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Wed, Jun 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rock Your Ride 2023, a Move Minnesota Fundraiser w/ Gully Boys and Why Not
UNDER THE CANOPY
@ The Hook AND LADDER THEATER
- Doors 6:00pm
- Music 7:30pm
- Early Bird: $15/ GA: $22 ADV / $28 DOS
- RAIN or SHINE
Thank you to our supporting partners:
Jack Daniels, Summit Brewing, Slane Irish Whiskey, KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio, Mpls / St Paul Magazine, Nobool Presents, Arbeiter Brewing, Moon Palace Books, The Hub Bike Co-Op, The Hive Realty, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board
Rock Your Ride 2023, a Move Minnesota Fundraiser
w/ Gully Boys and WHY NOT
It’s time for Rock Your Ride, Move Minnesota’s annual fundraiser! Rock Your Ride is a chill, fun way to support our work and connect with folks who care about our climate and our communities. We pinky promise to bring the rock and get you pumped to walk, ride, and roll around this summer! Join us on Wednesday, June 28 for Hook & Ladder’s ‘Under the Canopy’ event featuring live outdoor music from local bands Gully Boys and WHY NOT.
Gully Boys origin story plays out like the perfect domino effect. While sorting vintage clothes in a Minneapolis-area Ragstock in 2016, Kathy Callahan (she/her) shared her dream of becoming a vocalist with Nadirah McGill (they/them). After encouraging a friend from middle school, Natalie Klemond (she/her), to join the trio on bass, Nadi picked up a pair of drumsticks and counted off a cover of Best Coast’s “Girlfriend.” From there, they had to master their instruments on the fly, growing as creatives while blossoming with their first material. After their debut EP landed online a year later, Gully Boys released their debut LP Not So Brave in 2018, earning Best New Band honors from their hometown City Pages and sharing the stage with everyone from The Hold Steady to Third Eye Blind. The band’s Phony EP arrived in late 2019 on the edge of a screeching halt. In December 2021, Mariah Mercedes joined the band. The band has just released their new single “See You See” ahead of their next album.
WHY NOT is the Minneapolis trio’s self-titled mission statement. Henry Breen, Isaac Dell, and Joshua MacGregor met playing in a middle school music class at Great River School in St. Paul, MN. The trio formed WHY NOT in early 2016 as Breen and MacGregor enrolled in high school at nearby St Paul Conservatory of Performing Artists while Dell continued at Great River. Before any band member could drive, they had released their first album and booked their first tour—relying on Isaac’s dad, Irve, for transportation to their shows. The band enlisted Minneapolis producer and brother of MacGregor, Caleb Hinz (Hippo Campus, Samia, Miloe), to produce WHY NOT, booking their first session at Flowers studio in Minneapolis at the end of summer 2020. The result is a virtuosic, genre-fluid statement from a young band just beginning to harness the heights of their craft.
The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with its uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis in 2023. *Voted Best in MN 2021 by Star Tribune readers.
The Hook has committed to having a food truck Under the Canopy throughout the 2023 season for our guests.
Come hungry and enjoy 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.