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Fri, Apr 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Chicken Wire Empire / Buffalo Galaxy

with guest Mountain Fern
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $12 – $20
Chicken Wire Empire / Buffalo Galaxy with guest Mountain Fern Friday, April 28 The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ General Admission: $12 EARLY / $15 ADV / $20 DOS


The Hook and Ladder Theater 

  • Doors 7:30pm
  • Music 8:00pm
  • 21+
  • GA: $12 EARLY / $15 ADV / $20 DOS

*Does not include fees

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Chicken Wire Empire / Buffalo Galaxy

with guest Mountain Fern
An outer worldly cosmic and contemporary twist of strings and spaceships!
Born in Wisconsin, Chicken Wire Empire began as a traditional bluegrass band. The band honed its traditional sound in 2014 with their debut album Chicken Wire Empire. With half of the group rooted in bluegrass, and the other half steeped in jamband music, a change occurred when CWE performed an Old & In The Way tribute show. A new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy acoustic music happening across the nation.  This journey from traditional to progressive was documented by director Ross Monagle in the film ”All It Takes,” premiering in 2016 at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee. Recorded and mixed by sound engineer Sam Donoghue, the film follows the band around Wisconsin and includes performances in Milwaukee’s historic Riverside Theatre.  In 2018, the band returned to the studio, recording their sophomore album “What Moves Mountains” at Axis Recording Studios with engineer Vinny Millevolte and the mastering talents of Justin Perkins. With support from their family and friends, What Moves Mountains was released January 1st of 2019.

Deep Space, Light Speed, Bluegrass!

Dust from the years of performing has coalesced to form Buffalo Galaxy. Each member brings with them a tradition of Bluegrass and American music as their launchpad, creating moments of energy and intensity generated by light-speed bluegrass, while exploring the deep-space between emotions. In their three years as a band, Buffalo Galaxy has played over 200 shows around the greater midwest and Rocky Mountains. They have shared the stage with the Kitchen Dwellers, Dead Horses, and Daniel Donato. The band has brought their signature style to some of the regions finest festivals like Blue Ox, Boats and Bluegrass and many more. Buffalo Galaxy released their debut album “New Escape” during 2020 and their follow up will be out in early 2023. Buffalo Galaxy is ready to burn bright in the bluegrass universe!

Mountain Fern is Folk/Americana duo Hannah Mae Hendrickson and Tessa Nichols-Meade.
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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.


Fri, Apr 28, 2023
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$12 – $20
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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