• The Hook Mpls

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  • Chicken Wire Empire featuring Chris Castino

    Friday, January 28 at 7:30pm
  • Getting Here

    3010 Minnehaha Ave S.

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Chicken Wire Empire featuring Chris Castino (of The Big Wu)

Chicken Wire Empire featuring Chris Castino


January 28 @ 7:30 PM


The Hook and Ladder Theater,
3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis , 55406 United States
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Chris Castino is currently touring with Chicken Wire Empire THIS Winter of 2022 with a stop at The Hook and Ladder Theater on Friday, January 28!
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Getting Here

  • Getting here by Light Rail
    The METRO Blue Line offers fast, quiet light-rail service between downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America. Dozens of bus routes connect with the train at the Lake St/Midtown station, making the Hook and Ladder very accessible thru Metro Transit.
  • Getting here by Bus
    Lake St.and Minnehaha Ave offer many bus route choices and connectivity points. Plan your trip to The Hook here at Metro Transit
  • Getting here by Car
    You’ll probably use your smart phone for directions, but this is what to expect when you get here. We have a small lot to the North & South of the venue available for parking. We also encourage street parking to the West on Snelling Ave. A casual walk through the 3rd Precinct driveway and you will arrive at the venue.
  • Parking
    The Hook & Ladder Theater has a parking lot on the south side of the firehouse. The theater also has a small number of designated parking spots along the north side of the building for use. There is also free parking along Snelling Ave, which runs parallel with Minnehaha, and many nearby parking lots are accommodating local businesses like The Hook by allowing evening event parking, such as the large Rainbow Foods lot just across Lake Street. 
    The Hook and Ladder has (2) glass-door entrances to the building, one on the north side and another on the south side of the building. The Box-offioce is just inside the hallway as you enter the theater lounge.

Upcoming Theater Events

The Hook and Ladder Theater presents a wide variety of ticketed events with the very lowest ticketing fees in the Twin Cities.

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      February 5, 2022
      8:00 PM
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      Davy Knowles with The Steepwater Band 
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      Davy Knowles with special guestsThe Steepwater Band  Saturday, February 5 The Hook and Ladder Theater British roots guitarist/songwriter Davy Knowles hits the The Hook & Ladder stage for a celebration of his newest release What Happens Next. Special guests from Chicago, The Steepwater Band, will unleash their rocking' party sounds to kick off the evening.
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      February 11, 2022
      8:00 PM
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      Armchair Boogie with Brotherhood of Birds
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      Armchair Boogie with Brotherhood of Birds - Friday, February 11 - The Hook and Ladder Theater Rising from the forests and rivers of central Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie's high-energy take on the Jamgrass genre fuses intricate arrangements of acoustic guitar and banjo with the funky back beats of electric bass and drums.
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      February 12, 2022
      10:00 PM
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      Luvsick - A Dark Valentine's Soiree
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      Dark Energy Presents: Luvsick - A Dark Valentine's Soiree - NONE OF YOUR CONCERN (from Chicago) with Mayland, PRSPHNE, DJ Dazzle - Hosted by Roxy Vail on Saturday, February 12 at The Hook & Ladder Theater NONE OF YOUR CONCERN is a Chicago based electronic duo composed of two masked artists raised on different sides of the musical spectrum. Anonymity allows this project to be viewed as an entity presenting art. The geometric nature of the masks correlate with the architecture of the genre bending sounds used to sculpt each track. Blending messages of social justice and personal anguish with pulsating beats, NOYC sets out to spark more than just heels on the dance floor. 
    • Date
      February 16, 2022
      7:30 PM
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      Rucksack Revolution featuring Sarah Voswinkel (of Dead Horses) and Adam Greuel (of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades)
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      Rucksack Revolution Featuring Sarah Voswinkel (of Dead Horses) and Adam Greuel (of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) Wednesday, February 16 The Hook and Ladder Theater Rucksack Revolution is the melding of two of Wisconsin’s most recognized modern singer-songwriters. Adam Greuel, of the high-energy string band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Sarah Vos, of the folk-inspired Dead Horses, draw from broad musical influences ranging from Leonard Cohen to Fleetwood Mac to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings to bring you a show that will be mostly focused on original material. The duo’s chemistry as musical partners and dear friends is apparent as their music features tight harmonies, introspective lyricism, and soaring melodies.
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      February 18, 2022
      7:00 PM
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      Bond Does Belly
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      Bond Does Belly - Friday, February 18, 2022 at The Hook & Ladder Theater We have a License to Thrill. Our dancers will perform solos and duets with local musicians Phil Belknap, David Burk, John Croarkin, Rebecca Dudley, Laura Harada, Tim O’Keefe, and vocalist Laurie Etchen to re-imagine James Bond theme music! Adding new instruments, rhythms, and dancers to some Bond favorites like “Live & let Die”, “Goldfinger”, and “Skyfall”, to name a few. 

Mission Room Upcoming Events

An intimate performance space nestled inside the Firehouse Performing Arts Center

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      January 8, 2022
      8:30 PM
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      ** CANCELED** Henry Cluney (of Stiff Little Fingers) with The Unnamed + DJ MeganO
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      Henry Cluney (of Stiff Little Fingers) with The Unnamed + DJ MeganO - Saturday, January 8 - The Hook and Ladder Mission Room Henry Cluney is a former member of Stiff Little Fingers, originally formed in 1977 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a regular songwriting contributor for the group's first four albums, taking over lead vocal duties on his own compositions. Henry's other bands include Highway Star, The Lobsters, Snoot Gibson, Three Days Later, The Bobby E. Project and XSLF.

Upcoming #HookStreams

Live Streaming Concert Fundraisers for Minnesota Artists & The Hook & Ladder Theater!

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Upcoming Under The Canopy Concerts & Events

An Outdoor Urban Summer Concert Series

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