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  • Cornbread's 94th Birthday Party!

    Saturday, May 1 at 8pm
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    3010 Minnehaha Ave S.

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James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr.

James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris Sr. Cornbread's 94th B-Day Party - Saturday, May 1

Details

May 1 @ 7:00 PM

Venue

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

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!
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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
      May 1, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris Sr.
      $15-25
    • Description
      James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris Sr. Cornbread's 94th B-Day Party - Saturday, May 1 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!
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      May 7, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      The Belfast Cowboys - Album Release ** SOLD OUT **
      $15-$30
    • Description
      The Belfast Cowboys-Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, May 7 - SOLD OUT 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.
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      May 8, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Kiss The Tiger, and Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience **SOLD OUT**
      $15-$25
    • Description
      Kiss The Tiger, and Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, May 8 - SOLD OUT 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.
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      May 14, 2021
      6:00 PM
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      Community Driven Country Cavalcade
      $15-$25
    • Description
      Community Driven Country Cavalcade - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, May 14 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.
    • Date
      May 15, 2021
      5:00 PM
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      Davina and The Vagabonds - 2 Shows!
      $25-45
    • Description
      Davina and The Vagabonds - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, May 15 (2 Shows) 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
      May 22, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Siama Matuzungidi
      $17-$25
    • Description
      Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Siama Matuzungidi - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, May 22 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.
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      June 5, 2021
      5:00 PM
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      Keller Williams - 2 Shows!
      $30-$50
    • Description
      Keller Williams - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, June 5 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.
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      June 11, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Erik Koskinen with guest Jake La Botz
      $20-$35
    • Description
      Erik Koskinen with Jake La Botz - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, June 11 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.
    • Date
      June 12, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      New Orleans Suspects ** SOLD OUT **
      $25-$38
    • Description
      New Orleans Suspects - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday June 12 - SOLD OUT ** 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!
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      June 13, 2021
      6:00 PM
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      Dr. Mambo’s Combo
      $23-$29
    • Description
      Dr. Mambo’s Combo - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Sunday June 13 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!
    • Date
      June 17, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      All The Pretty Horses / Mayda with guest Papersleeves DJ
      $15-20
    • Description
      All The Pretty Horses / Mayda - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Thursday June 17 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.
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      June 18, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      International Reggae All-Stars
      $12-$25
    • Description
      International Reggae All-Stars - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, June 18 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.
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      June 25, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      ELnO with DJ Time Machine **SOLD OUT**
      $20-$40
    • Description
      SOLD OUT - ELnO with guest DJ Time Machine - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, June 25 **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.
    • Date
      June 26, 2021
      2:00 PM
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      The Big Wu - 2 Shows!
      $15-$30
    • Description
      The Big Wu - 2 Shows! - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, June 26 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.
    • Date
      June 27, 2021
      3:30 PM
    • Event
      Dale Watson - 2 Shows!
      $15-35
    • Description
      Dale Watson - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Sunday, June 27 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.
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      July 9, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Turn Turn Turn with Martin Devaney
      $15-30
    • Description
      Turn Turn Turn - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, July 9 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.
    • Date
      July 10, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      The Plant Based Poets feat Carnage The Executioner +
      $15-30
    • Description
      The Plant Based Poets - Carnage The Executioner | Saltee | ill chemistry-featuring Desdamona | The Orange Goodness | Jodi Seiger’s Rhythm And Shoes Dance Studio - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday, July 10 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
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      July 15, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      RRDB 10 (Day 1)- Mae Simpson Music EP Release with New Primitives, & Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold
      $20-$26
    • Description
      Mae Simpson Music - EP Release with special guests New Primitives, & Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold - Thursday July 15 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival Fundraiser The Mae Simpson band is pure energy and soul. Blistering funk and dance music mixed with soul, blues, country, calypso, jazz, rock, and even a little hip hop. New Primitives is a mixture of different genres, Reggae/Ska, R&B, Afro Cuban, World Music, deep Funk and American Rock and Roll. Stomp your feet and hang on to your washboards, Jeff Ray and Hurricane Harold are bringing their inspired, heart-pounding, sophisticated (acoustic) country blues to Under “The Canopy!
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      July 16, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      RRDB 10 (Day 2) - Gully Boys / Kent Burnside with The Flood Brothers
      $20-$26
    • Description
      Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival X - Gully Boys / Kent Burnside with The Flood Brothers - Friday July 16 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater “Gully Boys: With their echoes of fuzz-rocky ’90s bands and lyrical, high-wiry songs, this trio become one of the most buzzing new Twin Cities bands of the past year ” - Chris Riemenschneider - Kent Burnside was born into the blues. He grew up in the North Mississippi Hill Country and is the eldest grandson of blues legend R.L. Burnside. The Flood Brothers are a THUMP MACHINE whose infectious melodies and animal rhythms will have your bones shakin' outta your boots!
    • Date
      July 17, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      RRDB 10 (Day 3) Molly Maher, RL Boyce with guests Lightnin' Malcolm, Erik Koskinen
      $36-$45
    • Description
      Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival - Molly Maher, RL Boyce, Lightnin’ Malcom & Erik Koskinen - Saturday July 17 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Molly Maher resides on the border between the lands of Americana and the Blues and moves beautifully between them, blending simmer and cool with kick-ass guitar playing. R. L. Boyce is a Grammy nominated American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist born and raised in Como, Mississippi, United States. Cutting Edge Bluesman LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitar slinger with a deep soulful voice. 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.
    • Date
      July 23, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      90s Night with You Oughta Know
      $15-$30
    • Description
      90s Night with You Oughta Know - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, July 23 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.
    • Date
      July 30, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Deke Dickerson & The Tinglers with Trailer Trash
      $20-$26
    • Description
      Deke Dickerson & The Tinglers with Trailer Trash - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday July 30 One of the most respected guitarists on the West Coast roots rock scene, Deke Dickerson melds top-notch chops with an encyclopedic knowledge of rockabilly, surf, blues, vintage country, and garage rock styles, all informed by his trademark sense of humor.

Event Schedule

Upcoming #HookStreams

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

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    • Date
      May 21, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      #HookStream - Jeremy Messersmith with Mayyadda
      $15/10
    • Description
      #HookStream - Jeremy Messersmith with Mayyadda - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, May 21 Jeremy Messersmith is an indie pop singer-songwriter and one of Minnesota’s most recognized and celebrated artists, praised by The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Paste Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Spin, and Rolling Stone among many others.

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
      April 20, 2021
      8:20 PM
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      #HookStream - Dre Day 2021 - 420 Edition
      $4.20
    • Description
      Dre Day 2021 - 4/20 Edition 'REBROADCAST" for $4.20 - Live band: The G Funk Error will be backing special guests: Chance York, D Millz, Tek, & Nur-D The 19th annual celebration of one of the most prolific and influential figures in hip hop music. It's the D.R.E.! Celebrate Dre's birthday and Four Twenty with us online this year. Brought to you by friends of the original party, which has spawned dozens of sibling parties all across the globe. Live performances, 40 oz's, and all that G sh**. Live band: The G Funk Error will be backing special guests: Chance York, D Millz, Tek, & Nur-D
    • Date
      October 24, 2021
      7:00 PM
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      Supersuckers with guest The Short Fuses
      $?
    • Description
      Supersuckers On Grass You’ve heard our name, you’ve seen our records, our t-shirts and our stickers. We’re probably the favorite band of someone you know and yet maybe we’re still a mystery to you. Well my friend, that’s okay, you’re at the right place to get to know the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, The Supersuckers.

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