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Fri, Jul 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The Big Wu

with Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball, & The Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $15 – $20
The Big Wu with guests Greg Hall & The Wrecking Ball (Album Release), & The Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas (of White Iron Band) on Friday, July 8 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater



  • Doors 6:00pm
  • Music 7:00pm
  • 21+
  • GA*: $12 EARLY / $15 ADV / $20 DOS

*Does not include fees

Thank you to our presenting partners:
Summit Brewing, Star Tribune, The Current, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive Realty, & Nobool Presents

Thank you to our community supporters:
The Hub Bike Co-op, Moon Palace Books, Arbeiter Brewing, Lake Street Council, Sociable Cider Werks, Longfellow Nokomis Messenger, & 90.3FM KFAI

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The Big Wu

with guests Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball (Album Release), & The Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas (of White Iron Band)

Let’s celebrate with a fat set by The Big Wu, an Album Release with Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball, + a late night party (inside the theater) with Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas!
The Big Wu
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly
Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball
Gregg Hall, founder of Deece Productions, has been a staple in the Midwest music scene for over a decade with his bands Mitgee Evers, Smokin’ Bandits, Nicholas David and the Feelin’ Band, and outlaw country MinnThis band features some of the best musicians southwestern WI has to offer featuring: Gregg Hall (guitar, vocals), Laun Braithwiate (guitar, vocals), Corey Minor (drums), Dedrick Benz (bass), Dan Kimpel (pedal steel), and Lisa Freedlund(keyboards). GHWB is just good Ol’ American country music.esota legends the White Iron Band. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball is his first solo project getting back to his country life style roots and back woods upbringing.
The Johnson Brothers. with Matt Pudas
Mitch and Brandon Johnson co-founded the band “Kind Country” in the winter of 2011 as the 2 founding guitarists. Along with their friend Max Graham on Mandolin and Nick Whelan on bass. The brothers toured nationally together in Kind Country until the fall of 2018. The Johnson Brothers have also started and played in numerous other Twin Cities bands. Recently in the spring of 2021 the brothers began playing shows under the name “The Johnson Brothers”. Each show features a rotating cast of musicians. You never know who will be at this one!!
Set Times
7pm – Greg Hall & The Wrecking Ball
8:15 – The Big Wu
10pm – The Johnson Brothers with Matt Pudas (Inside Theater) + many special guest sit-ins…


The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with it’s uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis in 2022. *Voted Best in MN 2021 by Star Tribune readers.


Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!
The Hook has committed to having an eclectic variety of food trucks rotating Under the Canopy throughout the 2022 season for our guests. Please feel free to tell us anyone you’d like to see serving food UTC this spring!


$2 OFF An Arbeiter Brewing Pint!
Come enjoy a brew or two before or after any Under The Canopy Concert. Just show your purchased wristband and receive $2 off a pint! It’s only a few doors down from The Hook and Ladder.
*Some exclusions apply

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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, Jul 8, 2022
6:00 pm
$15 – $20
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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with Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball, & The Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas