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Sat, Dec 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Belfast Cowboys – Musical Mistletoe!

Love Songs & Hot Dance Numbers From Nine Not-So-Tiny Reindeer
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $20 – $25
The Belfast Cowboys - Musical Mistletoe! Love Songs & Hot Dance Numbers From Nine Not-So-Tiny Reindeer Saturday, December 23 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show


The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 7:00pm
  • Music 7:30pm
  • 21+
  • GA*: $20 ADV / $25 DOS

*Does not include fees

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The Belfast Cowboys  – Musical Mistletoe!

Love Songs & Hot Dance Numbers From Nine Not-So-Tiny Reindeer


The Belfast Cowboys, one of Minnesota’s most popular bands, return with their special annual holiday show. We’ll have a holly jolly time as they help us celebrate the season. The band promises to incorporate rockin’ holiday tunes into their usual wide-array of Van Morrison and other rock songs. No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, this party will entertain you and your guests.
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece, horn-driven band from Minneapolis that specializes in the music of Van Morrison – mixing rock, blues, roots and soul sounds. Led by veteran songwriter and guitarist Terry Walsh and 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.
Terry Walsh got his start playing in various Twin Cities rock bands and toured as Slim Dunlap’s bass player in 1997, opening for Son Volt. In 2001 the idea to form a Van Morrison tribute band was formed, and Terry spent the rest of the year learning Van songs and building an all-star band, with Joe Loskota on keyboards and Vic Volare running the horn section. The band played their first show at the old 400 Bar on Saint Patrick’s Day 2002.
Many musicians played with the band over the first few years, and continue to do so today, but the ‘A’ team was soon established: Dan Kowalke on guitar and backing vocals, Joe Baumgart (bass), Dave Kirby and Dave Haugen (drums, backing vocals), Joe Loskota (keyboards, backing vocals), Paul Gronert (sax), Matt Hanzelka (trombone), Tim Martin (trumpet), Vic Volare (sax, flute) and Terry Walsh (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano).
The band has expanded their content over the years to include rock and soul covers along with Terry’s own originals, which have become fan favorites. Now a beloved staple in Minnesota, the 9-piece Belfast Cowboys averaged over 120 shows a year before the pandemic. The bar-tested troubadours are known for playing epic sets at their weekly Minneapolis gigs and drawing large crowds to outdoor festivals. Occasionally they’ll venture beyond the Midwest to play Ireland, Phoenix, New York’s Times Square, and once opened for the band Chicago in front of 15,000 people.

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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.


Sat, Dec 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$20 – $25
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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