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MWMF Pre-Party with The Bad Man, Eleganza, RLGDPPL & more



March 30
7:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) The Bad Man, Eleganza, RLGDPPL, Noah Engh & Tony Bordsen on Saturday, March 30 at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Mid West Music Fest Pre-Party

Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) and The Hook & Ladder Theater are very proud to present a special Festival pre-party featuring an eclectic showcase of outstanding local artists, including: The Bad Man, Eleganza, RLGDPPL, Noah Engh & Tony Bordsen.

Saturday, March 30
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors/Music 7pm :: 21+
$9 Advance / $12 Day of Show


The Bad Man: Named a Best New Band of 2017 by First Avenue, City Pages Picked to Click in 2018, and fronted by one of the Twin Cities’ “most dynamic and devilish rock ‘n’ roll frontmen” (per Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune), The Bad Man is no stranger to fun. Known for their unpredictable and adrenaline-fueled performances, the band delivers a danceable, rowdy rock sound driven by guitar, saxophone, and a back-alley bounce. “Bum a ride, see ’em live, they’re worth the cover charge.”

Eleganza!, formed by Brian Vanderwerf, guitarist/vocalist for the Estrus Records band, The Midnight Evils and the celebrated Chooglin’ (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records), is a 3-guitar ROCK AND ROLL attack featuring Vanderwerf and Chooglin’ bandmate, Jeff Johnson, and ex-Ol’ Yeller’s Greg McAloon. Also on board is the legendary Tony Zaccardi of Romantica & Kruddler on bass, and his longtime partner in crime Tim Baumgart (Wizards Are Real/Big Ditch Road/Kruddler) on drums.

Real Good People (stylized as RLGDPPL) is a rhythm and blues rooted rock band out of Minneapolis. Like Joe Cocker? Us too. Spoon? Ditto. Bill Withers? Yep. Broken Bells? Uh huh. The Meters? Let’s get bunk beds! We play good time moving music that’s loose and colorful and we aim to be familiar but always fresh.