Ultra Suede Showcase: K. Raydio, J. Plaza, Dwynell Roland and more

Ultra Suede Showcase: K. Raydio, J. Plaza, Dwynell Roland and more

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Ultra Suede is a collective of sorts, music and art at its roots, production team as branches, but also a commune of ideas under the umbrella of its symbol, protection. The point is to create an atmosphere of creativity  and build a community. Its purpose is to create and cultivate an environment of culture. It is a protected place for artists and thinkers to collaborate and grow. Protection X Connection.

Bryan Nichols + Brandon Wozniak

Bryan Nichols + Brandon Wozniak

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many.  He also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, and Zacc Harris Quartet, in addition to being an in-demand freelancer.

Gully Boys + YYY + Halfwolf

Gully Boys + YYY + Halfwolf

$10 cover

Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the Minneapolis 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that in 2016, none of them knew how to play their instruments. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of musical back grounds, Gully Boys transcends genre. Through hard work, diligent practice and fresh enthusiasm Gully Boys have recorded their first LP Not So Brave released August 12th and won City Pages 'Picked to Click 2018: Minnesota's Best New Band'.

 Jon Sullivan + Jason FLADAGER

Jon Sullivan + Jason FLADAGER

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Jon Sullivan is vocalist who performs regularly around the Twin Cities.  Accompanying Jon is guitarist Jason FLADAGER from The Big Wu, God Johnson and more.  

TIM SPARKS

TIM SPARKS

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

Muddy Waters Tribute:  Labor Temple 50 Years Later

Muddy Waters Tribute: Labor Temple 50 Years Later

$12 advance / $15 at the door

This Allstar MN blues outfit will recreate Muddy's 4/20/69 performance at the Labor Temple by performing Muddy's 1969 release "Electric Mud" and other favorites!

Button Poetry: Featuring Dave Harris

Button Poetry: Featuring Dave Harris

$12 in advance / $16 at the door

Author Dave Harris, whose poems have been watched by millions around the world, is releasing his debut book Patricide in May 2019. At the release party, Harris will perform and bring his book to life, alongside James Hartzer and Renée Copeland. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER MIDNIGHT

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Pass The Aux 4

Pass The Aux 4

$5 cover

Hosted and curated by Sean Anonymous, Pass The Aux is an open listening session event. The night consists of 2 segments: 1. Open Aux (similar to an open mic, but musicians play their recorded tracks) 2. Featured Listening Sessions (we invite two featured acts to sit down and share some of their music with Sean & a special guest cohost)

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Turn! Turn! Turn!

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Turn! Turn! Turn! is the semi-acoustic trio Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals), Adam Levy (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) playing their favorite close harmony 60's and 70's country, folk and pop covers along with a handful of cosmic indie/folk/Americana originals.

Zacc Harris + Jeff Bailey

Zacc Harris + Jeff Bailey

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"In the 12 years since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world...Whether playing alongside the McKnight-winning Atlantis Quartet or fronting his own Zacc Harris Group, Harris makes his mark, incorporating lessons from the greats into his own forward-looking style." - City Pages

LP Music

LP Music

$30 cover

Real music is alive and well. In an age when musical genres have blurred, thanks to artists like Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy, Thundercat and Robert Glasper, elements of jazz have burst out of their traditional boundaries and invaded hip-hop, r&b, even pop, like never before. Now LP, Leeds/Peterson, join their ranks with a debut CD, “No Words”.

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

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Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Jacob Hanson w/ Steve Garington and Lars Larson

Jacob Hanson w/ Steve Garington and Lars Larson

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Jacob Hanson is an accomplished guitarist who has been seen and heard with a wide array of high-profile Minnesota artists, including Halloween Alaska, Mason Jennings, Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, The Pines and many more.

The Dance Electric 4 - Ol' Skool Company

The Dance Electric 4 - Ol' Skool Company

$20 advance / $25 at the door

The Dance Electric celebrates the sound of Prince and associated artists. Come dance the night away with DJ Dudley D, a resident DJ at Paisley Park spinning hundreds of late night parties from 1997 until his passing. Dudley D also toured and performed with Prince around the world and can be seen on the "Prince - Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas" as a special guest.

Pat Donohue and Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton

Pat Donohue and Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton

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Grammy-winning fngerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. A versatile guitarist’s guitarist, he plays it all with a fourish of artistry and melodic inspiration. Pat entertains fans with intricate fngerpicking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and original tunes. Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.”

