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October 10
7:00 PM
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‘Under The Canopy’ at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Outpost: words & music - Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Outpost: words & music

Sunday, October 10

Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: All Ages (Under 21 with Parent or Guardian)
Reserved Seating*: $15 ADV / $20 DOS (2 Per Box)**
General Admission*: $15 ADV / $20 DOS ***
Students & Seniors (Over 65) get a $5 Discount
Use Promo Code: STUDENT or SENIOR
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the entire section of seats
** In the event of further reduced capacity, tickets will be honored in the order they were purchased. Reserved seating will be first priority.**
*** All Hook and Ladder Theater performances will require guests show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination for entry.***
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Outpost, Minnesota’s 21st century variety-show featuring local musicians and spoken-word artists, is back at The Hook & Ladder with a blockbuster fall show featuring award-winning poet Michael Kleber-Diggs (“Worldly Things”,) keyboardist/composer deVon R. Gray (dVRG), author Junauda Petrus-Nasah (“The Stars and the Blackness Between Them”,) and a quartet of musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. This show will feature new music by composers Carlos Simon, Gabriella Smith, and Alice H. Jones, and a newly created theatrical work, ‘The Box,’  by Katherine Bergman and Katherine Glover, produced by Nautilus Music Theater.

Outpost is curated and produced by Minnesota musicians Sam Bergman and Carrie Henneman Shaw.

Michael Kleber-Diggs, poet
Junauda Petrus-Nasah, author
Sarah Grimes & Ben Odhner, violins
Sam Bergman, viola
Erik Wheeler, cello
deVon R. Gray, musical adventurer
Andrea Leap, soprano
Joel Liestman, baritone
Jill Dawe, keyboard


  • “Carrot Revolution” for string quartet, by Gabriella Smith
  • Poetry reading by Michael Kleber-Diggs
  • dVRG – an original set
  • Sunshower for solo viola, by Alice H. Jones
  • ‘The Box’ – a short musical theater piece by Katherine Bergman & Katherine Glover
  • Reading from “The Stars and the Blackness Between Them” by Junauda Petrus-Nasah
  • “Warmth from Other Suns” for string quartet, by Carlos Simon (based on a book by Isabel Wilkerson)

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.