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RRDB Festival 9

Roots Rock Deep Blues. The Hook Produces Another Delightful Summer Festival.

Summer is the season of music festivals around the Twin Cities.  There are big ones and there are small DIY type deals.  Obviously, when attending one of the big ones, you have a chance to catch one of your favorite national acts.  The downside is the sheer hassle.  Go too small and who knows what you’re going to get?  You avoid some ... Read More

Cornbread at RRDB Fest 9

Best little music fest in Minneapolis: Roots, Rock and Deep Blues delivers again

Ninth annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Fest blazed on Saturday with standout sets by the Peterson Brothers, Shackletons, Humbird and Mary Cutrufello. By  Chris Riemenschneider The music between its three stages ran nonstop for nine straight hours, but the vibe was as laid-back and unfussy as ever. The lineup was loaded with niche ... Read More

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues 8

Full Lineup for the 9th Annual Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival

by Smouse The Hook and Ladder Theater will deliver it’s 9th Annual Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival on July 12th and 13th. The two-day weekend event is the most eclectic in the history of the festival and features a diverse roster of artists and genres. The festival also boasts multiple stages, including the brand new Mis... Read More

Mission Room

There’s a New ‘Mission’ at The Hook and Ladder

by Smouse ~ Music In Minnesota ... Recently opened, the Mission Room was birthed on Christmas Day last year. As a dance studio, the space had to undertake some large transformations. An HVAC was flown onto the roof, the furnace was torn out, thousands of dollars of sprayed ceiling treatment went in, and a new stage was built. A converted ... Read More

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, spoken-word, singer-songwriter and multi-media performance artists, as well as host community meetings, fundra... Read More