Flamenco por la Tarde (Flamenco Afternoon)

Flamenco por la Tarde (Flamenco Afternoon)

$18 in advance / $20 at the door

Zorongo will present a tablao flamenco performance that features the wild, fun, and spontaneous dynamic of the art form. Joining Zorongo dancers are internationally recognized guest artists: Singer José Cortés Fernández, Guitarist Juanito Pascual, and Dancer Jesús Muñoz.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER MIDNIGHT

WE ARE BACK IN THE HOOD! GET READY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHURCH

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

Nelson Devereaux + Theo Langason + Go For Retro

Nelson Devereaux + Theo Langason + Go For Retro

$10 cover

Nelson Devereaux and the Style Band is a fun group of friends that play songs together. Composed of folks from Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN, this group is a meeting of minds from Nelson’s hometown (the former) and residence (the latter).

KNIFE KNIGHTS with LANDO CHILL and GREG GREASE

KNIFE KNIGHTS with LANDO CHILL and GREG GREASE

$15 advance / $15 at the door

A decade ago, Ishmael Butler—the architect of the groundbreaking but long-disbanded hip-hop group Digable Planets—was preparing at last to emerge from years of near-complete silence. He unveiled his new outlet, Shabazz Palaces, in the summer of 2009 through a pair of self-released EPs, surrounding his hyperlinked verses with webs of psychedelic textures and refracted rhythms. From the start, confidentiality seemed essential: Butler wanted Shabazz Palaces to stand on its own strength, not his outsized reputation, so he adopted a nom de plume for himself. 

Bryan Nichols + Ted Olsen

Bryan Nichols + Ted Olsen

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many.  He also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, and Zacc Harris Quartet, in addition to being an in-demand freelancer.

FLOWTUS CD RELEASE PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ LENKA PARIS

FLOWTUS CD RELEASE PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ LENKA PARIS

$5 cover

FLOWTUS is a four-piece group, whose music covers a wide stylistic ground and many genres, where no two songs sound alike. In just one set they seamlessly flow from melodic punk to dark and heavy waltzes to bluesy alternative country.

The Thirsty River

The Thirsty River

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The Thirsty River is not in fact a river but rather 5 guys; huge hunks, great pals; who come together with the shared love for making music. With the instrumentation of a 4 -piece bluegrass band plus a piano, and five stubborn sets of hands, these guys blend and bend within the Americana family of genres.

LVNDSCVPES with Bottle Kids, Uncle T and more

LVNDSCVPES with Bottle Kids, Uncle T and more

$7 advance / $10 at the door

Standing strong as a female powerhouse, LVNDSCVPES has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the Minneapolis hip-hop scene. Originating from Akron, Ohio, LVNDSCVPES moved up to Minneapolis in 2016 and immediately hit the ground running with her first single "Why Am I Like This" feat. Blueprint.

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

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The Twin Cities’ sweetheart of Bluegrass, Americana and Folk is Katey Bellville. Quiet and unassuming, Katey has been singing all her life and has received high marks from some of the huge artists of our day. But you wouldn’t know it when you meet her. Not until you hear her simple honest sweet songs.   -JazzyJ, Owner, Twin Cities Radio

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$5 at the door

The repertoire of Charanga Tropical features classic danzones as well as a vibrant mix of modern salsa and original compositions. For its groundbreaking tour to Cuba Charanga Tropical assembled a repertoire of unique danzones by Cuban composers that notably quote American melodies by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The works shows that artistic exchange between American and Cuban musicians has been happening long before any recent political detente. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER MIDNIGHT

WE ARE BACK IN THE HOOD! GET READY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHURCH

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

EDTALKS: IMMIGRANT VOICES

EDTALKS: IMMIGRANT VOICES

$5 cover (includes light snacks)

Join us for two powerful presentations on supporting students who are immigrants or refugees.

Native Howl + Stringdingers

Native Howl + Stringdingers

$8 advance / $10 at the door

The Native Howl writes, records, and performs a wide variety of genres and styles of music, the most notable of which being their newly-coined "Thrash Grass," the combination of the intensity and aggression of thrash metal with the melodicism and precision of bluegrass. 

Rachel Kurtz + Hannah Von Der Hoff

Rachel Kurtz + Hannah Von Der Hoff

$8 advance / $10 at the door

Kurtz has been touring and singing for almost 20 years. She speaks frankly about love, God, parenting, heartbreak and her infectious laugh is peppered throughout her concerts. Her songs are rife with emotion and can make you get up and dance. Whether she is singing in a bar or church, her voice can cut through the noise and gives the listener a place to rest.

