A house on fire: The Hook and Ladder celebrates its first anniversary

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Jim Walsh in Music July 29 is a busy Saturday night in the land of 10,000 beats. Some 35,000 crowd into Target Field in downtown Minneapolis for faux-country bros Florida Georgia Line, another 2,500 gather at the Palace Theater in downtown St. Paul for Ryan Adams, and a live music docket as wide as the ... Read More

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Cornbread Harris Interview

CORNBREAD HARRIS A complete interview and performance by this special local legend! AIRS on MPR 91.1 FRIDAY. July 7 at 11am AIRS on 89.3 The Current SUNDAY. July 9 at 6pm Back in February of this year The Hook & Ladder Theater hosted a (2) night stand with Twin City musical legend James Samuel 'Cornbread' Harris Sr. The ... Read More

All-star cast of friends surprises Grant Hart in a special salute at Hook & Ladder

By Chris Riemenschneider of Star Tribune - JULY 3, 2017 After all the mayhem, glory, trouble, acclaim and just plain craziness that Grant Hart has endured in his nearly four decades in the music business – not to mention the house fire he suffered a few years ago -- you would think nothing could surprise him anymore. The Twin Cities ... Read More

Firehouse Rising

Spin Positive - By New Hughes The other day I watched John Oliver blow up 2016 on TV. He had a point. This year has been kind of a drag. All the way to the Longfellow neighborhood in South Minneapolis 2016 has dragged me down. Not one but two iconic establishments closed, Patrick’s Cabaret and Harriet Brewing. While ... Read More

Photos: Inside the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, Longfellow’s newest venue

by Cecilia Johnson · September 29, 2016 South Minneapolis’s 3010 Minnehaha Avenue has seen a lot of history. In 1894, it was built as one of the southernmost fire stations in the city (with the original street number 3006). Through the years, it went from Chemical 10 (1894-1901) to Fire Station #21 (1901-6) to Hook & Ladder ... Read More

Firehouse Performing Arts Center settles into Station 21

By JAN WILLMS From its inception in 1894 up until 1958, Hook and Ladder Station 21 was housed at 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Today, the former fire station is again home to Hook and Ladder, but this time, it’s a theater and lounge. The Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) has taken over the building, which was Patrick’s Cabaret’s ... Read More

Hook and Ladder Theater to open in Cabaret’s old location

South Minneapolis will have its own destination live music, performance, and entertainment venue this fall. The Hook and Ladder Theater formally opens its doors in the rehabilitated, historic firehouse at 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S., just off Lake St. in Longfellow. The Hook is operated by a newly-formed nonprofit arts organization, Firehouse ... Read More

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New Music Venue Coming to Minneapolis

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Loren Green in Music Get, ready Longfellow: Three months after the surprise closing of Patrick’s Cabaret, a new Minneapolis live music/arts venue is coming to the space at the corner of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge (3010 Minnehaha Ave. S) ... Read More

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues 6

The Longfellow Roots, Rock and Deep-Blues Festival is an environmentally conscious community-driven summer music, arts and cultural event that takes place in the Downtown Longfellow (Lake/Minneahaha) area in South Minneapolis. This 6th annual award-winning celebration of Minnesota craft, culinary and performance art in the Longfellow ... Read More

Charlie Parr Live @RRDBfest

Nobool Presents ~ Longfellow Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Music, Food & Art Festival VI. Charlie Parr & Friends performed Saturday, July 16th, 2016 on the Red House Records Stage at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, MN ~ #RRDBfest Read More