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    Saturday, September 18 at 3pm
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    3010 Minnehaha Ave S.

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5th Anniversary Festival

5th Anniversary Festival with Apollo Cobra, BondDoesBelly, Siama Matuzungidi, & Drew Peterson, & DJ MattyA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Details

September 18 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FREE w/5

Venue

‘Under The Canopy’ at The Hook,
3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis , 55406 United States
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Description

5th Anniversary Saturday Festival - It’s been a pretty incredible 5 years and we are proud of our eclectic mix of program activities, concerts and community engagements, with ongoing artist and community/Patreon support. We are inviting EVERYONE to join us over (2) days for our outdoor celebration Under the Canopy with food, drink, music, dance and live performance art from an exciting mix of MN acts!
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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. 
  • ENTRANCE
    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.

Event Schedule

Upcoming Under The Canopy Concerts & Events

An Outdoor Urban Summer Concert Series

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    • Date
      September 17, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Kiss The Tiger / Black-Eyed Snakes with Superior Siren
      $20-26
    • Description
      Kiss The Tiger & Black-Eyed Snakes with Superior Siren - Friday, September 17 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater 5th Anniversary Friday Night Concert - It’s been a pretty incredible 5 years and we are proud of our eclectic mix of program activities, concerts and community engagements, with ongoing artist and community/Patreon support. We are inviting EVERYONE to join us over (2) days for our outdoor celebration Under the Canopy with food, drink, music, dance and live performance art from an exciting mix of MN acts!
    • Date
      September 18, 2021
      4:00 PM
    • Event
      5th Anniversary Festival
      FREE w/Suggested Donation of $5
    • Description
      5th Anniversary Festival with Apollo Cobra, BondDoesBelly, Siama Matuzungidi, & Drew Peterson, & DJ MattyA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater 5th Anniversary Saturday Festival - It’s been a pretty incredible 5 years and we are proud of our eclectic mix of program activities, concerts and community engagements, with ongoing artist and community/Patreon support. We are inviting EVERYONE to join us over (2) days for our outdoor celebration Under the Canopy with food, drink, music, dance and live performance art from an exciting mix of MN acts!
    • Date
      September 26, 2021
      6:00 PM
    • Event
      JoeFundMe Benefit Concert for Joe Roberto
      $15/20
    • Description
      JoeFundMe - September 26 at the Hook The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present a very special concert and fundraising event to benefit local musician, artist and long-time Hook friend and volunteer - Joe Roberto, whom was recently diagnosed with a rare blood disease. Joe will require constant care throughout his recovery and many of Joe’s friends are coming together for this special evening of performances and silent auction in an effort to help raise money towards his care.
    • Date
      September 29, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Wreckless Eric with Pink Triggers, and Rank Strangers
      $15/20
    • Description
      Wreckless Eric with guests Pink Triggers, Rank Strangers - Wednesday September 29 - The Hook and Ladder Theater As Wreckless Eric he needs little introduction — he wrote and recorded the classic Whole Wide World and had a hit with it back in 1977. Since then it's been a hit for countless other artists including The Monkees, Cage The Elephant and most recently for Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. 
    • Date
      October 1, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      The Big Wu
      $15/20
    • Description
      The Big Wu - "Just Say When We'll Do It Again" - Friday, October 1 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater 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. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.
    • Date
      October 2, 2021
      9:00 AM
    • Event
      The Record Show
      $2
    • Description
      The Record Show at The Hook! Find dozens of tables of vinyl & and music related goodies at The Record Show Every Other First Saturday of the month at The Hook!
    • Date
      October 3, 2021
      6:00 PM
    • Event
      Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Jon Rodine Band
      $20/$25
    • Description
      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.
    • Date
      October 7, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Josie Cotton with Beebe Gallini
      $18-29
    • Description
      Josie Cotton with Beebe Gallini on Thursday, October 7 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Josie Cotton had a new wave hit with "Johnny, Are You Queer?"  but there's more to this underrated singer/songwriter than her shock-value novelty hit.
    • Date
      October 9, 2021
      6:00 PM
    • Event
      Jaedyn James with The People Brothers Band, Freaque, & DJ queenDuin
      $20-35
    • Description