SPCO at Icehouse

SPCO at Icehouse

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$20 advance / $20 at the door

The SPCO brings core chamber music repertoire to Icehouse’s modern industrial chic space, a Twin Cities musical hot spot that hosts a wide variety of music, including rock, folk, hip hop and pop. SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher’s piece Small Looking Up, about looking up to his older brother, is featured in this program about family. The program also includes a work by SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree, written for the birth of his nephew, and a string quartet Robert Schumann wrote for his wife Clara’s 23rd birthday.

Matthew Logan Vasquez with Frances Cone and PR Newman

Matthew Logan Vasquez with Frances Cone and PR Newman

$16 advance / $16 at the door

Best-known as the co-founder and frontman for shape-shifting heartland indie rockers Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez's fiery delivery and thought-provoking lyrics draw from a huge and versatile well of influences, including Gram Parsons, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, and Iggy Pop.

Chris Bates

Chris Bates

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Chris Bates is a bassist of formidable talent. Having worked professionally for 25 years across all spectrums of the musical landscape he continues to be a driving force in the Minnesota music scene.

The Common Ground Company album release party

The Common Ground Company album release party

$9 advance / $12 at the door

Come join The Common Ground Company to celebrate the release of their first full length album. “The Storm” is the product of two years of writing and performing with the bands current lineup. Special guests is Ginstrings.

Joe & Vicki Price

Joe & Vicki Price

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"Joe & Vick have been making their own brand of blues music for decades. Hailing from Iowa, this husband & wife duo spend more time on the road then some musicians half their age.  Their take on the traditiuonal blues is unique and authentic at the same time. Their sound takes you down to a juke joint in Mississippi over 100 years ago, where there was no air conditioning, the beer was warm and the songs are bathed in mud."  -Jody Hendrix - Little Class Records

Bain: Album release show

Bain: Album release show

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Bain brings us a new album of their lush, indie-soul artistry with "Around The Sun".  Come celebrate with Bain and their full live band as they perform their new album as well as some favorites from their debut album. Special guests: Kendra Glenn (vocals), Walter Chancellor Jr (sax), DJ Verb X.

Joe & Vicki Price

Joe & Vicki Price

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"Joe & Vick have been making their own brand of blues music for decades. Hailing from Iowa, this husband & wife duo spend more time on the road then some musicians half their age.  Their take on the traditiuonal blues is unique and authentic at the same time. Their sound takes you down to a juke joint in Mississippi over 100 years ago, where there was no air conditioning, the beer was warm and the songs are bathed in mud."  -Jody Hendrix - Little Class Records

Two Roads to Nowhere: Julia Floberg Album Release with Ginger Bones & Sprig of That

Two Roads to Nowhere: Julia Floberg Album Release with Ginger Bones & Sprig of That

$10 advance / $10 at the door

Come celebrate Mother's Day with singer-songwriter and cellist Julia Floberg, who will be releasing her second album with a full band (Andrew Wozniak on electric guitar, Patrick Nelson on bass, Lightnin' Joe Peterson on organ/keys, Ben Peterson on drums). Ginger Bones and Sprig of That to open with beautiful songs, instrumentals, and tributes to our wonderful mothers. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER MIDNIGHT

WE ARE BACK IN THE HOOD! GET READY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHURCH

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation Campaign Kick-Off

Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation Campaign Kick-Off

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$25 in advance / $30 at the door / $100 VIP

$100 VIP Ticket is good for preferred seating, one drink ticket and hosted food!

Music:

Set 1: Fat Kid Wednesdays - Adam Linz (Bass), JT Bates (drums), Michael Lewis (Sax)

Set 2: Malamanya

Do you believe that #mnisready for legal recreational marijuana? Join us on May 14 at our campaign kick-off to show your support!

Malamanya

Malamanya

$12 IN ADVANCE/ $12 AT THE DOOR

Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America. Their style is vintage and their sound is classic. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres. 

Soul Sing

Soul Sing

$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Hear and sing your favorites with Twin Cities Soul Artists Ashley DuBose and Ginger Commodore, curated by Niles of The Avant Garde and G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence.

