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FROGLEG Thursdays with Omar Abdulkarim Quintet


September 16
6:30 PM
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‘Under The Canopy’ at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Frogleg Thursdays with Omar Abdulrakim Quintet - 9/16/21 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive & Nobool Presents


#UNITY Edition

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)
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
Together we will safely enjoy live music this summer!

This September, in collaboration with some of Minneapolis’s most prominent artists, activists, and community support organizations, we present Frogleg Thursdays: #UNITY Edition. This series is about joy, love, and camaraderie with friends, family, and fellow humans. Just as importantly, this series is about sharing, lifting, giving, and advocating to and for people in need within our city. Each week, a portion of proceeds will go directly to local orgs such as Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, TruArt Speaks, and The D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute. Major drives for food, clothing, and health items will also be held on-site for donation to local homeless camps, shelters, and pantries. Here’s an opportunity to do good, y’all. Let’s show everyone what Frogleg Family is all about. In September, we boogie for a purpose! #UNITY!
Under The Canopy Summer Concert Series Presents
Frogleg Thursdays: #UNITY Edition
9.02 – Frogleg w/ New Sound Underground (Benefiting Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence)*
9.09 – Frogleg w/ Lewiee Blaze, Svanoe, Yevrah (Benefiting TruArt Speaks)*
9.16 – Frogleg w/ Omar Abdulrakim Quintet (Benefiting The D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute)*
9.23 – Frogleg w/ LA Buckner & BiG HOMiE (Benefiting The D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute)*
9.30 – Frogleg w/ Kevin Washington and Ra Spirits (Benefiting The D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute)*
*A portion of proceeds benefiting one local community support organization each week!

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.

Frogleg Thursdays - September 2021 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

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!

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.