      Jaeyden James with The People Brothers Band, Freaque, & DJ queenDuin - Saturday October 9 'Under The Canopy' at The Hook and Ladder Theater The Mistress of Soul Returns. Joined by some of the Midwest’s most beloved musicians and hosted by South Minneapolis’s prestigious Hook & Ladder Theater. Saturday, October 9th of the year 2021 marks the awaited return of soul singer, songwriter, and working class diva Jaedyn James. It’s a night your heart will never forget. “This isn’t a show where you come just for your favorite act, this is an experience where you stay all night and make memories you will cherish forever.”
    • Date
      October 10, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Outpost: words & music
      $15/20
    • Description
      Outpost: words & music - Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Outpost, Minnesota's 21st century variety-show featuring local musicians and spoken-word artists, is back at The Hook & Ladder with a blockbuster fall show featuring award-winning poet Michael Kleber-Diggs ("Worldly Things",) keyboardist/composer deVon R. Gray (dVRG), author Junauda Petrus-Nasah ("The Stars and the Blackness Between Them",) and a quartet of musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Date
      October 15, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Mark Joseph & The American Soul - 'Vegas Motel' Album Release
      $15-$25
    • Description
      Mark Joseph and The American Soul
‘The Vegas Motel’ Album Release - Friday, October 15 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Joseph’s 2021 solo release, Vegas Motel, is a highly personal record rooted in the emotion of the year it was written (2020), yet reaching far beyond the confines of the times. Vegas Motel delicately emotes Joseph’s real-life experiences and relationships dating back to when he was a young man. Co-producer and drummer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger), and Engineer Alex Proctor (Grace Potter, Dead Man Winter), perfectly compliment the records musical tapestry further solidifying Joseph’s talent as a singer/songwriter and collaborator. Vegas Motel features 8 original tracks including the standout instrumental, Early Riser, featuring Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles.  
    • Date
      October 21, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Friend Dog EP Release
      $12/$18
    • Description
      Friend Dog EP Release
with guests Luke Callen, Adelyn Rose, & Idle Empress (solo) Thursday, October 21 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Soulful songwriting with a nod to the past and a head in the clouds. Friend Dog is the creative project of Vinnie Donatelle, fiddle player and vocalist of The Last Revel, that seeks to expand on prior efforts and find some new things. Friend Dog explores balance, the fleeting, the unspoken and the hopeful. Sometimes it’s an exploration of simple things like birds and squirrels and breakfast. ‘Tending A Timid Flame’ is Donatelle’s first solo effort and will be available October 18th.
    • Date
      October 23, 2021
      6:00 PM
    • Event
      Davina & The Vagabonds - Early Halloween Bash!
      $25-45
    • Description
      Davina and The Vagabonds Saturday, October 23 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater 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.
    • Date
      October 24, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Supersuckers with guest The Short Fuses
      $20 / 25
    • Description
      Supersuckers are an American rock band, formed in 1988, whose music ranges from alternative rock to country rock to cowpunk. AllMusic describes the band as "the bastard sons of Foghat, AC/DC, and ZZ Top after being weaned on punk rock, unafraid of massive guitar riffs, outsized personalities, or pledging allegiance to sex, weed, and Satan with a wink and a nudge."
    • Date
      October 28, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      STEELY DEAD with Demitris Rallis Trio
      $15-22
    • Description
      STEELY DEAD with guest Demitri Rallis Trio - Thursday, November 28 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Steely Dead is a musical hybrid of the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Sonic worlds collide, between the structure, arrangement and precision studio recordings of rock legends Steely Dan, cross-pollinated with the Grateful Dead’s free-flowing, melodic improvisation and masterful song segues

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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    • Date
      November 19, 2021
      8:00 PM
    • Event
      The Hang-Ups / Muskellunge Album Release with The Go-Karts
      $15/20
    • Description
      This unique event features a live Muskellunge reunion (Original Line-up) and record release show (for In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late album, circa. 1991-'93 mastered and being released for first time) at The Hook & Ladder with The Hang-Ups headlining and The Go-Karts supporting.
    • Date
      December 4, 2021
      9:00 AM
    • Event
      The Record Show
      $2
    • Description
      The Record Show at The Hook! Find dozens of tables of vinyl & and music related goodies at The Record Show Every Other First Saturday of the month at The Hook!

Mission Room Upcoming Events

An intimate performance space nestled inside the Firehouse Performing Arts Center

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Event Schedule

Upcoming #HookStreams

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