FROGLEG Thursdays with Omar Abdulkarim Quintet
Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive & Nobool Presents
Frogleg with Omar Abdulkarim Quintet
Benefiting The D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute
Food, clothing, and health drive on-site each week!
Thursday September 16
Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
Doors 5:30pm :: Music 6:30pm :: All Ages (Under 21 with Parent or Guardian)
RAIN or SHINE
Tickets: $15-$25* – Reserved Box Seats** of 2 or 4 + General Admission (Single Tickets)
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the entire section of seats
BUY TOGETHER :: ARRIVE TOGETHER :: SIT TOGETHER
Together we will safely enjoy live music this summer!
Frogleg is an island breeze, a highway cruise with the windows down, a mountainside ramble, a New Orleans night out. Their music is steeped in sounds and lyricism of improvisational rock and roll, reggae, soul, carribean jazz, bluegrass, americana, and folk, among others – if it has to be contained to a category, World music suits it best. Chock-full of impressive songwriting ability and instrumental virtuosity, and with two released full-length studio albums, a live album and a third studio album in the chute, this 6-piece ensemble of artistry has nowhere to go but up.
Minneapolis native Omar Abdulkarim has been playing trumpet since he was 14 months old, learning from his father, Ahmed Abdulkarim. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music performance from the renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has performed around the world with various groups at the Haitian Jazz Festival, Switzerland at Marian’s Jazz room, Also at the top clubs in New York including the Blue Note, Small, and Birdland. He has performed and worked with Roy Hargrove, Redman, Method Man, KRS-ONE, Talib Kweli, Lauren Hill, Nicholas Payton television studio orchestra, Jose James, and Valerie Ponomarev big band to name a few. He’s quintet held a year long residency performing at New York’s prestigious Standard Hotel playing 5 nights a week in the Boom Boom Room. He has worked with the orchestra and jazz quartet on the largest cruise ship in the world “The Oasis of the Seas” for over a year. Omar is currently living in Minneapolis where he is working on his debut album which will be released this year.
Gentleman Forager Eats
Wild and wildly delicious food is expertly prepared by “Gentleman Forager Eats”. Whether you are a carnivore or herbivore, there is something at our outdoor kitchen crave-worthy for you. The ever-changing menu—From mouthwatering meats and vegetarian shawarma to morel mushrooms on a stick—is fueled by our own Chef Taylor O’Brien and an impressive multitude of guest chef pop-ups. Come hungry for dinner with the show!
Thank you to our supporting partners: Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive Realty, Gentleman Forager, Nobool Presents, KFAI 90.3FM, The Hub Bike Co-op, Music In Minnesota, Geek Love Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board