• January 3, 2019

    Firehouse Performing Arts to open Mission Room alongside Hook & Ladder

    By JILL BOOGRENAs early as March, a new venue space will open inside the old Firehouse 21 building at Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. Called The Mission Room, it will be a performance and gallery space to serve local visual, literary, ...Read More
  • August 18, 2017

    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 ...Read More
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    July 6, 2017

    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 ...Read More
  • July 3, 2017

    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 ...Read More
  • December 28, 2016

    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 ...Read More
  • September 29, 2016

    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). ...Read More
  • September 28, 2016

    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 ...Read More
  • August 23, 2016

    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 ...Read More
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    August 9, 2016

    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 ...Read More
  • July 17, 2016

    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 ...Read More


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