Preston Gunderson + Andrew Bailie With Special Guest Mayyadda

Preston Gunderson + Andrew Bailie With Special Guest Mayyadda

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Preston Gunderson is a singer-songwriter based out of Minneapolis, MN. With his powerful voice and catchy melodies, Gunderson has been bringing in listeners of all ages and capturing major attention. Preston's full-length album "While I was Gone" cracked the top #200 on the iTunes pop charts. Roughly a year later, his sophomore record "The Recluse - EP" peaked at #25 in the world on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts, just behind The Civil Wars, and ahead of legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

The Dollys

The Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after vocalists: Kari Shaw-Akers (vocals), Megan Shaw (vocals) and Doug Otto (vocals/acoutic guitar).  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

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Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER MIDNIGHT

WE ARE BACK IN THE HOOD! GET READY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHURCH

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

MJG Productions & Monday Jazz Presents: Todd Clouser, John Medeski, Greg Schutte

MJG Productions & Monday Jazz Presents: Todd Clouser, John Medeski, Greg Schutte

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

8PM SHOWTIME

Todd Clouser, John Medeski, Greg Schutte

Legendary keyboardist, composer, sound artist John Medeski returns to Icehouse the third time, this time with a trio led by Todd Clouser with Greg Schutte joining on drums. Medeski’s first visits to the JT’s Jazz Imploosion series produced the live recording “You The Brave : Live at Icehouse”, released on Ropeadope records. Expect riff-rock, groove, and experimentation and another unforgettable chapter in Icehouse musical history. 

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

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This husband and wife duo puts on a vintage inspired show that blends blues, swing, country and latin sounds. Performing hits from the roaring 20's to modern classics and originals Sundae + Mr. Goessl utilize technique, technology and unique instrumentation to give this little band its big band sound.

Lucid VanGuard + Lion Around

Lucid VanGuard + Lion Around

$8 advance / $10 at the door

Ring in the summer with a celebration of Lucid VanGuard's new music video for their vibrant single "Sound of Nature". Also performing will be Lion Around- a fresh band made up of Twin Cities veterans, prescribing you a sound of shoegazy-folk!

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

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The Twin Cities’ sweetheart of Bluegrass, Americana and Folk is Katey Bellville. Quiet and unassuming, Katey has been singing all her life and has received high marks from some of the huge artists of our day. But you wouldn’t know it when you meet her. Not until you hear her simple honest sweet songs.   -JazzyJ, Owner, Twin Cities Radio

Her Crooked Heart Album Release + Idle Empress

Her Crooked Heart Album Release + Idle Empress

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Rachel Ries [aka Her Crooked Heart] has a sensibility as familiar and comforting as it is surprising. At one turn, she's got the vocal prowess of Tori Amos; at another, the complexity of a Radiohead tune. TO LOVE TO LEAVE TO LIVE is a record I've not stopped playing since I first heard it, and one I can anticipate revisiting for many years to come. – Amy Reitnouer, Executive Director, The Bluegrass Situation

Luke Redfield

Luke Redfield

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Integrating elements of classic folk, indie rock, and alt-country, Redfield's songwriting explores the human condition through themes of love and landscape, adventure and inquiry—inviting all who listen to join in the dance of life. 

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$5 at the door

The repertoire of Charanga Tropical features classic danzones as well as a vibrant mix of modern salsa and original compositions. For its groundbreaking tour to Cuba Charanga Tropical assembled a repertoire of unique danzones by Cuban composers that notably quote American melodies by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The works shows that artistic exchange between American and Cuban musicians has been happening long before any recent political detente. 

Joan Hutton Trio

Joan Hutton Trio

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Minneapolis jazz musician and multi-reed player Joan Hutton performs in many musical settings. Joan is a long-time member of the Ancia Saxophone Quartet and the jazz-funk band Rare Medium, and in 2017 she launched the Joan Hutton Jazz Project as an ensemble to showcase her original compositions. The all-new Joan Hutton Trio, featuring the rich tones of her tenor sax and bass clarinet and accompanied by Matt Peterson on bass and David Schmalenberger on drums, will play quintessential jazz standards and Joan’s original tunes.

EarthKry

EarthKry

$12 advance / $15 at the door


Roots Rock Reggae Band EarthKry Band was born and nurtured within the halls of Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston Jamaica where four budding musicians hoped to hone their skills. The band has since released a successful debut EP “Hard Road”, an acclaimed, worldwide top charting debut album “SURVIVAL” and have toured extensively on some of the biggest international stages.

The Dollys

The Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after vocalists: Kari Shaw-Akers (vocals), Megan Shaw (vocals) and Doug Otto (vocals/acoutic guitar).  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

8 Cellos: Delphia Cello Quartet & Friends play Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1

8 Cellos: Delphia Cello Quartet & Friends play Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Join the Delphia Cello Quartet for a special performance of Heitor Villa Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1" with 8 female cellists. The ensemble will also be playing octet renditions of some of Delphia's original arrangements.