela to Liberia, and US Virgin Islands to Jamaica, the International Reggae All-Stars are truly a global band. Featuring one of today’s hottest reggae vocalists, Westmoreland- Jamaica’s native Lynval “Golden Voice” Jackson, the International Reggae All-Stars play reggae, dancehall and all the Bob Marley classics, and bring peace, love and positive vibrations with them where ever they go.

June 19, 2021   7:00 PM

Lady Lark & Sophia Eris with guest Lewiee Blaze

$18-25

The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present a very special co-bill concert event Under the Canopy featuring Lady Lark and Sophia Eris. 

June 25, 2021   7:00 PM

ELnO with DJ Time Machine **SOLD OUT**

$20-$40

**SOLD OUT ** ELnO is back! Join the second best musical tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra in the greater Twin Cities area as they perform two hours of stone cold ELO classics live.

June 26, 2021   2:00 PM

The Big Wu - 2 Shows!

$15-$30

The story goes that The Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes.

June 27, 2021   3:30 PM

Dale Watson - 2 Shows!

$15-35

Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over three decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status.

July 9, 2021   7:00 PM

Turn Turn Turn with Martin Devaney

$15-30

Turn Turn Turn bring their Cosmic Americana to The Hook & Ladder on Friday (7/9). They’ll mix up tunes from their debut, a few covers and brand new material they’re working on for their second record. Special guest, seasoned folk-rock troubadour Martin Devaney opens.

July 10, 2021   7:00 PM

The Plant Based Poets feat Carnage The Executioner +

$15-30

Carnage The Executioner presents a display of organic self-expression through live music, dance, art & food. Featuring live painting, vegan vendors and exciting performances from Saltee | ill chemistry-featuring Desdamona | The Orange Goodness | Jodi Seiger’s Rhythm And Shoes Dance Studio

July 23, 2021   7:00 PM

90s Night with You Oughta Know

$15-$30

You Oughta Know is a Throwback 1990’s Live-Band party music reenactment of the hottest Jock Jamming, Pumpkin Smashing, Cardigan-Wearing, Blues-Traveling, California-Loving, Waterfall-Chasing, Wayne and Garth Lip-Synching, Virtually Insane, Tubthumping good times out there in this world. Bring your friends, get some drinks, and let You Oughta Know Hit You One More Time, Baby.

July 29, 2021   7:00 PM

Scott H. Biram with DJ Rock The Monkey

$15-20

Scott H. Biram aka The Dirty Old One Man Band is an American blues, punk blues, punk, country, heavy metal musician, record producer, and ordained minister.

August 6, 2021   7:00 PM

Matt Wilson & His Orchestra

$25-$36

Okay, it’s not an orchestra. More like a banjo-harp-gentle-rockin-happy machine. We don’t know what to call it, but we want everyone to know about it. The music has a lot of light in it. We try to play beautiful songs from all eras. Plus a ton of my own songs dating from the beginning of my songwriting quest right up to the present. That’s Quillan Roe of The Roe Family Singers, me, Jacques Wait who touches all music in Minneapolis, and harpist Phala Tracy.

August 14, 2021   7:00 PM

Malamanya with guest DJ Manny Duke

$15-26

Music for your dancing soul. Celebrating Afro-Caribbean music.  Malamanya is comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from the Caribbean and Latin America.

August 19, 2021   7:00 PM

Tina and the B-Sides ** SOLD OUT **

$33-$42

** SOLD OUT ** Tina & the B-Sides formed in the late ’80s, with Tina Schlieske citing Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley as influences for her brand of roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.

August 20, 2021   7:00 PM

Tina and the B-Sides ** SOLD OUT **

$33-$42

** SOLD OUT ** Tina & the B-Sides formed in the late ’80s, with Tina Schlieske citing Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley as influences for her brand of roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.