Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Thu, Oct 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dale Watson (Solo)

w/ special guest Matt Hillyer (Eleven Hundred Springs)
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $25 – $35
Dale Watson (Solo) w/ special guest Matt Hillyer (Eleven Hundred Springs) Thursday October 12 The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ Reserved Seats (Limited): $35 General Admission*: $25 ADV / $30 DOS * Does not include fees NO REFUNDS



  • Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm 
  • 21+
  • Reserved Seats (Limited): $35
  • GA*: $25 ADV / $30 DOS
COVID-19 Policies


Dale Watson (Solo)

w/ guest Matt Hillyer (Eleven Hundred Springs)

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.  

Dubbed “the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser” by The Austin Chronicle, Watson sat in with Jimmy Kimmel’s house band as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) from SXSW 2015. Watson’s profile has risen considerably via appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions (PBS) and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year. 

“I’m one of Dale’s biggest fans” 
                            – Willie Nelson

About Matt Hillyer
When legendary honky-tonk band Eleven Hundred Springs played its final notes near the end of 2021, it understandably felt like an ending to many of its loyal fans. Over the course of 23 years the group played countless shows around the world, released over a dozen albums, and had become the standard for what a swingin’ Texas country band should be. But for lead singer-songwriter Matt Hillyer, the ending of his beloved band wasn’t the closing of his own musical road.

This is an exciting time for Hillyer, and for longtime Eleven Hundred Springs fans. He’s already hitting the road with a busy touring schedule and his solo songs are hitting the right notes with fans everywhere. For Hillyer, his present and future isn’t defined by his past. He’s more interested in bringing it all to the table.
MSAB logo

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Thu, Oct 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$25 – $35
Event Categories:


The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
+ Google Map


Sub Heading
w/ special guest Matt Hillyer (Eleven Hundred Springs)