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  • Built To Last Festival - Jerry Day Celebration

    Sunday, August 1 at 3pm
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    3010 Minnehaha Ave S.

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BUILT TO LAST FESTIVAL w/ BTL All-Stars, The Jones Gang, & LazyLightning420

BUILT TO LAST FESTIVAL with BTL ALL-STARS (members of moe., The Big Wu, Family Groove Company, American Soul, & White Iron Band), THE JONES GANG, & LAZYLIGHTNING420 (members of Trampled By Turtles, & Two Many Banjos) - Sunday August 1 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

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August 1 @ 3:00 PM

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

Celebrating Jerry Garcia Day and the music of The Grateful Dead with an All-Star cast of artists and bands. Featuring The Built to Last All-Stars; Al Schnier of moe., Vinnie Amico of moe., Terry VanDeWalker of The Big Wu, Mark Joseph of The Big Wu, Janis Wallin of Family Groove Company, Steph Devine of American Soul, Eddie "Hondo" Juntunen of White Iron Band 
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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
      July 30, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      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.
    • Date
      August 1, 2021
      3:00 PM
    • Event
      BUILT TO LAST FESTIVAL w/ BTL All-Stars, The Jones Gang, & LazyLightning420
      $15-26
    • Description
      BUILT TO LAST FESTIVAL with BTL ALL-STARS (members of moe., The Big Wu, Family Groove Company, American Soul, & White Iron Band), THE JONES GANG, & LAZYLIGHTNING420 (members of Trampled By Turtles, & Two Many Banjos) - Sunday August 1 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Celebrating Jerry Garcia Day and the music of The Grateful Dead with an All-Star cast of artists and bands. Featuring The Built to Last All-Stars; Al Schnier of moe., Vinnie Amico of moe., Terry VanDeWalker of The Big Wu, Mark Joseph of The Big Wu, Janis Wallin of Family Groove Company, Steph Devine of American Soul, Eddie "Hondo" Juntunen of White Iron Band 
    • Date
      August 5, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Sarah Morris & Annie Fitzgerald with guest Maygen & The Birdwatcher
      $20-26
    • Description
      Sarah Morris & Annie Fitzgerald - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Thursday August 5 “Rootsy singer Sarah Morris offers a Norah Jones-like approach to Americana, smoothing over its rough edges with a butter-velvety voice and an intimate songwriting style.” –Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune . Singer/Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald’s music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere).
    • Date
      August 6, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Matt Wilson & His Orchestra with guest Dylan Hicks
      $25-$36
    • Description
      Matt Wilson and His Orchestra with Dylan Hicks - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, August 6 Okay, it’s not an orchestra. More like a banjo-harp-gentle-rockin-happy machine. We don’t know what to call it, but we want everyone to know about it. The music has a lot of light in it. We try to play beautiful songs from all eras. Plus a ton of my own songs dating from the beginning of my songwriting quest right up to the present. That’s Quillan Roe of The Roe Family Singers, me, Jacques Wait who touches all music in Minneapolis, and harpist Phala Tracy.
    • Date
      August 7, 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
      August 7, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      The Shabby Road Orchestra **SOLD OUT**
      $25-$35
    • Description
      **SOLD OUT** A steadfast and exhilarating live performance of the Beatles’ beloved, rarely-performed studio years recordings, served up by a veteran cast of area songwriters, performers, gadabouts and multi-instrumentalists.
    • Date
      August 8, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      The Iguanas with guest Camile & Curt
      $22-28
    • Description
      The Iguanas with special guests Camile & Curt - Sunday August 8 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater New Orleans, Louisiana’s favorite sons, The Iguanas, bring the diverse sounds of their hometown’s fusion of blues, Latin, Zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and Roots Rock to the Hook & Ladder.
    • Date
      August 14, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Malamanya with guest DJ Manny Duke
      $15-26
    • Description
      Malamanya - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Saturday August 14 Music for your dancing soul. Celebrating Afro-Caribbean music.  Malamanya is comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from the Caribbean and Latin America.
    • Date
      August 18, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Elektric Voodoo "Telescope" Album Release Tour
      $22-28
    • Description
      Elektric Voodoo "Telescope" Album Release Tour with Rampant Roots - Wednesday August 18 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Elektric Voodoo is a world beat rock & roll band out of San Diego, CA,  The 7-piece ensemble blends Afrobeat and Latin rhythms with rock & roll, psychedelia, jazz, blues and many other influences into its own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage. What the listener is left with is a very unique sound that while is immediately very dance-able, also offers innovation, song craft, and melody. The band is led by Scott Tournet, co-founder of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. 
    • Date
      August 20, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Tina and the B-Sides with TABAH
      $33-$42
    • Description
      Tina & the B-Sides - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, August 20 - SOLD OUT ** SOLD OUT ** Tina & the B-Sides formed in the late ’80s, with Tina Schlieske citing Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley as influences for her brand of roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.
    • Date
      August 21, 2021
      6:30 PM
    • Event
      Trevroc The Block 2021
      $20-26
    • Description
      Trevroc The Block 2021
 with Bases Loaded Mpls, Southside Desire, Palm Friends, Personas, Super Pals Cover Band, DJ Brian Engel and Hosted by Ian Rans - Saturday August 21, 2021 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater Trevor Engelbrektson 03/25/82 -- 03/27/19 - This annual remembrance event features bands that include an immediate family member of Trevor, or a band he played in. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to his family.
    • Date
      August 27, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      ZEPPO with guest Blackfish Movement
      $20-$30
    • Description
      ZEPPO with Blackfish Movement - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, July 27 Formed in St. Paul during the spring of 2016, this group of pals and Minnesota rock veterans, now share their full-throated and full-throttle love of the Led Zeppelin catalog with audiences in the Twin Cites and beyond. Featuring: John Eller (Tiny Lights, Shabby Road Orch.), Paul Boblett (Fathom Lane, Faith Boblett), Noah Levy (Brian Setzer, BoDeans, Honeydogs), Terrance J. Fisher (Run Westy Run) and Zach Sershon. 
    • Date
      September 10, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      The Belfast Cowboys
      $20-30
    • Description
      The Belfast Cowboys-Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater - Friday, September 10 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.
    • Date
      September 17, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      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
      3:00 PM
    • Event
      5th Anniversary Festival
      $5
    • Description
      5th Anniversary Festival with Apollo Cobra, ??Mystery Artist??, BondDoesBelly, Siama Matuzungidi, & Drew Peterson - 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 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 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.

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
      October 7, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Josie Cotton with Beebe Gallini
      $18-29
    • Description
      Josie Cotton with Beebe Gallini on Thursday, October 7 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 8, 2021
      8:00 PM
    • Event
      The Hang-Ups / Muskellunge Album Release with The Go-Karts
      $15/20
    • Description
      The Hang-Ups, Muskellunge & The Go-Karts - Friday,October 8 at The Hook and Ladder Theater The Hook & Ladder is proud to present our first post-pandemic performance inside the theater, right on the heels of our successful Under the Canopy season. 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
      October 9, 2021
      7:30 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 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 24, 2021
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      Supersuckers with guest The Short Fuses
      $20 / 25
    • Description
      Supersuckers with The Short Fuses, Ron Gator  + DJ Lori Barbero / DJ Truckstache Spinning Vinyl   Sunday, October 24 The Hook and Ladder Theater 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
      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!

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